Scottish rockers Simple Minds created a pop-rock masterpiece in 1985 that continues to pull in fans and impress to this day. ‘Don’t You (Forget About Me)’ is the song that many feel made The Breakfast Club famous.
The new direction that the band had taken on proved to be a winner by the release of ‘Don’t You (Forget About Me)’. Not only did it top rock charts around the world, but it won over their original synthpop audience as well, staying on UK charts for two years.
On the night that ‘Don’t You (Forget About Me)’ hit number one in the US, lead singer Jimm Kerr (who didn’t drink) headed to the nearest bar to raise a toast. Despite no one believing his claims, he bought everyone who walked in a drink.
The success of Simple Minds went on to live on forever, with this hit standing strong as a forerunning favorite amid a career spanning eighteen studio albums.