Molly Ringwald releases jazz album featuring 'Don't You Forget About Me' from 'The Breakfast Club'
Did you know that Molly Ringwald is a jazz singer? It's a safe bet that the answer is no -- most people didn't know anything about the '80s star's musical aspirations until she announced her jazz album, "Except Sometimes."
One of the featured songs on the album may be familiar to Ringwald's fans. She sings a jazzy cover of Simple Minds' "Don't You (Forget About Me)" from "The Breakfast Club."
Granted, fans of the original song might have some trouble recognizing Ringwald's version. It's full-on jazz -- the kind you'd expect as background music in one of those fancy restaurants that have live singers and a small band. This isn't a bad thing. Ringwald is quite enjoyable in this and has a sufficiently interesting voice to work for jazz.
It's just different. Sometimes, it's hard to handle "different."
Fortunately, long before she brought us a jazz album, Molly Ringwald helped to bring us "The Breakfast Club," an iconic film all about kids who discover that everyone is different (and simultaneously the same) and that's okay.
Feel free to remind yourself of this by watching a video of Ringwald (and her Brat Pack co-stars) dancing in the film.
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