David Bowie challenged his pianist Mike Garson's knowledge of classical music when recording this song. Garson recall to Uncut magazine: "He said, 'to know the Stravinsky Ocetet? Can you play something like that in your solo?' I ran downstairs to the record stall, listening to the piece again – I hadn't heard it in 30 years - then I played this crazy solo and he was thrilled."
"Pretty In Pink" by Psychedelic Furs was released in 1981. Five years later, it inspired a movie of the same name starring Molly Ringwald, Andrew McCarthy and Jon Cryer. The song was remixed for the re-release to have more Pop appeal.