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livinglnoblivion
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Does anyone happen to know the song or artist who does the song as sam and randy first enter the dance? it's right at the beginning of one of the first few chapters on the dvd. i've been trying to find this out for about 2 years. thanks.

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The song is called "Filene" and was written and composed by Ira Newborn. I read somewhere that Filene was the name of his girlfriend at the time he composed this piece. I've searched high and low for this song and can't find it !!
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Valley

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MinnieMay.. so you're thinking the 'Our House/Filene' dance mix might actually be a real tune? I like the Ira Newborn trivia!
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Here we go.. I just found what might possibly be the answer from Ira Newborn!

From 80's Whore:

OKAY. Get this. I found the guy who's credited as doing some of the music on the film, I e-mailed him, and he responded. Here's what Ira Newborn said:

I do remember having to "knock off" Our House by Madness for some reason and it's possible it found it's way into "Sixteen Candles" because when a studio commissions a composer to write music, they actually own it. It's called music-for-hire.'

I'm pretty sure I knocked off Our House because the studio didn't want to pay for the licensing fee...I don't really have any favorite projects. Maybe "The Blues Brothers" or "Weird Science." Talking to Kelly LeBrock in her underwear is something I will take to the grave with me. More impressive than the Grand Canyon.'

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I forgot to ask Ira Newborn the most important question of all, and have since remembered. Here is the answer:
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"Filene" is exactly what it is. I had a girlfriend at the time who was African American and I always used to kid her about black people making up funny names for their kids so I started calling her Filene and then used it in the song. I later called her "Lobelia" and used that in some other movie.

Is that awesome to finally know or what?

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quote:
I do remember having to "knock off" Our House by Madness for some reason and it's possible it found it's way into "Sixteen Candles" because when a studio commissions a composer to write music, they actually own it. It's called music-for-hire.'

I'm pretty sure I knocked off Our House because the studio didn't want to pay for the licensing fee...

Pretty much *exactly* what I said on the matter many moons ago on this very site. Why am I always right? Nobody say anything! Just let me wallow in the moment... aah!

Thanks Valley! That was a real find! It's nice to have it officially solved.

Now if I could just find the name of the song they replaced Tim Schmidts 'So Much in Love' with on the UK VHS of 'Fast Times' my life would be complete. Or maybe not.

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