Thursday, August 18, 2016

Musical Interlude: Opposites Attract (1988-90)

In a way, Paula Abdul's video for "Opposites Attract", which I believe was the last single off her 1988 debut CD, "Forever Your Girl", was a homage to Gene Kelly's famous dance routine with Jerry (of Tom & Jerry fame) in "Anchors Aweigh", more than 40 years earlier. Paula's joined this time by the animated MC Skat Kat (voice performed by one of the Wild Pair), who would later be spun off and release his own CD.

The release of the video at the end of 1989 had to have been inspired by the live-action/animated hybrid film, "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?", released a year and a half earlier. "Opposites" hit #1 in February 1990, but on his own, Skat Kat couldn't hit gold.

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