Thursday, June 12, 2008

An Earlier Than Usual Clue to the New Direction

From 1991, here's Brit pop star/actor Chesney Hawkes and "The One and Only," the theme from the fitfully amusing Michael J. Fox comedy Doc Hollywood.



This song -- written by 80s pop phenom Nik Kershaw, who I think is underrated -- is kind of a guilty pleasure for me, and I had assumed that Hawkes was basically a lame-o until I found out recently he'd collaborated with Adam Schlesinger of Fountains of Wayne. Which makes him more than okay in my book.

In any case, as is customary, a coveted PowerPop No-Prize will be awarded to the first reader who divines the clip's relevance to Friday's Weekend Listomania.

[Shameless Blogwhore: Today's piece over at Box Office is a rather droll examination of the relationship between Mel Gibson and the La Choy Dragon. Remember -- if you leave a comment, an angel gets its wings.]

10 comments:

Ali said...

I'd forgotten all about that movie. It wasn't too bad.

This song, OTOH. Not my favourite.

CovetedNOPrizeWinnerWithOakLeafCluster said...

Original songs that show up in movies.

steve simels said...

No...but that's an idea I'm going to steal.

Anonymous said...

songs with videos that switch reality like a firesign theater album.

ROTp(lumber)

steve simels said...

Nope. But that's inventive....

Anonymous said...

Songs with numbers in the title.


Phil

steve simels said...

Nope, but that one I'm definitely stealing.
:-)

steve simels said...

Okay -- here's a hint.

The clue comes from Hawkes biography.

MJConroy said...

Songs by children of popstars?

steve simels said...

MJConroy said...
Songs by children of popstars?

6/12/2008 11:50 PM


Close enough. Kudos!

You're coveted PowerPop No-Prize is coming at you by trained sheep piloting the space shuttle as we speak.