Song 40 Simple Minds

Neurotic Weirdness Week Concludes! The stirring finale! 

Simple Minds - Don't You Forget About Me, 1985

All of Neurotic Weirdness Week has been building up to this moment. Of course, there's nothing that strange about the song itself, but if you're my age, this tune means exactly one thing: The Breakfast Club! One of the most bizarre movies to come out of the 80s, or any time at all: a hit teen film about a Saturday detention which turns into an all-day group therapy session. They're misunderstood! They're abused! They're pressured by parents and peers! They're suicidal! One of them is Ally Sheedy! The kids sit around talking for 90 minutes and, inexplicably, end up in couples (except 'the brain', left behind to actually write the essay they're all charged with completing). Critics hated it, kids adored it, and if I started quoting lines this could run on forever.

 

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