The Sure Thing Soundtrack

The Sure Thing Soundtrack


Vocal Song Tracks

The Sure Thing featured the following songs:

Artists are linked if they appear in other featured movies.

The Heart of Rock & Roll
Two Sides of Love
Party All Night
Concealed Weapons
The Age of Aquarius
The Fifth Dimension
Button Up Your Overcoat
Ruth Etting
Morris Albert
Heartache Tonight
The Eagles
The Fast One
Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire
Mel Tormé and Robert Wells
You Might Think
Dance Hall Days
Penny Lover
Lionel Richie
Lights Out
Peter Wolf
Just Because
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Song Trivia

Thanks to Leo
Sadly a soundtrack was never produced. Most of the songs in the movie were purely 80s tracks but songs from previous decades also creep into the mix. The Eagles, "Heartache Tonight" made it into this quintessential 80's movie's soundtrack.
Thanks to Mary
Some of the songs featured in the movie were "Inflatuation" by Rod Stewart (opening credits), "The heart of Rock and Roll" by Huey Lewis and the News (the bonfire party scene), "You might think" by the Cars (The beach party scene), "Lights out" by Peter Wolf (lead singer of the J. Geils Band)(the beach party scene)and "Penny Lover" by Lionel Richie (Slow dance scene during the beach party). Many of these songs were popular during the time of the film's release in '85.

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Instrumental Score

Primary Composer(s): Tom Scott


Tom Scott, a celebrated jazz saxophonist, composed the musical score. If you listen carefully, sometimes the music sounds like certain 80's songs.. one example that comes to mind is when the trucker decides to help Gib get to his 'sure thing' if he agrees to pay the tickets, he steps on the gas and the music kicks in, which sounds a LOT like a ZZTop song, I think 'Sharp-dressed man'. [Thanks to Kevin Plumb]Update Us

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