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Simple Minds

Don'T You (Forget About Me)

Pop Rock
  • Rock
  • Pop
  • Space
  • Club
  • Dance
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  • 1985
  • 1989
  • 2011
  • 1984
  • 1978

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“Don’t You (Forget About Me)“ is a song written for the soundtrack of the 1985 John Hughes movie The Breakfast Club. The songwriters were disco producer Keith Forsey (who won an Oscar for “Flashdance... What a Feeling”) and Steve Schiff (edgy post punk guitarist songwriter from the Nina Hagen band.) Forsey asked both Bryan Ferry and Billy Idol to record the song, but both declined; Idol would later perform a cover of it on his 2001 greatest hits compilation. Schiff then suggested Forsey ask the Scottish New Wave band Simple Minds, who initially refused as well, but then agreed under the encouragement of their label, A&M. According to one account, the band “rearranged and recorded ‘Don’t You (Forget About Me)‘ in three hours in a north London studio and promptly forgot... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Don't You Forget About Me ... Don't Don't Don't Don't ... As you walk on by

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