Books by Dan Heath (Author of Made to Stick)
Don't You Forget About Me feat. Kelsy Karter (Full Version)
“Don’t You (Forget About Me)” Captures the Ache of Fleeting Friendships
But the song had to work hard to be recorded at all. No one particularly wanted to sing it, and it was turned down by the Fixx, Bryan Ferry, and Billy Idol before landing back in the lap of the band Simple Minds, who had initially rejected the idea of recording it, because they wanted to do only their own material. It had been written by Keith Forsey and Steve Schiff with a film in mind: The Breakfast Club, a movie about five teenagers coming to terms with each other during a stint in Saturday school detention. The song would be pivotal in framing the film, playing once at the opening, and then more prominently at the closing. But they were virtually unknown in the US, despite being six albums into their career by the time the year started. They needed a swing at a hit, and so they found themselves with a reject—a song no one wanted, not even themselves.
It was the mids and we were on the verge of making it big all over the world, having just released Sparkle in the Rain. However, as with many UK bands, the US was proving tough to crack. Then our record company came to us with an idea. The director John Hughes was making a movie called The Breakfast Club , and they thought it would be a great vehicle for their bands. Nah, we write our own songs.
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the untouchables movie guide answers
Jim Kerr, singer
In his first year at Greendale , Jeff posed as a "board certified Spanish tutor" creating a fake Spanish study group to impress his classmate Britta. He and was surprised when Britta invited Abed to the study session who in turn invited Annie , Shirley , Pierce and Troy. When the group began to argue amongst themselves, Britta tricked Jeff into calming things down by agreeing to have dinner with him afterwards. After resolving the conflict with a Winger speech , Britta recanted on her promise and revealed to the group his fake credentials. They kicked him out and tried to resume studying but found it wasn't as fun without Jeff and the session quickly ended.
It was written and composed by producer Keith Forsey and Steve Schiff, a guitarist and songwriter from the Nina Hagen band. The song is best known for being played during the opening Forsey's demo and closing Simple Minds' recording credits of the John Hughes film The Breakfast Club. It also appeared in the end titles of the romantic comedy spoof Not Another Teen Movie The song was also used in the closing of The Handmaid's Tale ' s second episode. Both were Simple Minds fans and wrote the song with the band in mind. According to Simple Minds frontman Jim Kerr , the band was reluctant to record the song, as they felt they should only record their own material.