PRI’s Marketplace Morning Report pushed me back a few years in pop nostalgia this morning — the end track of their 8:50a ET segment was Kid Koala’s Stompin’ at Le Savoi. There was something about the drum and horn combination that immediately made me think of JC Chasez’s “Blowin’ Me Up With Her Love” off the Drumline soundtrack. Thank goodness for youtube, because of course I searched that up and played it five times in a row.
Okay, I realize that it is much cooler to like JC Chasez‘s solo outing Schizophrenic, but nothing in it moved me as much “Blowin’ Me Up With Her Love” did. Literally moved me — eight years later and I can’t stop my butt wiggles in my chair. Despite all the Tara Reid in the video, and kind of ridiculous lyrics (“Saw you around the other day, Shorty she was all the way, Look like you were feeling me, So I had to come and see”) the song is so damn catchy and sexy (certainly sexier than “Some Girls Dance With Women”). Then when it gets into the Drumline tie-in breakdown, the whole thing explodes in the best possible way.
This song is like a damn potato chip — I can’t listen to it once. Writing this up, I’ve probably listened to it another five or so times. I miss super-fun pop music like this — this pure-pop-prozac and I want more feeling. I think it’s time to go back to the Attic and break out Celebrity.