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The Breakfast Club [Soundtrack]

Keith Forsey Audio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
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1. Don't You (Forget About Me) - Simple Minds
2. Waiting - Elizabeth Daily
3. Fire In The Twilight - Wang Chung
4. I'm The Dude (Instrumental) - Keith Forsey & Steve Schiff
5. Heart Too Hot To Hold - Jesse Johnson & Stephanie Spruill
6. Dream Montage (Instrumental) - Gary Chang
7. We Are Not Alone - Karla DeVito
8. The Reggae (Instrumental) - Keith Forsey
9. Didn't I Tell You - Joyce Kennedy
10. Love Theme (Instrumental) - Keith Forsey

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Few could challenge John Hughes in 1980s teen coming-of-age flicks. This brat-pack extravaganza boasts the anthemic "Don't You (Forget About Me)" by Simple Minds, a hit so large it vaulted them into the collective consciousness. The rest of it is more disposable. Elizabeth Daily (aka E.G.) was a kindred spirit of Pia Zadora in that people kept trying to make her famous, although in retrospect it's hard to figure out why. The Karla DeVito track "We Are Not Alone" still wears well, although it may be because it's synonymous with some great imagery from the movie. Producer Keith Forsey went on to work with Billy Idol and Charlie Sexton with mixed results. --Scott Wilson

