"Self Control" by Laura Branigan

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GOOD GOD, this song is immortal. It has taken up residence in my skull permanently, it would seem.

Clarke B., Tuesday, 9 August 2011 15:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

Love this song.

leave me alone, i was only zinging (rip van wanko), Tuesday, 9 August 2011 15:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

rules

ladies love draculas like children love stray dogs (ENBB), Tuesday, 9 August 2011 15:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

Classic

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Tuesday, 9 August 2011 15:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

yes.

dell (del), Tuesday, 9 August 2011 15:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Gloria" also rules btw.

ladies love draculas like children love stray dogs (ENBB), Tuesday, 9 August 2011 15:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

Love both versions, but the Branigan wins for her better vocals and the 808/synth swell intro — and having the "ohohoh"s enter in the middle of the song makes it seem more epic

corey, Tuesday, 9 August 2011 15:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

in the day
nothing matters
it's the night... time that matters

CLUB PISCOPO (DJP), Tuesday, 9 August 2011 15:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

Inspired by this thread, I wanted to hear this song, so I went to Youtube and watched the video, which I'd never seen, and damn it's as unclassifiably eerie and sexy as the song.

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Tuesday, 9 August 2011 15:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah-- impossible not to play Townshend-windmill-air-guitar when the WHOA OH OH (BWANNNGGGG) WHOA OH OH (BWANNNGGGG) part comes in.

Song never fails to make me feel completely insane in a good way.

Axolotl with an Atlatl (Jon Lewis), Tuesday, 9 August 2011 16:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

I like the line that goes "I!"

saint dominic's p4k review (Eazy), Tuesday, 9 August 2011 16:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

I am going to have this song in my head all gd day now.

AHHHHHHHHHH.

ladies love draculas like children love stray dogs (ENBB), Tuesday, 9 August 2011 16:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

I like the line that goes "I!"

yes!

dell (del), Tuesday, 9 August 2011 16:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

"I!"

― Ned Raggett, Saturday, November 8, 2008 7:13 PM (2 years ago) Bookmark

leave me alone, i was only zinging (rip van wanko), Tuesday, 9 August 2011 18:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

Quite so.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 9 August 2011 19:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

ha

dell (del), Tuesday, 9 August 2011 20:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

There is an episode of Miami Vice (1st season?) where a band at a party does a cover of this (along with "some guys have all the luck")

lol is not enough (blank), Tuesday, 9 August 2011 20:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

I love this song. I'm quite gratified to see that I'm not on my own.

Death To False Camp (Doran), Tuesday, 9 August 2011 23:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

"I!"

― Ned Raggett, Saturday, November 8, 2008 7:13 PM (2 years ago) Bookmark

― leave me alone, i was only zinging (rip van wanko), Tuesday, August 9, 2011 2:59 PM (4 hours ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

^^^

Killing me.

ladies love draculas like children love stray dogs (ENBB), Tuesday, 9 August 2011 23:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

Assholes otm btw - this video is kinda wild.

ladies love draculas like children love stray dogs (ENBB), Tuesday, 9 August 2011 23:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

Oh damn I think I just got to the part where they introduce the creatures of the night! O_O

ladies love draculas like children love stray dogs (ENBB), Tuesday, 9 August 2011 23:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

ok I must hear this:

The song has become one of the defining pop songs of the 1980s, with a number of remakes recorded each year. Notable covers include Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin in 1993,

livin in my own private Biden hole (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 9 August 2011 23:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

Huh, I can actually see that working out ok.

lol is not enough (blank), Tuesday, 9 August 2011 23:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

Some bright horn blasts wouldn't hurt

lol is not enough (blank), Tuesday, 9 August 2011 23:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

Well, that's what Ricky Martin finally realized last year.

livin in my own private Biden hole (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 10 August 2011 00:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

8 months pass...

