Monday, January 02, 2017

My Music Monday

Erik picked the theme for this month - 80's songs that make you cringe.

I haven't given it that much thought yet, but that can't be too hard, right?  Right?  And since I have five Monday's this month, I'm hoping it won't be difficult.

Full disclosure, he selected this theme and emailed it to me while inebriated on the streets of New Orleans.  So.........there's that.

It's the 80's so I'm going on record that many a song wouldn't have been airplay worthy on the radio. But as the Buggles said - video killed the radio star. And such, some songs were made for video purposes, rather than the other way around.

I can think of no other point to illustrate this theory than the Bangles' "Walk Like an Egyptian".

In my mind, there is little redeeming value to this song, from a band that usually wrote its own music and did it well. Clearly the record company didn't think so and brought in basically what I call a 'novelty song'.

By all accounts, the band hated it, yet still perform it to this day. Hey - they know what pays the bills, I guess.

Considering all the really good music the Bangles were capable of, I do cringe a bit when I hear this - which isn't often, since I did not load it into my iTunes.


anne marie in philly said...

and donald the dump has a cameo in this video.

Fearsome Beard said...

I can't believe I actually clicked on that one. I know better as I know the song. Dammit.
I'll just blame you for posting it, not me for clicking.

Shoshanah said...

We sang that at my eighth grade choir concert, and so I still know all of the lyrics.

My dad and I were walking home after the concert. Silence.

"Well?" I said, "What did you think?"

"That was awful!"

David G said...

In my head I'm picturing you cringing and yet still doing the hand movements!

Erik Rubright said...

I guess we now know that she was throwing shade in that video...

But you have to admit, it's catchy.