Hughes Tunes: Sixteen Candles

Hughes Tunes: Sixteen Candles

Next up on our batch of episodes devoted to the music of John Hughes iconic 80s films, we explore the one that started it all: Sixteen Candles. The soundtrack to this film is what would happen if you hit shuffle on Hughes' iPod (or more accurately what you'd hear on that sweet mixtape he made you in 1984). Crammed into its 93 minute runtime is over 30 songs, from Bowie to The Godfather theme. On this episode, we focus on some of the lesser known artists Hughes highlighted in this iconic (and often cringe-worthy) 80s teen comedy.

Episode Tracklist

  • Kajagoogoo - "Kajagoogoo (Inst)"
  • Altered Images - "Happy Birthday"
  • Altered Images - "Love & Kisses"
  • Nick Heyward - "Whistle Down The Wind"
  • Nick Heyward - "Don't Get Me Wrong"
  • Divinyls - "Ring Me Up"
  • Divinyls - "Elsie"
  • Viagra Boys - "Down In The Basement"
  • Big Black Delta - "Love You This Summer"
  • Big Black Delta - "Betamax"
  • The Revillos - "Rev Up!"