Everybody Wang Chung

Have you caught any of NBC’s new battle-of-the-bands series Hit Me Baby? Dubious configurations of formerly popular groups play two-minute versions of their biggest hits, then cover a recent pop song. The audience votes one act on to the next round. They all play for charity, so it’s not as pathetic as it sounds. Here’s what was covered last week:

  • Wang Chung “Hot In Herre” (Nelly)
  • Sophie B. Hawkins “100 Years” (Five For Fighting)
  • Cameo “1985” (Bowling For Soup)
  • Howard Jones “White Flag” (Dido)
  • Irene Cara “I’m In Love” (Anastasia)
During the “then-and-now” portion of the episode Cara filled us in on life since Flashdance: “My life is filled with tons of paperwork.” In the competition’s thrilling finale, she won by pity vote. I preferred Wang Chung.

This Thursday:

  • Club Nouveau
  • Greg Kihn
  • Thelma Houston
  • Glass motherfucking Tiger!