YMMV / Simple Minds

  • Awesome Music: Most of their hits, but these ones stand out the most: Waterfront, Glittering Prize, Ghostdancing, Someone Somewhere in Summertime.
  • Even Better Sequel: "Real To Real Cacophony" is considered to be a lot better than "Life In A Day", setting the group apart from their punk roots into something Darker and Edgier that quickly got them a cult following overseas.
  • Face of the Band: Jim Kerr and Charlie Burchill pretty much are Simple Minds for a lot of people having been the only two constant members since the band's inception. Long time drummer Mel Gaynor gets a nod but he's spent time away from the band and has recently sat out the 2017 Acoustic tour and will not be on the 2018 Walk Between Worlds tour either though he remains an official member. The other members have chopped and changed so much over the years the Revolving Door Band is in full effect.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff : Though certainly loved in their native Scotland as well as other parts of the UK, they are extremely popular in Italy, and the feeling was mutual - Jim Kerr took up residence in Taormina, Sicily in the early 2000s, owning a hotel, working with local musicians, and releasing Italian exclusives such as the Live & Rare compilation.
  • Signature Song: It is interesting that this is different depending on the country:
    • In their native Scotland it is "Waterfront" - the song is an unofficial anthem for Glasgow.
    • In the rest of the UK and Europe, their anthem is "Alive And Kicking".
    • In the US it is "Don't You (Forget About Me)", as it was their only song to top the charts in the US, tied to one of the most iconic films of the 1980s, and largely the only song they're remembered for in that country.