Editors’ Notes Many credit the soundtrack for 1982’s Fast Times At Ridgemont High to be the first great rock ‘n’ roll-based soundtrack of the ‘80s (on par with Heavy Metal at least) with contributions by Sammy Hagar, Stevie Nicks and Don Felder. Fast Times leans harder on pop — most notably with its infectious opening hit single “Somebody’s Baby” by Jackson Browne. Paying tribute to the iconic checkerboard, waffle-treaded, slip-on Vans shoes gracing the cover (and the feet of Sean Penn’s character Jeff Spicoli), Joe Walsh follows with the slick boogie of “Waffle Stomp” before Ravyns “Raised On Radio” provides a nugget that’s equal parts classic-rock and power-pop. Although the Go-Go’s “We Got the Beat” is curiously absent (it punctuated the teen scene at Ridgemont Mall), their Farfisa organ-laden “Speeding” turns up before Jimmy Buffett’s “I Don’t Know (Spicoli’s Theme)” cooks up some tasty rock. Hagar recalls his Heavy Metal title-track with a similarly heavy “Fast Times At Ridgemont High.”

SONG
Somebody's Baby
1
4:03
 
Waffle Stomp
2
3:42
 
Love Rules
3
4:07
 
Uptown Boys
4
3:04
 
So Much In Love
5
2:19
 
Raised On Radio
6
3:45
 
The Look In Your Eyes
7
3:49
 
Speeding
8
2:13
 
Don't Be Lonely
9
3:15
 
Never Surrender
10
4:25
 
Fast Times (The Best Years of Our Lives)
11
3:41
 
Fast Times At Ridgemont High
12
3:36
 
I Don't Know (Spicoli's Theme)
13
3:05
 
Love Is the Reason
14
3:28
 
I'll Leave It Up to You
15
3:04
 
Highway Runner
16
3:24
 
Sleeping Angel
17
4:42
 
She's My Baby (And She's Outta Control)
18
2:54
 
Goodbye, Goodbye
19
3:54
 

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