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Brat Pack Friday Mixtape! 


Molly likes new wave!
  • Molly likes new wave!
It's an all Molly Ringwald week at the Source and our Friday Mixtape is part of that equation too!

The Brat Pack moveis did more than just capture the teenage angst of the 80s. They also helped usher an entrie ocean of British new wave pop acts to the U.S..

Out mixtape has hits from Orchestral Maneuvers In The Dark, Simple Minds and The Psychedelic Furs. There are also tracks from Starship and The Bangles from other movies that get lumped in under the Brat Pack banner.

Check out the tracklisting below to find out which movie each song comes from.

1. "Pretty in Pink" - The Psychedelic Furs / (this is the version the band recorded specifically for the movie)
2. "Pretty in Pink" - The Psychedelic Furs (the original version that inspired the film)
3. "Dont' You (Forget About Me) - Simple Minds / The Breakfast Club
4. "If You Leave" - OMD / Pretty in Pink
5. "Do Wot You Do" - INXS / Pretty in Pink
6. "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now" - Starship / Mannequin
7. "Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want" - The Smiths / Pretty in Pink
8. "True" - Spandau Ballet / Sixteen Candles
9. "Young Americans" - David Bowie / Sixteen Candles
10. "St. Elmos Fire (Man in Motion)" - John Parr / St. Elmos Fire
11. "She's Crafty" - Beastie Boys / The Pick-Up Artist
12. "Stay Gold" - Stevie Wonder / The Outsiders
13. "It's Not Over ('Til It's Over)" - Starship / Fresh Horses
14. "Hazy Shade of Winter" - The Bangles / Less Than Zero
15. "Goddess of Love" - OMD / Originally intended for the prom scene for Pretty in Pink
16. "Don't You (Forget About Me)" - Billy Idol / He recorded this years after he passed it up for The Breakfast Club

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Ethan Maffey

Both a writer and a fan of vinyl records since age 5, it wasn't until nearly three decades later that Oregon Native Ethan Maffey derived a plan to marry the two passions by writing about music. From blogging on MySpace in 2007 and then Blogspot, to launching his own website, 83Music, and eventually freelancing...
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