OK, I saw this somewhere the other day, and I had to laugh. Ohhh, how I laughed. Everyone thinks the '80s has the market cornered on embarrassing fashion and regrettable hair, which ... OK, it does. But in response, I give you the often overlooked early '90s, captured in fine form on the classic "Voices that Care" video. Do you remember this video? I do. Do I ever. Would you believe that, 15 years later, I still remember every word of this song? I'm not sure if I should be admitting that, but I do. And I am not above singing along.
Anyway. The video is an absolute cornucopia of unfortunate '90s pop culture. A super-young Celine Dion! A perfectly coiffed Peter Cetera! A rapping Fresh Prince! The one-hit wonder Nelson twins! Kenny G! And, of course, Michael Bolton, who is worthy of a whole post of his own.
My favorite part, however, is the end, when a camera pans across a sea of earnest celebrities singing in unison. It's the funnest game of "Name that Celeb" ever. A bespectacled Alan Thicke. A pre-tattooed Mike Tyson, wearing a patterned sweater. And in the front row, a pubescent Fred Savage sneaking glances at older woman Alyssa Milano, who actually looks quite terrible but nevertheless is undoubtedly fulfilling every one of young Fred's fantasies all the same.
Happy Friday, everyone!