In what could easily turn into Kitsch O’ The Day’s Musical Monday because of all the insane versions of my songs on YouTube, this one by Pink Lady, a Japanese duo who had a short-lived but utterly fantastic cheese wheel of Kitsch tv show in the 1980’s, is way near the top of the heap. The Oriental opening, bad lip-synching of the pink person on the right, cheesy choreography, clear fascination with American dancers, glitzy costumes, dorky synth patches, bombastic arrangement and cheap set all add up to musical heaven in Boogie Wonderland.
When I first started having hits, this was the very first cheesy version of one of them I saw. I prayed I could keep knocking ’em out as this is the kind of reward a Kitsch lover such as myself dreams of.
Woa! Absolute Kitsch… Well, the amazing arrangement, melody and groove was retained elevator style with vocals… Some songs travel through conditions! Ca’ching (tell me it’s so).
As I remember, not much ca-ching, just the bare minimum. But it was so exciting seeing this version I didn’t care. I am elated that this is one of my songs that “travel through conditions”.
oh my god, thanks for posting this….i’m all excited now! this wound up the windup!!!
the choreography is sublime, but i think my favorite is the white-girl-climb-the-ladder-tushie shake at 2:38! my grouchiest old lady cat even came over to check this one out!
Scares me. Entertains me….but really frightening!
What I love is when the pink lady on the right lifts her right shoulder high, her breast stays exactly where it is. Kinda freaky.
Speaking of Pink Lady, I read recently that they’re making a comeback.
Risuzu- I hope so! I was just talking about them the other day.
I found the article announcing their comeback.