Goon Squad

Goon Squad was a dance music group assembled by producer Arthur Baker. Their song "Eight Arms to Hold You" went to number one on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart in 1985. The song was used for the movie The Goonies; although the main scene it was used in was deleted (it is still played, although barely audible, during the scene when Chunk first enters the Walsh's residence), it was nevertheless included on the soundtrack. The scene involved the Goonies being attacked by a giant octopus as they waded through underground tunnels. They defeat the octopus by throwing a walkman playing the song into its mouth, which causes it to start dancing. The scene was cut for being too cartoony. The group featured vocals from Will Downing, Craig Derry, Bobby Coleman, Tina B., Cindy Mizell.
A follow-up single, "Powerdrill", peaked at number thirty-one.

Singles & EPs

49 05297 Goon Squad - Powerdrill album art Goon Squad Powerdrill (Maxi) Epic 49 05297 US 1985 Sell This Version
12・3P-648 Goon Squad - Eight Arms To Hold You album art Goon Squad = グーン・スクワッド* Goon Squad = グーン・スクワッド* - Eight Arms To Hold You (Single, Maxi) Epic 12・3P-648 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
SAMP 1025 Goon Squad - Eight Arms To Hold You / Love Is Alive album art Goon Squad / Philip Bailey Goon Squad / Philip Bailey - Eight Arms To Hold You / Love Is Alive(12", Maxi, Promo) CBS SAMP 1025 Greece 1985 Sell This Version