Theme Song from “Joysticks” is Pure 1980s Magic


Want to hear one of the most wonderfully awesome Movie songs of the 1980s? Am I talking about the theme from Top Gun? Eye of the Tiger? Heck no, its the theme song to the rightfully underrated movie, Joysticks. Words cannot express how much I love this move and this songs is perfect distillation of its essence. Its like eating the sweetest of royal jelly ripped from the largest most neon beehive you could lay your hand on back in 1983. For more info on Joysticks check out the IMDB.


Update:Brian found the link to a band that covers this tune. Its awesome! Check out the LSDudes.


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4 thoughts on “Theme Song from “Joysticks” is Pure 1980s Magic

  1. You are going to love/hate it. Its both a pale imitation of everything you have ever seen and at the same time completely original.


    Tell me what you think when you see it.

  2. Some Joysticks actor/actress trivia:

    -Jon Gries (i.e. King Vidiot) plays Uncle Rico in Napoleon Dynamite

    -Corrine Bohrer (Patsy) was recently in a Mac/PC commercial and a Bounty commercial

    – Leif Green (Eugene Groebe) played one of the T-Birds in the horrible Grease 2

    – Logan Ramsey (Mayor Neville) played husband Luther to his real life wife Anne Ramsey’s (Goonies’ Mama Fratelli) Loretta character in Any Which Way You Can.

    – The characters of Lola and Sandy were played by Playboy Playmates.

    – John Diehl and John Voldstad (Arnie and Max, respectively) were both previously in the movie Stripes together.

    – No one knows what became of Carole Burkett (Connie) :)

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