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The Breakfast Club: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Soundtrack
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Genre: Soundtracks & Scores
Media Format: Compact Disk
Release Date: 25-JAN-1988
by Simple Minds
by Wang Chung
by Karla DeVito
Top Customer Reviews
As a soundtrack, "Breakfast Club" falls flat. Half the album is some very forgettable instrumental music, and the other half is filled with tracks by some great 80s artists who donated some really bad music.
If you'll read the other reviews, you'll notice that every one mentions "Don't You" or loving the movie, but there are not very many comments on the rest of this CD. And unfortunately, the price is a bit expensive for a single song. If you want to own the Simple Minds hit, there are dozens and dozens of 80s music compilations that feature it, and best of all, you get a CD with a bunch of other great songs with it, instead of a lot of fluff from an otherwise great film.
Bryan Ferry (Roxy Music) was originally approached for this song, but he declined.
Eventhough all of the radio play "Don't You" received in the US increased album sales of "Once Upon a Time" and catapulted Simple Minds into mainstream success in the US, Jim Kerr (of Simple Minds) didn't really like the song; calling it "campy" & so it was not released on their 1985 album "Once Upon a Time". The song didn't do nearly as well in the U.K., where Simple Minds was already well known and had a strong fan base. And eventhough the song "Don't You (forget about me)" was one of the most popular songs in the 80's - it was not well received by many hard core fans of Simple Minds.
The soundtrack, IMHO, is just ok. The only other stand out song is Wang Chung's "Fire In The Twilight". If you are picking it up for 'Don't You (forget about me)" I suggest listening to the other song samples first or buying it used. You'd do better buying Simple Mind's "Glittering Prize", which has "Don't You (forget about me)" on it as well as some of their more popular favorites of the 80's including: "Alive and Kicking ", "Promised You a Miracle", "Sanctify Yourself ", "All the Things She Said" & "Someone Somewhere in Summertime".Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
80's music once again the good old days when music was fun.Published 3 months ago by Sandra Harrison
Its one of those movies that remains awesome throughout the years. I can watch this over and over each yearPublished 4 months ago by Nucman
I purchased it only for one song and downloaded it to my computer. The rest of the soundtrack is a bit lame.Published 4 months ago by KW
Uber epic awesomeness get you 80's breakfast fix with these cool songs i recommend it.Published 5 months ago by matthew mclalin