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?
I’ve been sitting on this one for a while. The story behind it is a bit old now, but I’m just now feeling motivated enough to actually write it up.
Here’s the fundamental question behind this post: why are people surprised when they are fired for bad-mouthing their employer and co-workers on their web sites?
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I’m being a bit lazy tonight with these picks. Neither is exactly unknown, but they both just kinda strike my fancy.
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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 George Michael fan much?