I'm making up for my lengthy absence with another quickie post. For this one, I'll direct everyone to three songs from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III Soundtrack
Yeah, I know, it was a pretty crappy movie, but it did have some nice songs that you really don't see much of anymore. And they're rockin'. Two of them even have “rockin' ” right in their titles! Like “Can't Stop Rockin'” by ZZ Top and “Rockin' Over The Beat (Remix)” by Technotronic and Ya Kid K. “Can't Stop Rockin' ” is really a kickass piece of blues-rock from ZZ Top's 1985 album Afterburner that DOESN'T stop rockin'… even when it's over because it gets stuck in your head. “Rockin' Over The Beat” is a great, early 90's dance number that I think may have been done especially for the movie. The original version of this son
g can be found on their album Pump Up The Jam: The Album but I have yet to find this remix anywhere else.
Along with these two “rockin' ” songs is a semi-obscure classic synth pop song that has been lost to the ages: “Tarzan Boy” by Baltimora from Living in the Background (feel free to buy it if you have $88 to spare). I believe it became most popular in a Crest commercial back in the 80's. It's a great song and very catchy, especially with the Tarzan-like vocals in the background. And it has really weird lyrics that can be interpreted multiple ways. One part of the song is sometimes interpreted as saying, “Night to night / Give me the other, give me the other” and sometimes it's interpreted as saying “Not tonight / Give me the honor, give me the honor” and then there are other variations of those lines. I sure have to wonder how many people remember the song.