Tonight Is What It Means to Be Young

Album: Streets of Fire (1984)


  • This is one of two songs written by Jim Steinman for the soundtrack of the movie Streets of Fire. Fire Inc. is a studio band assembled for the soundtrack, with lead vocals on this song by Holly Sherwood, who has worked extensively with Stienman in the past. Additional vocalists include Laurie Sargent of "Face to Face" and Rory Dodd, who sang the "turn around, bright eyes" vocals on Bonnie Tyler's "Total Eclipse Of The Heart."
  • Cover versions of this song have also been recorded by Japanese singer Megumi Shiina, and for the musical Tanz der Vampire (Dance of the Vampires). >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Michael - San Diego, CA, for above 2

Comments: 5

  • Ray from Nycon a long drive these 2 songs are the only thing that keep me awake. Not coffee nor having my head out the window. I preach to everyone what a an amazing performance by Lane and everyone on that stage. MUSIC, COSTUMES, MOVEMENTS, can't praise enough.

    See my comment on Nowhere Fast, I've had this movie in every format possible even the soundtrack on cassette. How this wasn't a massive hit on par with masterpieces like Bohemian Rhapsody is sad. Noone has ever looked better behind the mike, she performed her ass off. The drums in the begging are so infectious we used it in the Marines to motivate ourselves when fielddaying (detailing) the barracks.
  • Adrienne from Mississippi This was an epic movie and soundtrack I worshipped Diane Lane felt like she was really singing!
  • Shawn from Green Bay, WiThe magical visuals in this song are inspiring and epic. Truly Jim Steinman at his best, and that is really saying something.

    Absolutely fabulous song that strangely didn't get its due in the US. There are so many great songs buried on movie song tracks. This is one of those.

    The performance of this song as the finale to Streets of Fire is the best scene of the movie, and a truly great cinematic ending.
  • Tobias from Santo Domingo, Dominican RepublicThis is an amazing song. Energy like a freight train. Impressive vocals by Holly Sherwood. Incredibly the highest charting hit from the movie in the US was the lacklustre "I Can Dream About You". I wonder if the yanks will ever get their noses out of that ridiculous R&B based pop.
  • Dusty from Luton, United Kingdomtonight is what it means to be young...........Jim Steinman at his very best
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