Ferris Bueller's Day Off Soundtrack

Ferris Bueller's Day Off Soundtrack

Ferris Bueller's Day Off Picture
Jeffery Jones is hilarious as Dean Ed Rooney...


The songs used in the film include several seminal themes by "The Dream Academy" as well as a number of other, more obscure English pop tracks used in the film. John Hughes was a great fan of obscure English pop music at the time and purposely avoided using the standard cliche type of American pop music in the film.

The soundtrack was never released on CD. John Hughes felt that it didn't work together as a compilation, the only ones that exist were given to the studio musicians who worked on the recordings.Update Us

The following song tracks were featured in Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Artists are linked if they appear in other featured movies.

Love Missile F1-11 (Dance Mix)
Sigue Sigue Sputnick
Oh Yeah
Beat City
The Flowerpot Men
Big Audio Dynamite
Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want
Danke Shoen
Wayne Newton
Twist and Shout
Radio People
I'm Afraid
Taking the Day Off
The Edge of Forever
March of the Swivelheads
Oh Yeah (Dance Mix)
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Thanks to Stephanie
The song playing as Ferris looks out the window at the beautiful day & asks "How can I possibly go to school on a day like this?" is "Love Missile F1-11 by the band Sigue Sigue Sputnik. The instrumental song playing when Ferris rushes to beat Jeanie & their mom home is "The March of the Swivelheads" by The English Beat.

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Instrumental Score

Primary Composer(s): Ira Newborn

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The following instrumental score tracks were featured in Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Composers are linked if they worked on other featured movies.

Hugo Montenegro
Star Wars (main title)
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Thanks to Jeanie
The Dream Academy's instrumental version of the Smiths's song "Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want" is heard in the art museum scene.

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