Founded in 1977, The Psychedelic Furs were a post-punk rock band who later became more New Wave. Pretty in Pink was released twice as a single during the 80s.
Taken from the studio album Talk Talk Talk,
the original version failed to break the Top 40, reaching #43 in the UK
singles chart during July 1981.
A streamlined and radio-friendly version was released in 1986 and peaked at #18 in the UK and #41 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. It was the soundtrack and inspiration for the John Hughes film of the same name.
The B-side featured a track entitled New Dream and was included on the 7" and 12" vinyl releases.