Last night, my wife and I took a trip down memory lane and worked our way through the 50 songs on my 80s playlist on my iPhone. One of the things that struck me was how good the band Simple Minds was.
They came to US notice with their 1985 song, "Don't You Forget About Me," which was on the sound track from the movie, "The Breakfast Club." They followed that song with their album, "Once Upon a Time," which had three big songs on it: "Alive and Kicking," "All the Things She Said," and "Sanctify Yourself" (which I tried to use to argue to my parents that they were a "Christian" band).
The band probably appealed to me for the same reasons that I liked U2 and the Alarm during my teenage years: big anthem songs with big beats and big hair. Still, it was fun to listen to those songs again.