Don't You (Forget About Me): The Breakfast Club, Simple Minds, Keith Forsey, Bryan Ferry, Billy Idol, New Wave music, A
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Don''t You (Forget About Me)" is a song written for the soundtrack to the film The Breakfast Club and performed by the band Simple Minds in 1985. The songwriters were producer Keith Forsey and Steve Schiff (guitarist and 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 ''Donâ€™t You (Forget About Me)'' in three hours in a north London studio and promptly forgot about it." The track would become their most famous song and is considered a defining song of the 1980s. Continuing the rock direction recently taken on Sparkle in the Rain but also glancing back at their melodic synthpop past, it caught the band at their commercial peak and, propelled by the success of The Breakfast Club, became a number-one hit in the U.S. and around the world. "