Simple Minds – Don’t You (Forget About Me)

Simple Minds - Don't You (Forget About Me)

Simple Minds - Don't You (Forget About Me)

Don’t You (Forget About Me)” is a 1985 song performed by the band Simple Minds.

The song is best known as the de facto theme song from the John Hughes film The Breakfast Club (it is played during the opening and closing credits). The songwriters were producer Keith Forsey (who won an Oscar for “Flashdance… What a Feeling“) and Steve Schiff (guitarist and songwriter from the Nina Hagen band).

Two versions were created for release; the edited version of 4:23 appeared on the 45 RPM single and the original motion picture soundtrack album of The Breakfast Club. However, the full and uncut version was released on a 12″ single, which topped out at a total time length of 6:32. Most radio formats in the U.S. only programmed the 4:23 version, making it a rarity to hear the full version on radio.

The music video, directed by Daniel Kleinman, takes place on a dancing floor in a dark room with a chandelier, a rocking horse and television sets, displaying scenes from The Breakfast Club. Jim Kerr, the band’s lead singer, dances in many scenes.

Aside from its initial appearance in The Breakfast Club, the song has been featured in various media throughout the years, and has been covered and sampled by a number of artists.

Simple Minds – Don’t You (Forget About Me) (Video)

 

Simple Minds – Don’t You (Forget About Me) (Lyrics)

Hey, hey, hey ,hey
Ohhh…

Won’t you come see about me?
I’ll be alone, dancing you know it baby

Tell me your troubles and doubts
Giving me everything inside and out and
Love’s strange so real in the dark
Think of the tender things that we were working on

Slow change may pull us apart
When the light gets into your heart, baby

Don’t You Forget About Me
Don’t Don’t Don’t Don’t
Don’t You Forget About Me

Will you stand above me?
Look my way, never love me
Rain keeps falling, rain keeps falling
Down, down, down

Will you recognise me?
Call my name or walk on by
Rain keeps falling, rain keeps falling
Down, down, down, down

Hey, hey, hey, hey
Ohhhh…..

Don’t you try to pretend
It’s my feeling we’ll win in the end
I won’t harm you or touch your defenses
Vanity and security

Don’t you forget about me
I’ll be alone, dancing you know it baby
Going to take you apart
I’ll put us back together at heart, baby

Don’t You Forget About Me
Don’t Don’t Don’t Don’t
Don’t You Forget About Me

As you walk on by
Will you call my name?
As you walk on by
Will you call my name?
When you walk away

Or will you walk away?
Will you walk on by?
Come on – call my name
Will you all my name?

I say: La la la…

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