Do Not Proceed in Makng My Cardiac Pump Nonfunctional
April 29, 2018 5:44 PM   Subscribe

I would not be able to do such a thing, even if I directed my mightiest efforts at the task.
posted by Night_owl at 6:08 PM on April 29, 2018 [4 favorites]

(Yeah, I saw that one, I just thought it was bad. Not that all of them are good.)
posted by WCityMike at 6:12 PM on April 29, 2018

One of my earliest memories is being kept awake by chicken pox and the clip of Elton John and Kiki Dee being on TV while my Dad sat with me. It was 1976, so I must have been 7 years old. I still remember the pink overalls and his fabulous sunglasses.
posted by xingcat at 6:14 PM on April 29, 2018 [2 favorites]

(Shush, Martha and Rufus are magical. Also magical is that Macy Gray/ODB one.)
posted by elsietheeel at 6:15 PM on April 29, 2018

That is a young Elton John.
posted by eviemath at 6:24 PM on April 29, 2018

I’m wondering if Donny Osman is the polar opposite of Mavis Staples.
posted by MtDewd at 6:38 PM on April 29, 2018

Huh. I always thought it was a nice song, good rhythm, etc., but as a gay dude, I never felt particularly engaged by its heterosexual love duet performances. But just now, seeing Elton and Ed Sheeran’s duet (despite the not-great audio quality), in front of tens of thousands of happy people, it was quite moving.

Maybe I’m just getting sentimental in my middle age, but I swear, we could have used more of this in mainstream music forty years ago.
posted by darkstar at 7:05 PM on April 29, 2018 [4 favorites]

Haha, I'm glad the Mr. T Experience made it on the list. They were pretty good for silly pop punk bands that didn't take themselves too seriously. But of course there was that other band that really perfected it...

And hot damn! How did Rufus Wainright not become the biggest thing to ever happen in pop music? Poses was like, perfection.
posted by alex_skazat at 8:23 PM on April 29, 2018 [3 favorites]

The Mr. T Experience's first album had a ripping cover of "Pleasant Valley Sunday", and some nice songs about Danny Bonaduce, and uh, Mr. T.
posted by RobotVoodooPower at 9:15 PM on April 29, 2018 [1 favorite]

Team Ginger.
posted by bongo_x at 9:47 PM on April 29, 2018 [1 favorite]

Saw MTX (including the Jon Von/Aaron Rubin lineup) more than a few times, good times indeed.
And yes Kiki and Elton's clothes were apparently the height of fashion back then.
posted by gtrwolf at 11:10 PM on April 29, 2018

Or Valerie Bertenelli and Mackenzie Phillips.
posted by Billiken at 6:22 AM on April 30, 2018 [1 favorite]

Back in 1976, when the original Elton John/Kiki Dee version topped the UK charts, my teenage friends and i would sing the chorus as "Don't go making me fart". Witty little bunch, weren't we?
posted by Paul Slade at 7:27 AM on April 30, 2018

I'm pretty sure I have posted before about how I preferred the E. John / M. Piggy version so much to the original, that I taped it onto cassette off the television just so I could have it for my mixtapes. So nice to have a place to share that memory here that makes me feel a tiiiiiny bit less embarrassed that I let it out of the vault.
posted by Mchelly at 10:22 AM on April 30, 2018 [1 favorite]

Oh man. You owe it to yourselves to not just listen to but also fully watch the Spice Girls one. Their very natural and not-choreographed-at-all dancing in place is (imho) extremely endearing.
posted by mhum at 12:46 PM on April 30, 2018

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