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Sunglasses At Night by Corey Hart

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This episode was kindly sponsored by listener Cassie and she wanted us to break down an 80s classic Sunglasses At Night by Corey Hart as we try to figure out if this 80s song was a legit hit or a Song Gone Wrong. Also we try to figure out the root cause of poor Corey's relationship issues. Thanks again Cassie and Randy!

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Maybe one a welcome the songs gonewrong. Were we along with you, the fans decide if these hit songs got it rightor did those songs go wrong? Ou One of your host Ryzaccmen and joining me asalways, is Dave, Shaltz Dave. How are you doing good, Sir Hi? My name is Daveand I wear transition lenses. I see what you did there guy. You do huhright. So what you did yeah Yep. My glass is turned into sunglasses, butthey're environmentally sound. That's good! The here facts as good theharbitake our environment over here. Well, I'm just saying you know likeit's one of those things where I need son for them to become sunglasses. Ican't be one of those cool guys rolling around at midnight wearing sunglasses.You know it just wouldn't work. I wouldn't be able to see a damn thinganyway, so there that's that's a valid point m which raises questions aboutthe song which we will a to Getto, but before we yeah before we get there. Ifyou haven't done so ready make sure you hit subscribe to make sure you get allof our episodes when they come out, which in fact is twice a week and ifyou could leave us a five star review, which we have a bunch already. So thankeverybody for leaving those five star eviews right, but if you have not doneso, please do that and it would be deeply appreciated and also let us knowonce you leave a five star review and we will have your very own songs gonewrong. Sticker mailed right out to you, nice, yeah, Mal Isgoo, when you getgood mail, is a nice thing, that's what we do and and guess what Di it doesn'till. Probably take you like a minute to leave us a five star review right andyou get your very own sticker. We don't charge you for postage or anything,we're not going to bill you after it's all free and you get a pretty coolsticker right and one lucky five star reviewer well get drew shipp to theirhome in a crate. No! No! I don't think we' discussedthat yet theyvewe. Actually know we did discuss it, we're just not goingforward with it then Uh. Now you forgot that night. No, I don't remember that.Oh okay, we didn't discuss it, yeah all right sure. Whatever you say, big guy, no yeah Dave Anyway, you can follow on twitter,actually yeah, twitter, instagram, facebook, all those wonderful socialinterwebs. We are at songs gone on. There drop us an email, sgw podcast atgmlcom visit our website, songs, gone wrongcom and guess what we have justput together, showv thuns before so I...

...apologize, but we have our songs gonewrong, playlist on spotify. I completely forgot to do that earlier on,but we have it there now and it'll be just a building playlist, because youknow me: I love my playlists. My playlist have playlist, but basicallyany song that we talk about will be on there and then what I'm? What my planis. So we release our episodes, Tuesday and Thursday. So then, Monday andWednesday I will upload or or update the playlist, so the song that we talkabout on Tuesday on our podcast. I will have that on the playlist on Monday. Sothat way, you guys have it there and check it aut ahead of time. So nicesounds like I finally found my running mix there. It's going to be the songs,gone wrong, spotify a playlist! I like this a lot, and this is going to be aversitile playlist. You can use it for running or your cool down or yourworkout or you go for a walk ore. youding chores around the house, KaratiO Karate, is Yeahal you're, doing woodwork in the basement. Skydiving Sky,diving, yeah, you name it belonging spalonking, yeah, yeah, sure. Why NotGen! You need a playlist when you SPPP lunk right, putting a pezzle together,yeah Thinkyougo, a big one, four hundred nd eighty pieces. I need somemusic yeah see and we have you covered here nice now. So this episode, Davewe've only been live for almost two weeks. Now. Okay- and you know we any have our firstsponsored episode- Wow Holy Macan. Now we have to ship you in a crate, as wedid in fact discuss which you deny to this very person, who is a luggylistener receiving their very own live drew well, so all right! So again, I'mnot shipping myself into crate any format. Sorry, but listener. CASSIE waskind enough to sponsor this episode and she wanted to find out if sunglasses atnight, by Corey Hart was a legit hit or a song gone wrong. So, okay, thank you,Cassie for sponsoring this episode also thank you Randy for listening to theshow. So that's what we're talking about today. We are talking aboutsunglasses at night by Corry Hart, which was off his album first offence.Although heart is Canadian, so would it be first offense ohhow that works?LISTEN TO YOU! Oh! You should go dip your button, a bath of Maple Syrupright now after that one, oh Lord, you are something else, don't insult ourbrethren to the north. What is the matter with you? Huh Ut, THAT'S HOL!They pronounce it. I'M NOT! Does that make me wrong. No, it doesn't I just like busting yourhump, it's what I do it's, why I'm here and I just I meet it just automaticallyapologize, I'm usually wrong. So I just immediately go into apology, moveeomatter what so yeah yeah, but this came out in Nover on thousand nine hundredand eighty three and the writer of the song is Corey harts himself now davelike I said this came out in e one...

