R.I.P. John Hughes

R.I.P. John Hughes

R.I.P. John Hughes

As I’m sure many of you are already aware, classic 80s movie director & producer John Hughes passed away today. It is such a sad day for us 80s kids who grew up watching such classic films as The Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink, Weird Science, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, and Uncle Buck (to name only a few). These are movies that literally defined a generation!

The soundtracks to these teen flicks were also classic. In fact, I can’t NOT think of his movies when I hear these great songs…

“Don’t You (Forget About Me)” by Simple Minds (The Breakfast Club)

“If You Leave” by OMD (Pretty in Pink)

“Weird Science” by Oingo Boingo (Weird Science)

“Eighties” by Killing Joke (Weird Science)

“Love Missile F1-11” by Sigue Sigue Sputnik (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off)

“Oh Yeah” by Yello (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off)

“Wild Thing” by Tone Loc (Uncle Buck)

(And yes, I did, and still do, like Tone Loc!)

Thank you John Hughes… for the movies and the memories.

You will be missed. 😦

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About Marilyn

DJ, Digital Diva, Domestic Dabbler

Posted on August 7, 2009, in 80s, Killing Joke, Oingo Boingo, OMD, Sigue Sigue Sputnik, Simple Minds, Soundtracks, Tone Loc, Yello. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. It’s easy to forget that Simple Minds were absolutely huge in the early 80s. At the time, there seemed almost to be an unspoken race between them and U2 as to who would first turn into a “stadium band”.
    Looking back, songs like “Waterfront” and “New Gold Dream” still stand up well today.

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