One of many things I really hated about the early days of MTV was the incessant stupidity of Thomas Dolby’s “She Blinded Me With Science.” I think it must have been played about six hundred times a day back then. I still can’t think of one reason why that was. I mean the song is just kind of dumb and annoying. It was of course a hit.
Well, so was “Come On Eileen.”
A few years later Dolby put out a song I still love today. It has a prominent place on my iPod’s playlist counter. It’s dumb and annoying too.
“Hyperactive!” (A live version.)
Click here for the “official Hyperactive video” (It’s worth it if you like the song…)
This however works for me.
I think the bass is what got me at first but as time went on the delightful absurdity of the whole thing kind of grew on me to the point that I rock out on this where everyone else I know wants to either leave the room or do physical harm to me for playing it in the first place.
Here’s another room clearer if you dare.
These folks were always just too much fun!
The B-52s “Rock Lobster”
Every time I hear this I shake my head in amazement at the ingenuity, the creativity and the craziness that brought this about. I don’t know about you but it never would have occurred to me to write a song parodying 50′s sci-fi movies. I’m glad they did. I enjoy this every time!