...thousand nine hundred and eighty three.But what are your memories of this song? Well, I was out alligator wrestlingwith Cory Hart in one thousand nine hundred and eighty two now at thispoint in time we weren't great friends, but we were casual acquaintances stilla little too soon to be alligator wrestling in normal circumstances. Butwait that didn't happen. My memory of this song really is the same as anybodyelse. I had heard it. Basically, it was more at the time when I was a teenager considered aclassic hit allbeit from the S, and it wasn't something I was particularlyfond of, but I suppose it would be something I play while wrestling andalligator that's interesting. So to be on yeahalligator wrestling playlist than wouldn't wor. You know what I think:Itd Beyon the alligators wrestle a human playlist. It goes both ways itdoes. It goes both ways I sure does yeah. So I was three year so when thiscame out, so I don't remember it's actual launch, but ever since I couldremember this song has just always been there. You know the thing with me: ASEthat I always had a hard time relating to the song, because when I was a kid Iwore glasses right. So I couldn't wear sunglasses at night or in a day forthat matter, so this song really didn't resonate with me as much as maybe itshould have but musically. You know. I definitelyremember this song for sure yeah. How about the clippons? You didn't try winthe clip ons back then you know, I think I had a pair of them, but then Irealized that they were clip on sunglasses and I was like I should notbe doing this yeah. They were pretty Dorky. I had some to because I'm aglass wearer where I wear glasses. Whichever way you want to say it andback, then it wasn't so cool to do so. I always wanted to flip up pair, but Inever got those like the baseball players had yeah exactly right rightand those were not accessible to me. So I did mention at the beginning of thishumble little program that I wear transition lenses and they are one ofthe greatest inventions of all tim indeed. Well this I, this song wasapparently a great invention because guess what why song peaked at number,seven on the US billboard, hot one hundred back in September, one thousandnine hundred and eighty four hello, seven yeah, pretty good. Now Sunglassesat night has been streamed over fifty eight million times on spotify andheart has almost eight hundred thousand monthly listener, so not bad t's shabby,but now some other songs on the billboard hot one hundred at that time.Pretty solid list here, number one was: What's: love got to do with it by TinaTurner missing you by John Waite was number two stuck on you by Linal. Richiwas three Ghost Bosters by Ray Parker junior was four number. Five was whendoves cry by Prince Shebop by Cindy Lopper was six and then sunglasses wasseven, some ofthe great tunes on e charts, my man Pebl Bryson, at ten with,if ever you're in my arms again I love me. Some Pebo at fourteen was drive bythe cars one of the best songs ever...

