Eddy Grant was coming off of phenomenal success with two huge UK hits, "I Don't Want to Dance" and "Electric Avenue." He was commissioned to write and perform "Romancing the Stone" for the movie, but then for some reason he and the producers (who included star Michael Douglas) had a falling out, and the song was not used on the sound-track. You can hear it barely in one scene in the movie.
But I always liked it, so here it is....in both the official "movie" version (which I swear I remember seeing on MTV or Night Tracks or somewhere) and then after the fall-out, a non-offiicial non-movie tie-in video version. I don't remember EVER seeing this one! AND just for you completists out there, a live version from 1986.
Enjoy, and let me know which one you like better.
The official Movie Tie-In version....sound is good, but picture is bad
The non-movie version
Live in London in 1986