This song, which I first heard when I used to listen to Dr. Demento, inexplicably surfaced in my head the other day.
After re-adding The Police to my music library, I’ve had this one rattling around in my head.
Truthfully, I’ve actually had all of the Hagar-era hits running through my head since I made a playlist of them, including this one, which was (inexplicably) left off the greatest hits CDs.
One drawback to not listening to top-40 radio is that you miss hit songs when they’re current. Conversely, not discovering you like a song until fourteen years after its release means you don’t have to worry about hearing it played too often, and there are usually a handful of live and acoustic versions to enjoy.
I’ve been playing Tropico 3 lately, which is a simulation game that puts you into the shoes of a small island republic’s dictator (hence the correlation).
Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be a video of this song. The closest is an Amazon sample.
In rebuilding my library, I find myself forgetting many of my staple groups just because of the sheer amount of music I need to replace digitally. Sugar Ray was one such oversight — at least until the other day. Now I can’t stop singing this song.
The studio version of this song is from HLN’s first album, while the live recording was given to the original “We Are the World” album (which is where I first heard it). It seems to have reverted back to HLN in the intervening years (which is how I was able to buy it).