Recently, a film was released entitled Coyote Ugly, about young women not only offering booze at the local bar, but also live entertainment--not the purely sexually explicit type either. People were wowed by such a concept, but they forgot something--the 80's flick Cocktail did it right the first time.
The soundtrack is rockin' and full of some of the best dance tunes, to the point that it makes you want to whip out your shades and adorn yourself in Hawaiian attire. I am certain that this album was worn out at many teen parties in the 80's. It features many greats, including Bobby McFerrin with "Don't Worry, Be Happy." (He was later reduced to advertising juice products on television, using his song as a slogan). Also included is one of the greatest "get up and dance" songs of all time, the "Hippy, Hippy Shake," by the Georgia Satellites. I am sure nobody could forget Little Richard's "Tutti Frutti" or Ry Cooder's "All Shook Up." There were other greats such as John Cougar Mellencamp, Starship, and The Beach Boys, as well.
Just the album cover alone would make any young girl purchase the album. Tom Cruise is a doll, especialy '80's style. So get decked out, leave the cold Buffalo weather behind, and get ready kick it in the 80's. We can all return to Cocktail island, where the weather is warm, the music is jumping and full of rhythm, and you dance until you can't anymore.