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Life on the '80s charts was no holiday for this band featured in 'Teachers'

Across many states, schools are letting out for summer and the only ones more excited about that prospect than the kids are the teachers. What better way to combine '80 movie music and salute those instructing our children than a song from the Teachers soundtrack - Roman Holiday and One Foot Back In Your Door.

Teachers was Ralph Macchio's first movie after The Karate Kid and the 1984 flick not only had a star-filled cast with JoBeth Williams and Nick Nolte, but it included early movie performances by Morgan Freeman, Crispin Glover and Laura Dern before they starred in much larger roles. The soundtrack is very underrated and features mostly rock acts like Night Ranger and Joe Cocker with the exception of the one outlier - the band Roman Holiday and their catchy One Foot Back In Your Door.

With the band name Roman Holiday, it's no secret that this English swing pop band took their name from the 1953 movie starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck. Roman Holiday raised our eyebrows in the early days of MTV as lead singer Steve Lambert insisted on wearing one of those old-fashioned sailor hats in several of their videos. In the video for One Foot Back In Your Door, Lambert ditched the retro sailor hat for a more feathered look that still didn't land Roman Holiday in the U.S. Top 40 as the One Foot Back In Your Door peaked at No. 76 in the beginning of 1985 for this song that was released as a single in the U.K. back in 1983. The band broke up later in 1985.

The Teachers soundtrack did produce one new Top 40 hit when 38 Special hit No. 25 with Teacher, Teacher for the movie set in Columbus, Ohio.

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