Don't You Forget About Me
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Song: Don’t You Forget About Me

Artist: Simple Minds

Album: The Breakfast Club Soundtrack (1985)

Genre: New Wave

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Who doesn’t love the Breakfast Club? One of the most pivotal movies of the 1980s, it contributed to defining that era and generation. The soundtrack features some of the most memorable songs from the movies, especially this one. I won’t ever forget seeing Bender fist pump with this song in the background. 

March 24, 1984.
Shermer High School, Shermer, Illinois.

Dear Mr. Vernon:

We accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole saturday in detention for whatever it was we did wrong. But we think you’re crazy to make us write an essay telling you who we think we are. You see us as you want to see us… In the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions.
But what we found out is that each of us is a brain,
and an athlete,
and a basket case,
a princess,
and a criminal.
Does that answer your question?

Sincerely yours,
The Breakfast Club

“… And these children
that you spit on
as they try to change their worlds,
are immune to your consultations.
They’re quite aware
of what they’re going through…”