Friday, July 18, 2008

Guilty Pleasures Part Twenty-Five -- Endless Self-Love Edition

We're starting the back nine of 2008 and it's been apparent that the overarching theme of this particular year is egotism unleashed. So in honor of a few people who shall remain nameless (but have been discussed at some length in this feature), we present the following choices.

First up, a timeless tune from late 1972. It's Carly Simon, who bets you think this song is about you, don't you?

Next our obligatory oldie, complete with compulsory, anachronistic go-go dancing, always a specialty of this feature. You would cry too if happened to you, Lesley Gore says, because:

Next, we advance ahead to the wilds of 1992, for this bold statement of purpose from one hit wonder Right Said Fred, as they do their little turn on the catwalk and remind their adoring public that:

Next, Living Colour's 1988 offering that is the song most likely to welcome a certain politician who thinks he should appear before the Brandenburg Gate. Look in my eyes, what do you see?

And to complete our presentation, we offer a rejoinder to the strutting with some vintage Stevie Wonder in a performace from the 1975 Grammy Awards, complete with some truly spectacular tuxedos with the I-94 lapel style that was so prevalent then. See if you can spot Tony Orlando, the Temptations and Phoebe Snow in the audience shots and sing along as Stevie explains to so many of the peacocks currently strutting the stage that if you really want to hear our view:

Feel the self-love. And cast yer votes!

1 comment:

Uncle Ben said...

Stevie Wonder always surprises me. I grew up with "I just called to say I love you" so hearing his earlier work is ear-opening. He's got my vote.