Time for Another 80’s Party: Movie Stars Who Thought They Could Sing

It has been too long since we’ve done one of these.  So crank up your computer speakers and come on over to Joe’s blog and get crunk to the sounds of the best decade of music gone by:  the 80’s!!!!!

Our theme today:  Movie/TV stars who thought they could sing.

Can you imagine what it would be like if, say, Tom Hanks or Russell Crowe or Johnny Depp were to grab a mike and bust out singing?  Ugh.  Didn’t think so.  Well, that didn’t stop any of these guys.  So join us today on our excursion into the infamy of 80’s movie stars attempting to sing.

First, we have Eddie Murphy.  He actually comes pretty close to putting in a somewhat passable attempt at singing with “Party All The Time”:

[Alas, the evil people at Sony Music Entertainment have restricted these videos so that they will not embed.  Therefore, we have no choice but to do this the old-fashioned way.  Here’s the link.]

Now we have Patrick Swayze from “Dirty Dancing”.  It wasn’t enough for him to be a hot young movie star; he also had to try to convince us that he could sing.  Fail.  Here is “She’s Like the Wind”:

[Here’s the link for this one.]

Next up is Don Johnson of Miami Vice fame.  I’m looking for a sign that he can sing.  Here is “Heartbeat”:

[Here’s the link.]

And to close out our little excursion into the world of celebrity singing infamy, we have our most egregious offender, Bruce Willis.  Hey, if you don’t respect yourself ain’t nobody gonna give a hootie-hoot.  Here is “Respect Yourself”:

[Here’s the link.]

If any of you out there have any other examples of 80’s movie/TV star singing infamy that need to be added to this list, then please feel free to mention them in the comments.  Also, if any of you disagree with my assessment of these movie/TV stars’ singing ability or lack thereof, you are more than welcome to offer your opinions in the comments.


3 thoughts on “Time for Another 80’s Party: Movie Stars Who Thought They Could Sing

  1. Let’s not forget all of the daytime soap actors attempts to sing. The first two that come to mind are Jack Wagner with “All I Need” and Rick Springfield’s “Jessie’s Girl”. Springfield’s singing wasn’t all that horrible but I could have happily lived the entire decade without hearing Jack Wagner on the radio.

    Oh, and there’s also The Hoff. ‘Nuff said.

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