Fast Times At Ridgemont High (Music from the Motion Picture) by Various Artists on Apple Music

19 Songs

EDITORS’ NOTES

Many credit the soundtrack for 1982’s Fast Times At Ridgemont High to be the first great rock ‘n’ roll-based soundtrack of the ‘80s (on par with Heavy Metal at least) with contributions by Sammy Hagar, Stevie Nicks and Don Felder. Fast Times leans harder on pop — most notably with its infectious opening hit single “Somebody’s Baby” by Jackson Browne. Paying tribute to the iconic checkerboard, waffle-treaded, slip-on Vans shoes gracing the cover (and the feet of Sean Penn’s character Jeff Spicoli), Joe Walsh follows with the slick boogie of “Waffle Stomp” before Ravyns “Raised On Radio” provides a nugget that’s equal parts classic-rock and power-pop. Although the Go-Go’s “We Got the Beat” is curiously absent (it punctuated the teen scene at Ridgemont Mall), their Farfisa organ-laden “Speeding” turns up before Jimmy Buffett’s “I Don’t Know (Spicoli’s Theme)” cooks up some tasty rock. Hagar recalls his Heavy Metal title-track with a similarly heavy “Fast Times At Ridgemont High.”

EDITORS’ NOTES

Many credit the soundtrack for 1982’s Fast Times At Ridgemont High to be the first great rock ‘n’ roll-based soundtrack of the ‘80s (on par with Heavy Metal at least) with contributions by Sammy Hagar, Stevie Nicks and Don Felder. Fast Times leans harder on pop — most notably with its infectious opening hit single “Somebody’s Baby” by Jackson Browne. Paying tribute to the iconic checkerboard, waffle-treaded, slip-on Vans shoes gracing the cover (and the feet of Sean Penn’s character Jeff Spicoli), Joe Walsh follows with the slick boogie of “Waffle Stomp” before Ravyns “Raised On Radio” provides a nugget that’s equal parts classic-rock and power-pop. Although the Go-Go’s “We Got the Beat” is curiously absent (it punctuated the teen scene at Ridgemont Mall), their Farfisa organ-laden “Speeding” turns up before Jimmy Buffett’s “I Don’t Know (Spicoli’s Theme)” cooks up some tasty rock. Hagar recalls his Heavy Metal title-track with a similarly heavy “Fast Times At Ridgemont High.”

TITLE TIME
4:03
2 3:42
3 4:07
4 3:04
5 2:19
6 3:45
7 3:49
8 2:13
9 3:15
10 4:25
11 3:41
12 3:36
13 3:05
14 3:28
15 3:04
16 3:24
17 4:42
18 2:54
19 3:54

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