SIMPLE MINDS

"DON'T YOU FORGET ABOUT ME"

So here it is, the the best-known and most-played Simple Minds single, mainly because it was the soundtrack to the 80s movie "The Breakfast Club", but also because it's one of the Scottish band's greatest singles! The classic track reached No.7 in the UK singles chart during 1985, and no 80s website is complete without featuring it somewhere!

The band originally dismissed the song and it failed to feature on the subsequent album Once Upon A Time. However, the track has appeared on all of their "Best Of" albums, thankfully.

Let's just hope that no one decides to remake The Breakfast Club - don't you just hate remakes?
Simple Minds - Don't You Forget About Me - vinyl single 12
The song was written and prouced by Keith Forsey and Steve Schiff, and was originally offered to The Fixx, Bryan Ferry and Billy Idol who all declined the offer. Simple Minds also refused to use the song, initially, as the band only wished to record their own material. However, Jim Kerr's then wife, Chrissie Hynde and a phone call from Forsey managed to persuade him to record the song, although it was rearranged quite substantially from its original version.
The Breakfast Club - Soundtrack


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