And no song is probably more connected to a film than "Don't You (Forget About Me)."
Written for the film, "Don't You (Forget About Me)" was finally recorded by Simple Minds, after The Fixx, Billy Idol and Bryan Ferry turned it down. It quickly rose to the top of the charts and remains one of the iconic tracks from the 1980s.
The trailer for the film doesn't do it justice and Universal didn't have a whole lot of confidence in the movie. Regardless, the movie went on to gross over $45 million in 1985.
This month on Cine/Spin, we are featuring the soundtrack to The Breakfast Club. The tracks include:
1A "Don't You (Forget About Me)" – Simple Minds
2A "Waiting" – E.G. Daily
3A "Fire in the Twilight" – Wang Chung
4A "I'm the Dude" (instrumental) – Keith Forsey
5A "Heart Too Hot to Hold" – Jesse Johnson, Stephanie Spruill
1B "Dream Montage" (instrumental) – Gary Chang
2B "We Are Not Alone" – Karla DeVito
3B "Reggae" (instrumental) – Keith Forsey
4B "Didn't I Tell You?" – Joyce Kennedy
5B "Love Theme" (instrumental) – Keith Forsey
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