"Self Control" by Laura Branigan

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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!"

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― 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

Harold Faltermeyer worked on the Branigan version.

timellison, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 05:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

i just got clocked by a couple of snare drums from this song, motherfuckers beware

windjammer voyage (blank), Tuesday, 24 April 2012 05:35 (2 years ago) Permalink


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