“Don’t You (Forget About Me)” was a number-one hit for Simple Minds and broke them out in the United States. They took the song that no one wanted and fashioned it into a beautiful moment, not unlike the way the film’s five teenagers used their confinement to fight themselves into a brief respite from the lives they had outside of each other.Who wrote Don't you Forget About Me by Simple Minds?
"Don't You (Forget About Me)" is a 1985 pop rock song performed by Scottish rock band Simple Minds. It was written and composed by producer Keith Forsey and Steve Schiff, a guitarist and songwriter from the Nina Hagen band.Did Forsey ever offer Simple Minds Don't you (Forget About Me)?
However, A&M did not notify Simple Minds that Forsey would appear, and the band declined the offer of the song despite Forsey's enthusiasm for them. Forsey next offered "Don't You (Forget About Me)" to Bryan Ferry, then to Billy Idol, whom Forsey was producing at the time, but both declined.