The Breakfast Club • Don’t You (Forget About Me ) • Simple Minds. Soundtrack/theme song from the 1985 John Hughes film “The Breakfast Club” with Emilio Estevez, Molly Ringwald, Judd Nelson, Anthony Michael Hall, Ally Sheedy & Paul Gleason.
The song was written and composed by producer Keith Forsey and Steve Schiff while scoring The Breakfast Club . Both were Simple Minds fans and wrote the song with the band in mind.
Sincerely yours, The Breakfast Club . Themes and Influence: The film has a important message which is to never be ashamed of who you are, and don’t judge a book by its cover. The movie shows such detail to friendships that you may have never learned about until you meet with new people.
The Breakfast Club
The film’s title comes from the nickname invented by students and staff, for detention, at New Trier High School, the school attended by the son of one of John Hughes’ friends. Thus, those who were sent to detention were designated members of “The Breakfast Club “.
The song is effective here because of the plea that rests in the chorus, the title sung with an aching and longing confidence by lead singer Jim Kerr. It urges an eternal remembering that is distinctly high-school.
Maine North High School
Keith Forsey Steve Schiff
John said that “you got everything and I got shit”; by giving him her earring she negates that accusation.
Appearance. Carl is first seen in the opening sequence. Carl’s entrance prompts Bender to rudely and mockingly suggest to Brian that “his dad ” (referring to Carl; we see Brian’s actual dad at the end of the film) works at the school.
“ When you grow up , your heart dies ,” as a John Hughes character famously once said.