Man I miss music like this. Remember when hip hop was…intelligent?
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If you know me, you should know what video this is. It’s the only one TRULY appropriate for the season.
I wanted to see if anyone in the YouTube world remembered this bit of 80’s greatness so I did a search for Jem and came up with these delightful tidbits! I loved this show as a kid. No other show had it’s characters randomly breakout into song (with accompanying video), plus there was that weird pseudo-love triangle between Jerrica, Jem and Rio. AND they got someone who could actually sing to do Jem and The Hologram’s singing voices.
I love love love the Dolls. I love this song even more. In fact this is the song that introduced me to them oh so long ago.
You’re especially smart if you get what it is that she’s actually talking about.
LONG LIVE CABARET PUNK!
Gotta love those thinly veiled offers for sex (gotta love even more that she calls her cooch her “Mercedes”…I guess it’s better than her calling her Pinto) . My sister had this cassette tape, and, way back then, we actually thought she was offering him a ride in her car. How could two elementary school kids (well, I guess my sister was technically in middle school since this was about when she was in 6th grade) understand that this wasn’t about picking up a cute hitchhiker?
Now to answer the question “why so many videos?” Simple: I’m a lazy bastard that doesn’t always want to sit and think about what to write. So this is my easy way to do fill some blog space until I am in the mood to actually think.
For real…WTF were we thinking with the clothes? The shoulder pads that made you look like a yield sign? What’s with the stiff ass “interpretive dancing”? And can I express how happy I am that L.A. Reid no longer has that jacked up haircut? And that Babyface no longer looks like he’s starving (Lord that man is FINE now, but he needed some help back then)? Was Carlos really rockin a gold tooth? Up front no less? Why did the drummer look bored and why did the bass player look like he was about ready to slap the taste out of someone’s mouth?
All that horrible 80’s stuff aside, you still can’t beat this song when it comes to making a mix tape for your honey.
I couldn’t not post this one when I found it. This was my JAM.
Why aren’t there love songs like this anymore? Shit is cheesy as hell but you still end up thinking “I wish a dude would say that to me.” *sniffle*
And can I say I didn’t even know they had a video for this?