Saturday, August 08, 2009

Embed and breakfast man: The John Hughes weekend

As a tribute to John Hughes - a man who knew how to pull together a soundtrack - let's spend the weekend in 80s teen movie heaven, plucking gems from the Hughes oeuvre.

There is, I'll tell you now, hugely unlikely to be anything from Beethovens 5th.

Let's start with the Psychedelic Furs, who found that being adopted for a title of Hughes movie gave them their biggest ever hit. Albeit, as Andy Kershaw pointed out at the time, with "one of their old ones, with the drums turned up."

This would be your Pretty In Pink, then:

And this would be the song underneath the title:

Pretty In Pink DVD
Psychedelic Furs 5 album box set [for £12]

More Hughes-related music across the weekend
Planes Trains & Automobiles represented by Steve Earle & The Dukes
She's Having A Baby represented by Gene Loves Jezebel
Home Alone 2: Lost In New York represented by Darlene Love
Career Opportunities represented by Betty Boo
Sixteen Candles represented by Altered Images, The Vapors and Nick Heyward

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