Adeli’s Music Blog

Music from John Hughes’s movies

Posted in music by adeli on August 6, 2009

John Hughes, the producer, writer and director of 1980s films such as “Sixteen Candles,” “The Breakfast Club” and “Some Kind of Wonderful” offered an inside look at teens and their social habits and anxieties, died today. His teen protagonists were portrayed with such honesty, unlike other comedies of the time.

Molly Ringwald, Judd Nelson, Anthony Michael Hall and Jon Cryer were featured in his films. In particular, Ringwald, became a star, thanks to her lead performances in “Sixteen Candles,” “”Pretty in Pink,” and “Breakfast Club.”

What also stood out in these films was the music. Of these films, the soundtracks with the best music were “Pretty in Pink” and Some Kind of Wonderful.” While, the Breakfast Club soundtrack was a dud, “Don’t You Forget About Me” still sounds great today. Here are musical highlights from those films.

Pretty in Pink

Pretty in Pink – The Psychedelic Furs

Wouldn’t It Be Nice -Danny Hutton Hitters

Shell Shock – New Order

If You Leave – Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark

Bring on the Dancing Horses – Echo & the Bunnymen

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Twist and Shout -The Beatles

Some Kind of Wonderful

I Go Crazy – Flesh For Lulu (Some kind of Wonderful)

Miss Amanda Jones – March Violets

Breakfast Club

Don’t You Forget About Me – Simple Minds