Last week, we talked about songs that have proven the ruination of women’s names: Diana (“Dirty Diana”), Jenny (“867-5309”), Roxanne, Lola, etc. The story never did distinguish between the impact on those presently in possession of the name, and the future trending of that name, but I think it’s safe to assume that both were impacted in some way.
Today Murphy had a birthday shout out to an Iesha (I think the spelling is different for our Iesha), and instantly I thought of Another Bad Creation’s tune by that same name. Unfortunately, judging by the in-studio and text react, I’m the only one who remembers either…well, Coach Wardle had my back on that one, so I guess there are two of us.
I feel it’s my duty to post this, not in an effort to convert or to create a new generation of ABC fans, but to understand. After all, we who ignore the past are doomed to repeat it:
How badly must those background harmonizers feel about themselves? First of all, background vocalists all have pretty solid voices, they're just lacking in some other department - maybe "pretty solid" is as high as their talent ascends; maybe they lack star power. I mean, there’s a reason that they’re background singers, but they’ve gotta be thinkin’ to themselves, “Really? These clowns? I’m singing background harmony for these goofs? And my lyrics are what? Monkey bars? Nintendo? Cereal? Wow.“