The Goldbergs music

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Music appearing in American TV sitcom “The Goldbergs”. 1980s music is a fixture of the show, with music frequently part of the plot, and a musical montage ending each episode. Music originally featured in ’80s movies and musicals is especially common, with famous scenes recreated in the show.

Some songs are performed by cast members. This is noted on this list where this occurs.

Comments indicate season, episode, and original air date. I try to find singles for each track, but when that’s not possible, I include a larger release and specify the track(s) used.

Note that while a Discogs list can only reference an item once, the following appear in multiple episodes:
Stan Bush - Never Surrender
Stan Bush & Barrage (3) - The Touch
General Public - Tenderness
Katrina And The Waves - Walking On Sunshine
Annie Lennox & Al Green - Put A Little Love In Your Heart
Cyndi Lauper - True Colors
Toto - Africa
Pete Townshend - Let My Love Open The Door (apparently two versions appear; the original in S1E4 and the “(E. Cola Mix)” in S4E15)
Whitesnake - Here I Go Again

Balls! “The Goldbergs” theme song is “Rewind” by I Fight Dragons.

The cast includes vocalists Hayley Orrantia and AJ Michalka. The cast also includes actor/musician George Segal and actor/comedian Jeff Garlin who together performed “Bill Bailey, Won’t You Please Come Home” in Season 4 Episode 21.

Sources (or, shamelessly ripped-off from):
http://www.tunefind.com/show/the-goldbergs
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Goldbergs_%282013_TV_series%29

See also: https://thegoldbergs.fandom.com/wiki/Home_Page

  1. The J. Geils Band - Centerfold

    Season 1 Episode 1
    September 24, 2013

  2. REO Speedwagon - Can't Fight This Feeling

    Season 1 Episode 1
    September 24, 2013

  3. Loosely Tight - Fightin' Society

    Season 1 Episode 1
    September 24, 2013

    Track: Bombs Away

  4. Styx - Come Sail Away

    7 For Sale from $1.12

    Season 1 Episode 2
    October 1, 2013

  5. Whitesnake - Here I Go Again

    Season 1 Episode 3
    October 8, 2013

    Season 5 Episode 1
    September 27, 2017

  6. Pete Townshend - Let My Love Open The Door

    Season 1 Episode 4
    October 15, 2013

  7. Peter Gabriel - In Your Eyes

    Season 1 Episode 5
    October 22, 2013

  8. Ray Parker Jr. - Ghostbusters

    Season 1 Episode 6
    October 29, 2013

  9. Run-DMC - It's Tricky (And More)

    Season 1 Episode 7
    November 5, 2013

    Track: It’s Tricky

  10. Starship (2) - Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now

    Season 1 Episode 8
    November 12, 2013

  11. Night Ranger - Sister Christian

    Season 1 Episode 9
    November 19, 2013

  12. Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers - American Girl

    Season 1 Episode 10
    December 3, 2013

  13. Stan Bush & Barrage (3) - The Touch

    Season 1 Episode 11
    December 10, 2013

    Season 5 Episode 3
    October 11, 2017

  14. Pat Benatar - Hit Me With Your Best Shot

    Season 1 Episode 11
    December 10, 2013

    Performed by the cast.

  15. Billy Joel - My Life

    Season 1 Episode 12
    January 7, 2014

  16. Toto - Africa

    Season 1 Episode 13
    January 14, 2014

    Season 4 Episode 20
    April 5, 2017
    Original recording with Hayley Orrantia overdubs.

  17. Survivor - The Search Is Over

    Season 1 Episode 14
    January 21, 2014

  18. Men Without Hats - The Safety Dance

    Season 1 Episode 14
    January 21, 2014

    Also referenced in Season 6 Episode 3.

  19. Mr. Mister - Kyrie

    Season 1 Episode 15
    February 4, 2014

  20. Cyndi Lauper - The Goonies 'R' Good Enough

    Season 1 Episode 16
    March 4, 2014

  21. Dave Grusin - The Goonies (Original Motion Picture Score)

    3 For Sale from $193.17

    Season 1 Episode 16
    March 4, 2014

    Tracks:
    Map and Willie
    Fratelli Chase

  22. Big Country - In A Big Country

    Season 1 Episode 17
    March 11, 2014

  23. Survivor - Eye Of The Tiger

    Season 1 Episode 19
    April 1, 2014

  24. The Cure - Just Like Heaven

    Season 1 Episode 20
    April 8, 2014