At my previous job, I worked with this awesome and very funny girl Tessa. We had so many great times together. We had many discussions of random subjects to pass the time as we worked. I'm not sure how it got brought up, but the topic we got on one particular day was songs with creepy lyrics. We talked about Shania Twain's "I'm Gonna Getcha Good" And The Police's "Every Breath You Take". They are popular and catchy songs... but if you really listen to the lyrics, they are quite stalker-ish and creepy. Once I started thinking about songs in this new light, a certain song came to mind. "Hello" by Lionel Richie. Don't get me wrong, I always liked the song, but have you ever listened to the lyrics? The more Tessa and I thought about this song, the more creeped out we were. It made us wonder what the music video was like, so we looked it up. Well, I would like to report to you that the music video is just as creepy (if not more) than the lyrics to the song. Please watch and then we shall discuss.
#1- Lionel Richie is a teacher at a High School and he is in love with / stalking his student. When did anybody think that was going to be a good idea for a music video with already creepy lyrics?
#2- The girl he is in love with / stalking in BLIND! The poor girl doesn't even know that she has a creepy teacher.
#3- He is constantly following her, lurking behind in the halls and behind the lockers and doors. How is it that none of the other students notice the creepy teacher?
#4- At lunch, when he comes behind her and almost touched her hair (in the sunlight) and then the blind girl's friends come over. How guilty does he look right there for almost getting caught? Pretty guilty if you ask me.
#5- In the end the blind girl sculpts his face? Maybe she is just as creepy as he is?
#6- This is not about creepiness, but my sister Jamie noticed also that this blind girl has a RIDICULOUS amount of electives for being in High School.
Class 1- Theater
Class 2 - Music (flute)
Class 3- sculpting
Lunch Break... etc..
I would love to hear all of your input on this. Maybe its just me?
On the other hand, despite the songs creepy nature... it is quite popular. In fact... I was reminded of this experience at work with Tessa when I watched an episode of Glee a few weeks ago. The theme for the episode was singing songs about "Hello". So they sang this song. I actually really liked the arrangement too. You can watch it here. Then there was the Cookster. David Cook (American Idol Season 7 Winner- the last season that I loved and was devoted to) became a favorite with everyone (including me, except I loved Archie just as much) when he did his own rendition of this song. It became his signature song. That is the song he also opened with in concert (with the AI Tour). It is also the song that I sang to him when I met him. Don't judge me, I just wanted to get his attention and it worked! If you don't know what I am talking about, you can read about it here. Oh and watch David Cook sing it here.
Hello? Is it me your looking for?