While the soundtrack is probably good enough to stand on its own, it's so much better if you've seen the movie. It's a great sampling of the music of 1987, as well as a deft illustration of the film itself. Tracks 2,4,8,9 and 10 are my favorites, probably because they were the most prominently featured in the film, and I can "see" the movie when I hear the music. The only thing I would change about this album would be to include MORE music. There is still a lot missing, such as the OTHER version of "Miss Amanda Jones" (played as Keith, Watts, and Amanda get ready for the date), as well as the musical score (i.e. the strong opening number to the film, the soft keyboard lullaby during the more tender moments, and the final ballad playing as Keith catches up with Watts). By the way, if anyone reading this happens to know where I can get this music, PLEASE let me know. But back to THIS album: a thoroughly enjoyable soundtrack, and a great companion to a great film.