The score and all the 'pop' songs on the soundtrack were written or supervised by emmy award winning Canadian composer/producer David Foster who also contributed to several other 80's Movies Like "The Secret Of My Success
In addition to the soundtrack work by David Foster, there is one track by Elefante which is a studio band built around Jon Elefante one time lead vocalist for Kansas. They later recorded under the name Mastadon(which included Dave Amato of REO Speedwagon). [Thanks to Kent]
The following song tracks were featured in St. Elmo's Fire
:Track names in Bold are linked to a Soundtrack release.St. Elmo's Fire (Man in Motion) - John ParrShake Down - Billy SquierYoung and Innocent - ElefanteThis Time It Was Really Right - Jon AndersonSaved My Life - Fee WaybillIf I Turn You Away - Vikki MossStressed Out (Close to the Edge) - AirplayLove Theme from St. Elmo's Fire (For Just a Moment) - David FosterOne Love - David FosterAre We Missing Any?Song Trivia
Singer John Parr, who co-wrote and sung the title song "St. Elmo's Fire" for the soundtrack, explained during a speech at the Childrens choice awards in Sheffield that he was "not particularly thrilled" to be working on the film and that, motivation for the song actually came from a young man who had recently become paralyzed, Canadian wheelchair athlete Rick Hanson, who wheeled around the world to raise money for spinal cord research. He said that "the wheels" of the Man in Motion referenced in the lyrics was popularly thought to mean the wheels of Demi Moore's jeep, but actually refers instead to those of a wheelchair.
In addition to the soundtrack work by David Foster. There is one track by Elefante which is a studio band built around Jon Elefante one time lead vocalist for Kansas. They later recorded under the name Mastadon (which included Dave Amato of REO Speedwagon). Jon Elefante continues to produce and record. -Thanks to Kent
The original 7" single for St Elmo's Fire (Man in Motion) contains the song "One Love" on the B side. "One Love" was performed by "Billy Hixx's" band during the Halloween scene. -Thanks to Louis MartinezAdd some more trivia about the songs used in St. Elmo's Fire
The bar that is at the centre of the story
Composer(s): David Foster
This was David Foster's first movie score assignment, but he had previously penned and produced many pop hits.
The psuedo classical theme from the movie, "Georgetown", will be very familiar --even to those who haven't seen the movie!
The following instrumental Score pieces were featured in St. Elmo's Fire
:Track names in Bold are linked to a Soundtrack release.Love Theme from St. Elmo's Fire [Instrumental]GeorgetownAre We Missing Any?Score Trivia
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