The film world suffered a tragic loss with the passing of John Hughes earlier today, and I'd argue that the music world did as well. So many great son
August 6, 2009

The film world suffered a tragic loss with the passing of John Hughes earlier today, and I'd argue that the music world did as well. So many great songs of the eighties are inextricably linked to his films; "Don't You Forget About Me by Simple Minds" (The Breakfast Club), "True" by Spandau Ballet (Sixteen Candles), and even that "Oh Yeah" song in Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

It was hard to pick one to feature, but the title song of the Hughes-penned Pretty in Pink by the Psychedelic Furs wins out for me.

Thanks for the films, John, and thanks for the music.

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