Monday, November 28, 2011

80's Guilt #24: Debbie Gibson “Shake Your Love” (1987) / Rick Astley “It Would Take A Strong Strong Man” (1988)

In August 2011, over the course of 3 or 4 days, VH1 Classic aired an amazing 12-hour programming loop called "MTV30" in celebration of MTV's 30th birthday, a series of old MTV clips which succeeded in giving us boners for an entire weekend. Two of these clips were pulled from Club MTV, both lipsynching performances complete with interviews by Downtown Julie Brown. (This helped us become curious about their clip selection process since neither of these are among their respective singer's most popular songs.) So just FYI, Rick Astley's inclusion has nothing to do with the Rickrolling phenomenon and everything to do with how we shockingly enjoyed hearing both songs for the first time in over 20 years.

It would've been nice if Viacom had left the MTV performances on Youtube, which we'd have preferred for this post...

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