Tuesday, January 04, 2011

90's Hit Parade, #100



Goldfinger - Here in Your Bedroom

OK, first of all, don't watch that video above. These guys look like such douchebags that it will make you hate the song. In fact, after watching it for the first time just now, I very nearly struck this song off the list and replaced it with Save Ferris. This ska-punk-pop song got a little airplay back around '97, when the band was touring with No Doubt. It's a ridiculously catchy earworm, but I also like the lyrical concept: boy meets girl, maybe at a party, they go back to her place and fuck. Now he's lying awake in her bed while she sleeps (either she passed out first, or he woke up first the next morning). He's in love with her, but he has no idea how she feels. Maybe she's just thinking of this as a one-night stand, maybe even one she regrets, and has no interest in ever seeing him again. How is he supposed to act? I like the little gender-role-reversal that's going on here, and the nervous energy is conveyed well in the busy ska rhythm. Besides, I've had that chorus stuck in my head for the last 13 years.

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