Number One Song For 16 May 1985: ‘Don’t You (Forget About Me)’

by Norm Gregory on May 16, 2014

in 1985, Music

The number one song on the Billboard Top Singles chart on May 16 1985 was by Simple Minds.

Don’t You (Forget About Me) best known, I would say, for being played during the opening and closing credits of the John Hughes film “The Breakfast Club.”

Two versions were created for release. A short version of 4:23 appeared on the single and the original motion picture soundtrack album of “The Breakfast Club.” A longer version of 6:32 was released on 12″ single. This version contains longer breakdowns and drum fills, a second appearance of the bridge and a longer ending.

In 2013, Molly Ringwald, one of the stars of “The Breakfast Club,” released a jazz version dedicated to the memory of the film’s director, John Hughes, on her album, “Except Sometimes.”

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