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.
The following song tracks were featured in Ferris Bueller's Day Off
:Track names in Bold are linked to a Soundtrack release.Love Missile F1-11 (Dance Mix) - Sigue Sigue SputnickOh Yeah - YelloBeat City - The Flowerpot MenB.A.D. - Big Audio DynamitePlease, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want - The Dream AcademyDanke Shoen - Wayne NewtonTwist and Shout - The BeatlesRadio People - ZappI'm Afraid - Blue RoomTaking the Day Off - General PublicThe Edge of Forever - The Dream AcademyMarch of the Swivelheads - The (English) BeatOh Yeah (Dance Mix) - YelloAre We Missing Any?Song Trivia
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. -Thanks to StephanieAdd some more trivia about the songs used in Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Ferris offers useful vocational advice on faking illness on schooldays.
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The following instrumental Score pieces were featured in Ferris Bueller's Day Off
:Track names in Bold are linked to a Soundtrack release.Jeannie - Hugo MontenegroStar Wars (main title) - John WilliamsAre We Missing Any?Score Trivia
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. -Thanks to JeanieAdd some more trivia about the instrumental music used in Ferris Bueller's Day Off