Greatest Lists S1 #36 “You’re The Best” by Joe Esposito

The first season of Greatest Lists features the Top 50 ’80s Movie Soundtrack Songs and in this episode, Jason chooses “You’re The Best” by Joe Esposito from The Karate Kid as the #36 song on the list. Listen to get the scoop on the song’s history, commercial success, and the hosts’ personal history and reviews.

If you listen to Greatest Lists with Spotify premium, you’ll hear the songs after the show. If you use a different app to listen to music, use this Songwhip link to find “You’re The Best” by Joe Esposito. This episode has two bonus songs from the soundtrack: “The Moment of Truth” from Survivor and “Young Hearts” by Commuter.

Eric and Jason also recently hosted a Twitter Spaces (as mentioned during the episode) recapping songs 41-50, some behind the scenes chatter, and a preview of songs coming up in the countdown. Click over to Twitter and have a listen.

Greatest Lists is best heard on Spotify Premium with the featured songs played directly after each podcast. You can also connect with the show in your favorite listening app like Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Stitcher, iHeartRadio, and more or stream episodes by visiting the Greatest Lists website.

Follow the hosts on Twitter, Eric (@Eric_Vardeman) and Jason (@RD80s), and give them your feedback on this episode’s song choice!

While there wasn’t an official music video for “You’re The Best”, you can relive the scene from the film that features the song…

There was a music video for “Moment of Truth” that looks like was filmed in Mr. Miyagi’s back yard…

And finally, no music video for “Young Hearts” but I thought this split screen comparison of the scenes at Golf N Stuff from both The Karate Kid and Cobra Kai was fun.

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