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Pretty in Pink Soundtrack
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Few filmmakers managed to capture the awkward coming-of-age catastrophes of '80s teens the way John Hughes did, just as few soundtracks encapsulate the sound of an era better than this one does. It's not the best 1986 had to offer, but it's a cohesive whole, transporting the listener to that other time, imagined or otherwise. There's enough variety to ensure that it doesn't become wallpaper, and very little filler. "Left of Center" by Suzanne Vega, with Joe Jackson on piano, is tremendous and transcends generations. Psychedelic Furs frontman Richard Butler has long been bemused about Hughes not taking Molly Ringwald's character's name from the title song, which inspired the film, but everyone was paying too much attention to what Ducky was wearing to notice anyway. --Scott Wilson
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However, if you are looking for Otis Redding's "Try A Little Tenderness" (Duckie sings this to Molly in Trax), or if you are looking for songs performed in the club by that group with the big hair (heheh), DON'T LOOK HERE!! The group in the night club is The Rave-Ups and Amazon has their CD to purchase (it's an import), and you will just have to buy an Otis Redding CD to get that song.
My favorite song is of course, "If You Leave", but "Wouldn't it Be Good" and "Get to Know Ya" (this guy sounds frightingly like Prince!) are some of my other favorites. What are you waiting for?! Buy this album!!
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I thoroughly enjoyed watching Pretty In Pink and I am now enjoying listening to the soundtrack. Two of my favorites are, If You Leave and Wouldn't It Be Good. Read morePublished on Dec 18 2003 by Catherine Ann McGowan
I had the tape once and gave it to a friend..stupid mistake!
The songs are great on here. My favorites are if you leave (omd), shellshock (new order), wouldn't it be good (a... Read more
A pretty good sampler of New Wave pop, if that's your thing. Plenty of nostalgia here for anyone who was a youth in the eighties. Read morePublished on Oct. 24 2002 by The Orange Duke
i enjoyed the album but it was missing 2 good songs the first one was "rudy"by talk back, and the other one was rave up/shut up, by the rave ups. Read morePublished on June 2 2002 by kathy
This is truly an awesome album! If you haven't seen the movie... you need to. It not only was a great movie because of Molly Ringwald and Jon Cryer... Read morePublished on March 6 2002
The tracks are fine but the one song that was mimed in the film by ducky[the great actor,jon cryer].And sung by the great OTIS,isnt here.SILLYPublished on Jan. 17 2002