I wrote a post a few days ago about ’80s fashion. It sure brought back a lot of memories, no? What fun!
I have been trying my best to work on a post about the ’90s but I just can’t seem to complete it. I was an adolescent in the ’90s (okay, old-timers, stop throwing things at me!) and it just brings me back. Too many memories.
So, I’m going to focus on just one aspect of culture from my past, when I was a pre-teen in the late ’80s/ early ’90s. One of my favorite singers was Paula Abdul. She could dance, she could sing, and she was a shortie just like me! Her music brought me so much joy.
Probably her most famous song and music video was Opposites Attract. She dances with animated rapper MC Skat Kat. I can’t watch this video without smiling and dancing:
Then there is this one, Straight Up. Holy crap, this girl could tap! I thought she was the coolest thing on earth.
Here Paula is, “in the funky way,” in the video Vibeology. Such a silly concept and song. Should I have been listening to this as pre-teen? Probably not. My parents had no idea the stuff I was exposed to, but isn’t that usually the case? However, this song seems tame by today’s standards. ::shrug::
Another great one, but much less dancey, is the romantic song Rush Rush. (yes, it sounds like “Mush mush” — LOL).See if you can recognize Paula’s lover in this video (hint: “Woah, I’m the one!” or “Party on dudes!”)
And then there is my favorite one. Not only is this video hot, hot, hot but the dance choregraphy is amazing. Yes, it is “tastefully hot” compared to today’s music video standards. Here is Cold Hearted Snake:
So, what’s your favorite Paul Abdul song? And if you were not a fan of hers (you weirdo) what was your favorite music from the late ’80s/early ’90s? Please share!