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Jessie & Stacy

Posted by shanoah on August 20, 2008

Life on Mars? If I had more time, I’d follow up on that one, especially as David Bowie seems to grace these pages fairly often.

As it stands, I’m going to go with something I’d been planning on posting for a bit.

First, a Rick Springfield tune from the 80’s:

Jessie's Girl - Rick Springfield

A classic song about a guy who’s got a crush on his best friends girlfriend. Looks like he gets seven years of bad luck while making the video, too.

And naturally, this was the first thing I thought of when I first heard this song on the radio:

Stacys Mom - Fountains of Wayne

While I like the song, it is so much a variation of Jessie’s Girl thematically, it’s ridiculous. Still, it’s catchy, has Rachel Hunter in it, and has poledancing. And more then it’s share of entendres. Single entendres, mostly.

The two will always be connected in my mind, though. Of course, musically, the opening was inspired by The Cars “Just What I Needed”:

Just What I Needed - The Cars

And, no, those chords are not actually sampled from this song. They claim to have spent a good deal of time duplicating them.

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