Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Pretty in Pink - the Movie Soundtrack

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?"


  1. Ahh yes..one of my top ten faves form the 80's. It just got re-released on PINK vinyl for Record Store Day, but alas, I was unable to get one. I'll just have to settle for the original.

  2. By true luck, I was able to snag the Pink vinyl RSD release. It is one of the most beautiful slabs of vinyl in my collection! I also got the Breakfast Club WHITE vinyl RSD release - it was quite a great day!


Thanks for commenting!