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Breakfast Club ~ Soundtrack

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By turtley
Format:Audio CD
This soundtrack is mostly remembered for the song "Don't You (forget about me)" - performed by Simple Minds. Which was written by Keith Forsey, who had just become the drummer for The Psychedelic Furs, & Produced by Steve Schiff . The two of them wrote/composed 5 songs on the album.
Bryan Ferry (Roxy Music) was originally approached for this song, but he declined.
Eventhough all of the radio play "Don't You" received in the US increased album sales of "Once Upon a Time" and catapulted Simple Minds into mainstream success in the US, Jim Kerr (of Simple Minds) didn't really like the song; calling it "campy" & so it was not released on their 1985 album "Once Upon a Time". The song didn't do nearly as well in the U.K., where Simple Minds was already well known and had a strong fan base. And eventhough the song "Don't You (forget about me)" was one of the most popular songs in the 80's - it was not well received by many hard core fans of Simple Minds.
The soundtrack, IMHO, is just ok. The only other stand out song is Wang Chung's "Fire In The Twilight". If you are picking it up for 'Don't You (forget about me)" I suggest listening to the other song samples first or buying it used. You'd do better buying Simple Mind's "Glittering Prize", which has "Don't You (forget about me)" on it as well as some of their more popular favorites of the 80's including: "Alive and Kicking ", "Promised You a Miracle", "Sanctify Yourself ", "All the Things She Said" & "Someone Somewhere in Summertime".
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1.0 out of 5 stars Great soundtrack for the first 4 minutes... Jan. 25 2004
By Scott
Format:Audio CD
For anyone who grew up during the 80s, you've undoubtedly seen "The Breakfast Club," and are familiar with the hit single "Don't You (Forget About Me) by Simple Minds. You may even have thought "What a great song! I have to own it!" If you're going into a purchase of this CD with that mindset, you may want to hold off. "Don't You" is perhaps one of THE most memorable anthems of the 1980s. It defines this film, and is one of the most recognizable songs to define an entire decade. Unfortunately, "Don't You" is the ONLY worthwhile part of this album, and actually purchasing it should be left to hardcore fans of the John Hughes film.
As a soundtrack, "Breakfast Club" falls flat. Half the album is some very forgettable instrumental music, and the other half is filled with tracks by some great 80s artists who donated some really bad music.
If you'll read the other reviews, you'll notice that every one mentions "Don't You" or loving the movie, but there are not very many comments on the rest of this CD. And unfortunately, the price is a bit expensive for a single song. If you want to own the Simple Minds hit, there are dozens and dozens of 80s music compilations that feature it, and best of all, you get a CD with a bunch of other great songs with it, instead of a lot of fluff from an otherwise great film.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great Tunes From The 80's!!! Sept. 29 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
After watching the movie, I just knew I had to get the soundtrack! I was glad I did. While "Don't You Forget About Me" was the signature hit, "Fire In The Twilight" and "Heart To Hot To Hold" are underrated gems that made the soundtrack a polished masterpiece. All three are my favorite songs from the album. "Don't You Forget About Me" holds an emotional message through its' dancy beat, and overall beautiful sound, and "Fire In The Twilight" (my most favorite off the album), provides candy for the ears with beautiful, solid, dancy, 80's new wave rock that makes you want to get up and just run with the sound ringing in your ears, and with the image of the students running from the teacher in the movie (which is the part where this song begins). "Heart To Hot To Hold," contains kind of a groovey, infectious, and unique beat that makes you want to "groove" along with it. "We Are Not Alone" is a very high-strung, dance-pop piece of 80's sound with intense lyrics. You cannot stay in your seat when you listen to that one! "Didn't I Tell You," is an all around great 80's dance-pop anthem, never ceasing to make you move your feet. Of course there are the great instrumentals in "The Reggae," "Love Theme," and "I'm The Dude," which gels everything together to form one of the best soundtracks of the 80's. The only song on the album that seems to have weakness is "Waiting," in my opinion. It plays second fiddle to the other songs on the album, since it seems to lack variety. It's still an okay song just the same, though. If you cannot get enough 80's music, and you love to dance and groove-on-down, definitely buy this album! It's a must-have!
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5.0 out of 5 stars far and away the best soundtrack PERIOD Sept. 16 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Most soundtracks absolutely suck, but this one is absolutely divine. Tracks like "Fire in the Twilight" and "Heart Too Hot to Hold" energize you with near-reckless abandon. "Don't You Forget About Me" is a timeless piece. The "Love Theme" instrumental will strike a chord in anyone who's seen the movie. "We Are Not Alone" is raucous fun. The only song I skip on there, in fact, is "Waiting", 'cos it is a horrible song. The rest...you *will* love! The best soundtrack ever for the best movie ever. Get it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars the breakfast club
recently started using a computor its been a challageing experience @ my age i am pleased 2 be with it thoughts run through you amazing how technology is last high school was 1980... Read more
Published 19 months ago by roland kane baumann
5.0 out of 5 stars And so I fell in love..
my GODS! This is the movie where I absolutely fell in LOVE with Judd Nelson. The musik makes me think so much.. The movie is brilliant.. I love it.. It's so great. Read more
Published on May 20 2002 by Lana Bunny
4.0 out of 5 stars Totally...like.....fer real, dude!
Wow! The memories! This cd is so much fun! I palyed track one over and over. Reminds me so much of the 80's.
Published on Feb. 21 2002 by Gary Underdown
2.0 out of 5 stars Don't waste your money on this one
Other than "Don't You Forget About Me," and "We Are Not Alone," this soundtrack is basically garbage. Read more
Published on Sept. 5 2001 by J. Harding
5.0 out of 5 stars Just as good as the movie itsself
This is the best soundtrack I own. Its has so many great tracks like my favorites, "Don't You (Forget About Me)" by Simple Minds and "Love Theme". Read more
Published on Oct. 11 2000 by "phoenix426"
5.0 out of 5 stars We Will Never "Forget About" This Outstanding 80's cd
"The Breakfast Club" is by far the greatest movie of the 80's and quite possibly of all time. Read more
Published on July 31 2000 by A Linda Howard fan
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't You Forget About Me
If it's true that one song can carry an album, then this is it. "Don't You Forget About Me" is so good that I'm going to give it 5 stars regardless of all the other... Read more
Published on March 19 2000 by Mecca Egypt
5.0 out of 5 stars Keeping The 80's Alive
The "Brat Pack" rules. During my high school years I would watch this movie everyday and play the cassette in my 76 Firebird. All the songs are great. Read more
Published on Jan. 3 2000 by EODGUY
5.0 out of 5 stars A definite buy for anyone who loves classic 80's............
A definite buy for those few who love that surreal feeling a song like "Don't You" by Simple Minds gives you. Read more
Published on June 18 1999
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