Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now
We’ve already (quite eloquently, we might add) professed our ♥ for Mannequin, the classic 1987 film about… well, a mannequin who falls in love with Andrew McCarthy.
But as great as the movie was, the theme song was (dare we say) even better. Hell, it did get nominated for an Oscar after all.
“Let ’em say we’re crazy, I don’t care ’bout that. Put your hand in my hand, baby… don’t ever look back.”
Written by Albert “It Never Rains in Southern California” Hammond and Diane “Because You Loved Me” Warren, “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now” was a huge hit for Jefferson/Airplane/Starship/Whatever in April ’87. It stayed at #1 for two weeks and was essentially the last we ever heard from Grace Slick and Mickey Thomas.
And we say it was a fine, fine way to go out.
Seriously, who among us (who was “of age” in the 80s) didn’t have this as “our song” with our significant other? (We better not see any of you raising your hands.) After all, it’s the quintessential tale of bucking the system and going full-steam ahead with your relationship, even when the whole world is trying to get you down. If that doesn’t describe every teenage romance ever, then we’re missing something.
As far as we’re concerned, it’s the best cheesy, sappy love song from a silly movie about a wooden girl from ancient Egypt who comes to life in a Philadelphia department store that there is.
We ♥ Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now.