Tuesday, January 6, 2009

For children of the 80s

For some reason, after opening presents on Christmas morning, my brother and I got into a heated discussion about which artist sang the first bar of "We Are the World". After it became apparent that no resolution was imminent, I proclaimed with a flourish- "to the internets!"

Through the magic of youtube we got our answer. Plus we laughed hysterically at all the young looking stars. Bruce with his raspy constipatedesque delivery ; Kenny Loggins and Daryl Hall, the two guys that never really made it out of the 80s, Mike when he still had a nose and was the epitome of asexual cuteness... Why are they all holding sheet music? They couldn't remember 8 words? Could LaToya's shoulder pads be any bigger? Who's the dude that looks like Dwight Schrute standing next to who I think is Harry Belafonte?

It's worth a view. And can you tell me who the white woman is who sings immediately after Cyndi?



(Look at John Oates - I had a major crush on him. That mustache just screamed sexy masculinity. lol)

7 comments:

Aria said...

According to wiki (thanks, interwebs!) it's Kim Carnes of "Bette Davis Eyes" fame.

Insomniac said...

Oh I loved that song! lol

Dunc said...

I love the "to the internets!" line. Ha!

WeezerMonkey said...

You are too funny. We are due to eat together. I will invite Bax. It will be a grand reunion.

A Feminist Gold Digger said...

I am going to have this song stuck in my head all afternoon.

Grace said...

I used to love Hall and Oates.

"OOoohhh, here she comes, she's a maneater!"

Julie Dennehy said...

Just noticed a few things... is Michael Jackson even in the studio? He sings by himself. Quincy Jones (conductor)'s glasses are askew and perched on his forehead. Diana Ross is the biggest showboater, hands up! Willie Nelson looks drunk... there's one shot where he isn't singing at all. I could go on... so funny what you notice when you aren't wearing rose-colored glasses! :) Thanks for sharing... great blog!
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