At 35, Pretty in Pink soundtrack remains spot-on 80s teen COA

“The 35th anniversary of Pretty in Pink is also the 35th anniversary of the Pretty in Pink soundtrack, a cultural artifact arguably more significant than the motion picture. The record was packed with songs by musicians who at the time were relatively popular in the U.K. but known mainly in the U.S. to fans of college radio. The Psychedelic Furs, New Order, the Smiths, Echo & the Bunnymen and Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark were some of the most beloved acts of the 1980s — especially to teenagers who liked their rock ’n’ roll to be a little dreamy and very moody.” With links to the songs, too. Insightful, not a puff piece.

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