Boy Meets Girl - Waiting For A Star To Fall

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Satanic saxophones don't matter.

naked as sin (naked as sin), Monday, 28 October 2002 04:21 (nineteen years ago) link

one hit wonder

blueski, Monday, 28 October 2002 11:44 (nineteen years ago) link

Genius chord modulation in the middle. The rest of the album blows tho

dave q, Monday, 28 October 2002 12:44 (nineteen years ago) link

Topanga?

Al (sitcom), Monday, 28 October 2002 15:55 (nineteen years ago) link

five years pass...

Christ this song is fantastic.

Carrie Bradshaw Layfield (The stickman from the hilarious 'xkcd' comics), Thursday, 25 September 2008 09:58 (thirteen years ago) link

Verses drag a bit but that pre-chorus and chorus is 442.

Carrie Bradshaw Layfield (The stickman from the hilarious 'xkcd' comics), Thursday, 25 September 2008 09:58 (thirteen years ago) link

For real. In my head it's all chorus.

Tell me where the fuck you find a anorexic blapper (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 25 September 2008 09:59 (thirteen years ago) link

Even with the "I've Had The Time Of My Life" lift.

LBC's Steve Allen good morning I'm afraid (Marcello Carlin), Thursday, 25 September 2008 10:01 (thirteen years ago) link

".. in my arms, that's where you belong, in my arms baby yeah.."

I love that he had to clarify "in my arms" twice, just in case ...

Mark G, Thursday, 25 September 2008 10:04 (thirteen years ago) link

Rhetoric in pop is undervalued - "I need you I need you I need you, I think you know by now."

LBC's Steve Allen good morning I'm afraid (Marcello Carlin), Thursday, 25 September 2008 10:19 (thirteen years ago) link

one month passes...

Used to love it unironically, but the various rubbish dance remixes kinda ruined it.

Freedom, Friday, 7 November 2008 19:43 (thirteen years ago) link

A few years earlier, it was called "How Will I Know" and "I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)". It was better then.

Geir Hongro, Friday, 7 November 2008 22:43 (thirteen years ago) link

I hate the synths on this.

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Friday, 7 November 2008 22:45 (thirteen years ago) link

four years pass...

some kind of record that I heard this on two different stations today

the little prince of inane false binary hype (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 2 February 2013 04:28 (nine years ago) link

three years pass...

whoa this song rules

k3vin k., Friday, 21 October 2016 13:39 (five years ago) link

Baby yeah

rhymes with "blondie blast" (cryptosicko), Friday, 21 October 2016 13:41 (five years ago) link

In my head it's all chorus.

this is why I love the dance remixes from the mid noughties - they do nothing but loop the chorus and beef up the drums but that's all it needed to go from good to great.

boxedjoy, Saturday, 22 October 2016 14:02 (five years ago) link

i've heard this twice in the last year and forget where it was as a kid that I used to hear this all the time, but yeah, this is earwormy as fuck

Neanderthal, Saturday, 22 October 2016 14:04 (five years ago) link

three months pass...

I put this on again the other day and can't stop playing it. I am normally never into such sugary pop from that era but I guess it just evokes the right memories for me

Neanderthal, Saturday, 18 February 2017 02:34 (five years ago) link

I can't stand thissong

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 18 February 2017 02:37 (five years ago) link

song. The arrangement is so gross -- it's like pouring pure cane sugar on your teeth after eating ice cream

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 18 February 2017 02:37 (five years ago) link

it is, which is why I'm so baffled as to why I'm so into it. methinks it's cos it reminds me of being 8 years old in a roller skating rink

Neanderthal, Saturday, 18 February 2017 02:44 (five years ago) link

there are moments in the music video where I can't tell the two of them apart

Neanderthal, Saturday, 18 February 2017 02:48 (five years ago) link

lol wow this is like bad karaoke. no wonder she didn't want to record it legitimately

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbIHpzrYTsc

Neanderthal, Saturday, 18 February 2017 02:51 (five years ago) link

way less OTT arrangement tho

Neanderthal, Saturday, 18 February 2017 02:52 (five years ago) link

then again she never could sing

Neanderthal, Saturday, 18 February 2017 02:53 (five years ago) link

Belinda "never could sing?!?!?"

some sad trombone Twilight Zone shit (cryptosicko), Saturday, 18 February 2017 04:01 (five years ago) link

not in the conventional sense, no. pitchy as fuck.

