In 1989, a thriller called Tequila Sunrise hit the big screens and it was filled to the brim with a host of talents–Michelle Pfeiffer, Mel Gibson, Kurt Russell, and Raul Julia. It made a lot of money, although the critics didn’t love it, but then, it probably wasn’t made for them…it was for you and me.
What a film like this makes me want (besides tequila) is a good love theme. The soundtrack was already bursting at the seams with its own star power–The Everly Brothers, The Beach Boys, Duran Duran, and Bobby Darrin, for starters. But it was one song in particular–a song so full of star power that it was destined to soar straight up the charts and into our hearts. The song featured the glorious rockers Ann Wilson (Heart) and Robin Zander (Cheap Trick) and it was co-written by none other than Richard Marx (oh, I’ve got a lot of wonderful blogs about Richard Marx coming, just you wait)! So, before you burst (or take one more sip of tequila), have a listen to the song that reached number 6 on the Billboard 100, and remember why we love to love love themes.