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If the Ferris Bueller sequel had a soundtrack...



Ferriscast 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.


  • "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?"

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 10:09am]


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