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Pretty In Pink - The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack [Soundtrack]

Various Audio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Audio CD (6 Sep 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Import Music Services
  • ASIN: B000002GD2
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 54,235 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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2. Left of Center - Suzanne Vega Feat. Joe Jackson On Piano
3. Get to Know Ya - Jesse Johnson
4. Do Wot You Do - INXS
5. Pretty in Pink - The Psychedelic Furs
6. Shell-Shock - New Order
7. Round, Round - Belouis Some
8. Wouldn't It Be Good - Danny Hutton Hitters
9. Bring On the Dancing Horses - Echo and the Bunnymen
10. Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want - The Smiths

Product Description


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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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The ultimate 80s soundtrack 21 Jan 2003
Format:Audio CD
I'm not a huge fan of movie soundtracks, but you couldn't take this CD away from me without a fight. Pretty In Pink's music did much to make it the great film it was. Although some of the artists featured on the soundtrack weren't really mainstream or famous, the music epitomizes the late great 1980s. "If You Leave" by OMD was one of the biggest hits of the entire decade, and it sounds as good today as it did back then. The title track by The Psychedelic Furs remains immediately recognizable by its opening notes. Both of these two songs still spark a nostalgic memory of my angst-ridden teen years. I must thank the compilers of this soundtrack for including the short but emotion-laden track "Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want" by The Smiths. Were it not for this CD, I probably would never have discovered the weird yet cathartic music of Morrissey and The Smiths. "Left of Center" is one of Suzanne Vega's best songs, just as "Do Wot You Do" represents INXS at that band's peak. These songs are a pretty eclectic mix, but all of them are fun to listen to even today and could probably fill a dancefloor with young people as well as not so young people who watched Pretty In Pink and listened to the soundtrack over and over again in our young, carefree days. For me, each song sparks a memory and keeps alive a small piece of a time in my life I will be trying to remember and relive until the day I die.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Applause, applause, applause 17 Sep 2005
Format:Audio CD
John Hughes knew his British 1980s bands and shamelessly used them to sell his brand of life in teen America. To accompany the ups and downs of Andrew McCarthy and Molly Ringwald's love life in Pretty in Pink he chose If You Leave (Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark), Pretty in Pink (Psychedelic Furs), plus New Order, Echo and the Bunnymen, the Smiths and Belouis Some. Chuck Suzanne Vega (Left of Centre) and Do Wot You Do (INXS) into the mix and you've got a slice of classic Anglo-Americana nobody whose era was the 80s can ignore.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Tracks from a Classic Movie 7 Nov 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This album is a fantastic soundtrack. Standout tracks are If You Leave by OMD and the title track by Psychedelic Furs. There are a couple of obsure acts and one of them, Jesse Johnson, sings a song called Get To Know Ya and it sounds like classic 80's Prince. Great tracks by Inxs, The Smiths and New Order are also on this album. If you are into 80's stuff then this soundtrack and the movie itself will thrill you. The music is joyous.
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3.0 out of 5 stars My youth. On a disc. 4 Sep 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Unexpectedly, this movie has stood the test of time better than the John Hughes movies we thought, back then, couldn't be bettered, like Breakfast Club. As with all those movies, the soundtrack was carefully thought through and contains a few real classics as well as a couple of bits of nonsense. Pretty in Pink itself is a wonderful track, but they're not all that good. WHY doesn't it have the Otis Redding Try a little tenderness that Ducky mimes to in the record store? The fools!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing memories. 20 Nov 2013
Format:Audio CD
Being one of my All-Time-Favourite films, I thought my buying of the Soundtrack was long overdue !
I remedied that and am SO happy I did !!!!
Can't fault anything.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
The film is one of the best I saw during my youth along with the Breakfast Club, another Bratpack Classic.. The soundtrack is great to hear and conjures pictures in your head from the film.. Thoroughly recommended for all you 80's teens who love to remember.. Takes you back..
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love the 80s 15 Mar 2014
By NickiJ
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Brings so back so memories - the film and the soundtrack totally rock!! I love Andrew McCarthy and Molly Ringwald.
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