I loved her singles though.

Neanderthal, Saturday, 18 February 2017 04:03 (five years ago) link

one year passes...

I managed to hear this on the radio earlier while having lunch and christ, this really does smash everything that's obnoxious about late '80s music into a glorious ball of sugary wank.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Wednesday, 18 July 2018 21:04 (four years ago) link

three years pass...

".. in my arms, that's where you belong, in my arms baby yeah.."

I love that he had to clarify "in my arms" twice, just in case ...

― Mark G, Thursday, September 25, 2008 6:04 AM (thirteen years ago)

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 7 January 2022 00:07 (seven months ago) link

They divorced baby yea

they were written with a ouija board and a rhyming dictionary (Neanderthal), Friday, 7 January 2022 00:22 (seven months ago) link

The lyric is "Waiting for a star to fall and carry your heart into my arms, that's where you belong, in my arms, baby, yeah" so the repetition makes sense, the second part is like an afterthought on the first

I can't argue with any criticism mentioned in this thread, and yet I can't help but love the song. Probably heard it at the right age

Vinnie, Friday, 7 January 2022 02:32 (seven months ago) link

.. In my arms baby yeah, not in the star obviously…

Mark G, Friday, 7 January 2022 11:46 (seven months ago) link

In my arms baby yoda

nashwan, Friday, 7 January 2022 13:10 (seven months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2c1Y34vgrI8

The 2000s were awful.

Mr. Snrub, Friday, 7 January 2022 13:26 (seven months ago) link

three months pass...

I dunno if ILXors have heard BMG's only other hit, the #39-charting 1985 single "Oh Girl": a mix of period Dan Hartman and what Scritti Politti was about to record. The beautifully fluttery chorus melody suggests wistfulness -- until you pay attention to the lyrics ("Oh, girl, I don't need you/I never want to see you/
Do you understand?").

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLYzfW4AkLc

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 14 April 2022 17:40 (four months ago) link

might have been a portent of signs to come since they're divorced now.

i didn't know they had another hit. taking a listen now.

scientific method man (Neanderthal), Thursday, 14 April 2022 17:52 (four months ago) link

I remember this follow-up, didn't know it was them. It's a lot more AOR than I remembered, I probably would have guessed it was by Debarge from memory.

Halfway there but for you, Thursday, 14 April 2022 19:24 (four months ago) link

Oh, not a follow-up, a precursor.

Halfway there but for you, Thursday, 14 April 2022 19:25 (four months ago) link

PURE 1985.

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 14 April 2022 19:26 (four months ago) link

Merrill is slightly cuter here.

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 14 April 2022 19:27 (four months ago) link

lol music video looks like Miami Vice

scientific method man (Neanderthal), Thursday, 14 April 2022 20:02 (four months ago) link

lol and he's even rocking the gruffer facial hair

scientific method man (Neanderthal), Thursday, 14 April 2022 20:03 (four months ago) link

not as immediate as their big hit. but fun. and yet the video makes me so sad.

granted, I was a tyke in the 80s but I feel so old now

scientific method man (Neanderthal), Thursday, 14 April 2022 20:04 (four months ago) link

Curious what Brad may think.

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 14 April 2022 20:26 (four months ago) link

Song and video released in May 1985, a few months before Miami Vice's peak.

I didn't see its effect on fashion until spring 1986

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 14 April 2022 20:28 (four months ago) link

wow really loving this jam

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Thursday, 14 April 2022 21:27 (four months ago) link

fucking catchy

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 14 April 2022 21:32 (four months ago) link

I feel like every lyric from “Waiting For a Star to Fall” could be a song title from Anal Cunt’s Picnic of Love.

Les hommes de bonbons (cryptosicko), Sunday, 17 April 2022 23:09 (three months ago) link

three months pass...

Oh, you held in your hand a diamond
And left held it tight
Oh, you held in your hand our love
It fell from the right
In closing, I remind you
Don't be callous with a heart
Love is just one step behind you
You'll wait for it if you're smart

Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 3 August 2022 17:49 (one week ago) link


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