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DON'T YOU (FORGET ABOUT ME) by SIMPLE MINDS

Album: The Breakfast Club Soundtrack
Released: 1985


This was featured in the 1985 movie The Breakfast Club. Directed by John Hughes, it featured many members of the "Brat Pack," including Ally Sheedy, Molly Ringwald, and Judd Nelson. The song is so associated with The Breakfast Club, that it is often used in movies or TV shows any time they reference the movie, often with a parody of the iconic ending shot where Judd Nelson throws his fist in the air (perhaps the most famous freeze-frame in movie history, although Rocky 2, where Rocky and Apollo are frozen mid-punch, is also up there).

Examples include the TV shows Scrubs, Psych, 30 Rock and Family Guy, and the movies American Pieand Easy A. In the 2001 film Not Another Teen Movie, which even features a cameo by Molly Ringwald, the version in the movie was performed by Sprung Monkey.
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I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW by JOHNNY NASH

Album: I Can See Clearly Now
Released: 1972


This is not a song about suicide, as has been hypothesized. It is a song of hope and courage for individuals who have experienced adversity in their lives but have overcome it.

Johnny Nash is a Texas singer/songwriter who recorded reggae-influenced music. In 1967 he went to Jamaica and recorded his song "Hold Me Tight" and a cover of Sam Cooke's "Cupid" with a local rhythm section. Both songs became hits in Jamaica, and over the next two years also charted in England and the United States. By 1972, "Cecilia" and "Mother And Child Reunion" found some success in the States incorporating reggae rhythms, and Nash followed that trend with "I Can See Clearly Now."

Nash had legitimate reggae credentials: Bob Marley (before he became crazy famous) was an assistant producer and session player on the album, and also wrote three of the songs, including "Stir It Up," which became Nash's next - and final - hit.

A cover version by Jimmy Cliff (for a time, a bigger reggae star than Bob Marley) went to #18 in the US in 1994. His version was used in the John Candy movie Cool Runnings, about the Jamaican bobsled team.

Nash wrote this song himself. He recorded it in London with members of The Average White Band, who in 1974 had a hit of their own with "Pick Up The Pieces."

This was #1 in the US for four weeks late in 1972. This was featured in the opening sequence of the 1997 John Cusack film Grosse Pointe Blank. It was also used in the movie Themla And Louise.

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WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD
by LOUIS ARMSTRONG

Album: What A Wonderful World
Released: 1968


This was written by Bob Thiele and George Weiss. Thiele was a producer for ABC records, and Weiss was a songwriter who helped create the hit version of "The Lion Sleeps Tonight." The song is about appreciating the beauty of our surroundings.

Armstrong recorded this for scale, accepting only $250 to make sure the orchestra got paid.
This is the song most associated with Louis Armstrong, but it does not represent the body of his work, which consists mostly of jazz.

In America, this song became a beloved standard, but when it was first released in 1968, it barely dented the charts, peaking at #116. It was more appreciated 20 years later when it was used in the
Robin Williams movie Good Morning, Vietnam; the song was re-released to coincide with the film, and this time charted at #32.

The boss of ABC Records hated this and did not promote it until it became a hit in England.

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Always on the run
Lenny Kravitz
1991


This song features Slash from Guns 'N' Roses on guitar. Slash and Kravitz went to the same high school (Beverly Hills High School), but knew each other only fleetingly.

Slash had originally written this for Guns 'N' Roses, but since Steven Adler couldn't do the drumming, he recorded it with Kravitz instead.

This featured in the 1998 film The Waterboy

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