MP3 of the Day
On this day in 1983 the film Valley Girl was released in 442 theaters across the U.S. The movie’s plot was loosely based on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Songs by The Clash, Culture Club, Bananarama and The Jam were shown in the film’s closing credits, however, none of these songs actually appeared in the film. After the movie was completed, problems arose in acquiring the music rights and substitute songs had to be dubbed in. Altogether, the music rights cost $250,000 on top of the film’s original $350,000 budget. The planned release of a Valley Girl soundtrack album on Epic Records was cancelled due to the clearance problems with some of the songs, but in 1994 Rhino Records released an unofficial Valley Girl soundtrack. Today we have the song Johnny, Are You Queer? by Josie Cotton, which did appear in the film.
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