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Dead Man's Party is the fifth album by Oingo Boingo, released in 1985. The album cover art is a homage to the Mexican festival Day of the Dead.
It showcases a different musical style than the band's previous releases, becoming more pop-oriented and with higher levels of production.
In film and TV
The title track was used in the film Back to School, wherein the band performs the song live at a party. It was also used in the Chuck television series in "Chuck Versus the Couch Lock". The album also includes the song Weird Science which was written especially for the John Hughes film of the same name and later the television series on the USA network. Another track, No One Lives Forever, was used in the 1986 Cannon Group production of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 and Casper: A Spirited Beginning, a direct-to-video release from 20th Century Fox and Saban Entertainment in 1997. It is also used as the theme for the October 29, 2010 episode of Rachael Ray.
The song Stay was used as the theme song for the Brazilian telenovel Top Model, which increased the popularity of the band in the country. "Stay" was also featured in the soundtrack of Donnie Darko: The Director's Cut.
All songs written and composed by Danny Elfman.
||"Just Another Day"
||"Dead Man's Party"
||"Heard Somebody Cry"
||"No One Lives Forever"
||"Same Man I Was Before"
- Oingo Boingo