Every time I see Flo Rida’s 2009 “Right Round” video on the rap-music TV channel piped into my gym, I think, “Why is this guy standing on a giant, rotating Oreo?”
Despite the big cookie, I love this song (which features Ke$ha‘s voice) because it samples, “You Spin Me Round,” a 1984 song by British New Wave band Dead or Alive. I was crazy for Dead or Alive in 1984, especially their first album, Sophisticated Boom Boom. While listening to it, I used to stare adoringly at the album cover, which featured lead singer Pete Burns crouching in a sea of animal prints.
Due to horrific plastic surgery, Pete Burns is no longer the androgyne of my early ’80s dreams, but I still prefer his cover of KC and the Sunshine Band‘s “That’s the Way (I Like It)” to the original.
I, too, prefer Pete as he was before his face was fucked by a gangbang of scalpels. I remember him rocking an eyepatch in the video for that song, looking fabulous as ever, just like he is in that album cover… rowr!
And speaking of covers, I’ll now go check out their take on “That’s the Way (I Like It)”!
He was the hotness. Loved the big hair and the eyepatch.
I used to love that song back in the day (I recall getting caught dancing in my BF’s living room by her dad). Poor Pete – he looked much better then, in my opinion.
Maybe he just liked his animals dead or alive. I refuse to look at any pictures of him now (so I’m not clicking on your link) because I have not seen pictures of him for 2 years(since I stopped looking at all gossip blogs), I’m scared to think of what he looks like now.
There’s been no improvement!
Katie, Interrobangs Anonymous says
Whenever I hear Flo Rida’s “Club Can’t Handle Me,” I sing these Harry Potter-inspired lyrics, instead: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYVNNf6RBbM
I recently tried to teach that version to a bunch of hip hop-loving 22-year old Air Force cops. They didn’t think I was cool.
Hi my dear-yes I saw Pete Burns on Come Dine With Me last week and my, he certainly is different from the album cover-he seems pretty happy in himself, the make up and outfits are definitely bold and unique still today!
I can sing evry word of “You Spin Me Round,” from memory. I will never get those brain cells back…
That Flo-Rida song drives me crazy! Every time I hear it I think of the Hangover!
I dated a guy in college that I thought was BEAUTIFUL. And, he wasn’t that into me…which was such a challenge. One day I went to his house and he had a giant poster of Pete Burns above his bed.
It answered a lot of questions for me.
I hope it was pre-surgery Pete, at least.
It was pre-surgery. Luckily it wasn’t the bend over Pete picture!