Unless you’ve lived under a rock your whole life, you’ve heard the song “Don’t You (Forget About Me)” from the 1985 movie The Breakfast Club at least once in the past.
Even those who have never watched the movie (and really, they should) are likely familiar with the popular tune that has had its share of covers by famous musicians, TV shows, and big-screen movies.
But now get ready to hear a very different cover of the song by The Breakfast Club’s own, Molly Ringwald. The actress shot to fame after playing Clair Standish in the movie, and has had a healthy acting career since then. She is also a successful dancer, author and a singer.
In her new jazz album, titled Except Sometimes, the 45-year-old delivers a smokey version of the well-known tune.
“I thought it would be interesting to just hear that song in such a different way,” she told HuffPost. “The song was meaningful to me. I remember the first time I heard it, when I first heard the demo when they brought it when we were filming in Chicago and when Simple Minds [the original artists] agreed to record it. It was really exciting. So that’s pretty much why I did that. It was the only song on the album really that’s modern at all.”
She also shared that the album was recorded shortly after John Hughes, the director of The Breakfast Club, passed away and he was on her mind a lot.
Check out Ringwald’s cover of “Don’t You (Forget About Me)” above and tell us what you think.