‘Weird Science’ – by Oingo Boingo – Classic Hit or Miss
It’s Movie week for the Classic Hit or Miss!
This is the theme song to the Weird Science film and television series. It was released on the film’s soundtrack, as well as Oingo Boingo’s 1985 album, Dead Man’s Party in a different version.
The version on the soundtrack, the recording released as a single, runs 3:45 long. The version on Dead Man’s Party is a much different arrangement, running 6:00. The song was also released in a dance mix on a 12-inch single.
Despite its moderate mainstream popularity, it is believed[who?] that the song is one of Oingo Boingo’s least favorite tracks, with the band having felt that it was a rushed effort. It was rarely, if at all, performed live during the years following the song’s release. According to various sources, the record company and movie producers were pushing for a final track of the song. The band had worked on various compilations of the song, but was not yet ready to submit the official recording yet. Nevertheless, one night after the band had worked on the song for some time, the record company executives found what they believed was the final or finished recording. And that “unfinished” piece became the released recording of the song.
It was a back in 1985 – How about today?