Since I can’t afford to use an ACTUAL picture from the movie, and I don’t want to get sued, so I made my own with MS PAINT. I’ve got skillz man. ANYWAYS! On with the blog…
As any Modern Music in the 80’s will agree, we’ve ALWAYS wondered WHY there was never an official soundtrack to Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. There were so many great, and iconic tracks in that movie!
Of course “Oh Yeah” from Yellow is the obvious memory, but what about “March of the Swivelheads” from The English Beat?
Or even “BAD” by Big Audio Dynamite! I’ve seen that movie so many times that I can tell you the exact point when these songs were used in the movie.
But unfortunately a soundtrack was never assembled. According to Billboard magazine, Director John Hughes felt that the music choices were a bit to far apart to be put on one record. Saying: “A&M was very angry with me over that; they begged me to put one out, but I thought ‘who’d want all of these songs?'” Hughes told Lollipop. “I mean, would kids want [Wayne Nelson’s] ‘Danke Schöen’ and [Yello‘s] ‘Oh Yeah’ on the same record? They probably already had ‘Twist and Shout,’ or their parents did, and to put all of those together with the more contemporary stuff, like The [English] Beat — I just didn’t think anybody would like it.”
Far be it from me to disagree with the late Mr. Hughes. But man, everyone wanted this. So big ups to the folks at La La Records, and Paramount Pictures who have put together an official soundtrack to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Ferris, Sloane, and Cameron taking on Mr. Rooney, and the city of Chicago with a “Day Off” that we all at one point have tried to live up to.
There is no official release date yet, but we’re told that it will be sometime in 2016.
The songs featured in the film include:
“Love Missile F1-11” by Sigue Sigue Sputnik
“Jeannie” (Theme from I Dream of Jeannie)
“Beat City” by The Flowerpot Men
“Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want” by The Dream Academy (a cover of The Smiths)
“The Celebrated Minuet” by Luigi Boccherini
“Danke Schoen” by Wayne Newton
“Twist and Shout” by The Beatles
“Radio People” by Zapp
“I’m Afraid” by Blue Room
“Taking the Day Off” by General Public
“The Edge of Forever” by The Dream Academy
“March of the Swivelheads” by The English Beat
“Oh Yeah” by Yello
“BAD” by Big Audio Dynamite
“Go Down Moses” (When Cameron was in Egypt’s lannnnd.. Let my Cameron, GOOooooooooooooooo)
Sure, you can download all these now. But we want it to be official!
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