Tag Archives: John Hughes

80s Soundtrack Week: Friday – “Some Kind Of Wonderful” US CD

So on Monday we looked at the incredibly popular “Pretty In Pink” OST. That film was written by John Hughes but actually directed by Howard Deutsch. Even though we think of it as a “John Hughes film.” It turned out … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 28]

OMD | If You Leave [continued from last post] In 1985, OMD had honestly scraped their way into the US top 30 with “So In Love,” a mushy piece of pop that was among the last song’s written during the … Continue reading

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John Hughes: The Devil Has All The Best Tunes [part 2]

When we last checked in on this topic, we were witness to the horrible changes wrought in the formerly svelte Post-Punk outfit Simple Minds. The sea change can be best summed up by the fact that after “Don’t You [Forget … Continue reading

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John Hughes: The Devil Has All The Best Tunes [part 1]

John Hughes was an inescapable part of mid-80s youth culture via his seemingly endless series of youth-oriented movies that featured wise-guy teens and soundtracks full of some of my favorite acts. Significant here was that Tarquin Gotch, one of his producing … Continue reading

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