Ferris Bueller’s Day Off Finally Gets an Official Soundtrack After 30 years

"They probably already had 'Twist and Shout', or their parents did."
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"They probably already had 'Twist and Shout', or their parents did."
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Why has it taken so long for an official Ferris Bueller's Day Off soundtrack to be released? Director John Hughes gave a fairly reasonable explanation:

“[A&M Records] begged me to put one out, but I thought, 'Who’d want all of these songs?' I mean, would kids want 'Danke Schoen' and 'Oh Yeah' on the same record? They probably already had 'Twist and Shout', or their parents did, and to put all of those together with the more contemporary stuff, like the [English] Beat—I just didn’t think anybody would like it.”

Sure, at the time, those tracks had already been heard by everyone and their parents, but to have the complete collection on one record would have no doubt been a solid release. Now, almost 30 years later, we are finally getting a soundtrack to the movie that influenced the rebellious childhood most of us had.

We aren't entirely sure what tracks will be featured on the release, but if we had to guess we would probably select some of these as they all were featured in the film:

“Love Missile F1-11” (Extended Version) by Sigue Sigue Sputnik
“Jeannie” (Theme from I Dream of Jeannie)
“Beat City” by The Flowerpot Men
“Main Title / Rebel Blockade Runner” by John Williams (From Star Wars)
“Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want” (instrumental) by The Dream Academy
“The Celebrated Minuet” by Luigi Boccherini
“Danke Schoen” by Wayne Newton
“Twist and Shout” by The Beatles
“Radio People” by Zapp
“I’m Afraid” by Blue Room
“Taking the Day Off” by General Public
“The Edge of Forever” by The Dream Academy
“March of the Swivelheads” (a remix of “Rotating Heads”) by The (English) Beat
“Oh Yeah” by Yello
“BAD” by Big Audio Dynamite
“Go Down Moses” credited to the Fisk Jubilee Singers in 1871

Look for the soundtrack to be released around September and check back for more news coming soon.

[via: CoS]