Saturday, February 06, 2010

Forgotten Classic Video of the Week

I was watching VH1's one-hit wonder special again recently, and as I always do when faced with Martika's "Toy Soldiers" (which I can't stand), I thought out loud: I know that she had another hit out before that song. One that I actually liked. What the hell was that?

For some reason, even though I always ask myself this question, I forget all about it about five minutes later and never bother looking it up. Strange, because stuff like that will usually eat away at me until I have the answer. I guess Martika's discography just isn't that important to me.

But since I was drawing a blank for this week's vid, I finally checked into that mystery Martika tune. The song is called "More Than You Know," and I immediately remembered more of it than I thought I knew. Maybe you guys will too. Enjoy.


Anonymous said...

Oh, great. Guess what's going to be stuck in my head for the next 2 weeks?

Step by step, heart to heart...

Blech. It's right up there with Feliz Navidad.

Billy said...

Whatever the quality of the song -- which at best is probably "decent" -- Martika is so hot that not even shoulder pads and a bevy of fashion mistakes can prevent her hotness from making that video watchable.

Video may have killed Dan Fogelberg, but it sure as heck is a great place for Martika.

Steam Me Up, Kid said...

It won't let me play the video, but I can practically sing the whole thing in my head. Now I have to go look through my old 45s. That IS a good one!

Scott said...

I had no idea she had a second hit. I do like Toy Soldiers, even though I don't have a clue what it means.

Penny said...

I hated that Eminem used a loop of her Toy Soilders in his awful song..can't remember the title at this second..but you know what I'm talking about right??

The Imaginary Reviewer said...

Guilty confession time: I'm actually a fan of Martika. Like, still. I have her greatest hits on my iPod. Toy Soldiers was her best song, but there were many more (in England, anyway) and her unique brand of 80s pop is definitely a guilty pleasure for me.

Check out the Prince-penned 'Love, thy Will be Done' and the utterly ridiculous 'Martika's Kitchen'. They're absolute classics.

words...words...words... said...

I don't like this song any better than "Toy Soldiers", but Martika is so hot that she made me forget about Debbie Gibson for a couple of months.

Malcolm said...

Martika is looking so tasty in this video, I'm almost willing to forgive the cookie cutter blandness of this song.

I'd love to know what criteria VH-1 is using for their one-hit wonder specials. If Martika is watching these specials, I can hear her saying, "I know my career wasn't all that VH-1, but I did have 4 hits!"


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