Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Forgotten Classic Video of the Week

When my friend, Angela, mentioned the stellar choreography featured in yesterday's Gay Men's Chorus video, I was reminded of a forgotten classic with some kick-ass dance moves as well. Feast your eyes on The Commodores' video for "Lady (You Bring Me Up)." Ah, 1981. When hair was big, shorts were short and soccer games between packs of musicians and Soul Train dancers could break out at any minute.

This video is pretty hilarious, but the song rules. Lionel! The harmonies! The hand claps! Those horns! That porntastic bass line! What more could you ask for?

You know, the fact that much of today's generation only knows Lionel Richie as Nicole's father makes me openly weep. Truly.


Lee Ann said...

Ahhh... Commodores are classic!

X. Dell said...

(1) Who says Americans don't play soccer?

(2) I remember this tune very well from when it first came out. Furthermore, I have disected, analyzed and transcribed it for my dissertation. Yet, this is the first time I ever saw the video for it. I didn't even know there was one.

chelene said...

I think Lionel's hair is longer than his shorts.

Writeprocrastinator said...

Leg-sy, you bring me up when I'm down

Barbara Bruederlin said...

The world needs more handclaps. Honest and for true.

cube said...

OMG. The short shorts. The Addidas shirts. The striped knee-highs. I'm still trying to forget I used to dress like that too.

Sparky Duck said...

The video is pretty horrible, but it was 1981. Now, as for the songs of the Commodores, there are too many good ones to remember. Its a tough call though, them or Earth Wind and Fire


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