“Don’t You Forget About Me” would represent the peak of Simple Minds’ popularity here in the United States, hitting #1 in 1984 thanks to appearing on the soundtrack of The Breakfast Club.
“Once Upon a Time,” the album that followed, would be certifed Gold in the US, but sales of subsequent Simple Minds’ records would follow a downward trajectory.
Too bad. Simple Minds have sold 40 million records worldwide and recorded nine studio albums in the last 25 years, all consistently excellent.
These tracks are off 1995’s “Good News from the Next World,” their sixth consecutive Platinum record in the UK.