The Business OST

80s tastic – The Business – soundtrack review

Loaded with the smooth, the great and the ugly of 80s pop, The Business is a really fun soundtrack to listen to in the car or when you’re doing your ironing and feeling a bit boppy. Or if you just like 80s music?

I’ve always liked the film but since most of the songs are on Spotify or CD I never really thought about buying the soundtrack. It’s not scored, it’s just a bunch of pop songs.

track list

But in 2013 I attended a music festival and something happened that I will never forget. By the way I’m building this way up when it’s not even that good a story, so I apologise in advance.

Like most festivals I’ve been to, a lot of the fun happens back at the campsite. Nothing beats sitting in a airtight tent with ten unwashed people, smoking and sitting on beer cans. If you’re really lucky you’ll also hear the dulcet tones of someone vomiting not too far from your head.

Well in 2013 there was a big group of us and we were teasing my sister’s friend Milan, saying he was a Serbian Gangster. He is originally from Serbia and he was also wearing a big watch and a gold ring. So, gangster, right? Yep. Anyway, so we were listening to music and teasing Milan and at that pinnacle point A Flock of Seagulls came on, with a song straight out of The Business – I Ran.

We were drunk, we were stoned, we were severely sleep deprived and it was like Milan WAS……The Business. He posed with his watch on display, knuckles on his chin, and looked to the side pointedly whilst we all called him Tamer Hassan and shouted “Do it again! Do it again!” which he did.

When I was home I still giggled about the memory (and the one where we all sat in a line and rowed our arms to The Sugarhill Gang) and I just really, really wanted the soundtrack, as a kind of homage to Milan and my friends and all the fun we’d had. Look I told you it wasn’t a great story. But it’s all true!

Anyway, it turned out the soundtrack was a great addition to my collection. It was pretty hard to get hold of and not the cheapest CD but obviously they made me want it even more. I got one off Ebay for around £20 in the end.

My favourite tracks are: Planet Earth, I Ran, Don’t You (Forget About Me) and Call Me. The only one I’m not sure about is The Knack’s My Sharone. I like the song, but didn’t it come out in the 70s?

Oh and I met Danny Dyer once. This was in 2006 – almost ten years ago. Depressing and cool at the same time! In any case, this picture will belong on my fridge forever. And is absolutely irrelevant (really) to my soundtrack review – but I couldn’t resist but mention it.


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89 Responses to The Business OST

  1. David says:

    Do I think I will be playing these songs on YouTube for the next three days? Yes. Yes I really do.

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  2. alexraphael says:

    Awesome stuff Emma. Some great songs, esp Duran Duran and Flock of Seagulls. Cool photo too.

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  3. theipc says:


    Great post, you beautiful devil-ess!!!!

    Love Pen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    < 3 < 3 < 3 < 3 < 3

    P.S. #extras

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  4. I have never seen the film or heard the soundtrack but it is quite the interesting list of songs. Might have to search it out, or at least play the videos on youtube all in a row. Love that you do these soundtrack reviews Em!

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    • emmakwall says:

      Aww cheers Geoff! I was wondering if it was all a bit silly but I will keep going!!! I’m going to post The Big Lebowski and Creepshow soundtracks next if you’re interested 🙂

      Yes! I’m sure you could find a playlist on youtube with all the songs! What’s your favourite?


  5. The Vern says:

    I have never heard of this movie or the soundtrack before, but I will be. I love that the track listing has both well known hits of the 80’s and not so well known ones. Great story, about the serbian Gangsta gangster Milian. Oh and in response to your thoughts on Barbarella. The machine was suppose to kill you through orgasms, but hers were so powerful that it ended up destroying the machine instead


  6. Justine B. says:

    Don’t know what this movie is, but the track listing looks awesome! I like that little story associated with it, haha.

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    • emmakwall says:

      Aww cheers Justine!!! (you’re the best!)
      The story is a little weird I know, but a great memory! And it really did spur me on to buy this CD 🙂

      I’m really glad I posted this, a lot of people are loving the 80s music!!! ❤

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  7. table9mutant says:

    Hmm. I’ve not seen this movie but I’m liking the tracklisting on that soundtrack! 🙂

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  8. I’m so clueless when it comes to music. I wish I could be more excited about Danny Dyer, but I do love your story and I love I Ran!!

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  9. vinnieh says:

    Sounds like such a cool soundtrack, may have to watch the film now. You met Danny Dyer, cool.

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  10. beetleypete says:

    Snapshots with the cockney sparra, whatever next!
    There are some duds on there, but anything with ‘Echo Beach’ by Martha and The Muffins, has to be worth a listen.
    I have that on a vinyl 45 by the way, first time round!
    Best wishes, Pete.

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