Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Valley Girl Movie, 1983, With Nicolas Cage

Valley Girl movie poster

 If you are old enough to remember the 80s, you most definitely had better remember the 1983 movie, Valley Girl starring a then unknown Nicolas Cage.

The early 1980s experienced a "Valley Girl" pop culture takeover with valley girl slang ("valspeak") becoming mainstream throughout the United States. With the popularity of Frank Zappa's "Valley Girl" song, performed by his daughter Moon Unit, Hollywood producers thought it would be the base for a great movie. Frank declined but the movie was made anyway. Although the soundtrack for Valley Girl the movie was compiled of new wave music, Zappa's "Valley Girl" song was not included.

Nicolas Cage and Deborah Freeman as "Randy" & "Julie" in 1983's Valley Girl
Valley Girl was most definitely one of my fave flicks when I was 11-years-old, and I replayed that Betamax over and over and over. I had a crush on a young Nicolas Cage. My how times have changed.

Deborah Foreman played "Julie," a girl from the valley, who falls in love with "Randy" (Nicolas Cage) a guy from Hollywood. (Hey, back then it seemed like a million miles away.) Julie's friends don't like Randy, and Randy's friends aren't keen on Julie. By the way, wasn't Deborah a hot little minx? Yeah, I totally wanted to be her.

Watch the Valley Girl trailer here:

The Valley Girl Soundtrack was epic, check it out:

1. Million Miles Away - Plimsouls
2. Johnny, Are You Queer? - Cotton
3. Eyes of a Stranger - Payola$
4. Angst in My Pants - Sparks
5. Who Can It Be Now? - Men at Work
6. Everywhere at Once - Plimsouls
7. I La La La Love You - Travers
8. He Could Be the One - Cotton
9. Love My Way - Psychedelic Furs
10. Jukebox (Don't Put Another Dime) - Flirts
11. The Fanatic - Felony
12. She Talks in Stereo - Myrick
13. Oldest Story in the World - Plimsouls
14. School Is In - Cotton
15. Melt with You - Modern English

 The Valley Girl soundtrack wasn't released until 11-years after the movie was released, but for many fans it was worth the wait. (Remember, this was well before iPods.)

Perhaps the most memorable song from the album was likely "Melt With You" by Modern English, which was a HUGE throughout the 80s. The song has since reached #7 on VH1's 100 Greatest One Hit Wonder of the 1980s. Listen to it here, it'll take you back.

Oh, muh, gah, I like, TOTALLY miss the 80s.

1 comment:

  1. I love that movie! It is totally my fave Nic Cage movie!