...made fifteen was, I can dream about youby Dan Hartman, another great tune. Twenty one was cruel summer by BananaRama. Twenty five was sad song say so much by Elton John Twenty eight washard habits o break from Chicago. Also, love me some Chicago thirty two wasPanama by Van Halen and thirty three was I just calld to say I love you byStevie. Wonder this list. Is My childhood yeah, IT'S PRETTY GOOD! It'sa solid list right there of perssones on the CHARG. Yes, pretty good yeah. Soone thing that we also ask is, you know: how does this song compare to the othersongs on the album? Now, first offense or first offense iyou know the first. So the first songon first off offence is sunglasses at night and I got to be honest. It kindof goes downhill after that. It really feels like an as album, but not likegood eihties. Honestly, I prefer his followup boy inthe box. Never surrender is an awesome tune, and it's on that album. But, likeI said, the album starts off it sunglasses at night. Then the secondtrack Peruvian Lady Mi and then the third track is lamp at midnight, whichmakes sense. I mean, if he's wearing sunglasses at night probably needs alamp at midnight to see so that that makes sense, I guess very true yeah shegot the radio. I just wasn't too impressed there. It ain't enough, not abad song kind of like a typical s, slow jam, then towards the end of the album.There's a song called the world is fire and I would venture to say yes cory.The world is in fact fire right now. Maybe those songglasses can see intothe future. I don't know, but anyway, I think sunglasses at night fits in. Youknow definitely has an Ey sound to it, as does the rest of the album, but Ithink sunglasses just a whole lot catchier than the other songs, which Iguess that's why it was on the bill board Ou one hundred, but overall Iwasn't super impressed with the album the song fits in fine, but notnecessarily an entire album. I would recommend so jumping over to the lyrics.Now the lyrics are interesting to say the least, but it's actually it'sactually not as bad as I thought it was when you dig into this he find out.This is a song about a guy who's. Significant other is essentially beingunfaithful and he starts off the song saying I wear my sun glasses at night,so I can watch you weave, then breathe your storylines and then you get to theprecourse. He says Whi. She is deceiving me. It cuts my security, sopoor, poor, Corey, heart, yeah and now Hes Hen, the Backoi'm sure he's in abad relationship here and that's that's Notman, but here so here's. My question,I love doing root, calls analysis at work where I can drill down and figureout like what was the real cause of whatever went wrong and and that mywork we build website. So something goes wrong. I get looped in and try tohelp figure out why it went wrong and and oftentimes it's not what happenedat the end, but something early on that had a trickle down effect right so gasstime s so next time. The people involved in that part of the processwon't make that mistake again and just...

...helps make the processe is moreefficient, sounds boring a shit, but I honestly like that part of my job, butanyway cool withthat being said. My main question to you Dave: HMM! is shebeing unfaithful because he wears sunglasses at night and she's likereally coor you're Goingno, wear sunglasses at night, or is he wearinghis sunglasses that night to cover his face because she's being unfaithful andhe's checking to see what she's doing? I don't think that would be veryeffective like Oh, what are you invisible nowbecause you bring sunglasses, I mean really. Oh, I'm looking left. She thinks I'mlooking straight. THAT'S SISH NUT! No, that's not any kind of the METO, I'mGon to I'm going to pick your first option, which was sheshe's like dod.What are you doing? It's nine pm you're in the kitchen, you're eating Cyril andyou'R, wearing sungglasses like dude, get a life come on now yeah and thenshe's like you know what I'm going to go, hang out with some other guy yeah,I'm going Na go hang out with the guy with WHO's. Like I don't know, notvisually weird or odd cory. You know, I think hat was somebody who doesn't wearsunglasses at night. Yeah I mean or just takes him off. Occasionally Iguess you know, I don't understand the need. So, Hey yeah, that's that makessense. That makes sense. Now, if now, what was that movie? They live WAA,Roddy Piper right now, if the, if he could do that with his glasses and likesee things that way, thand I'm like all right. That makes sense to me so thinkit is you're. Thinking he's looking at messages, hidden messages in the worldwith these shades correct, okay! No! No! We I mean no, I'm not saying he is I'msaying if that was in fact the case, then I'd be like I'm all four wearing oyeah. Whenever you want, I don't care night day, whatever right. If he wassideclops from the x man and he was Ain to control his laser beams that shootout of his eye. Well, yes, you have to wear them at night. You know what thatactually, that actually leads me to my next point and maybe you're on th,something there. Maybe he is cyclops, because I also like the line and thesong where he says: Don't switch the blade on the guy and shades. Oh No. Now,maybe if you pull a switch Blat on he's going to pull the glasses off and hehas in e like shoot laser beams at the offender that be pretty nifty that'd beallsabe. You know I like about that line. The most is when he sings it. Heactually sounds like he's getting stabbed. Oh Yeah, he sings. Like he'sin pain, I mean, I wonder, if he's getting a proctology examination in therecording booth while actually performing this song, because it justout of nowhere. It's just like these really loud how how you like really like overenunciates the word blade yeah, it's just yeah, exactly it's just to me. Itsounds like he's hurting he's, he's not right which he which he is hurting. Heis heard yeah, because his significant...

