It cannot be verified that an authorised soundtrack was ever produced for sale for "Real Genius", which is a shame, since it is loaded with 80s synth-pop gems. The Comsat Angels' "I'm Falling" and Chas Jankel's "Number One" are the backing for two major montages in the film, while Bryan Adams' "One Night Love Affair" plays on when Jordan and Mitch meet at the Tanning Invitational. And of course, the movie wraps with the classic Tears for Fears' track "Everybody Wants To Rule The World", the perfect song to end this movie with.
Like "Ferris Bueller,""Real Genius's" soundtrack is so smart & strong it becomes another character in the film, with the perfect 80's songs to highlight each scene and the instrumental themes seamlessly weaving the story arc together. For me, 'Real Genius' is way more intelligent & fun than 'Fast Times' and its soundtrack holds up just as well. That's why it's a true travesty that no official soundtrack for this underrated '80's gem exists.
A "home made" CD of the soundtrack can be purchased online. This is of course, most likely illegal. Use our search feature but what you do with the results is nothing to do with us!
The following song tracks were featured in Real Genius
:Track names in Bold are linked to a Soundtrack release.I'm Falling - The Comsat AngelsNumber One - Chas JankelOne Night Love Affair - Bryan AdamsEverybody Wants To Rule The World - Tears for FearsSummertime Girls - Y&TAll She Wants to Do is Dance - Don HenleyIt Must Be Love - PayolasYou Took Advantage of Me - Carman McCraeThe Tuff Do What? - Tonio KThe Pleasure Seekers - The SystemThe Walls Come Down - The CallYou're the Only Love - Paul Hyde and The PayolasStanding In Line - The TextonesAre We Missing Any?Song Trivia
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Val Kilmer stars as "Chris Knight".