Friday, July 6, 2018

Musical Interlude: Only The Young (1985)

The soundtrack to "Vision Quest" was loaded with hits. Tom Cochrane & Red Rider's "Lunatic Fringe" was reissued, as was Foreigner's "Cold as Ice" and John Waite's "Change". Madonna made her first film appearance, performing two singles from the soundtrack, "Gambler" & "Crazy For You", the latter of which got heavy airplay on MTV (of course). Journey's "Only The Young" should've gotten a similar amount of airplay, in this writer's view.

The video may or may not be the actual video, as it's movie footage, including a quick shot of Madonna.


magicdog said...

The music video is awesome but I don't think it's the original one from MTV. If it were, there would have been shots of Journey performing interspersed in between.

I remember watching this film when it was in theaters back in the day. It wasn't bad, (the big draw obviously was seeing Madonna), but I never considered it a classic and I don't even think it turned up on cable either!

hobbyfan said...

Unfortunately, the official video that did get the airplay has so far been lost to the mists of time. I know Vision Quest made the rounds of pay cable (HBO, Cinemax, etc.), but hasn't been on TV in years.