by Andy Taylor
~ Generic Soundtrack Rock ~
’80s movie soundtracks totally rocked. They were the famous ones like Footloose and Fast Times at Ridgemont High and Top Gun, and the not-so-famous ones like this one from American Anthem – a mediocre movie about Olympic gymnasts that happened to star a couple of former Olympic gymnasts trying to make the transition to acting.
Where the song is a perfect soundtrack song is that it’s a sing-along chorus and a nice little radio-friendly riff but with an utterly forgettable set of lyrics and a feel that makes you comfy when you’re hearing it but not so memorable that you’re tracking it down on iTunes.
It’s like Brad Pitt told Matt Damon in Oceans 11, “…he’s got to like you then forget you the moment you’ve left his side…” and that’s what Duran Duran guitarist Andy Taylor gives you right here.