Recently, at work, a co-worker of mine (Mr. Jacob Edenfield) has been taking us all along a journey of music through the past two decades. Using Pandora, he types in a year and hits play – or sometimes he'll have us listen to the Top 100 from said year. Either way, it's uncovering some absolute gems of songs that you're either excited to hear again, or extremely upset that it's probably going to get stuck in your head.
One song came across my ears a few days ago that did both:
I know that music videos were THE THING in the 80s and 90s (and actually still might be even today), but this video is just goofy. I'm fairly certain that I made better videos than this when I was in high school.
Some things to call out during the video:
It's a widely known fact that brightly colored 3D-rendered guitars that robotically float around the screen are the perfect companion to the old west ... at night. Yes, these men were on drugs.
0:09, "Guys! Stop just standing around! We need some fist pumps! Get excited! This is your music video! You're going to get to do so much sex after this! Be cool!"
At 0:24, Vanilla Ice makes his first appearance (and yes, he looks REALLY cool).
At 0:33, the piano keyboard player does awesome loopy things with his arms.
At 0:42, the piano keyboard player does awesome loopy things with his arms, again.
0:48, "Okay guys, this is going to be cool ... stand in a line and do some ducks and then look up. Maybe even fake run a little."
At 1:00, Debbie Gibson makes her first appearance. In black and white.
Quick, someone does a dive at 1:11!
1:24, "Hey keyboard guy, take that shit-eating grin off of your face, please!"
Master editing at 1:33: the words "still confused" are sung while standing in front of a waterfall.
At 1:45, the boys try to channel their inner Charlie's Angels.
The computer renderer got tired of guitars at the 1:52 minute mark. Now we have digital horses.
And at 1:56, the lead singer is "on" the fake horse. Looks natural.
2:12, "Okay, now jog in place and then point up to the sky where Debbie Gibson is laying down on a cloud."
At 2:28, Vanilla Ice does a guitar solo and almost gets kicked out of the video for pointing and then nearly laughing at himself.
At 3:15, the guys try to do the Dougie and fail, miserably.
Are you still watching this? Masochist.
So that was Londonbeat and yes, they said, "she pow-pow." It's probably the greatest love song ever. Try it out when you're in love. See what happens.
+ original post date: October 7, 2011 07:13 AM + categories:WTF