Apr 15, 2006

Call On Me

Just in time for the weekend...

"Call On Me" by Eric Prydz may just be the best song AND best music video ever created. My life would not be the same without either. Though it sounds strikingly like Phil Collins, the sample is actually from a 1982 song by Steve Winwood called Valerie (Call on Me). When Swedish DJ Eric Prydz's dance track was released in 2004, it topped the UK singles charts for 5 weeks. The controversial video, featuring an erotic 80s aerobics workout, inspired outrage within mothers and politicians while quenching the rest of the world's thirst for accessible softcore pornography set to ironically hollow dance beats.

Eric Prydz - Call On Me (mp3) and MUSIC VIDEO

The international love craze for this piece of work has produced a touching collection of sincere tributes. "Call On Me" can be seen performed in gyms across the country, in public, extremely precisely by 12 year old boys, instead of practicing vital pilot maneuvers, homoerotically in dorm hallways, with an intesity only taught in the army, in Lithuania, embarassingly by large awkward people, while driving in rural Illinois, as a rap video, passionately in the bedrooms of crazy "women", by best friends, by a frog with a penis, and basically anywhere there is a videocamera and a dream.
Grab yourself a pink beer bottle cozy, a bike strobe light, some clean underwear, and a couple of friends... and dance your little heart out. You deserve it.

2 comments

At Saturday, April 15, 2006, Blogger marenade said...

what an amazing song. i am sad, however, to learn that phil collins was not the orginal genius to coin the tune. no one is better (or more cheesey) than mr. collins. thanks for spreading this song around the world!

 
At Monday, July 24, 2006, Blogger SelArom said...

wow I could have SWORN this was phil collins!! I cannot believe it's not him! it is such a cool song and the guy sounds just like him... anyway I saw the original video but nothing fits the music like this

-SelArom

 

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