If the Ferris Bueller sequel had a soundtrack...
Die-hard Ferris Bueller fans might remember that the 1986 movie didn't have a soundtrack for sale to the public. (Though director/writer John Hughes, who chose all the music, said he had 100,000 copies printed to send to friends and fans who wrote him.)
For "Ferris Bueller 2: Another Day Off," sequel screenwriter Rick Rapier (read Q&A) has compiled a list of the songs he has worked into his script. (Read a scene) So if the sequel were to be made and Rick got to call the shots on music, here's what the soundtrack would feature.
THE FERRIS BUELLER SEQUEL SOUNDTRACK:
- "A Man Without Love" by Engelbert Humperdinck
- "Exception of Love" by The Truth
- "Avalon" by Roxy Music
- "Danger Zone" by Kenny Loggins
- "Breathe Your Name" by Sixpence None the Richer
- "Tenderness" by General Public
- "Anywhere With You" by Rubber Rodeo
- "What the World Needs Now Is Love" by Burt Bacharach
- "Return to Innocence" by Enigma
- "Oh, Yeah" by Yello
"Some songs are not from the 80s but rather might be songs recorded since Ferris might like," Rapier said. "And, of course, the Humperdinck is meant to be a lyrics-appropriate replacement for Wayne Newton, whose only other pop hit besides 'Danke Schoen' was 'Daddy Dontcha Walk So Fast' -- doesn't exactly work, does it?"