It is impossible to sing this song with an expression other than Triumph and Optimism. Seriously. Cheesiest theme song ever. And I’ll be honest: I had a minor kindergarten crush on Bronson Pinchot. And obviously Sacha Baron Cohen took his Bruno inspiration from that character.
What the hell is she wearing? I’ll tell you what: The most amazing outfits ever invented, of course! If I were a vaguely attractive skinny white girl, I would wear that black dress with the big sunglasses and black earrings everyday of my life.
Where are you going all dressed up like that? Oh this old thing? Just to the deli for a ham sandwich. You know how I do.
It’s so bright and sunny and pleasant and wholesome outside. Like the opening credits for Full House. And that inspired me to post this video because you know DJ was the biggest Stacey Q fan and in one episode, she even ::GASP:: cut school to see her!
I’m gonna go download some Full House now. All that sugary saccharine sweetness is just what I need for this devilish hangover.
Flashback Friday: Michel’le “Something In My Heart”
So let’s talk about Michel’le for a quick second because not enough people know who she is. Before Mary J. Blige made a career out of combining R&B/Soul vocals with hip-hop beats, Eazy E. had already found that groundbreaker in Michel’le and signed her to Ruthless back in the late 1980s. Dr. Dre (who was her boyfriend) produced her first album, including this Quiet Storm Classic I just posted, and the album went on to double-platinum sales.
Why she didn’t end up being the superstar that Mary became, nobody knows. She had a new sound, sold 2 million records, but she didn’t record a follow-up until nearly a decade later when everybody forgot about her. Could it be because she and Dre split up soon after, and she ended up marrying Suge Knight while he was in jail? Maybe. Regardless, her first album is a *classic* and you’re not a real Late80s/Early90s R&B fan if you don’t have it.
Sidenote: part of Michel’le’s shtick was the fact that her speaking voice sounded like Minnie Mouse, yet her vocals were full-on soul. Here’s a clip of Michel’le in 2010, still rocking the Helium Voice.
Everybody knows who The B-52’s are thanks to “Love Shack” (or possibly “Roam”) but “Topaz” is a hidden gem on Cosmic Thing that needs to get more Shine. So that’s why I uploaded it.
First of all, apparently NYC has turned into Bangladesh and we’re right in the middle of Monsoon Season. It’s forreal been raining for days straight and “Topaz” is one of those non-sad Rainy Day songs that just makes you chill and relax…or chillax, if you will. Katy and Cindy are spot on in this track with their trademark two-part harmony. This is what some good pop singing sounds like without auto-tune: Their unison is crystal clear and the harmony is right in tune. This has always been my favorite song from The B-52’s because it’s so simple and lets you sit in the groove with minimal distractions (a lot of their music is a lot better without Fred oddly yelling out random things).