The Soundtracks from John Hughes’ Iconic ’80s Movies Gets a Box Set

It includes music from 'The Breakfast Club,' 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off,' and 'Pretty in Pink'

As a number of outlets like BrooklynVegan report, Life Moves Pretty Fast – The John Hughes Mixtapes is the first-ever official compilation of songs from all of John Hughes’ films, including ones he directed (Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Weird Science, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Planes Trains & Automobiles, She’s Having A Baby, Uncle Buck) and ones he wrote (Pretty in Pink, Some Kind of Wonderful, National Lampoon’s Vacation). It’s available in a variety of formats, from a double LP to a multi-disc deluxe box set, and it’s out November 11 via Demon Music.

The two-disc set includes most of the best-known songs from his films, including Simple Minds’ “Don’t You (Forget About Me),” OMD’s “If You Leave,” Yello’s “Oh Yeah,” Echo & The Bunnymen’s “Bring On The Dancing Horses” and more, plus some sought-after rarities like The Dream Academy’s instrumental cover of The Smiths’ “Please Please Please” and The Flowerpot Men’s “Beat City,” which were both from Ferris Bueller (which never got an official soundtrack at the time).

The deluxe CD and LP sets go deep, including songs that were in movies but didn’t make it onto official soundtracks ― like The Rave Ups’ “Positively Lost Me” (from Pretty in Pink), Propaganda’s “Abuse” (from Some Kind of Wonderful), The Revillos’ “Rev Up!” (from Sixteen Candles) ― and comes with a John Hughes mixtape cassette, and a reproduction of the 7″ single of The Flowerpot Men’s “Beat City” / Blue Room “I’m Afraid” that promoted Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and was only sent to members of the John Hughes Fan Club.

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