Sixteen Candles Soundtrack

AKA: 16 Candles

This 80's classic soundtrack features the music of The Stray Cats (16 Candles), Annie Golden, Ira Newborn and the Geeks, Patti Smith and The Thompson Twins.

It's long out of print having been issued by MCA, Cat #36102. Use our search feature to find a copy.

The following song tracks were featured in Sixteen Candles:

Track names in Bold are linked to a Soundtrack release.
Snowballed  -  AC/DCLove of the Common People  -  Paul YoungKajagoogoo  -  KajagoogooHappy Birthday  -  Altered ImagesKazooed on Klassics  -  Temple City Kazoo OrchestraRumours in the Air  -  Night RangerToday I Met the Boy I'm Gonna Marry  -  Darlene LoveTrue  -  Spandau BalletWild Sex (In the Working Class)  -  Oingo BoingoLittle B*tch  -  The SpecialsGrowing Pains  -  Tim FinnWhen It Started to Begin  -  Nick HeywardWhistle Down the Wind  -  Nick HeywardLenny  -  Stevie Ray VaughanRing Me Up  -  DiVinylsTurning Japanese  -  The VaporsRev-Up  -  The RevillosFarmer John  -  The Premiers16 Candles  -  The Stray CatsHang up the Phone  -  Annie GoldenGloria  -  Patti SmithIf You Were Here  -  The Thompson TwinsYoung Guns (Go for It)  -  WhamRebel Yell  -  Billy IdolYoung Americans  -  David BowieMoving in Stereo  -  The CarsNew York, New York  -  Frank SinatraDo Ya  -  ELOYou Say It's Your Birthday  -  The BeatlesGeek Boogie  -  Ira and the Geeks
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Song Trivia The band, "The Rave-Ups," is written on Samantha's notebook that she takes with her to school. Her sister, the girl who played Caroline's friend Patty, had a child with a member of that band. And, in Pretty in Pink, when Molly Ringwald is in the nightclub, Cats, with her friend Jena, (played by Alexa Kenin), and Simon, (played by Dweezil Zappa), the band that is playing is The Rave-Ups. Molly Ringwald was apparently a big fan of theirs. -Thanks to Alexi

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Molly Ringwald stars as Samantha Baker.
Score Music Composer(s): Ira Newborn

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The following instrumental Score pieces were featured in Sixteen Candles:

Track names in Bold are linked to a Soundtrack release.
Long Duck Dong ThemeFileneOriental ChaseParty DweebsAfter Party BluesFather-Daughter TalkClean Close ShaveGeek Boogie
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Score Trivia In the scene in the school shop classroom (the scene that ends the iconic line "Can I borrow your underpants for 10 minutes?"), the music playing in the background is an instrumental by Stevie Ray Vaughan called Lenny (named for his wife at the time, Lenora). The song can be found on his first album, Texas Flood

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