Pretty In Pink: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Soundtrack
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Genre: Soundtracks & Scores
Media Format: Compact Disk
Release Date: 30-NOV-1987
Few filmmakers managed to capture the awkward coming-of-age catastrophes of '80s teens the way John Hughes did, just as few soundtracks encapsulate the sound of an era better than this one does. It's not the best 1986 had to offer, but it's a cohesive whole, transporting the listener to that other time, imagined or otherwise. There's enough variety to ensure that it doesn't become wallpaper, and very little filler. "Left of Center" by Suzanne Vega, with Joe Jackson on piano, is tremendous and transcends generations. Psychedelic Furs frontman Richard Butler has long been bemused about Hughes not taking Molly Ringwald's character's name from the title song, which inspired the film, but everyone was paying too much attention to what Ducky was wearing to notice anyway. --Scott Wilson
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Top Customer Reviews
Surprisingly, nobody has mentioned Echo & the Bunnymen's "Bring on the Dancing Horses" which is my personal favorite selection on this soundtrack. It is hauntingly beautiful and still gives me chills to this day when I hear it.
The Smith's "Please Please Please" was for me the beginning of a long melancholy relationship with that band. I recently saw Morrissey in concert and he can still create a mood..
"Shellshock" by New Order and "Left of Center" by Vega and Jackson and of course the title track are wonderful too.
It doesn't get better or more 80's than The P-Furs, New Order, OMD, The Smiths, INXS and Echo. This collection showcases some of their better songs and it all flows together in perfect harmony during a time when things well...weren't so bad.
The songs here were all pretty much used in the film to enhance background. The film displayed class distinctions between the wealthy and the working class in a Chicago suburb.
Except for the recording of "Wouldn't it be Nice," I enjoyed the soundtrack. I only wished that they used Nick Kershaw's recording of the song instead.