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Some Kind of Wonderful Soundtrack Soundtrack


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  • Audio CD (April 20 1987)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: MCA - Universal Special Imports
  • Run Time: 95 minutes
  • ASIN: B000002O58
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #35,227 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Do Anything - Pete Shelley
2. Brilliant Mind - Furniture
3. Cry Like This - Blue Room
4. I Go Crazy / Flesh For Lulu
5. She Loves Me - Stephen Duffy
6. The Hardest Walk - Jesus And Mary Chain
7. The Shyest Time - Apartments
8. Miss Amanda Jones - March Violets
9. Can't Help Falling In Love - Lick The Tins
10. Turn To The Sky - March Violets


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Format: Audio CD
I love this CD and I especially like I Can't Help Falling in Love with You (why do I always like cover versions better than Elvis' orignials?). None of these bands were big in the 80s and that's odd for a John Hughes film. I always thought that maybe he was hoping one of these bands would make it huge based on their inclusion in the movie soundtrack. Alas, it was not to be. All of the songs are upbeat and different. One of my favorite soundtracks; second only to She's Having a Baby.
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BEWARE: The climactic song, Charlie Sexton's "Beat So Lonely" is NOT on this CD.
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The only thing that disappointed me about this soundtrack is the inclusion of the March Violets cover of the Stones' "Miss Amanda Jones", both of which are featured in the movie, but the original is not to be found here (check out the Stones' "Between The Buttons"). That is a shame, because it would have fit in perfectly with the rest of the tunes.
The JAMC's original version of "The Hardest Walk" is more abrasive than this one, but even a re-produced version is better than nothing. Stephen Duffy's "She Loves Me" is as essential as the Danny Hutton Hitters "Wouldn't It Be Good" was to the Pretty In Pink soundtrack.
But the absolute best track is "Can't Help Falling In Love" by Lick The Tins. To this day, I play it and I get asked by a bunch of people where it came from.
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Format: Audio CD
the hardest walk and esp. the version contained on this soundtrack is one of the best songs of the last 20 years. check out phychocandy by the jesus and mary chain to learn more. on most critic's top 20 records of last 20 years...
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More than any other director out there, Hughes tended to use music that he felt the characters themselves would be listening to at the time. That's why the music works so well in the films, and also why teenagers of the time who identified with the characters would be likely to go out and buy the soundtracks.
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Format: Audio CD
Me and my best friend saw this movie several times before she got a hold of the soundtrack. I borrowed it, taped it and finally got my own copy cuz I just couldn't live without it. It's probably one of the best 80's soundtracks out there (along with "Vision Quest", "Pretty in Pink", "The Lost Boys"...) and I really recommend it! Top cuts: "Do Anything", "Brilliant Mind" (my favourite!), "Cry like this", "Turn to the sky", "The hardest walk" and "I go crazy". Watch out for "Can't help falling in love" though...
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What memories this album brings back. It's a classic and every song on it is excellent; moreover, there isn't a bad song on this soundtrack. My favorite song at the time was "I Go Crazy", but now they are all my favorite. I wore this tape out from listening to it so much over the years. This soundtrack gives Pretty in Pink a run for its money, and in some ways is a much better soundtrack. It's too bad that Some Kind of Wonderful (soundtrack) didn't do as well, because it definately deserved to.
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