In the most recent installment of Growing Up 80’s with Jake Michaels, a retrospective series, Jake delves into the memorable soundtrack of the 1985 film St. Elmo’s Fire. Join him as he explores the tunes that shaped this iconic movie, including Billy Squire’s “Shake Down,” Jon Anderson’s “This Time It Was Really Right,” Fee Waybill’s “Saved My Life,” and, of course, John Parr’s unforgettable “St. Elmo’s Fire (Man In Motion).” Discover the significant role played by renowned songwriter and producer David Foster in crafting this remarkable soundtrack.
As Jake takes a trip down memory lane, he’ll also provide a brief overview of the film itself. St. Elmo’s Fire, released in 1985, portrays the lives and struggles of a group of close-knit friends navigating the challenges of post-college life. This coming-of-age drama explores themes of love, friendship, and personal growth, resonating with audiences of the era.
Additionally, he’ll reflect on the noteworthy events that unfolded in 1985. From cultural milestones to significant moments in history, this year left an indelible mark on society. Join us as we revisit the happenings that defined this vibrant period.