Hughes Tunes: Pretty In Pink

Hughes Tunes: Pretty In Pink

In our final episode on the music of John Hughe's iconic 80's films, we end with Pretty In Pink. Music is the backbone of this film in so many ways: the main character works at a record store, a bar with live music is a popular hangout spot for her and her friends, and of course who can forget Jon Cryer's lip-sync to Otis Redding's "Try A Little Tenderness"? And just like the films before it, Hughes' passion for music (especially new wave and post-punk) is behind every track featured on this iconic soundtrack. We listen to a few tracks from the film with an accompanying track from each artist.

Episode Tracklist

  • Talk Back - "Rudy"
  • Psychedelic Furs - "Pretty In Pink"
  • Psychedelic Furs - "Mr. Jones"
  • Jesse Johnson - "Get To Know Ya"
  • Jesse Johnson - "Just Too Much"
  • New Order - "Thieves Like Us"
  • New Order - "Lonesome Tonight"
  • Teebs - "Studie (feat. Panda Bear)"
  • Boxcutter - "Passerby"
  • Eddie Van Halen - "Eruption"