Ingrid Michaelson’s New Gender Bending Video Homage To Robert Palmer

Ingrid Michaelson’s New Gender Bending Video Homage To Robert Palmer April 24, 2014

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.

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