...other is apprently being unfaithfulbecause right so style choices there he go she's like don't swish the blade. OhNo, it hurts it hurts. Yeah. Life Hurts Sorry Cory. Yes, indeed, but that mean t a that line reallybrings me back to the s when switch blades were the shit. Did you did youever have a switchblade? I had the one that was a comb, yes yeah I so I was a cool cat. Youknow I'm saying yeah. I definitely had on those switch planecombs. That was, I think I was like an elementary school. I thought I couldlike impress the ladies by being tough and having sweethair yeah, but theproblem was. I had those huge Az glasses that people love making fun ofme for so that kind of canceled out my switchblade comb. Have they beensunglasses drew your life me at turned out a wee bit different and imaginethis if you tried doing that in two thousand and twenty. If you brought aswitch playd comb to school, you be in some serious trouble. Oh Yeah, youwould get locked up, maybe on the news, yeah yeah mm yeah, so e. One last thing I want tomentioned- and I think this is moderately important here, but there'sone line where he says I turn to her and say: Don't switch the blade on theguy in shades. Oh no right. He says I turnd to her, which is how I'minterpreting that, as his girlfriend is the one pulling e knife on him right,like it doesn't sount like a healthy relationship. If you aske me now mywife and I just celebrated our seventh wedding, an averse, and I don't believeat any point in time over those past seven years, she ever pulled a knife onme, so I don't know cor. You might want to rethink that. Also, if he's tryingto be stealthy, why? Why are you wearing sunglasses at night? It'salmost like he's putting a giant knee on sign over his head. That says. Lookat me anyway. I digress. So all right! That's that covers off onthe lyrics there n and what is tha song about. I mean I think, the song's abouta guy who's, significant others, cheating on them, so poor corey, butany any last notes before we get into our final verdicts here, not really.Let's let see what we think all right Dave. So do you think sunglasses atnight by Corey Hart, is a legit hit, or is this a song gone wrong? This waskind of a toughie for me, I was on the fence a little bit because it has someelements that are pretty key to a hit song. It's got a really killer. Synthpart that leads out the tune that everybody knows. It's really iconicfollowed up by some really thick base. That's really pretty darned good! I mean just the opening lyric the Iwear my song glasses at night, so i Kan so I can again everybody knows it, butdo I want to hear it? This is. This is really the bottom line question thatwe're are I'm asking myself before I respond to you and the answer wouldactually be.

