Let’s put aside that “You Gotta Believe,” the title track of Marky Mark’s second album and today’s song of the day, kicks off your week with a bang. Instead we can witness the music video in all it’s 1992 glory. From the go-go dancers in stretch pants to the proto-Fight Club cutscenes, it screams relevance at us from our perch 20 years later. I can take the sparks unleashed from nondescript urban decay, but what’s Mark doing with the David Robinson jersey? Represent the hometown, eh? Larry Bird was on the Dream Team too.
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It’s Monday, and thanks to advocacy from fellow author Alex Dupnik, the Marky Mark marathon continues.
Today’s song of the day is noteworthy a historical curiosity for two reasons: first, that “The Last Song on Side B” was, literally, the last song on the tape. You would have to flip over the cassette on your boom box to go back and hear “Music for the People” and “Good Vibrations”. Second, the Funky Bunch made music at a time when commercially barnstorming albums had so much filler that you could brazenly include a song with this title and not care, nor have it affect your album’s sales.
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Marky Mark Mondays. It’s one of those things you can look forward to opening your week. While Mark didn’t make an appearance at last week’s One Fund concert, (Donnie was out in full force), Beantown can embrace the funky legacy.