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Transformers The Movie Soundtrack

Transformers The Movie was billed as "The greatest rock and roll adventure of all time" so it naturally had a soundtrack to match. The track list is as follows -

Track 1 - The Touch      performed by Stan Bush

Track 2 - Instruments Of Destruction       performed by N.R.G.

Track 3 - Death Of Optimus Prime        performed by Vince DiCola

Track 4 - Dare          performed by Stan Bush

Track 5 - Nothin's Gonna Stand In Our Way      performed by Spectre General

Track 6 - The Transformers (Theme)     performed by Lion

Track 7 - Escape       performed by Vince DiCola

Track 8 - Hunger       performed by Spectre General

Track 9 - Autobot/Decepticon Battle     performed by Vince DiCola

Track 10 - Dare To Be Stupid      performed by "Weird" Al Yankovic

 

In Canada the tracks by Spectre General are credited as being performed by Kick Axe. Kick Axe had to use the name Spectre General outside Canada for legal reasons.

 

Lyrics

 

 

The Touch

Artist: Stan Bush Writers: Stan Bush, Lenny Macaluso Producer: Richie Wise Engineers: Tony Papa, Jamey Dell

You got the touch You got the power After all is said and done You've never walked, you've never run, You're a winner You got the moves, you know the streets Break the rules, take the heat You're nobody's fool You're at your best when when the goin' gets rough You've been put to the test, but it's never enough You got the touch You got the power When all hell's breakin' loose You'll be riding the eye of the storm You got the heart You got the motion You know that when things get too tough You got the touch You never bend, you never break You seem to know just what it takes You're a fighter It's in the blood, it's in the will It's in the mighty hands of steel When you're standin' your ground And you never get hit when your back's to the wall Gonna fight to the end and you're takin' it all You got the touch You got the power When all hell's breakin' loose You'll be riding the eye of the storm You got the heart You got the motion You know that when things get too tough You got the touch You're fightin' fire with fire You know you got the touch You're at your best when when the road gets rough You've been put to the test, but it's never enough You got the touch You got the power You got the touch You got the power

 

 

 

Instruments Of Destruction

Artist: N.R.G. Writers: Ernest Petrangelo, Robin Ward, Steven Serpa Producers: Ernie Burns Engineer: Phil Greene

 Iron birds of fortune Adrift above the skies Cloudy revelations Unseen by naked eyes Flying tools of torment Will penetrate the sphere Erupt the rock of ages Bringing final fear * Instruments of destruction Tools of powerplays It's a violent eruption Existence drips away What it really matter When nothing really counts Grave eternal darkness When drained of every ounce And when the nightmare's over The final from the storm Dust of all creation To ashes we transform * Repeat

 

 

 

Death Of Optimus Prime

Artist: Vince Dicola Writer: Vince DiCola Producers: Vince Dicola, Ed Fruge' Arrangers: Vince DiCola, Ed Fruge' Engineer: Tony Papa

Instrumental

 

 

 

Dare

Artist: Stan Bush Writers: Vince DiCola, Scott Shelly Producers: Vince Dicola, Richie Wise Arranger: Vince DiCola Engineers: Tony Papa, Jamey Dell

Sometimes when your hopes have all been shattered And there's nowhere to turn You wonder how you keep going Think of all the things that really mattered And the chances you've earned The fire in your heart is growing You can fly, if you try leaving the past behind Heaven only knows what you might find Dare - dare to believe you can survive You hold the future in your hand Dare - dare to keep all of your dreams alive It's time to take a stand And you can win, if you dare Everybody's trying to break your spirit Keeping you down Seems like it's been forever But there's another voice if you'll just hear it Saying it's the last round Looks like it's now or never Out of the darkness you stumble into the light Fighting for the things you know are right Dare - dare to believe you can survive The power is there at your command Dare - dare to keep all of your dreams alive It's time to take a stand And you can win, if you dare Dare - dare to believe you can survive You hold the future in your hand Dare - dare to keep all of your dreams alive The power is there at your command Dare - dare to keep all your love alive Dare to be all you can be Dare - 'cause there is a place where dreams survive And it's calling you on to victory

 

 

 

Nothin's Gonna Stand In Our Way

Artist: Spectre General Writer: Randy Bishop Producers: Randy Bishop with Spencer Proffer for Pasha Courtesy of Pasha / CBS Records Engineer: Hanspeter Huber Recorded & Mixed at The Pasha Music House, Hollywood, California

The fortunate ones To be fast and free and young I want to count myself among The fortunate ones We won't be denied We know that time is on our side We've got the passion and the pride We won't be denied * This generations With fire in our eyes Strong are the ties that bind us We don't need no alibis ** Nothing's gonna stand in our way Nothing's gonna stand in our way Nothing's gonna stand in our way Not tonight We want it all And tonight we got the call We're running high but we won't fall We want it all We won't be denied Like a breaker at high tide We're gonna take this sweet joy ride We won't be denied Grew expectations Moments in the sun We've waited all our lives And now we know our time has come ** Repeat Nothing's gonna stand in our way * Repeat ** Repeat

