Molly Ringwald Covers 'Don't You Forget About Me' on Her New Album



The Simple Minds' "Don't You Forget About Me," which plays during the credits in seminal teen movie The Breakfast Club is one of the most iconic movie soundtrack songs of the last 30 years—and now The Breakfast Clubstar Molly Ringwald has re-recorded it, in a jazz variation, 28 years later. Ringwald explains why:
Well, I really think the reason why we did it was because when we recorded the album, it really wasn't that long after John Hughes had passed away and he was on my mind a lot. I felt like I wanted to record that song but do it in a completely different way. It was kind of meaningful also for me to do it and show that you can do something like that in a completely different way; that time passes and time has passed for me and I wouldn't say I'm a different person, but I definitely have evolved. I don't really believe in reinvention. I believe in evolution. I thought it would be interesting to just hear that song in such a different way. The song was meaningful to me. I remember the first time I heard it, when I first heard the demo when they brought it when we were filming in Chicago and when Simple Minds agreed to record it. It was really exciting. So that's pretty much why I did that. It was the only song on the album really that's modern at all.
Check out a sneak peek at the recording for yourself, right here:

And, just for reference, here's the original Simple Minds version:


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