80s Animated Soundtracks: Nothing Can Stop the Schmooze

When My Little Pony: the Movie came out, I was not prepared for this big purple oozing thing which was the unstoppable Schmooze. Villains in Ponyland, let’s say, were rather lackluster but the purple, oozing Schmooze hit me out of left field for sure. It’s an odd song and while I can appreciate the vocal acoustics, in the end it just sounds like they ran out of money for an actual score. In any case, it’s definitely a kid-pleaser. Boom boom boom- boom boom- the Schmooze… Courtesy WishFaerie

80s Animate Soundtracks: The Hugga Bunch song

Though not actually animated, the Hugga Bunch debuted by Kenner in 1985 with a kickoff tv movie by Filmfair and featured puppets, or dolls, or some sort of terrifying non-human creature acting with actual children. Some people still love those weird dolls, some people have night terrors from them but either way, I think their horrible theme song is pretty unforgettably bad. Courtesy Ashley Merrill

80s animated soundtracks: A Real American Hero

Some productions take the easy way out and remix a cartoon theme when they move to the big screen. This was the case with the G.I. Joe movie in 1987. You can hear the Real American Hero theme sort of tossed in between ominous murmurings of “Cobraaa”. Still, I’m including it because I just can’t stop singing in my head ‘Go Joe!” Courtesy poa9s

80s animated soundtracks: Rise and Shine

Considered by many to be the worst of the Care Bears movies in the 80s, The Care Bears’ Adventure in Wonderland (Care Bears III, 1987) did have some cute songs by the wonderful John Sebastian. The title song, Rise and Shine, is cute and bouncy. Just what Grumpy Bears likes in the morning, huh! Courtesy cb82fan

80s animated soundtracks: Love Survives

All DOgs go to Heaven had that real and sad bits of life of classic Don Bluth films- no hiding behind faerie tale endings for the Disney defector. But the music was pure magic in all his films. From 1989, this is Love Survives sung by Irene Cara and Freddie Jackson. Courtesy Very rare(and not vinyl)vinyl tracks

80s animated soundtracks: Off to See the World

The Chipmunks starred in their very own animated adventure trying to go around the world on a treasure hunt with the Chippettes while Dave is out of town on business. As usual, hijinks ensued and there was plenty of good music. This was my favourite song from the 1987 film, The Chipmunk Adventure, Off to See the World. Courtesy Cletus Hunnicutt

80s animated soundtracks: I Have the Power

We’re going to do a little reminiscing about the great movie songs of the 80s. I’m not talking about Take My Breath Away (Top Gun) or Oh Yeah (Ferris Beuller’s Day Off), I’m talkin’ bout the sometimes totally sappy, sometimes completely rocking soundtrack features of the animated movies of the 80s. From cinematic features to TV specials, we’re gonna do a little rewind to some musical classics you might have forgotten starting with I Have the Power from He-man and She-Ra: The Secret of the Sword (1985). Courtesy dj4714tk