TFIF Flashback Friday opposites attract paula abdul
When “she makes the bed and he steals the covers”, you know you’ve got a case of major attraction, I mean, what’s sexier?
Well, maybe the fact that “she’s got the money, and he’s always broke”? Maybe a lady does want a scrub sometimes, TLC.
Well, whatever it was that made Paula Abdul get all tingly for a an animated, cigarette smoking alley cat, we loved hearing her sing about it and watch a love story unfold in her Opposites Attract music video in 1988.
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MC Scat Cat and Paula are so different, it’s like he’s an animated cat and she is a human woman.
Oh wait, that’s what they are.
The cheesy lyrics of this upbeat pop number keep us entertained as we watch the two dance (quite impressively) and realize how their disagreements and partying habits make them the perfect pair.
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While Paula’s singing voice is not exactly Bocelli, her dancing is sublime and her looks are as cute as a button.
Her outfit, with those sheer black stockings though, a fashion police emergency. While her hairsprayed do is certainly ‘80s material, looking back it’s a shock that the cat wasn’t turned off by the stickiness alone.
And that half-up, half-down teased look? A cat’s hairball would be more stylish.
The pants suit—oh my! opposites attract paula abdul
The final dance scene where Paula dons a heavily shoulder padded, super-baggy pants suit likely had Hillary Clinton headed to Macy’s as soon as she saw the video.
Bill on the other hand was probably looking for Paula’s publicist to set up an in-person introduction.
Whether Paula’s Forever Your Girl or not, you must revisit this ‘80s gem once again.
It is Flashback Friday after all.