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

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  1. claude said, on August 7, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    I loved the movies and the soundtracks were great as well!! good to remember all the music! thanks

  2. Sue said, on August 8, 2009 at 11:21 am

    Besides being a great screenwriter and director, John Hughes appears to have been a lovely man. He really had the “human touch” in his work, and more importantly, knew what was important to him in life and followed it always.
    Sad he is gone so soon. RIP John Hughes.


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