If you grew up in the '80s, chances are that every mention of the new movie 'Take Me Home Tonight' leads to the 1986 Eddie Money song being irrevocably implanted in your head. ("Just like Ronnie sang ... I tell you, just like Ronnie saaaang ....")
It's not the first movie to use a song for its title (in fact, the original title for 'Take Me Home Tonight' was 'Kids in America' -- the 1981 song by Kim Wilde). Remember 'Just Like Heaven'? 'What a Girl Wants'? Even 'The Kids Are All Right'?
It looks like this is a trend that's here to stay, since apparently it's so incredibly hard to come up with original movie titles. So rather than lament the practice, why not hop on board? We came up with several '80s songs that sound like they could totally be real movies. Except they aren't ... yet.
Got more ideas for '80s songs that could be movies? Leave them in the comments.
'Working for the Weekend' - Comedy about a female secretary (played by J.Lo) and her best pals, who aspire to form a girl band.
'Livin' on a Prayer' - Drama about Tommy (Channing Tatum), who works on the docks, and Gina (Eva Mendes), who works the diner all day -- and their struggles to make it (or not).
'Like a Virgin' - Sequel to 'Easy A,' but starring Britney Spears.
'Need You Tonight' - Teen drama starring Robert Pattinson and Mandy Moore. Someone dies.
'Here I Go Again' - Romantic comedy starring Anna Faris as a serial dater who's made to relive the same bad date over and over again -- little realizing that her true love, a sweet dork who's loved her since grade school (Jason Segel), has been on the sidelines all along.
'Kiss Me Deadly' - Thriller about a female assassin (Minka Kelly) whose weapon of choice is ... her lips.
'Take On Me' - Teen comedy in which the new kid at school (Aaron Johnson) pretends to be a geek and volunteers himself as a makeover "project" to win over the popular girl of his dreams (Emma Stone).
'She Blinded Me With Science' - Comedy in which an eccentric scientist (Nick Nolte) creates the perfect woman (Salma Hayek) from a Christmas ornament.
'I Know What Boys Like' - A "love coach" (Isla Fisher) is flummoxed by a client (Matthew McConaughey) who proves un-coachable ... until she figures out she's falling for him.
'Never Gonna Give You Up' - Psychological thriller in which Juliette Lewis stars as a deranged fan stalking a former rock star (Tom Berenger).
'Always Something There to Remind Me' - Ex-lovers (Ashley Greene and Garrett Hedlund) are forced to work together on a big advertising campaign, thanks to their kooky older boss (Billy Bob Thornton).
'Tainted Love' - Scientist ex-lovers (Jessica Alba and Josh Duhamel) are forced to live together in quarantine after they are accidentally exposed to a not-quite-lethal virus.
'Video Killed the Radio Star' - A teenage version of 'Cyrano' where a nerd with tremendous singing talent (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) provides lip-synching vocals for a pretty-boy rocker (Alex Pettyfer).
'Wake Me Up Before You Go Go' - A stuffy neurotic desk job worker (Ed Helms) finds himself caught in a whirlwind romantic adventure with a woman who may or may not be a fugitive on the run (Amber Heard).
'Rock Me Amadeus' - Nicky Minaj makes her acting debut, playing a funky, radical new instructor at a stuffy, prestigious classical music academy.
'Karma Chameleon' - An arrogant Wall Street executive (Bradley Cooper) finds himself hexed by a jilted ex-lover (Mila Kunis) who places a gypsy curse on him.
'Hungry Like the Wolf' - A hunky playboy (Cory Monteith) is accidentally doused with an experimental animal pheromone that makes him irresistible to all women. Aubrey Plaza plays the frumpy zoologist that has to help him.
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