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Chapter 152: The Reflex

Synth pop & rock

This chapter includes a pair of tracks from John Hughes films that were seemingly written with future nostalgia in mind; “Don’t You (Forget About Me)” is practically a high school yearbook signature. “If You Leave” is even more affecting, the drawn out coda echoing the singer who just doesn’t want this night to end. (Little surprise it actually was written to make the end of Pretty In Pink land with audiences.) The other ornate synth-pop tracks here are less overt in their intentions, but just as effective at triggering spontaneous dancing and wistful chills down your spine.
1. A Flock of Seagulls

Space Age Love Song

2. Simple Minds

Don't You (Forget About Me)

3. Depeche Mode

Never Let Me Down Again

4. Duran Duran

The Reflex

5. Genesis

Invisible Touch

6. Eurythmics

Here Comes the Rain Again

7. Depeche Mode

People Are People

8. Thomas Dolby

Europa and the Pirate Twins*

9. Dead or Alive

You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)

10. Orchestral Manoeuvres In the Dark

If You Leave

*Not on Spotify