Thursday, April 23, 2009

Forgotten Classic Video(s) of the Week

Look, I know I'm only supposed to do two-fers on Tuesdays, but I forgot to post a video last week (again) and was too distracted by American Idol (again) to do the Two-fer Tuesday. You'll just have to deal with this unorthodox approach to days-of-the-week promotional tools.

Since it was Disco Week on AI, I thought I'd offer up some cheesetastic tunes for all you groovy guys and chicks.

First up is Andy Gibb's 1977 hit, "I Just Want To Be Your Everything." This is about as close to an "official" video as I can get for this song. This is a performance that cool people like myself will definitely remember. I mean, who could forget Andy jammin' in that satin varsity jacket with no shirt underneath?

Andy kind of needlessly turned a 2 1/2 minute song into over 4 minutes in this performance, but who cares. I can't even begin to explain how much I love this song.

Up next is a song that someone on VFTW suggested for Glambert during the week the Idols performed songs from the years they were born. I have to say it would have been a perfect choice, for that week or disco week. Sylvester is probably best-known for his disco classic, "You Make Me Feel Mighty Real," but you might also remember 1982's "Do You Wanna Funk," especially if you've seen Trading Places. (Who's been putting out they Kools on my floor?)


Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

I like that Andy Gibb cut. I also like Shadow Dancing. He was a foxy man. I'll admit it.

CDP said...

I LOVE "You Make Me Feel..." and I like both of these songs, too. My sister and I were both proud owners of powder blue satin varsity jackets in 1977. It was the only thing I wanted for my birthday.

red said...

Man, Trading Places is the best!

Gwen said...

I am freaking out, man! As soon as I clicked over here "Shadow Dancing" started playing on my iTunes. It's set on random.

Weird! I feel so connected to you right now. Like a tapeworm.

Dr Zibbs said...

I love both of those songs!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Was Andy the Gibb that died? Didn't one of them die, or am I just making that up?

Westcoast Walker said...

Chris Martin could learn a thing or two from Gibb's sublime falsetto.

Wow, that Sylvester clip is strangely compelling - sort of like getting half way through the movie "Ishtar" and knowing you made it this far, so you might as well keep going.

Fab blog you have here BTW, I'll definitely be back.

Candy's daily Dandy said...

Not only am I lovin the old disco classics, (and missing my Beckeye AI recaps this week) I am totally diggin the new look over hea!!!

Red hot! Love it!

Gifted Typist said...

Like a puppet on a string... ah memories


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