Sunday, January 6, 2013

#493: Simple Minds-Don't You (Forget About Me) (Top 500 Modern Rock Songs Of All Time)

#493
(Top Modern Rock Songs Of All Time)
Song: "Don't You (Forget About Me)"
Artist: Simple Minds
Release Date: February,1985
From the Album: The Breakfast Club Soundtrack (1985)


Quick Take: Written and produced by Keith Forsey as the theme to the hit John Hughes film The Breakfast Club, "Don't You (Forget About Me)" is a pretty terrific pop single, appealingly dramatic in a teen-angsty kind of way, with a great tension-and-release chorus and a classic iteration of the old "bass and drum breakdown swelling into an anthemic final chorus" trick that uses Michael MacNeil's symphonic synthesizer style to its fullest.

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