Music Monday: Name that ’80s Film. (Simple Minds)


Rules from Lauren:
Every Monday share one or two of songs you’ve been enjoying lately.  It doesn’t have to be a specific genre, new, or one of your favorites – just something you’d like to share with others.  If possible, share a music or lyric video of the song and your thoughts on the song(s), artist(s), and/or music video(s).

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Welcome to Music Monday here at Hidden Staircase! I have to apologize for the lack of new posts the last few weeks – we were on a family vacation and had very limited coverage there. Between vacations, sports, and redoing our floors in our house, it’s been a busy summer. School starts in a few weeks, so I may be a little sparse on posts as we get ready to kick off another school year, but I should be back to normal posting schedule soon.

When a song comes on the radio, I often ask my boys, “Who sings this song?” The other day, this song came on the radio and my second question was, “This song was in what movie?” They didn’t have the correct answer (they haven’t seen it), but it gave me the idea for this post. And what a great way for me to pull my love of movies into Music Monday.

So, I ask you…

This song played in what movie?

 Don’t You (Forget About Me) by Simple Minds

And the movie is…(Scroll down for the answer.)

The Breakfast Club

Did you get it? Too Easy? (If you haven’t seen The Breakfast Club, stop what you’re doing and go watch it RIGHT NOW. I’ll wait.)

Bonus Film: Pitch Perfect

This was the answer my boys gave me. They were first introduced to Don’t You (Forget About Me) thanks to the Bellas.

Happy Monday!

7 thoughts on “Music Monday: Name that ’80s Film. (Simple Minds)

  1. I read the credits on everything–drive my family and friends nuts over it sometimes, because I won’t leave or turn off the movie until it TRULY ends. In one such instance, my kid bested me on the music.

    As the closing credits start for the movie Bye, Buy Love with Paul Reiser, a song plays that I absolutely loved. The singer sounded like James Taylor, but was much younger, so I said, “This must be sung by his and Carly Simon’s son.” So I prepared to watch the credits for someone named Taylor in the section listing the songs.

    At this point, my daughter snorted in derision (she was about 12 at the time, so thank goodness we were watching this on DVD at home and not in public) and said loudly, “Why would you want to know? He’s ruined a great song.” I said, “You know this song?” She replied, “Sure, it’s ‘I Will’ by the Beatles.”

    Long story short–we were both right. The song on the movie soundtrack was by Ben Taylor, and since my daughter has always hated listening to James Taylor (you can’t imagine the arguments we’ve had on road trips) she still hates my favorite version of “I Will.” And her favorite version remains the one by The Beatles that I know I probably heard before the movie, but I didn’t connect with until I heard Ben Taylor sing it as the Bye, Bye Love credits rolled.

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    • I love this! I’m a huge Beatles fan so I’m with your daughter on this one. I Will is so beautiful by the Beatles. I’ll have to check out the Ben Taylor version for sure.


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