Ringwald told a Huffington Post blogger that: "I really think the reason why we did it was because when we recorded the album, it really wasn't that long after John Hughes had passed away and he was on my mind a lot, " she said. (For those playing at home, Hughes also directed Ringwald in "Sixteen Candles" and Ringwald starred in "Pretty in Pink, " which Hughes wrote and produced.) "I thought it would be interesting to just hear that song in such a different way really exciting. So that's pretty much why I did that. It was the only song on the album really that's modern at all."
Ringwald has been performing in various jazz outfits (including her pianist father's) since she was a little kid, and her take on the material is certainly jazzy. If we were walking away from a day in detention, we'd be happy to have Ringwald's version accompany us.
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