Molly Ringwald Covers ‘The Breakfast Club’ Theme on Her Debut Jazz Album [AUDIO]
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‘The Breakfast Club’ princess Claire Standish may be a snob, but she’s not without her talents. This is evidenced by portrayer Molly Ringwald‘s new jazz album, on which she tackles ‘Don’t You (Forget About Me),’ originally recorded by Simple Minds in 1985 for the cult-classic coming-of-age movie.
Lately Molly has been visiting your living rooms via ‘The Secret Life of the American Teenager,’ but she recently spoke to Vulture about breaking into music and revisiting ‘The Breakfast Club,’ saying covering the iconic theme song was her idea.
“[I recorded it] really soon after [writer/director] John Hughes passed away. And he was in my mind a lot. And, I don’t know, I felt like I wanted to sing a tribute to him,” she said. “And also, I wanted to incorporate who I was into who I am.”
She also addressed how she altered the song but still kept its meaning: “It’s the same song but imagined in a different way, and more along the lines of stuff that I’m doing now. And I thought it would only be interesting if it was really, really different. And I think it’s pretty different.”
Oh it’s definitely that. But maybe it finally proves once and for all that your heart doesn’t die once you grow up. (Kids, if you don’t get that line, ask your parents. And then, for the love of all that’s holy, watch ‘The Breakfast Club.’ You’ll thank us later.)
Molly’s debut album, ‘Except Sometimes,’ is on sale now. Who wants it?