Speaking of Valerie Dore, re-watching her now made me fall in love all over again, similar 909 drum machine patterns across all songs (only Stock/Aitken/Waterman did it better), “live performance” playback from tape (self-confident lip-syncing), that cold vamp vibe (oh the hair! and a pumping fist as Billy Idol, my other love), and not to forget… lots of reverb. Plus, amazing VHS video effects…how impressionable 14 year old gen-xers used to be.
Righeira was super-famous in the day, didn’t know they were Italian - the chorus/title of the song sounded Spanish. They reminded me of Laid Back - which we once impersonated in highschool (and no, no video recording ; - )