High School Reunion

Like many of you, we’re children of the ’80s so we’ve been keeping a close eye on High School Reunion, a covers comp of songs from Me Decade flicks. It’s finally got a release date (12/1), and here via ever-helpful Pitchfork is the tracklisting [Artist – “Song,” Film (Original Artist)].

01 John P. Strohm – “Somebody’s Baby,” Fast Times at Ridgemont High (Jackson Browne)
02 Dipsomaniacs – “A Million Miles Away,” Valley Girl (The Plimsouls)
03 Matthew Sweet – “American Girl,” Fast Times at Ridgemont High (Tom Petty)
04 Blank Pages – “Turning Japanese,” Sixteen Candles (The Vapors)
05 The Bennies – “Weird Science,” Weird Science (Oingo Boingo)
06 AM – “Don’t You (Forgot About Me),” The Breakfast Club (Simple Minds)
07 Lori McKenna – “In Your Eyes,” Say Anything (Peter Gabriel)
08 The Smarties – “If You Were Here,” Sixteen Candles (Thompson Twins)
09 Nova Social – “Little Bitch,” Sixteen Candles (The Specials)
10 The Modifiers – “Love My Way,” Valley Girl (Psychedelic Furs)
11 The Atomic Hep Cats – “Bring on the Dancing Horses,” Pretty in Pink (Echo & The Bunnymen)
12 The Commons – “Moving in Stereo,” Fast Times at Ridgemont High (The Cars)
13 The Dresden Dolls – “Pretty in Pink,” Pretty in Pink (Psychedelic Furs)
14 Kristen Hersh – “Wave of Mutilation (UK Surf),” Pump Up the Volume (The Pixies)
15 The Caulfield Sisters – “Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want,” Pretty in Pink (The Smiths)
16 Underdog – “I Melt With You,” Valley Girl (Modern English)
17 The Wading Girl – “Danke Shoen,” Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (Wayne Newton)
18 Frank Black – “Repo Man,” Repo Man (Iggy Pop)
19 PC Munoz – “I Go Crazy,” Some Kind of Wonderful (Flesh For Lulu)
20 Bastards of Melody – “Within Your Reach,” Say Anything (The Replacements)

I’ve never heard of half those bands, but a German cabaret take on “Pretty in Pink” could be cool. Or totally unlistenable.

Previously: Pretty In Pink 2: Duckie’s Revenge.