In 1987 I was nine years old when my mom took me to Boscov's and bought me this song on a 45. Yes, that was a record single. She would play it for me over and over and over.The two of us made up a dance routine that I might be able to preform now if I really tried! This is probably the happiest memory I have of my mom from my childhood, and possibly from my whole life. Those were some fun times we spent dancing in our spare room.
I remember my friend Billy coming to school and breaking the news that the song had originally been recorded by an oldies artist! Gasp! I didn't believe her until it was later confirmed by my mom and she explained the concept of cover songs.
I got the entire album on cassette at some point after that and memorized every song. I think this was most likely my first real venture into liking music of my own. My mom helped me turn a jean jacket into a vest like the one Tiffany wears into this video and I went as her for Halloween one year.
Until I started working on this project I hadn't heard this song in years. It sure makes my heart happy to listen to it! I'll admit I still like it but my musical tastes have certainly evolved. I remember thinking this was the most awesome thing I'd ever heard in my life and I guess it was when I was 9! I also like watching the video as a reminder of how much our culture changes!