Why in the world would I title a post "The Ride"? Is this going to be about a special drive around the loop (17mins is the shortest amount of time it has taken me). Or is this about a family drive to Chicago (14 hours from Dallas).
None of the above. This is about a song. One song that I have in my possession and no one else does. "The Ride."
Memory Lane (get comfortable, if I explain this well enough it could take a while):
The year was 1984. I was six years old. I loved ninjas. I mean loved ninjas. I think I was a ninja for Halloween 3 years in a row. Ninjas were and still are awesome.
"Karate Kid" was in the movies theater. Daniel Larusso had it all: Elizabeth Shue; he played soccer; and he could do Karate.
The soundtrack to this movie has always been an interesting conversation. Yes, these are the conversations I have on regular basis: "What songs were left off the soundtrack in ______ movie?"
For instance, "Forest Gump" left off several wonderful songs from its two-disc set.
Anywho, "Cruel Summer" by Bananarama was not on the "Karate Kid" soundtrack. Seriously, the best song from that movie is not on the soundtrack, unless your favorite part is the same as mine (because everyone likes the same part, right?) - when the motorcycles ride onto the beach and run over the jam box at the beach party. This is where Ali is learning how to juggle the soccer ball, and Daniel eventually gets beat-up with a swift kick in the stomach.
That song is called "The Ride." It was sung by a group called The Matches, and you will never find it. In fact, I would be willing to bet lunch at a restaurant of your choosing in Abilene, that you cannot find this song (I will need audio proof). This is in writing, so I guess I am bound by it.
However, I do possess a copy of this never released song, and now you can be jealous.
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