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The John Hughes Mixtape

19 JUL 2012 | Posted By: SineadStubbins

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The John Hughes Mixtape

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John Hughes movies are the filmic equivalent to rainbows, puppies and chicken salt– they are pleasant, nourishing and  just seem to make life that little bit better.

Although Hughes has given us some of the most iconic images in teen cinema, we sometimes forget how important his musical choices were. Would The Breakfast Club be the same without Simple Minds? Home Alone without "White Christmas"? Would Ferris Bueller be as charming if he didn't "danke shoen"? Not only did John Hughes know how to portray angsty teenagers, but he knew what they wanted to hear.

Put on your stonewash jacket and your ugly pink prom dress, here is Lifelounge's John Hughes Mixtape:

"Pretty in Pink"– The Psychedelic Furs

In: Pretty in Pink
Who wanted to go to that hipster club with Andie, where they all wore sunglasses inside? WE DID.


"If You Leave"– OMD
In: Pretty in Pink
Did you know that they recorded this specifically for Pretty in Pink? And that originally, Andie ditched Blane and slow danced with Ducky to "Heroes" by David Bowie? Now you do.


"Oh Yeah"– Yello
In: Ferris Bueller's Day Off
BAM BAM *chika cha" Oh yeaaaah!


"Twist and Shout"– The Isley Brothers/ The Beatles
In: Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Sloane is so, so lucky,


"We Are Not Alone"– Karla De Vito
In: The Breakfast Club

As Kanye West once proclaimed, "all you girls pass your weed to your motherfucking man (get 'em high)".


"She Loves Me"– Stephen Duffy
In: Some Kind of Wonderful
TRUE LOVE YOU GUYS.


"16 Candles"– Stray Cats
In: Sixteen Candles

Actually the best song to drunkenly sway to, ever (trust us).


"Weird Science"– Oingo Boingo
In: Weird Science

Science! Computers! Science!


"Try a Little Tenderness"– Otis Redding

In: Pretty in Pink
Oh, Ducky! (And LOL at how unimpressed Andie is the whole time).


"Don't You Forget About Me"– Simple Minds

In: The Breakfast Club
WE WON'T JOHN HUGHES, WE WON'T!
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There are "2" comment(s) on "The John Hughes Mixtape"

Respect Katie


I love this post, Sinead! (Also, apparently Echo and the Bunnymen recorded this song just for John Hughes to use in 16 Candles.)
Katie  -  2 years ago
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Thanks KO! Good find!
SineadStubbins  -  2 years ago

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