The Breakfast Club

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Any fan of John Hughes or '80s teen culture remembers the soundtrack to The Breakfast Club for one reason: Simple Minds' stone classic "Don't You Forget About Me." One of the few new wave songs that could seriously be called an anthem, the song made an indelible impression on an entire generation, which is no exaggeration for many Gen-Xers. "Don't You Forget About Me" is the sound of the mid-'80s, without exception. Too bad it's the only memorable thing about the soundtrack. The remainder of the record is either devoted to '80s artifacts -- there's really no other word for leftovers from Wang Chung or songs by Karla DeVito, Jesse Johnson, and Elizabeth Daily, or...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Any fan of John Hughes or '80s teen culture remembers the soundtrack to The Breakfast Club for one reason: Simple Minds' stone classic "Don't You Forget About Me." One of the few new wave songs that could seriously be called an anthem, the song made an indelible impression on an entire generation, which is no exaggeration for many Gen-Xers. "Don't You Forget About Me" is the sound of the mid-'80s, without exception. Too bad it's the only memorable thing about the soundtrack. The remainder of the record is either devoted to '80s artifacts -- there's really no other word for leftovers from Wang Chung or songs by Karla DeVito, Jesse Johnson, and Elizabeth Daily, or forgettable instrumentals by Keith Forsey. Ironically, the very fact that the soundtrack is disposable makes it all the more a time capsule and thereby interesting, but don't expect to be blown away by anything outside of Simple Minds' undisputed masterpiece. By the way, nothing is more emblematic of the Reagan era than the fact that a worthy band became famous -- in fact, synonymous -- for a song they didn't write.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: A&M
  • UPC: 075021329423
  • Catalog Number: 3294
  • Sales rank: 4,642

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Don't You (Forget About Me) (4:20)
  2. 2 Waiting (4:38)
  3. 3 Fire in the Twilight (3:51)
  4. 4 I'm the Dude (2:10)
  5. 5 Heart Too Hot to Hold - Jesse Johnson & Stephanie Spruill (4:25)
  6. 6 Dream Montage (2:38)
  7. 7 We Are Not Alone (3:38)
  8. 8 Reggae (3:07)
  9. 9 Didn't I Tell You - Joyce Kennedy (4:47)
  10. 10 Love Theme (4:28)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jesse Johnson Guitar, Track Performer
Simple Minds Track Performer
Wang Chung Track Performer
Karla DeVito Track Performer
Keith Forsey Synthesizer, Bass, Drums, Keyboards
Joyce Kennedy Track Performer
E.G. Daily Track Performer
Arthur Barrow Synthesizer, Bass, Keyboards
Alex Brown Background Vocals
Gary Chang Synthesizer, Keyboards
Merry Clayton Background Vocals
Steve Goldstein Synthesizer, Keyboards
Craig Hull Guitar
Craig Krampf Drums
Curt Neishloss Guitar
Julia Tillman Waters Background Vocals
Steve Schiff Bass, Guitar
Stephanie Spruill Background Vocals, Track Performer
Carmen Twillie Background Vocals
Maxine Willard Waters Background Vocals
Ed Alton Bass
Julia Waters Background Vocals
Bob Getter Bass
Technical Credits
Keith Forsey Composer, Producer
David Anderle Producer
Niko Bolas Engineer
Gary Chang Producer
Dave Concors Engineer
Michael Frondelli Engineer
Steve Goldstein Producer
Bernie Grundman Mastering
Mick Guzauski Engineer
David Raksin Composer
Brian Reeves Engineer
Steve Schiff Composer
Chuck Beeson Art Direction
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Don't You Forget About This CD!

    This CD is fantastic! This movie is one of my favorite movies, and this CD is too! IT has all these wonderful 80's tunes and how one could listen to this CD and not like it is beyond me. Buy this CD today, or "I'm cracking skulls." -Rich the guy who watches over them in detention

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