The other day I took a look back to one of my favorite musical moments from the films of John Hughes, but as time passed I realized there was another song from a Hughes film that doesn't always get the attention it deserves. So at the risk of repeating myself, I thought it was about time that Kate Bush's musical contribution to John Hughes' marital dramedy She's Having a Baby, "This Woman's Work", earned its very own Scenes (Songs) We Love. The 1988 film was written and directed by Hughes and sometimes gets lost in the shuffle of some of Hughes' other films, but the story of Kristy (Elizabeth McGovern) and Jake Briggs (Kevin Bacon), a young newlywed couple who are struggling with the transition from free-wheeling single life to suburban domesticity, is one of his best, and was also one of the last films he would direct before retiring to relative anonymity.

The song was written for the film and later appeared on Bush's album, The Sensual World, in 1989. The lyrics were tailored to fit the visuals that were already filmed for the montage of Jake (Bacon) looking back at his life with his wife as he waits for the news about his child in a hospital waiting room, and even though the song has popped up in various TV shows like Felicity, CSI, and my personal favorite, Extras, over the years, I'm afraid they will always be a pale imitation of Hughes' emotional moment. I have to hand it to Hughes, because long before Judd Apatow was showing us the boys side of childbirth in Knocked Up, Hughes was tackling the isolation and the fear that a man can feel during the birthing process -- and how, sometimes, it's not all about passing out cigars in the waiting room.

After the jump: "All The Things We Should've Said That I Never Said"...



As an added bonus: you have to love a man that can hit those high notes...