Simple Minds - Don't You (Forget About Me) (1985)
- 80's score: 2.42
- Genre(s): New wave / Synth pop / Pop rock
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"Don't You (Forget About Me)" is a song performed by Scottish rock band Simple Minds. It was written and composed by producer ...
"Don't You (Forget About Me)" is a song performed by Scottish rock band Simple Minds. It was written and composed by producer Keith Forsey and Steve Schiff, a guitarist and songwriter from the Nina Hagen band. The song plays during the opening (Schiff and Forsey's demo) and closing (Simple Minds' recording) credits of the John Hughes film The Breakfast Club.
The music video, filmed inside Knebworth House, Hertfordshire, was directed by Daniel Kleinman. It takes place in a darkened room with a chandelier, a rocking horse, a jukebox, and television sets displaying scenes from The Breakfast Club. The room gets increasingly cluttered with random objects as the video progresses until the last minute. The video was published on YouTube on 3 December 2010; as of August 2020, it had been viewed more than 176 million times.