A Tribute to Paula
Although I wasn’t really allowed access to “secular” music growing up, I sometimes managed to sneak in a little listen from time to time. Strangely, Paula Abdul quickly became one of my favorites. Between the poppiness, the perkiness and the just straight up catchiness, I still find myself whistling her tunes from time to time.
As if the songs weren’t enough, the videos also became legendary. This was the time when movie stars often showed up and Paula made her mark by costarring with Keanu Reeves in the “Rush, Rush” video. This was also the era of Who Framed Roger Rabbit? and Paula followed suit with the “Opposites Attract” video.
Strangely, though, the song that I remember the most and probably liked the most is the one I really can’t place as far as videos go. However, if I would have been the director, I may have started “Cold-Hearted” off something like this:
Happy Saturday. Once you’ve cleaned yourself up, go get some brunch.
Video courtesy of Barstool Sports: Boston