When “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” was released back in 1986, the teen drama starring Matthew Broderick never released a soundtrack to accompany the film. Now 30 years later, the John Hughes’ classic will get its own compilation of the songs featured in the film, thanks to a deal struck by La La Records and Paramount Pictures.
According to Salon, Paramount will release an authorized “Ferris Bueller” soundtrack, with songs and score, later this year to celebrate the movie’s 30th anniversary. At this time the track list is not finalized and a release date has not been announced, but could happen as early as September.
“A&M was very angry with me over that; they begged me to put one out, but I thought ‘who’d want all of these songs?'” Hughes told Lollipop in an interview. “I mean, would kids want [Wayne Newton’s] ‘Danke Schöen’ and [Yello’s] ‘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.”
But die-hard “Bueller” fans would like it and now a soundtrack is in the works!
Refresh your memory of the hits like “Twist and Shout” and “Danke Schöen” by listening to an unofficial YouTube playlist below.