[50/50] Song #1: “Party All The Time”

Monday, April 1st, 2013

Song #1: “Party All The Time” — Eddie Murphy

Hey all, sorry, I’m running out of time and don’t have it in me to list the other 40 songs in my Top 50 list. Rather than make you wait, I’m just going to jump ahead and reveal the No. 1 hit. It’s a tough call, but I didn’t want to leave you hanging. So do your best Casey Kasem imitation as you read this: my favorite song of all time.

Most people thought it was a huge mistake when Eddie Murphy announced he was quitting comedy to become a rock star. The comedienne had the last laugh though when he hired Rick James Bitch to produce what became his number one hit, “Party All the Time.” This club smash came out in a point in my life when I was very vulnerable, after my last grilfriend had broken up with me, and gave me the fortitude to dance down the dorm hallway with nothing but a towel on my head. It was intoxicating, like a zen koan, but on drugs. I still sing it everyday in the shower to start my morning, and you no doubt will find it stuck in your head all day today. You’re welcome, and thanks for listening.

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3 comments on “[50/50] Song #1: “Party All The Time”

  1. David Klein says:

    Now was that really necessary? OK, it was better than Don Johnson and Bruce Willis, but that’s about it.

  2. jape77 says:

    Yippe-ki-aye, Mother Fuck — way better than Bruce Willis!

    Actually, after watching that video for the first time in, well, decades, I can’t decide if it really was the most deluded thing Murphy ever did (other than “Pluto Nash”) … or … if it wasn’t the most inspired, greatest joke EVER, on par with anything Andy Kaufman ever did.

    Stick with me here: that video is AWFUL — just a sausage fest of sycophants and hangers-on, all giving eddie hi-fives and thumbs up in the most over the top fauning ever. So. Is it just possible that this was Murphy making fun of his entourage and the idea that he’s surrounded by yes men willing to engage his every whim and praise him for the smallest gesture? It’s impossible to take that video seriously, and I wonder if that was the whole point.

  3. stwaz says:

    This is an April Fools joke, yes?

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