Vocal Song Tracks
Sixteen Candles featured the following songs:
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Artists are linked if they appear in other featured movies.
Love of the Common People
Temple City Kazoo Orchestra
Today I Met the Boy I'm Gonna Marry
Wild Sex (In the Working Class)
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You Say It's Your Birthday
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.
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Next: The Instrumental Music
Thanks to AlexiThe 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.
Primary Composer(s): Ira Newborn
Sixteen Candles featured the following pieces of instrumental music:
Composers are linked if they worked on other featured movies.
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Thanks to ChrisIn 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