 

 

 

The Transformers  (Theme)

Artist: Lion Writers: Ford Kinder, Anne Bryant. Norman Swan, Douglas Aldrich Producer: Richie Wise Arrangers: Vince DiCola, Lion Engineer: Chris Minto

Something evil's watching over you Comin' from the sky above And there's nothing you can do Prepare to strike There'll be no place to run When your caught within the grip Of the evil Unicron Transformers More than meets the eye Transformers Robots in Disguise Strong enough to break the bravest heart So we have to pull together We can't stay worlds apart To stand divided we will surely fall Until our darkest hour When the light will save us all Transformers More than meets the eye Transformers Robots in Disguise Transformers Autobots wage their Battle To destroy the evil forces Of the Decepticons It's judgment day and now we've made our stand And now the powers of darkness Have been driven from our land The Battle's over but the war has just begun And this way it will remain til the day when all are one Transformers Transformers Transformers Transformers More than meets the eye

 

 

 

Escape

Artist: Vince Dicola Writer: Vince DiCola Producers: Vince Dicola, Ed Fruge' Arrangers: Vince DiCola, Ed Fruge' Engineer: Tony Papa

Instrumental

 

 

 

Hunger

Artist: Spectre General Writers: Larry Gillstrom, Brian Gillstrom, Victor Langen, George Christon, Raymond Harvey, Spencer Proffer Producer: Spencer Proffer for Pasha Courtesy of Pasha / CBS Records Engineer: Hanspeter Huber Recorded & Mixed at The Pasha Music House, Hollywood, California

When I see what I want I'm going to take it If it's against some law You can bet I'll break it My need to feed Gives me the will to survive I gotta find it fast To keep me alive * I can't believe my hunger Hunger I want it so bad I can taste it It drives me mad to see it wasted When I need it so bad that it's burnin' me I'm hungry I'd do anything to get it and feel no regret Time is running out and I ain't found it yet * Repeat I gotta find it fast to keep me alive Time is running out and I ain't found it yet Time is running out and I ain't found it yet And it's burnin' me And it's burnin' me

 

 

 

Autobot/Decepticon Battle

Artist: Vince Dicola Writer: Vince DiCola Producers: Vince Dicola, Ed Fruge' Arrangers: Vince DiCola, Ed Fruge' Engineer: Tony Papa

Instrumental

 

 

 

Dare To Be Stupid

Artist: "Weird Al" Yankovic Writer: "Weird Al" Yankovic Producer: Rick Derringer Engineer: Tony Papa

Put down your chainsaw and listen to me It's time for us to join in the fight It time to let your babies grow up to be cowboys It time to let the bed bugs bite You better put all your eggs in one basket You better count your chickens before they hatch You better sell some wine before its time You better find yourself an itch to scratch You better squeeze all the charmin you can When Mr. Whipple's not around Stick your head in the microwave and give yourself a tan Talk with your mouth full Bite the hand that feeds you Bite off more than you can chew What can you do? Dare to be stupid Take some wooden nickels Look for Mr. Goodbar Get your motion working now I'll show you how You can Dare to be stupid You can turn the other cheek You can just give up the ship You can eat a bunch of sushi and forget to leave a tip Dare to be stupid Dare to be stupid It's so easy to do Dare to be stupid We're all waiting for you It's time to make a mountain out of a molehill Forget I have a volunteer There's no more time for crying over spilt milk It's time for crying in your beer So don't join the army join the PTA Buy some sensible shoes and a chevrolet Then party til you're broke and they drag you away It's okay You can dare to be stupid It's like spitting on a fish It's like barking up a tree It's like they say you gotta buy one if you want To get one free Dare to be stupid Yeah why don't you dare to be stupid It's so easy to do Dare to be stupid We're all waiting for you Dare to be stupid Burn your candle at both ends Look a gift horse in the mouth Mashed potatoes can be your friend You can be a coffee achiever You can sit around the house and Leave It To Beaver The Future's up to you So what you gonna do Dare to be stupid Dare to be stupid What did I say? Dare to be stupid Tell me what did I say? Dare to be stupid It's allright Dare to be stupid We can be stupid all night Dare to be stupid Come on join the crowd Dare to be stupid Shout it out loud Dare to be stupid I can't hear you Dare to be stupid Okay, I can hear you Dare to be stupid Let's go Dare to be stupid Dare to be stupid

Music Supervised by Bill Ring Music Score by Vince DiCola Executive Producers: Joe Bacal and Tom Griffin Score Arranged and Produced by Vince DiCola and Ed Fruge' Mastered by Bernie Grundman at Bernie Grundman Mastering, Hollywood, California