Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Forgotten Classic Video of the Week

I was on an '80s kick yesterday (imagine that), so I pulled out a bunch of my '80s compilations for a listen. I sometimes avoid those store-bought compilations because most of them include the same tired old songs ("Jessie's Girl," "Come On Eileen," "Mickey," you know the drill). However, I discovered that one of my New Wave Hits CDs included "Some People" by Belouis Some, a song that doesn't immediately come to mind when I think of 1987. I remembered it well though, and even remembered that it was featured in a Swatch ad, which I, unfortunately, can't find anywhere.

I didn't remember that Belouis was such a cutie. Well, sort of. At some points during this video, I think he looks like a blond A-Rod. But at other times he just looks like Jay Manuel. Still...if I were a gay man, I'd be all over Mr. Jay, so I guess old Belouie looks pretty good either way.

As for what is going on in this video, I can't quite grasp the concept. Some people are dancing. The old people aren't. I guess there's a message in there somewhere. But it just kind of looks like all the people who didn't make the cut for the "Safety Dance" and "She Works Hard for the Money" videos were assembled to film a musical remake of Carnival of Souls.

15 comments:

The Guv'ner said...

Wait....you're NOT a gay man? NOW you tell me.

Tony Spunk said...

He looks a lot like my good homo buddy, Enrico Floppissmo! Well apart from he isn't wearing a skin tight Enrique Iglesias t-shirt and carrying a tube of KY Jelly.

Just sayin'.

Falwless said...

May I just take this moment to say that I am so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so excited about American Idol starting next week!

I can't wait for your recaps!

Bond said...

What? "Come On Eileen" is a classic...

sheesh!

LOL

Cormac Brown said...

Arrrrgggggh! I f-in' hate this group! "Imagination" was overplayed on the Italian precursor to their MTV back in '85 and the mere mention of them is nails on chalkboard to me!

CDP said...

I totally don't remember this song!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

And here I thought the world had run out of 80's videos for you to mine. Whew!

katrocket said...

great pick! I remember this song from the radio, but I don't think I've ever seen this video before. Looks like they allocated the majority of the video budget to choreography and wardrobe.

WendyB said...

Oh my God! I love Belouis Some.
http://wbjewelry.blogspot.com/2008/05/vintage-tunes-belouis-some.html

Happy Villain said...

I have absolutely no recollection of that band or that song. Weird. And I was thinking he looked like a less pouty, less broody Ryan Phillipe. I'm starting to think that famous people (even the ones I don't know about) are all related, like celebs are some kind of modern Egyptian monarchy only allowed to marry within the family to preserve the celeb bloodlines. Ew.

Bubs said...

I had no idea who you were talking about until the video started. Like a trip in Mr. Peabody's WABAC machine. I think some of his music was used in some John Hughes movies.

Johnny Gruber said...

Hey Becky,

I definitely remember this song. May I suggest Tony Carey's "Fine Day" as the next Forgotten Classic Video of the Week (?).

aliencg said...

Hmmm, maybe some things are best left forgotten.

pistols at dawn said...

This is truly the land of confusion, regardless of what Phil Collins says.

cube said...

I see more West Side Story than Carnival of Souls.

 

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