Pretty in Pink movie soundtrack...I don't think I ever saw this movie. But the more I look at this album cover - the better it gets. It has lots of cool songs by all of THE in bands of the day. That would be 1986. Of course this is a John Hughes coming of age flick, one in his series of 4 or 5 films. The title song by the Psychedelic Furs was the actual inspiration for the film and was re-recorded for this soundtrack. Songs from these bands are on the record: OMD (that would be Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, not the Ozark Mountain Daredevils. I came up with that one), plus Suzanne Vega, Joe Jackson, INXS, New Order, Echo and the Bunnymen, and The Smiths. A band called the Rave-ups appear in the film, performing "Positively Lost Me" and "Rave-Up/Shut-Up" from their Town and Country, but they do not have any songs on the soundtrack. The former lead singer front man from Three Dog Night, Danny Hutton does a song with his band, Danny Hutton Hitters. The film also includes Otis Redding's "Try a Little Tenderness," which actor Jon Cryer's (Two and a Half Men!) character "Duckie" lipsyncs to in the film, The Association's "Cherish," and Talk Back's "Rudy". Those 3 tracks do not appear on the official soundtrack. Here is a plot summary I found on IMDB, by Mattias Thursesson, "Young Andie is one of the not-so-popular girls in high school. She usually hangs out with her friends Iona or Duckie. Duckie has always had a crush on her, but now she has met a new guy from school, Blane. He's one of the rich and popular guys but can the two worlds meet?"