Video — January 15, 2010 at 10:15 pm

Video: Death Cab for Cutie’s ‘Don’t You (Forget About Me)’ tribute to John Hughes

In what’s likley to be a staple of this year’s awards season, tonight’s Critics’ Choice Movie Awards in Los Angeles featured a tribute to iconic ’80s filmmaker John Hughes, who died last year. Following a rather awkward homage from John Krasinski of “The Office” and “Parks and Recreation’s” Amy Poehler, moody rockers Death Cab for Cutie took the stage to perform Simple Minds’ classic “Don’t You (Forget About Me),” the theme to Hughes’ “The Breakfast Club.”



  1. Ugh, terrible. Had to stop it after 15 seconds so it wouldn’t taint my memory of the original.

  2. Dave Swaney

    That was appalling. I could assemble a band at the HS I teach at that would do better, on 2 days notice.

  3. Damn. Can’t sing, can only kinda play. That screaming noise you hear is Jim Kerr gouging his own eyes out in anger.

  4. first, death cab is not a great live band. Gibbards voice is too small for live settings. no surprise there.

    second, i didn’t think it was terrible, just kind of boring.

    third, Jimmy Eat World would have been a better choice.

  5. ugh.. weak weak weak…

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