The Partridge Family of the 80's hit the runway ready for take off. Now I'm out of Jets metaphors, doesn't this picture remind you of the opening credits to Family Ties? Mallory!
For no apparent reason, this song has been stuck in my head for the past few days. Maybe it's the time of year, I still live in the city I grew up in and around now I suppose is the time of high school dances. The weather is right, it's dark and a bit cold at night. Perfect temperature to walk into an overheated gymnasium and wobble about in a way that mimics dancing. And this song along with their other dance single "Curiosity" was played often at the dances I went to.
I haven't heard The Jet's "Crush on You" recently, so I can't figure out why I keep humming it. The song was a stone cold 80's dance classic, well, not at the time but since then. A fantastic pop song, endlessly hooky with its busy body keyboards and whooshing beat. Shortly after graduation I saw The Jets as part of a package tour that included New Edition and Morris Day and they put on a good show. A few years later, their career had disintegrated leaving a dwindling supply of Jets (there were about four people left out of what seemed like an original eight people and only two of them came from their popular phase) to play the local county fair. Even family loyalty couldn't keep them together (the original unit were said to be all related).
So here's the latest trip to the past, when girls wore bright colored clothes, leg warmers and big hair. What would we do baby, without us? Sha la la la. Sit Ubu sit. Good dog.
The Jets "Crush on You"