The Breakfast Club Soundtrack
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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|
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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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".Read more ›
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.
Most recent customer reviews
I should have googled the songs before purchasing this CD. I only like one song. It's ok, thank youPublished 16 months ago by Karelle
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 morePublished on Jan. 19 2013 by roland kane baumann
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 morePublished on May 20 2002 by Lana Bunny
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
Other than "Don't You Forget About Me," and "We Are Not Alone," this soundtrack is basically garbage. Read morePublished on Sept. 5 2001 by J. Harding
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 morePublished on Oct. 11 2000
"The Breakfast Club" is by far the greatest movie of the 80's and quite possibly of all time. Read morePublished on July 31 2000 by A Linda Howard fan
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