A Tribute to Paula

paula-abdul.jpgAlthough I wasn’t really allowed access to “secular” music growing up, I sometimes managed to sneak in a little listen from time to time.  Strangely, Paula Abdul quickly became one of my favorites.  Between the poppiness, the perkiness and the just straight up catchiness, I still find myself whistling her tunes from time to time. 

As if the songs weren’t enough, the videos also became legendary.  This was the time when movie stars often showed up and Paula made her mark by costarring with Keanu Reeves in the “Rush, Rush” video.  This was also the era of Who Framed Roger Rabbit? and Paula followed suit with the “Opposites Attract” video.

Strangely, though, the song that I remember the most and probably liked the most is the one I really can’t place as far as videos go.  However, if I would have been the director, I may have started “Cold-Hearted” off something like this:


Happy Saturday.  Once you’ve cleaned yourself up, go get some brunch.


Video courtesy of Barstool Sports: Boston



  1. blithescribe

    Very funny. Happy Saturday to you too.
    You’d remember the Cold Hearted Snake video if you’d seen it. It was Bob Fosse-esque and more than a little hot. *she says as her husband nods most enthusiastically in the background*
    This is a very simple game…

  2. raysrenegade

    My favorite little firecracker that has strutted from the NBA court to our hearts with song. I do not hold against her that she is a formner Estevez, but that might be where get got the “Sheen”-type reputation later in life. A QVC magnet for bobbles and glittery things, Miss A will always “Be My Girl”.
    Cue the backbeats…..

    Rays Renegade

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