Dead Man's Party (album)
|Dead Man's Party|
|Studio album by Oingo Boingo|
|Released||October 28, 1985|
|Genre||New wave, synth pop, dance pop|
|Producer||Danny Elfman and Steve Bartek|
|Oingo Boingo chronology|
|Singles from Dead Man's Party|
The album features a different musical style than the band's previous releases, with a more pop-friendly production sound and dance arrangements.
Elfman stated he wrote the album's lead single "Weird Science" spontaneously in his car, after a call from director John Hughes about writing a song for his upcoming movie. It went on to become the band's most commercially successful single, which Elfman later regretted as he believed it "just didn't feel like it was really a part of [the band's] repertoire."
In film and television
The final track, "Weird Science", was written 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. Just Another Day was used as the opening theme for the 1985 film That Was Then... This Is Now. It was also used in Season 2, Episode 1 of the Netflix series "Stranger Things", though somewhat anachronistically as the captions say the date is Oct. 28, 1984, making it a full year before the actual release date of the "Dead Man's Party" album.
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.. "Stay" was also featured on the soundtrack of the 2012 Australian film 'Any Questions For Ben?'
All tracks written by Danny Elfman.
|1.||"Just Another Day"||5:14|
|2.||"Dead Man's Party"||6:23|
|3.||"Heard Somebody Cry"||4:39|
|4.||"No One Lives Forever"||4:16|
|8.||"Same Man I Was Before"||3:26|
- Oingo Boingo
- Danny Elfman - lead vocals, rhythm guitar
- Steve Bartek - lead guitar
- John Avila - bass, vocals
- Mike Bacich - keyboards
- Johnny "Vatos" Hernandez - drums, percussion
- Sam Phipps - tenor saxophone
- Leon Schneiderman - baritone & alto saxophones
- Dale Turner - trumpet, trombone
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- Dead Man's Party Songfacts
- "Donnie Darko soundtrack - IMDb". IMDb.com. Retrieved 6 January 2015.
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