Album of the Week: Oingo Boingo: Dead Man's Party

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"Just Another Day" was featured as the opening theme for the 1985 film That Was Then... This Is Now. It also appears in season 2, episode 1 of the Netflix series

Stranger Things where it underscores Hopper's introduction scene, though somewhat anachronistically, as the episode takes place on October 28, 1984, a full year before the actual release date of the Dead Man's Party album.

The title track appears in the 1986 film Back to School, wherein the band performs the song live at a party.[2] It also appeared in the Chuck television series, in the episode "Chuck Versus the Couch Lock".

"No One Lives Forever" appears within the opening minutes of two Cannon Group films: the 1986 production of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 and the 1987 production of Down Twisted. It was later used in Casper: A Spirited Beginning (a 1997 direct-to-video release from 20th Century Fox and Saban Entertainment) and as the theme for the October 29, 2010 episode of Rachael Ray.

The song "Stay" became a hit in Brazil and was used as the theme song for the Brazilian Telenovela Top Model, which increased the popularity of the band in that country and resulted in a Brazilian compilation album, Stay. It was also featured in Donnie Darko: The Director's Cut,[3] as well as in the 2012 Australian film Any Questions for Ben?.

The final track, "Weird Science," was written for the aforementioned John Hughes film of the same name and was used again as the theme to the television series on the USA network.


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