Monthly Archives: August 2006

Video Picks – Cheerleaders and Homecoming Queens

Tonight’s picks are inspired by the episode of VH1 Classic’s All Request Hour. Someone actually requested this next one:

Julie Brown: The Homecoming Queen Has Got A Gun (1987)

The song and video almost remind me of a Ray Stevens song, except not as funny. 🙂

So, why not go from the prom queen to cheerleaders?

Toni Basil: Mickey (1981)

Ah, the one-hit-wonder choreographer. 🙂 I like that she used real cheerleaders in the video (probably for the same reason I love seeing real band members in videos). Hey, wouldn’t it be cool to for someone do a mini “Where Are They Now” on the cheerleaders in this video? 🙂

Shared Musical DNA?

I can’t believe I never figured this out before.

The recent post about “Electric Youth” got me thinking and listening, and on the way home from work yesterday, it hit me: Foolish Beat” by Debbie Gibson IS the bubblegum rewrite of Wham’s “Careless Whisper.

It’s all there. The raspy blues-ish alto sax, the sappy “I lost you and I’ll never get over it” message, the minor key. Not only are the song titles similar, each is uttered only once as part of the second verse of its respective song.

I wonder if Debbie was a big George Michael fan? 🙂