Valley Girl Soundtrack: 80’s Cult Classic (Nicolas Cage)

valley girl nicolas cage“Totally awesome ….to the max” – if you never experienced the 80’s cult classic film, “Valley Girl” be prepared for an overdose of kitschy neon outfits, trendy catch phrases (grody, tubular…), and an sentimental nod to the decade of decadence.  The film stars a young Nicolas Cage with a brightly colored New Wave hair-do trying desperately to catch the attention of the preppy valley girl played by Deborah Foreman.   The film is actually a punk rock version of Romeo And Juliet as the two young lovers come from different worlds, fighting to stay together against the advice of their friends and family. The diminutive and adorable E.G. Daily is a scene stealer.  She’s unforgettable in the movie and you may even recognize her voice from The Rugrats and Pee Wee’s Playhouse.


valleygirl01“Valley Girl” was so low budget, they didn’t release a soundtrack album when the film came out.   But after gaining cult movie status, the movie’s blend of 80’s New Wave, power pop, and modern rock songs became a Must-Have movie souvenir.   Three songs each by The Plimsouls (who appear in the film) and Josie Cotton made the soundtrack.  But the gems are the movie’s love theme, “Melt With You” by Modern English and the Valley Girl anthem, “Jukebox” by The Flirts.   You’ll recognize mega-hits by Men At Work, The Psychedelic Furs, listed with unknown bands such as Felony and The Payolas.


1.  A Million Miles Away  – Plimsouls

2.  Johnny, Are You Queer? – Josie Cotton

3.  Eyes Of A Stranger – The Payolas

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 – Pat Travers’ Black Pearl

8.  He Could Be The One – Josie Cotton

9.  Love My Way – Psychedelic Furs

10. Jukebox (Don’t Put Another Dime)” – The Flirts

11. The Fanatic – Felony

12. She Talks In Stereo – Gary Myrick & The Figures

13. Oldest Story In The Book – Plimsouls

14. School Is In – Josie Cotton

15. Melt With You – Modern English