Quarter Life Crisis: Baby-I-I-I-Can't Wait
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
According to today's music forecast, this is on the brink of cheesy, but you know what? I'll take this over about half of what construes as dance-pop these days, because it doesn't try too hard---it just is. It sets out to be a perfect blend of pop and freestyle with a little rhythm and blues (the guitar work and horns, yes!) swivel for that added kick and it passes with flying colors. You'd have to a real Scrooge to just hate this song.
Nu Shooz, a husband and wife duo out of Portland, Oregon, hit a goldmine in 1986 with "I Can't Wait", and scored a #3 hit with it. The duo would go on to have another hit, the equally infectious but oft forgotten, "Point Of No Return" and then the party was over. Still, having two hits is better than none, and at least you can't put a proper 80's compilation together without those two songs, proving that they did do something right.
To think they still play those opening bass lines at NBA games---see, some things never go out of style.