I’ve watched this video for Namie Amuro’s upcoming single 60s 70s 80s approximately three hundred times and am still enamored. I’m convinced; the self-proclamation of “Queen of Hip-Pop” and “Dancing Queen” aren’t attempts at being immodest, they’re just the truth, in a time when self-proclamations are usually good for nothing more than 10 second polite chuckles.
Once again, my one consternation is that Amuro refuses to stop the touch chick act and just smile or enjoy the moment. Infact, I wager this is the one of those songs that demand a bit of self-humor; what only hurts the song is the inability to take the piss out of the (extremely) liberal sampling of Irene Cara’s “Flashdance…What a Feeling” and that Hammer Time! jacket that elevates it to the level of We Mean Business rather than, This Wouldn’t Be So Fun If It Wasn’t So Equally Preposterous.
It’s a dance-off, y’all!
So it gets progressively less 80s, whatever. It’s infinitely better than the previous two Vidal Sassoon campaign themes. Of the three upcoming A-sides on the single, this song is the most fun and most representative of Amuro’s own personal style (OK, maybe it’s “ROCK STEADY.” Maybe).
What? Is that a smile? Almost…almost… No. Facial tic.
WHAT A FEELING PV ░ [ View ]