So, this countdown is about MY TOP 10:  Fictional Bands and what songs best represent those bands.  I’m going to throw in about 5 BONUSES throughout this countdown as well.  It’s a fun one in a different kind a way (MY TOP 10s are always fun, aren’t they?), so I’m going to be a little looser with it.  I’m going to go girl-boy-girl-boy as much as I can, so this time around the men will be on top.  I’ve  let the women lead more than a few times, so turnabout is fair play. 

10. Big Fun “Teenage Suicide (Don’t Do It)”


This is one of the songs from one of my all-time favorite films, Heathers.  It could be said to be the theme.  For those who don’t know it, it’s a dark comedy that geniusly examines teenage suicide, popularity, peer pressure and peer groups.  The writer created his own slang language for the characters, which made the film timeless.  The outfits are dated, though.  Very ’90s.  That said, this is about the music.  So, Big Fun is the fictional band in the film with the hit song “Teenage Suicide (Don’t Do It)” which plays as the backdrop to the film as the characters listen to it and discuss it amidst all the craziness that ensues.

Though  I could not find a proper music video, I did find a video on YouTube that someone pieced together with scenes from the film.  Thanks to them for that.  Not sure if you ever hear the full song in the film, but it should, definitely, be on the soundtrack.  So, check out the film, the soundtrack, and the video below.

***BONUS*** Clubfeet “Teenage Suicide”

I happened upon this video.  Had never heard of Clubfeet.  But, the Heathers song is the obvious inspiration.  Enjoy.

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