Wednesday, November 30, 2011

80's Guilt #19: Swing Out Sister “Breakout” (1987)

Sunshine! Wow, this band is having so much fun. We were surprised to learn Swing Out Sister derived from the UK, which doesn't really help to explain why she's singing as if English is her second language, but whatever... She's so adorable that it makes up for it. This actually got us thinking if there are any current female singers who project this much fun...

  • Ke$ha is too drunk or hungover to be fun.
  • Nicki Minaj is too busy making retarded faces and wearing awful clothes to be fun.
  • Gaga takes herself too seriously and is too involved in making a fashion statement to be fun.
  • Katy Perry is too busy trying to be all things to all people. And it's painful to watch her try to make jokes. That's not fun.
  • A lot of people would probably claim Beyonce's "Countdown" is fun, but when a song is so involved in trying to be artistic that it confuses you to the point where you can't tell whether or not it has a chorus, that's not fun at all.
  • Britney is too burnt out.
  • Adele is depressed as fuck.
  • Rihanna's too busy battling her demons.
  • There's also that weird UK chick Jessie J, but nobody cares about her.

  • So that pretty much leaves us with our new best friend Azealia Banks and her amazing new video that we posted yesterday, which is probably the only example from the past two years of a chick singer who isn't afraid to have as much fun as Swing Out Sister.

    Well thankfully we were able to think of ONE video, or else we would've gotten pretty upset...

    The moral of the story: When people claim pop culture in the 80's was always smiling, this video would be some good evidence.


    See also: Katrina & The Waves "Walking On Sunshine" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPUmE-tne5U

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