So last night at mom's house my brother says "Xanadu was a great movie", which begged the question, "When was the last time you watched Xanadu??" Xanadu starts out with so much promise and sparklyness, but halfway through it becomes a train wreck and totally derails. Not a great film, but that doesn't mean I don't still love it. The movie's greatest strength? It's soundtrack.
In the second half of 1980 the Xanadu soundtrack spawned five major hits, which received heavy rotation on the radio, at the roller rink, and my parents' basement. It's hard to believe that an album this awesome could actually come from such a dud of a movie. Xanadu is definitely in my top 10 greatest soundtracks of all time.