Hughes Tunes: Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Hughes Tunes: Ferris Bueller's Day Off

To kick off our batch of deep dives into some of the iconic soundtracks of John Hughes beloved 80s films, we start with a film that finds its main character singing "Twist and Shout" from the top of his lungs on a parade float in the middle of Chicago. From Wayne Newton to The English Beat, the soundtrack for Ferris Bueller's Day Off was so eclectic that Hughes didn't commercially release it as he had his previous films. But that only generated more interest around the artists and songs featured on the film, and created a challenge for lovers of music and the film to seek out this music on their own. On this episode, we chat about some of those artists and play some tunes of theirs that weren't featured in the film.

Episode Tracklist

  • Sigue Sigue Sputnik - "Love Missile F1-11"
  • Ira Newborn - "Cameron In Bed / Ferris Goes Hawaiian"
  • Yello - "Oh Yeah"
  • Yello - "Blue Nabou"
  • The Flowerpot Men - "Beat City"
  • The Flowerpot Men - "Melting Down On Motor Angel"
  • Zapp - "Radio People"
  • Zapp - "I Only Have Eyes For You"
  • Yonderboi - "Eyes For You"
  • Jonathan Richman - "I Was Dancing In The Lesbian Bar"
  • Octo Octa - "Not Sure What To Do (Variation Zoning 4)"
  • The Dream Academy - "Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want (Instrumental)"