Three Awesome, Wildly Different 'Pretty in Pink' Covers

Three Awesome, Wildly Different 'Pretty in Pink' Covers

The Psychedelic Furs, in concert Saturday at the House of Blues in Anaheim, have been together for more than 30 years (albeit with a nine year hiatus between 1991 and 2000), and produced seven studio albums. But let's face it, what they're still most known for is their 1981 song "Pretty in Pink," which inspired the title of the iconic 1986 John Hughes-penned, Molly Ringwald-starred movie of the same name (and featured a re-recorded version of the song on the soundtrack).

And as it often goes with beloved tunes, "Pretty in Pink" has inspired a variety of cover versions, from some very different acts. Luckily enough, some of the covers are actually even good!

The Dresden Dolls don't seem to exist any more, with singer Amanda Palmer focusing on her solo career, but the last thing they released as a duo was compilation album No, Virginia..., which featured this "Pretty in Pink" cover. It's a rather faithful take, which means that it stands in pretty stark contrast to the band's quirkier output like "Coin-Operated Boy."



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