Molly Ringwald sings Don’t You (Forget About Me) on her Jazz album, Except Sometimes, that was released in 2013, and she currently tours the U.S. performing a variety of traditional and non-traditional Jazz songs. Of course, Molly Ringwald is best known for her days as a member of the 1980s teenage acting force known as the “Brat Pack”. But Ringwald always wanted to be a singer, especially a Jazz singer.
“I think initially I imagined that I would be a singer,” Ringwald told the Burlington Free Press. “I also had started to act in community theater kind of around the same time and I watched a lot of old Hollywood musicals at that age.” She felt that the dream to become a singer was stifled in the 80s, and with the onslaught of John Hughes movies like Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, and Pretty In Pink, she gave up on her singing career.
Long after her teen idol days were over and Molly Ringwald became a mother of twins, she revived that desire to sing. Singing Don’t You (Forget About Me) on her album is a way to honor both John Hughes, and the movies that gave her success. Her slowed down Jazz version of the theme from The Breakfast Club works surprisingly well as a Jazz song. Originally sung by the Simple Minds on The Breakfast Club soundtrack, Ringwald nails her cover.
Saturday, March 24th, 2014 marked the 30 year anniversary of the detention dramatized in The Breakfast Club. Molly Ringwald and thousands of fans remembered the day on Twitter, and by watching the movie on Netflix. Ringwald’s tweet of Shermer High School, the school the students in The Breakfast Club attended, received over 22,000 retweets.
Now, 30 years later, Molly Ringwald sings Don’t You (Forget About Me) at all of her shows, including the one in Stowe, Pennsylvania at the Spruce Creek Performing Arts Center. Fans can enjoy the fresh Jazz career of Molly Ringwald while reminiscing about the coming of age movies that she starred in. And yes, Molly Ringwald will sing Don’t You (Forget About Me).