Dead Man's Party (album)

Dead Man's Party
Studio album by Oingo Boingo
Released October 28, 1985
Recorded April–August 1985
Genre New wave, alternative rock, ska
Length 41:00
Label MCA Records
Producer Danny Elfman and Steve Bartek
Oingo Boingo chronology
Dead Man's Party
Singles from Dead Man's Party
  1. "Weird Science"
    Released: 1985
  2. "Just Another Day"
    Released: January 28, 1986
  3. "Dead Man's Party"
    Released: April 29, 1986
  4. "Stay"
    Released: 1986
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Dead Man's Party is the fifth album by Oingo Boingo, released in 1985. The album cover art is a homage to the Mexican festival Day of the Dead.


It showcases a different musical style than the band's previous releases, becoming more pop-oriented and with higher levels of production.

In film and television

The title track was used in the film Back to School, wherein the band performs the song live at a party.[2] It was also used in the Chuck television series in "Chuck Versus the Couch Lock". The album also includes the song "Weird Science" which was written especially for the John Hughes film of the same name and later the television series on the USA network. Another track, No One Lives Forever, was used in the 1986 Cannon Group production of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 and Casper: A Spirited Beginning, a direct-to-video release from 20th Century Fox and Saban Entertainment in 1997. It is also used as the theme for the October 29, 2010 episode of Rachael Ray. Just Another Day was played at the beginning of the 1985 film That Was Then... This Is Now.

The song Stay was used as the theme song for the Brazilian telenovel Top Model, which increased the popularity of the band in the country. "Stay" was also featured in the soundtrack of Donnie Darko: The Director's Cut..[3] 'Stay' was also featured on the soundtrack of the 2012 Australian film 'Any Questions For Ben?'

Track listing

All tracks written by Danny Elfman. 

No. Title Length
1. "Just Another Day"   5:14
2. "Dead Man's Party"   6:23
3. "Heard Somebody Cry"   4:39
4. "No One Lives Forever"   4:16
5. "Stay"   3:39
6. "Fool's Paradise"   4:36
7. "Help Me"   3:47
8. "Same Man I Was Before"   3:26
9. "Weird Science"   6:10
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