Urban Cowboy is a 1980 American western romantic drama film about the love-hate relationship between Buford Uan “Bud” Davis (John Travolta) and Sissy (Debra Winger). The movie captured the late 1970s/early 1980s popularity of country music. It was John Travolta’s third major acting role after Saturday Night Fever and Grease.
The movie spawned a hit soundtrack album featuring such songs as “Lookin’ for Love” by Johnny Lee, “Stand by Me” by Mickey Gilley, “Look What You’ve Done to Me” by Boz Scaggs, “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” by the Charlie Daniels Band, “Could I Have This Dance” by Anne Murray, and “Love the World Away” by Kenny Rogers. The film is said to have started the 1980s boom in pop-country music known as the “Urban Cowboy Movement” also known as Neo-Country or Hill Boogie.
Released as a double LP,re-released on CD in 1995.
1 Jimmy Buffett – Hello Texas (Brian Collins, Robby Campbell) 2:34
2 Joe Walsh – All Night Long (Joe Walsh) 3:52
3 Dan Fogelberg – Times Like These (Dan Fogelberg) 3:03
4 Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band – Nine Tonight (Bob Seger) 4:15
5 Mickey Gilley – Stand By Me (Ben E King, Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller) 3:37
6 Johnny Lee – Cherokee Fiddle (Michael Martin Murphey) 4:06
7 Anne Murray – Could I Have This Dance (Bob House, Wayland Holyfield) 3:16
8 Eagles – Lyin’ Eyes (Don Henley, Glenn Frey) 6:23
9 Johnny Lee – Lookin’ For Love (Bob Morrison, Patti Ryan, Wanda Mallette) 3:43
10 Bonnie Raitt – Don’t It Make Ya Wanna Dance (Rusty Wier) 3:30
11 The Charlie Daniels Band – The Devil Went Down To Georgia (Charlie Daniels, Charlie Hayward, Fred Edwards, James Marshall, Taz DiGregorio, Tom Crain) 3:35
12 Mickey Gilley – Here Comes The Hurt Again (Bill Rice, Jerry Foster) 2:42
13 Gilley’s Urban Cowboy Band – Orange Blossom Special, Hoedown (Ervin House) 2:08
14 Kenny Rogers – Love The World Away (Bob Morrison, Johnny Wilson) 3:12
15 The Charlie Daniels Band – Falling In Love For The Night (Charlie Daniels) 3:01
16 Bonnie Raitt – Darlin’ (Stewart Blandamer) 2:36
17 Boz Scaggs – Look What You’ve Done To Me (Boz Scaggs, David Foster) 5:29
18 Linda Ronstadt & J.D. Souther – Hearts Against The Wind (JD Souther) 3:00