‘Fast Times at Ridgemont High’ by Sammy Hagar – Classic Hit or Miss
The soundtrack album, Fast Times at Ridgemont High: Music from the Motion Picture, peaked at #54 on the Billboard album chart.Several of the movie’s songs were released as singles, including Jackson Browne’s “Somebody’s Baby”, which reached #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.Other singles were the title track by Sammy Hagar, “So Much in Love” by Timothy B. Schmit, “Raised on the Radio” by (The Ravyns) and “Waffle Stomp” by Joe Walsh. In addition to Schmit and Walsh, the album features solo tracks by two other members of the Eagles, Don Henley and Don Felder. The soundtrack also included “I Don’t Know (Spicoli’s Theme)” by Jimmy Buffett.Five tracks in the film, but not included on the soundtrack, are: “Moving in Stereo” by The Cars, “American Girl” by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, “We Got the Beat” by The Go Go’s, Led Zeppelin’s “Kashmir,” and “Jingle Bell Rock” by Bobby Helms. In addition, the live band at the prom dance during the end of the film played two songs also not on the soundtrack: “Life in the Fast Lane” and “Wooly Bully”.