Date: Thu, 21 Aug 1997 14:10:19 -0800
From: Johnnie J. Young <jjyoung@primenet.com>
To: Mary Stuart Masterson Discussion <MSM-L@vm.temple.edu>
Subject: SKoW Title

Previously, Allen Oh <aoh@scf-fs.usc.edu> wrote:
> I looked at the website and did a search for "Some Kind of Wonderful".
> Besides the book about the movie, there's other books with the same name.
> When I've searched for the title on a web search engine, I've also seen
> songs and albums come up with the same title.  I've been kinda wondering
> where that seemingly popular title or phrase came from.  There wasn't
> anything in the movie referring to the title.  Does anyone know?

As John Hughes had also done with "Pretty In Pink" before it, he named 
"Some Kind Of Wonderful" after a song title.  The classic song (which is 
not featured in the movie) was first recorded by the Drifters in 1961, the 
Soul Brothers Six in 1967, Fantastic Johnny C in 1968, and then Grand Funk 
in 1975.  The Grand Funk recording is probably the most well-known version 
of the song, peaking at number three on the Billboard Singles Chart.  Most 
recently, the Blow Monkeys (best known for their 1986 hit "Digging Your 
Scene") also recorded a version of SKoW that ended up on their 1987 album 
"She Was Only a Grocer's Daughter" -- which has led some people to 
speculate that this might have been the version intended for the movie, 
but for whatever reason may have been rejected by John Hughes.

Johnnie J. Young
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