February 18, 2007

Look upon the 80s, you gen Xers, and despair

Debby sent me a link to this delightfully dead-on parody of '80s videos from the movie Music and Lyrics. Blame Adam Schlesinger of Fountains of Wayne and his unearthly skill at writing hooks for getting it stuck in your head. There are also lots of other entertaining '80s-style videos linked in the comments, including "Let's Go to the Mall" (basically "if Tiffany were Canadian"), Stephen and the Colberts' "Charlene (I'm Right Behind You)", and David Brent's cover of "If You Don't Know Me By Now".

If that isn't already too much '80s nostalgia for you, this last link will, I promise, finish you off. It's an honest-to-god new wave cover of Lipps Inc.'s "Funkytown". I know. Use with caution:

Pseudo Echo: "Funkytown" (click through for download link)

Posted by Francis at 12:36 AM

I've said it a thousand times, Adam Schlesinger is a god.

Posted by: Tennille at February 18, 2007 01:06 AM

In New Zealand, that Pseudo Echo song was the biggest-selling single of 1987. Yes, I'm ashamed of my country.

Posted by: bradluen at February 18, 2007 02:53 PM
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