In our post-Columbine world, I happen to think that we've all gotten a little oversensitive when it comes to teenagers. But it's pretty safe to say that in this day and age you would probably never make a comedy about teen suicide. But thankfully, the '80s were a time when we could all be a little more daring in our humor, and we got to have a movie like Better Off Dead. The '85 teen comedy starred a sinfully young John Cusack as a lovable loser and part time ski bum who loses the girl of his dreams and decides that life isn't worth living...that is, until a French exchange student moves in next door.

So for today's Scenes (Songs) We Love, I went with Howard Jones' Like To Get To Know You Well. The track was originally released in the UK in the latter part of 1984, and in the film it was the background to the montage of our two romantic leads falling in love. Although most US audiences weren't all that familiar with the strangely coiffed singer, if you are a fan of '80s synth-pop, you might want to take a listen -- trust me, I had the tape, and to my 9-year-old brain it was the height of musical achievement. But let's get back to the movie. So yeah, it isn't necessarily the best known of the '80s comedies, and it's tasteless and silly, and even a little racist at times, but it remains a personal favorite -- and this day I can't hear a request for "two dollars" without thinking back to a certain paperboy with a quota to fill.

After the jump; synthesizers and montages, it must be the 80s...