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Oh Yeah - Yello

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Legbamel Not-Pop

While I haven't enjoyed a new John Hughes movie for, oh, about two decades, the ones that he wrote in the 80s were a part of the landscape of my life. His movies helped to introduce me to New Wave, including The Smiths, Echo & the Bunnymen, OMD, INXS, and Simple Minds. The topics addressed so much of teenage life just as I was the same age that it was like pieces of the lives around me appeared on the screen every time another of his movies was released. (At least until Home Alone, at which point he jumped the shark and I quit watching his movies.)

All of that said, Yello's Oh, Yeah was a big part of my musical landscape in the 80s (along with Matthew Broderick and Michael J Fox, both of whom shared screen time with this song). It is a weird and wonderful piece of the 80s, and still holds its ability to make me crank it up and shake my butt. RIP, John Hughes.

One Response so far.

  1. I know this one! I was born in 1985 ^_^!

    His voice is kinda scary

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