My pal Janny, who is fabulous, and who went to high school with me, tweaks me about claiming Hayzie Fantayzie’s “Shiny Shiny” is the worst song of the 80s:
you know you love this song. i heard it blasting from your dorm room and saw elfin shadows mimicking the moves on the drapes.
Lies, despicable lies! At the very least, it can’t be proven.
i remember this song well, but luckily, can never be traced back to putting it on a mixed tape. instead, i favored an equally infectious- but far superior- tune called “kiss me with your mouth” by stephen tin tin duffy.
At which point this song, long dormant in my head, reader up and earwormed me for the rest of the day with its oh-so-80s twee. To which I say, gee, thanks, Janny. Thank you so very much. I agree it’s better than “Shiny Shiny,” although let’s state up front that this is a very low bar to surmount.
In any event, they say the best way to get rid of an earworm is to pass it on to others. So, here you go:
No, no. Don’t thank me. Thank Janny.