Monday, December 24, 2007

Oh, the Eighties

I wore out a 45 of this song as a tween. It's over the top, self-important, rhetorically flawed...and yet...I can't help singing along when I hear it.

2 comments:

Collin said...

I do love this song. It's so much better than We Are the World. I have the 45 stashed somewhere, but I'll never forgive Bob Geldof for not inviting Kate Bush to sing on this. Bastard. Notice how it's all men singing the verses. A bit sexist, too. If Kate had shown up, they would have had to give her a verse. She's no Bananarama, her. Boy George totally makes this song. So much soul.

RJGibson said...

Heh. I never thought about KB not being included. I agree--BG is the only reason to listen to this. Just like Cyndi Lauper is the only reason to listen to We Are the World.