Those are the gayest Safety Gays in quite a while.
Pet knows how to pick 'em! Jx
Gotta love 'em!
I can tell you that she is NOT singing about downtown East St. Louis, Illinois.
I hope she doesn't fall asleep in the subway on her way downtown.
Song titles as euphemisms!
I couldn't love this particular era any more with all the wiglets, chiffon, eyelashes and bejeweling... and, yes, I do worry about what this says about me! ;-)
It says that you're fabulous and worthy of our adoration. As if we didn't already know that!
I'm always torn between the sheer, seductive fabulousness of this song and the fact that a few year's later it was the theme song for my home city's tragically unsuccessful efforts to "revitalize" its dying urban center. It turns out that rerouting traffic and making the main street pedestrians only was not, in fact, the key to success in the early 1970s, and in short order the department store closed, the theatres closed, the hotel closed, and pretty soon it might still have been possible to find somebody kind to help and understand you - in broad daylight even - but it was going to cost you $15 and require a trip to the no-tell motel up on Peach Street.
The malling of main streets was quite the misbegotten trend back then. Happened in my home town and even on State Street ("that great street") in Chicago. As someone who does not drive, I'm all for pedestrian-friendly urban areas but, alas...Now I shall listen to the rhythm of a gentle bossa nova.
I know she's the classic, but I still rather prefer the B-52's version.