John Hughes' Greatest Soundtrack



Attempting to pick a favorite movie from John Hughes' filmography would be near impossible, so instead of trying, we're taking the easy road and celebrating his easily best soundtrack. Known during his untouchable stretch of classic teen comedy-dramas in the ’80s—Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986), Weird Science (1985), The Breakfast Club (1985), Sixteen Candles (1984)—for basically creating the seamless connection between the pitch-perfect scenes on screen and the underground, cutting edge pop music of the score, Hughes' ultimate achievement on this front ironically never got a proper release. So, to celebrate his life and contribution to ours, here's a (most likely temporary) link to the long-underrated soundtrack (with an assist from music supervisor Tarquin Gotch) for Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Check the tracklist after the jump. So long, John.

Download:Ferris Bueller's Day Off Unreleased Soundtrack


01 - Sigue Sigue Sputnik - Love Missile F1-11
02 - TeeVee Toons Inc - Jeannie (Theme From I Dream Of Jeannie)
03 - The Flowerpot Men - Beat City
04 - John Williams - Star Wars Main Theme
05 - The Dream Academy - Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want
06 - Wayne Newton - Danke Schoen
07 - The Beatles - Twist And Shout
08 - Zapp - Radio People
09 - Blue Room - I'm Afraid
10 - General Public - Taking The Day Off
11 - The Dream Academy - The Edge Of Forever
12 - The (English) Beat - March Of The Swivelheads
13 - Yello - Oh Yeah
14 - Big Audio Dynamite - Bad
15 - Sigue Sigue Sputnik - Love Missile F1-11 (Dance Mix)
16 - The Dream Academy - Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want
17 - Yello - Oh Yeah (Dance Mix)

John Hughes' Greatest Soundtrack