Last week Ingrid Michaelson, whose music I’ve loved for a long time, came out with a new album Lights Out. The highly polished pop single “Girls Chase Boys” is a sleek and sexy gender-bending homage to Robert Palmer’s iconic “Simply Irresistable” video from the ’80s.
The chorus goes: “All the broken hearts in the world still beat, let’s not make it harder than it has to be.” I find that lyric, with its dismissive delivery, so cold and cutting in a way that nonetheless keeps me listening over and over.
Below are both videos so you can watch them simultaneously if you want:
As a kid, I for one listened to far of “Weird Al” Yankovic’s Robert Palmer parody “Addicted to Spuds” than I did any Robert Palmer.