Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Irene Cara's Hits Achieved More "Fame" Than She Did

"What A Feeling" it must be to know that you had a couple of the hugest soundtrack hits of the '80s, but now, years later, nobody can even "remember your name." Hell, they probably just sit around and mislabel your songs on file-sharing sites as "Donna Summer." But fame can be a fickle mistress, as Irene Cara must know all too well. One day you're nominated for the Best New Artist Grammy (and awarded Most Promising Female Vocalist by Cashbox magazine), the next you're appearing on Season 2 of CMT's reality show Gone Country. Ah, but to taste that moment of glory just once. Live by '80s pop, die by '80s pop.

Cara just didn't take enough of her passion to make it happen, I'm afraid. Yes, you can dance right through your life, but be careful, or you might dance right through your own career prospects. Isn't that right, Giorgio?

1 comment:

Herr Zrbo said...

I really love these Solid Gold videos. I forget sometimes just how much fashion and style have changed since then. I mean, look at those female dancers, wearing that awful sequined spandex. It's like they're leftovers from some horribly chintzy St. Patrick's parade. Amazing.