See the Light – Simple Minds

  • First Appearance: May 11, 1991
  • Weeks on the Chart: 2
  • Album: Real Life
  • Have I heard this song before (pre-listen)? No?
  • Have I actually heard this song before? No.

Just when I thought I was out of the 80s, Simple Minds bring me right back in.

Best known for “Don’t You (Forget About Me),” from The Breakfast Club soundtrack, this Scottish band was a staple of the 80s, and this album feels incredibly 80s. Strong on the synths, and soaring vocals, it’s a stark departure from Out of Time.

The charting track, See the Light, was not particularly more memorable than the rest of the album. It’s interesting that it was chosen to be the single.