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Oh yeah! 30 years later, we're getting a 'Ferris Bueller' soundtrack

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June

John Hughes movies are beloved not only for their characters but also for their music. You’re eyeing your Pretty in Pink vinyl right now, aren’t you? Okay, now browse around and find that soundtrack for Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Can’t do it. It doesn’t really exist.

Urban legend has it that Hughes - sometimes as prickly as he was unpredictable - felt the songs in the movie didn’t flow well together, so an album wasn’t needed. That mistake is about to be fixed.

Salon.com reports that La-La Land Records has reached an agreement with Paramount Pictures to release an “authorized” soundtrack for Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Its release could come as early as September.

The track list hasn’t been finalized, but here are the songs that IMDB.com credits with appearing in the 1986 movie:

Bad
Performed by Big Audio Dynamite

Beat City
Written and Performed by Ben Watkins and Adam Peters (The Flowerpot Men)

Danke Schoen
Performed by Wayne Newton

The Bridge
Performed by Cactus World News

The Edge Of Forever
Performed by The Dream Academy

Children of the Revolution
Performed by Violent Femmes

I'm Afraid
Performed by Blue Room

Love Missile F1-11
Performed by Sigue Sigue Sputnik

March Of The Swivelheads
Written and Performed by The Beat (as The English Beat)

Oh Yeah
Performed by Yello

Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want
Performed by The Dream Academy

Radio People
Performed by Zapp

Taking The Day Off
Written by David Wakeling
Performed by General Public

Twist And Shout
Performed by The Beatles

[Last modified: Tuesday, June 21, 2016 10:42am]

    

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