Saturday, January 31, 2015

Jukebox Saturday Night for January 31st, 2015: The Elton John & Kiki Dee, WHAM!, and Mid-Winter Night Clarity Edition


"Don't Go Breaking My Heart" by Elton John and Kiki Dee from their single release (1976)

This video features them singing together in a recording studio having fun doing it. It's a nice video.

Yes, we've all seen the Elton John - RuPaul remake from 1993, but in case you haven't ...



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"Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" by WHAM! from the duo's Make It Big album (1984)

I should have known I was gay when this song came out in 1984 and I was so fixated on the song, its lyrics, and the video. Not to mention Andrew Ridgeley. For the lyrics, I had to listen to the song over and over -- this was before Google and the internets.

I was never sure if the "CHOOSE LIFE" shirt that George Michael wears so prominently is actually an anti-abortion message or not. Oh, and he and Ridgeley wears those little hot pants shorts.

"You take the gray skies out of my way / You make the Sun shine brighter than Doris Day! / Turned a bright spark into a flame / My beats per minute never been the same! 'Cause you're my lady, I'm your fool / It makes me crazy when you act so cruel / Come on baby, let's not fight / We'll go dancing, everything will be all right!"

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And let's end with this one ...


"Clarity" by Zedd ft. Foxes from the album of same name (2012)

Foxes sings the lyrics to this song. She is a British singer / songwriter. Her real name is Louisa Rose Allen and she is all of 25 years old.

The key refrain is:

"If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy? / If our love's insanity, why are you my clarity?"

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OK, that's all for now. My plan is to post the New Jersey trip pictures tomorrow given that my overriding goal for the day is to avoid any and all exposure to the American Shitter-Bowl event. Thus, I should be home tomorrow evening and posting that entry (unless I meet a bad end tonight -- see previous entry re. my plans for tonight).

--Regulus

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