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Sing it

Posted by Bobby Hankinson June 17, 2007 10:16 PM

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Someone please just tell it to her heart.

I'm not going to lie. I've been waiting weeks for an excuse to write about Taylor Dayne in some capacity. You may remember the singer from hits like "Tell It To My Heart" (watch the hilarious video here), "Love Will Lead You Back," and "I'll Be Your Shelter." Ever since I pilfered the disc from my parents' greatest hits collection, she's been an important part of my summer playlist.

So imagine my utter joy when they started pumping Ms. Dayne at the "Ladies of the '80s" sing-along Friday at the Coolide Corner Theatre. The midnight show was packed with classics like "I Wanna Dance With Somebody," "I Think We're Alone Now," and "Straight Up." Plenty of folks dressed up in their best off the shoulder, ripped up sweatshirts and belted their hearts out.

This wasn't my first sing-along at the Coolidge (that would be the R. Kelly "Trapped in the Closet" themed night) and they are always a guaranteed good time. There's just something about the dark of the theater that makes people lose their inhibitions and shimmy like an extra in the video for "Love Is a Battlefield."

If you missed it this weekend, don't worry. Next month there'll be a Prince sing-along followed by Jiggy Crunk (pop-rap of the '90s) in August. All the info's here.

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