Playlist: John Hughes

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Would any suburban Gen-Xer know how to be a teenager if not for John Hughes? The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller, Pretty In Pink, he directed and/or wrote the defining films of a young generation. Every single one of those films has a musical backbone inextricable from the plot and characters. Dancing on a library banister, lip synching on a float—music shaped John Hughes films. Here’s a playlist to celebrate the man and the music.

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