screen-shot-2016-12-30-at-2-18-30-pm前兩日講開Wham!响香港第一首嘅大熱作品”Bad Boys”嘅時候,突然想起一件好有趣嘅事。就係响80年代流行樂壇裏面,有好多炯叔叔叫佢做「對對碰」嘅作品差唔多時間一齊出嚟。

乜嘢叫做「對對碰」作品呢?就係差唔多同一個主題但係從男女唔同perspectives演繹。有一點”He-says-she-says”嘅味道。

譬如話。。。

“Bad Boys” vs “Girls Just Want to Have Fun”

1) 1983年5月,那邊廂Wham!推出有皮褸窩釘揸跑車年輕靚仔壞男孩嘅”Bad Boys”,而同年9月,Cyndi Lauper 就有紅頭髮彩妝壞女孩從女仔嘅角度講嘅”Girls Just Want to Have Fun”。

2) 呢兩首歌D歌詞不約而同有類似嘅格局,包括:I)講個男仔/女仔尋晚冇返屋企瞓和 II)啊爸啊媽喺度依依哦哦D仔女 (”Bad Boys” – “Where were you last night? You look as if you had a fight.  Where were you last night?  “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” – “I come home in the morning light. My mother says when you gonna live your life right”)

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[咪住咪住,有題外話:

a) 好多人以為”Girls Just Want to Have Fun”係Cyndi Lauper嘅作品,其實唔係。呢首歌係Cyndi Lauper翻唱 Robert Hazard 1979年嘅作品(歌詞改左D)。有冇興趣聽吓原裝正版係點樣樣嘅?

b) 响”Girls Just Want to Have Fun”嘅MV裏面,有兩個人物要特別注意,第一個係飾演佢阿媽嘅叫Catrine ,嗰個其實真係Cyndi Lauper個阿媽黎嘅。第二個係飾演佢阿爸嘅叫Lou Albano,外號叫 “Captain Lou”,係一個職業摔角手同摔角手經理人。所以好得意嘅就係Cyndi LauperMV入面一個轉身就返鎖住“Captain Lou”,幾dramatic幾ironic呀!

c) 有一樣野好多人都唔知嘅就係,”Girls Just Want to Have Fun”後來變成一首女權主義嘅「國歌」(Feminist anthem),原因係講女人都應該可以自我解放自得其樂。响隻歌裏面其中有段係咁嘅:

Some boys take a beautiful girl

And hide her away from the rest of the world

I want to be the one to walk in the sun

Oh girls they want to have fun

Oh girls just want to have 

明白嗎?

[題題外話:唔係好多人諗到”Girls Just Want to Have Fun”可以變成一首Feminist anthem,炯叔叔相信,更令人難以想像嘅係,Disney’s Frozen裡的”Let it go”居然係LGBT anthem,死未?!]

越講越遠扯翻返嚟先。

Everything She Wants” vs “Material Girl”

1984年12月,Wham!同Madonna同時推出”Everything She Wants” 同 “Material Girl”

好笑嗎?What a coincidence!

男嘅就講女朋友見乜買乜揸乾渣淨,女嘅就話:”You know that we are living in a material world. And I am a material girl” 哈哈哈哈哈。

當然,呢種「對對碰」諗法應該係炯叔叔自己諗多咗 but isn’t it fun to look at the songs this way?