Lady Luck

I feel so much luckier already!

It’s Monday again, that day of the week when every roll seems to come up as snake eyes.  But The Nest knows when to hold ’em and when to fold ’em, so we’re going all in by pulling the lever pressing the button on another max bet spin of the lost music slot machine we like to call the Dusty Vinyl Archive!  DJ Scratchy’s ready to deal out another classic melody that got royal flushed from the cool table of 80’s music, while the Sponkies weren’t old enough to get into the casino today, so they’re playing Go Fish today in the day care center.  Got any jokers?

Kylie Minogue is a veritable international superstar who should really need no introduction.  She is one of the most successful pop stars to emerge from the fertile penal colony of musical talent that is Australia… turning a stint on an Aussie soap opera in the mid 80’s into a record deal that would begin her legendary music career.  If you don’t believe how high Kylie’s star managed to rise, here’s a photo of a statue they built of her in Melbourne…

Miley Cyrus will never get one of these…… we can only hope.

But there’s a reason she is being featured on a third rate series about lost songs, and that’s the fact that America largely rolled its eyes at her big coming out party and went on idolizing the likes of Paula Abdul and Janet Jackson instead.  Sure, we remember her version of “The Loco-motion”… which I included in my cover song countdown a couple years ago.  And 2001’s “Can’t Get You Out Of My Head” didn’t go unnoticed… maybe because apparently it’s considered to be the “catchiest song of all time” by self-proclaimed experts in earworms.  But outside of that, we’re largely a Kylie free society here in the US, and that’s a damned shame…

Should’ve done more twerking, Kylie…

As a damning example of how much we Yanks went out of our way to ignore the Aussie Barbie, Kylie’s 1988 debut song “I Should Be So Lucky” was a Top 10 hit in almost every country that had electricity in the 80’s.  But not in the United States, where it sadly only made it to #28… and even that shitty ranking makes it the fourth highest charting US hit of her illustrious career.  It’s a wonderfully perky song that deserves to be played again and again, and we’re gonna do it some justice this week on the DVA….

I had long been saving this song for the Monday before St. Patrick’s Day, and naturally wound up forgetting.  My mind is not so lucky, lucky lucky lucky…

I said lucky, not creepy…

I’ll be back next Monday with another song you can’t get our of your head….

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Bored former 30-something who has nothing better to do with his life than draw cartoon squirrels.
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19 Responses to Lady Luck

  1. I loved Kylie… and I watched all episodes of neighbours… I always hoped Kylie and Jason Donovan will become a couple once… but… life had other plans…

    • I don’t think that show aired over here, which may explain why Kylie wasn’t a big hit here. Had she gotten on an American soap like Rick Springfield did, we’d have treated her like a superstar…

  2. Piglove says:

    Snorts and rolls with piggy laughter. We know of Kylie but only a handful of songs. Too funny – you stumped daddy this week AGAIN! I love it! XOXO – Bacon

  3. franhunne4u says:

    Kylie may be nearly obscure in the US, but here in goold ole Germany we know this song too well. And I write TOO for a reason – I am lucky that they do not play it still on heavy rotation. It was awful.
    I take your “I should be so lucky” and raise you a duet:

  4. Trisha says:

    That statue is hideous! Is it just me, or does it look like she has really hairy legs, like wolfman hairy?

    • It’s definitely worthy of going into my collection of horrible statues along with skin diseased Carl Barger. Adding the designs on the leggings was a really bad idea, because that’s just what it looks like…. she needs to shave!

  5. Aussie Barbie indeed. I must now find brain Draino to remove the muzak clog caused by that tune. Where’s New Kids on the Block when you need ’em? 😉

    • I can dredge up some NKOTB, but they’re one of the rare acts (If you can call them an act) where my favorite songs of theirs are also their most popular. Yes, I have favorite New Kids on the Block songs!

  6. Not that familiar with Kylie…..never heard that song before either – I’m truly “out of it”…..but maybe sometimes that’s not so bad????!!!!!!

    Pam

  7. ody & biskit…..we canna…az usuaul….get any sound outta de P.O.S. pea sea…..but we haz hurd oh kylie ~~~~~~ nice oh melbourne ta recognize her like that ! ♥

  8. Merbear74 says:

    La la la la la la la la….yep, that’s one mighty big earworm….

  9. draliman says:

    I heard this song so often in the 80’s I didn’t really need the video this week. But this one played – no-one would dare block a Kylie.

    Why did they build a statue of her being shot in the chest? It’s a bit disrespectful. She is the Kylie, after all.

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