you're making me forget to play my role

does Red Stripe work like poppers? (Abbbottt), Monday, 23 April 2012 01:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think about that line
all the time

does Red Stripe work like poppers? (Abbbottt), Monday, 23 April 2012 01:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

like, it's sexy...BUT SHOULD IT BE???

does Red Stripe work like poppers? (Abbbottt), Monday, 23 April 2012 01:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

I HAVEN'T GOT THE WILL TO STAND AND

fight

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 23 April 2012 01:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

I want to do this at karaoke but I know it would be a DISASTER

does Red Stripe work like poppers? (Abbbottt), Monday, 23 April 2012 01:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

I want to do a karaoke reenactment of the video

aluminum rivets must not be proud of their plastic bosses (Jon Lewis), Monday, 23 April 2012 01:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

suggested Italian orgy karaoke night

does Red Stripe work like poppers? (Abbbottt), Monday, 23 April 2012 01:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

This is one of these songs that I heard maybe once or twice as a little kid and then walked around with it stuck in my head for years after. I only learnt who it was by a couple of years ago, but what a cracker!

Scary Move 4 (dog latin), Monday, 23 April 2012 11:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

just listened to the raf version... wtf there's some eurobros rappin' on this thing!!

these pretzels are makeing me horney (Hungry4Ass), Monday, 23 April 2012 11:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

go to :30

these pretzels are makeing me horney (Hungry4Ass), Monday, 23 April 2012 11:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

Clipse reinterpreted the song in their 'Counseling':

kokokeho, Monday, 23 April 2012 14:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

Wow, that hockey thing!

aluminum rivets must not be proud of their plastic bosses (Jon Lewis), Monday, 23 April 2012 15:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

SC rules as I see I stated during the last revive.

What was it with LB covering Ialian pop songs? A couple weeks ago I couldn't stop listening to the original Gloria:

wolf kabob (ENBB), Monday, 23 April 2012 15:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

Wow his performance posture is really something! It's like ectomorphic joe cocker or something!

aluminum rivets must not be proud of their plastic bosses (Jon Lewis), Monday, 23 April 2012 15:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

I can't even tell you how much I love everything about that dude. His spiffy little outfit, the jewlery, his moves - perfect.

wolf kabob (ENBB), Monday, 23 April 2012 16:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

What was it with LB covering Ialian pop songs? A couple weeks ago I couldn't stop listening to the original Gloria:

IIRC the same guy who wrote Gloria also wrote Self Control, which would explain why Branigan recorded it, as she'd already had one hit with the guy's song.

Tuomas, Monday, 23 April 2012 17:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

Whoever that guy is, I think I love him.

wolf kabob (ENBB), Monday, 23 April 2012 17:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

According to Wikipedia he's called Giancarlo Bigazzi, though he's only a co-writer of both "Gloria" and "Self Control". But I assume he's the reason Branigan chose to record the latter song.

Tuomas, Monday, 23 April 2012 17:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

Oh, looks like he died this January... :( RIP, mister songwriter.

Tuomas, Monday, 23 April 2012 17:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

Aw, man. RIP.

wolf kabob (ENBB), Monday, 23 April 2012 17:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

I want to do this at karaoke but I know it would be a DISASTER

hah this is one of my karaoke standards

y'tulip, y'pea-brained earwig (donna rouge), Monday, 23 April 2012 17:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

Apparently he also wrote Boney M's "Take the Heat Off Me", which is a cool song as well:

Tuomas, Monday, 23 April 2012 17:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

I wish I could've celebrated this guy's life more while he was actually alive.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 23 April 2012 18:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

fucklaura branigan singing the word "self" is like the 8th wonder of the world.

windjammer voyage (blank), Tuesday, 24 April 2012 04:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

"I!"

― Ned Raggett, Saturday, November 8, 2008 7:13 PM (2 years ago) Bookmark

― leave me alone, i was only zinging (rip van wanko), Tuesday, August 9, 2011 2:59 PM (4 hours ago)

the Dandy Club (Abbbottt), Tuesday, 24 April 2012 04:53 (2 years ago) Permalink


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