No, I don't think overall, this song isterribly good or has a lot of re listenability every once in a while. Ican see it bringing you back to another time yet again the S and it ticklesyour nostalgia, noodle, but is it the best crafted song in the world? No! Isit something I want on my I don't know it's just name any kind of arbitraryplaylist. The answer would also be no. So I'm going to say this is a song gonewrong, drew wow all right, you say song got wrong. I didn't didn't see thatcoming. But yes, I told you I was on the fence, though this is the til onewas teter Totterin Sei. I also teeter tottered a little bit, but this song is interesting. I mean rightoff the bat your hit square ing to face with that infectious symthesizer and itcarries on throughout it's tough to get that beat out of your head. The lyricsere catchy I'm guessing this guy was in the Seo Bac One thousand nine hundredand eighty three and apparently wanted to corner the market on the keyword.Sunglasses, but I mean this song US catch is hell. Is it dated a little bityeah? It definitely sounds like an ety song,but it's catchiness and kind of ridiculousness make it a fun hit,although it sounds like poor cory, wasn't having fun into song. Since thisgirl had quite the wandering guy, it seems, but I'm going to go with legithit here. Yeah and- and you know me- I love myplaylist, my playlist off playlist and, like we said with thriller, where, ifyou have a Halloween playlist but thrillers not on there, you don't havea Halloween playlist yeah. I would say this is similar in that. If you have ans playlist and this song is not on there, then you in fact do not have anas playlist. I would strongly disagree with you on that one, but hey, listen!We're at that point in the show we've rendered our verdicts- and I saysomething isn't a hit. You say it's a hit. So now we need the tiebreaker andwho do we turn to? Oh, we turn to you, the fans. So let's see what the fanshave to say about sunglasses at night, all right, the fans have spoken and aresounding seventy. Six percent said. Yes, HMM. This is a legit hit, so thereyou go cassie the fans and you seem to agree. This is a legit hit and there wehave it that breaks our tie. Yep. I lose it's, not a competition,but still, I feel like a loser, but I mean I won: go come on, there's. Howcan you say such rude things to be true? That's right! This is not a competition.Music is arbitrary and we just like talking about it. There's no winners orlosers, we're all winners. We are of US Wut, I'm still witing, formy apology for what you just said. You mentioned early. You apologize foreverything, but yet wea now Itas too late, the fact they had to ask for it.No, you can't do it now. I'm sorry, my I'm sorry was too late. Oh, very good that I will accept yesindeed, but we got some good feedback...

...at DB. Third and eleven said I love thesong when it first came out, then I got to an age where I hated it, but aboutfifteen years ago I got to the point where I realized. This song is a jam attwenty seven Badfish said this song is legit, as did at Anthony Bunk four atRyan. Bome said, however, it's Gimmicky Corny and doesn't hold up well at all.So I think Ryan's probably more on your side there yeah, I mean it, does sound like a song from theeighty, so I don't think I don't think he's wrong there and I mean does ithold up? I mean you definitely should not at any point in time wheresunglasses at night. Well, that's you're, going to you'reGoin to impair your vision. This is this. Is Your especially notwhen you're driving go by those ones that you see on TV h, the miraculousones are like: yellow, yellow, yes, yes go by thoses; instead, they might e.You know they're missing a really huge marketing opportunity by not gettingCory Hart to promote those seriously. So what are you guys? Thinking who Iwon't name the product is, even if I did remember it, because I don't wantto Geve my free plug, but they should hire me because I just gave you awonderful idea. Yeah and I'm I mean he only has eight hundred thousandlisteners on spotify, so he might be needing some money. Yeah just saying cory, there's there'smoney in there. There's there's golden in there hills think about it. Yeah, sothat's, that's it man, anything else. You want to add they've.No just I love our listeners and I would like to if I could. I would shipmyself in a crate. Anlihe drew who's unwilling to do so because he's selfishand he doesn't care about human beings. As much as I do, I would come to yourhome. You would use a crow bar to open the crate, hopefully get a really nicewaft of me. Who's been living in the crate, for God knows how long and thenI would give you a hug. What is it with you, andand shipping people and cratesselling me ontknow, maybe, but we can't talk about that onair. Dear Lord, okay, well, Cassi, thanks again for spontoring the episodegreatly appreciated. Thank you also randy and thanks everybody forlistening and as always, you can find us on all the socials twitter,instagram facebook, where at songs gone our website, songs, gone wrongcom, youcan drop us an email, sgw podcast at gmlcom and if you guys are on spotifyand you want to check out our playlist, it's the songs gone wrong. playlist,pretty easy and, like I said, we will put these the song that we're talkingabout for the upcoming episode on Ther Adan Advance. So you get to hear whatwe're talking about kind of brush up, so to speak on what we're going to bediscussing for that episode that we drop the following day. SO THAT'S IT!So thank you guys for listening to songs, gone wrong and seriously keepthe keep the songlasses off at night.

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