Urban Cowboy – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack 1980 CD-New $36.99


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Urban Cowboy 1980

The aim was to do for country what Saturday Night Fever did for disco. The result was that bars from Kona to Kalamazoo suddenly had mechanical bulls, and slickers walking around in cowboy hats. You might also pinpoint this as the moment in time when “country” music suddenly went cosmopolitan, paving the way for Garth Brooks. Johnny Lee’s “Lookin’ for Love” was one of the decade’s biggest singles, and this album briefly made a star of Mickey Gilley (whose Texas club provided a home for that alpha bull). Fans of Bob Seger, Jimmy Buffet, the Eagles, Dan Fogelberg, and Bonnie Raitt may want this collection for the tunes they lack elsewhere. And it sure recalls an era. But please don’t call it “country.”

The film’s screenplay was adapted by Aaron Latham and James Bridges from an article by the same name in Esquire Magazine written by Latham. The original Esquire article centered on the romance between two Gilley’s regulars named Dew Westbrook and Betty Helmer. Westbrook and Helmer’s real-life relationship became the inspiration for the on-screen romance between John Travolta’s and Debra Winger’s characters “Bud” and “Sissy”. The movie was directed by Bridges. Some film critics referred to the movie as a country music version of Saturday Night Fever. The film grossed almost $47 million in the United States alone and represented a temporary recovery for Travolta from 1978’s poorly received Moment by Moment, but the film was not nearly as successful as either Saturday Night Fever.


Hello Texas
Written by Brian Collins and Robby Campbell
Performed by Jimmy Buffett
Lively Music/New Chenaniah (BMI)
All Night Long
Written by Joe Walsh
Performed by Joe Walsh
Wow & Flutter Music (ASCAP)
Times Like These
Written by Dan Fogelberg
Performed by Dan Fogelberg
EMI April Music Inc. (ASCAP)
Nine Tonight
Written by Bob Seger
Performed by Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band (as Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band)
Hideout Records/Distributors Inc. (ASCAP)
Stand by Me
Written by Ben E. King, Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller
Performed by Mickey Gilley
Unichappell (BMI) / Jerry Leiber Music/Mike Stoller Music (ASCAP)
Cherokee Fiddle
Written by Michael Martin Murphey (as Michael Murphy)
Performed by Johnny Lee
Dro-N-Sis Music (BMI)
Could I Have This Dance
Written by Wayland Holyfield and Bob House
Performed by Anne Murray
Tree Music Publishing (BMI)
Lyin’ Eyes
Written by Don Henley and Glenn Frey
Performed by Eagles
Cass County Music Company/Red Cloud Music (ASCAP)
Lookin’ For Love
Written by Wanda Mallette, Patti Ryan and Bob Morrison
Performed by Johnny Lee
Don’t It Make Ya Wanna Dance
Written by Rusty Wier
Performed by Bonnie Raitt
Prophecy Publishing Inc./Bug House (ASCAP)
The Devil Went Down To Georgia
Written by Charlie Daniels, Tom Crain, Taz Di Gregorio, Fred Edwards, Charlie Haywardand James Marshall
Performed by The Charlie Daniels Band
Cabin Fever Music (BMI)
Here Comes The Hurt Again
Written by Jerry Foster and Bill Rice
Performed by Mickey Gilley
Jack And Bill Music Company
Orange Blossom Special/Hoedown
Written by Ervin T. Rouse (as Ervin Rouse)
Performed by Gilley’s ‘Urban Cowboy’ Band
Love The World Away
Written by Bob Morrison and Johnny Wilson
Performed by Kenny Rogers
Falling In Love For The Night
Written by Charlie Daniels
Performed by The Charlie Daniels Band
Cabin Fever Music (BMI)
Written by Oscar Stuart Blandamer
Performed by Bonnie Raitt
Sptember Music Corp./Margaret Point Music Limited (ASCAP)
Look What You’ve Done To Me
Written by Boz Scaggs, David Foster
Performed by Boz Scaggs
Boz Scaggs Music/Irving Music Inc./Fpster Frees Music Inc. (BMI)
Hearts Against The Wind
Written by JD Souther
Performed by JD Souther and Linda Ronstadt
EMI April Music Inc. (ASCAP)

Video: Johnny Lee – “Lookin’ for Love” – Urban Cowboy 1980



Additional information

Weight 4 oz
Dimensions 7 × 7 × 1 in