Molly Ringwald Wannabes


Molly as Claire, “The Princess,” in 1985’s The Breakfast Club.

The perfect blend of individuality and vulnerability, just who didn’t want to be Molly Ringwald when they were a teenager?  At last Friday’s (January 31st) dance party, we got a chance to re-live our teenage dreams when we bopped to songs from the soundtracks of our favorite 1980s teen movies.  Most of the soundtracks from these ’80s movies are too short or contain songs that are too slow, so DJ Prisoner cherry-picked hits from across several ’80s teen movie soundtracks to create a collection to which we could easily dance.  As you can see from the following playlist (check the third column), there were songs from Say Anything, The Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink, Sixteen Candles, Some Kind of Wonderful, Valley Girl, Weird Science, She’s Having A Baby, Valley Girl, and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.  Check out the song titles and artists:




We like to do special playlists like this for every Fifth Friday dance party–and last Friday was the fifth Friday in January.  Our next Fifth Friday is in May and we’ll be dancing to the soundtrack of the 1973 movie American Graffiti.  I don’t think I can stand to wait until May!?


Final scene in Sixteen Candles set to the Thompson Twins’ “If You Were Here”–our cool-down song.

If you missed last week’s dance party, don’t worry!  We have another opportunity to dance this week.  We dance again THIS FRIDAY, February 7th with a playlist courtesy of DJ DC.  We’ll start at 8pm at Martell’s School of Dance in Highland Square.  See you on the dance floor!




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