Ace Of Base - All That She Wants
Yes, it’s Ace Of Base, the ABBA for the Nineties!
I’m posting ‘All That She Wants’ as an initial marker in my quest for the Hair Straighteners Cut-Off Point: at some point in the late 90s, this sort of static-prone flyaway hair was deemed unfit for public consumption and everyone’s barnets suddenly started looking like this (sort of). Prior to 1990 everyone had permed/back-combed hair anyway so it wasn’t an issue. Anyway, it is now my probably-doomed mission to find out the latest occurence of non-straightened hair in a music video. Stay tuned for further investigations into this folicle folly!
Also in a weak attempt to provide further continuity to this blog, the girl in this video has an AWESOME BANGLE COLLECTION (see 2.06). Her and Alicia Keys could be Bangle Twins, awww. Oh no, I’ve just realised that this song is probably about being a prostitute! All this time I had been thrown off the scent by Gaby Roslin asking Linn (the blonde one) on the Big Breakfast whether the titular baby referred to a ‘baby-as-in-boyfriend’ or a ‘baby-in-arms’. Linn sat on the fence and said “well er it’s kind of both”(!) The possibility of a third option never occurred to me. How awful!