Tuesday, April 19, 2016

P is for...

…Pretty in Pink

Soundtracks That Mattered (to me) is my theme for the A-Z Challenge this April.


This. Part of me feels like I need to just dance around the edge of this one, for if I fall in, I may not be able to get back out. I wore out my copy of the cd, but refused to throw it away. Instead I would listen up to where the music became garbled, and sometimes would just sing through, hoping the next song would miraculously be fixed. Clearly buying a new copy would have been far too complex of a solution, and it wasn't like I could have brought myself to throw away the original one anyway.
Oh my gosh! I cannot locate my CD or case, and had a very hard time finding an image online.
This music made me feel the feels of the movie over and over again. The soundtrack echoed the notion of quirky outcasts. If You Leave and Do Wot You Do were the gateway tunes for me to seek out more music by OMD and INXS. Other songs, like Round Round and Bring on the Dancing Horses, just became part of my Pretty in Pink world, and I only listened to them in that context. I will say that the opening drum beat and guitar chord of Pretty in Pink gets me every time. I feel young again, filled with hope and a celebration of slight awkwardness.
Ok, one more...

21 comments:

  1. I liked the Psychedelic Furs original Pretty in Pink from their 1981 album 'Talk Talk Talk'. It's a bit different than what they did for the soundtrack. Again...another movie I haven't seen! I love the Furs. One of my fave 80s bands!

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  2. Okay so this is my favorite post.
    I think you know why.

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    1. I was afraid you'd leave me if it wasn't here! (I tried to make up the letter B to you in today'spost) ;)

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  3. We feel precisely the same way about this soundtrack. Only I wore out the cassette tape. There is nothing worse than needing to dig out a pain so that you can untangle your tape. And then do hopeful fast forward and rewinding to the end repeatedly to flatten the tape. I couldn't actually afford another one, so that wasn't so much an option...

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  4. Oh I love Pretty in Pink! What a great movie. There are some movies that just sick in my memories and this is one of them. And James Spader and Andrew McCarthy have returned to some great roles. I just can't get enough of them!

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    1. I do love James Spader, but rarely his characters! lol

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  5. I loved this movie. Loved that era.

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  6. Such a good movie. They looks so 80s young. ;-)

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  7. Another one that I played until my family had thoughts of my demise. :)

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  8. I remember seeing The Psychedelic Furs performing the song on Top of the Pops and I so wanted to see the film after that :). Ah, the memories :)
    Tasha
    Tasha's Thinkings | Wittegen Press | FB3X (AC)

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  9. Yes, yes, yes, yes, YES! So many great songs. I recently read that the original ending had Andi falling for Ducky at the end, only it didn't test well so they changed it to Blaine. It should have been Ducky. How could you not love the Duckman?! :D

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