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The Breakfast Club: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack [Soundtrack]

Gary Chang, Keith ForseyAudio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (October 25, 1990)
  • Original Release Date: February 15, 1985
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: A&M
  • ASIN: B000002GD4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,444 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Don't You (Forget About Me) - Simple Minds
2. Waiting - Elizabeth Daily
3. Fire In The Twilight - Wang Chung
4. I'm The Dude (Instrumental) - Keith Forsey & Steve Schiff
5. Heart Too Hot To Hold - Jesse Johnson & Stephanie Spruill
6. Dream Montage (Instrumental) - Gary Chang
7. We Are Not Alone - Karla DeVito
8. The Reggae (Instrumental) - Keith Forsey
9. Didn't I Tell You - Joyce Kennedy
10. Love Theme (Instrumental) - Keith Forsey

Editorial Reviews

Few could challenge John Hughes in 1980s teen coming-of-age flicks. This brat-pack extravaganza boasts the anthemic "Don't You (Forget About Me)" by Simple Minds, a hit so large it vaulted them into the collective consciousness. The rest of it is more disposable. Elizabeth Daily (aka E.G.) was a kindred spirit of Pia Zadora in that people kept trying to make her famous, although in retrospect it's hard to figure out why. The Karla DeVito track "We Are Not Alone" still wears well, although it may be because it's synonymous with some great imagery from the movie. Producer Keith Forsey went on to work with Billy Idol and Charlie Sexton with mixed results. --Scott Wilson

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Genre: Soundtracks & Scores
Media Format: Compact Disk
Release Date: 25-JAN-1988

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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Tunes From The 80's!!! September 29, 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
After watching the movie, I just knew I had to get the soundtrack! I was glad I did. While "Don't You Forget About Me" was the signature hit, "Fire In The Twilight" and "Heart To Hot To Hold" are underrated gems that made the soundtrack a polished masterpiece. All three are my favorite songs from the album. "Don't You Forget About Me" holds an emotional message through its' dancy beat, and overall beautiful sound, and "Fire In The Twilight" (my most favorite off the album), provides candy for the ears with beautiful, solid, dancy, 80's new wave rock that makes you want to get up and just run with the sound ringing in your ears, and with the image of the students running from the teacher in the movie (which is the part where this song begins). "Heart To Hot To Hold," contains kind of a groovey, infectious, and unique beat that makes you want to "groove" along with it. "We Are Not Alone" is a very high-strung, dance-pop piece of 80's sound with intense lyrics. You cannot stay in your seat when you listen to that one! "Didn't I Tell You," is an all around great 80's dance-pop anthem, never ceasing to make you move your feet. Of course there are the great instrumentals in "The Reggae," "Love Theme," and "I'm The Dude," which gels everything together to form one of the best soundtracks of the 80's. The only song on the album that seems to have weakness is "Waiting," in my opinion. It plays second fiddle to the other songs on the album, since it seems to lack variety. It's still an okay song just the same, though. If you cannot get enough 80's music, and you love to dance and groove-on-down, definitely buy this album! It's a must-have!
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111 of 138 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Great soundtrack for the first 4 minutes... January 25, 2004
Format:Audio CD
For anyone who grew up during the 80s, you've undoubtedly seen "The Breakfast Club," and are familiar with the hit single "Don't You (Forget About Me) by Simple Minds. You may even have thought "What a great song! I have to own it!" If you're going into a purchase of this CD with that mindset, you may want to hold off. "Don't You" is perhaps one of THE most memorable anthems of the 1980s. It defines this film, and is one of the most recognizable songs to define an entire decade. Unfortunately, "Don't You" is the ONLY worthwhile part of this album, and actually purchasing it should be left to hardcore fans of the John Hughes film.

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.
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33 of 41 people found the following review helpful
By turtley
Format:Audio CD
This soundtrack is mostly remembered for the song "Don't You (forget about me)" - performed by Simple Minds. Which was written by Keith Forsey, who had just become the drummer for The Psychedelic Furs, & Produced by Steve Schiff . The two of them wrote/composed 5 songs on the album.
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".
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
A definite buy for those few who love that surreal feeling a song like "Don't You" by Simple Minds gives you. All I can say is, "This is a classic 80's cd and those who love that sound I am talking about, you should get this one!!!!!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Once had it and now replacing it.
I like the sound track from the movie when I saw it many years ago. I once had it but either lost it or someone borrowed and forgot to return.
Published 17 days ago by Clifton
5.0 out of 5 stars What can I say? A must have 80s classic ...
What can I say?
A must have 80s classic.
Published 21 days ago by The Mully Man
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy Me
Love this soundtrack!
Published 27 days ago by Lisha
5.0 out of 5 stars Music of the '80's a must have.
Grew up on this Music and movie, if you were from this generation you must have this and all other soundtracks from that era, it's that simple!
Published 2 months ago by Jeff A Milne
5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD for the Motion Picture!
Back to the 80's we go this is an awesome CD by Simple Minds from the soundtrack The Breakfast Club. There are a few that I could skip over just as I did as a teenager. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Shannon E St.Hilaire
5.0 out of 5 stars The breakfast club:a classic from the 80's and beyond
I love this soundtrack is perfect,awesome Don't you(forget about me) a classic and the movie as well I recommend this cd totally,definitely and absolutely. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Roberto
5.0 out of 5 stars A blast from the past...
Yeah, this is definitley a blast from my past...this movie was the big thing when I was in high school...hold on, I'm dating myself...just forget that first line...LOL... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Lisa Lyons
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Movie is Timeless
Great flash back to the 80s and the "brat pack" at their best. Recommended for all who need a little reminder of the past.
Published 4 months ago by Mark Haas
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Bargain!
Fast Shipping. 1 CD- The Breakfast Club- Original Motion Picture Soundtrack in original colorful artwork case. CD works perfectly with no scratches. I would buy again.
Published 6 months ago by Chad W. Hyer
5.0 out of 5 stars wow
I was a teenager when this movie came out. This soundtrack brings back lots of great memories for me. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Donette McNeil
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Breakfast Club Soundtrack
Wasn't it a fairly well known song from the 80's- a pop song. I just watched the movie on TV with my kids and I didn't think that they song today was the same as the original.
Jan 5, 2009 by M. Rush Gillespie |  See all 3 posts
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