Title - 'Fletch' (OST)
Artist - Various
Available for the first time ever on CD, and long out of print on vinyl LP, the soundtrack to 'Fletch' features music by '80s stalwarts including; Stephanie Mills ('Bit By Bit,' the infectious theme song), Dan Hartman, The Fixx, Kim Wilde and composer Harold Faltermeyer (Beverly Hills Cop, Top Gun, The Running Man).
'Fletch' is the classic 1985 comedy starring Chevy Chase as the dogged and chameleon-like reporter, Irwin 'Fletch' Fletcher. The movie was a hit at the box office and spawned a sequel.
1. "Bit By Bit" (Theme From 'Fletch') (Stephanie Mills)
2. "Fletch, Get Outta Town" (Dan Hartman)
3. "Running For Love" (John Farnham)
4. "Name Of The Game" (Dan Hartman)
5. "Fletch Theme" (Harold Faltermeyer)
6. "A Letter To Both Sides" (The Fixx)
7. "Is It Over" (Kim Wilde)
8. "Diggin' In" (Harold Faltermeyer)
9. "Exotic Skates" (Harold Faltermeyer)
10. "Running For Love" (Instrumental) (Harold Faltermeyer)
Soundtracks are often very much up and down, but those from the '80s ALWAYS seemed to be up! The variants of artists included from that era also helped, of course, as most were chart toppers and well known acts in their own rights.
Indeed, back in the '70s and '80s, fun soundtracks such as this one where more mainstream and people seemed to leave the movie theater and head straight for their record stores to immediately buy the vinyl LPs (or cassettes, of course!)
Featuring the dearly departed soft rock legend Dan Hartman ("I Can Dream About You"), along with a pure '80s ballad from John Farnham, together with a Kim Wilde cut (and not forgetting the bouncy, infectious title track "Bit By Bit" from Stephanie Mills), 'Fletch' is as great to listen to today as it was back then. Of that you have my word.
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