I'll give you television
I'll give you eyes of blue
Flashback: I wasn't a particularly huge Bowie fan in the 80s. The main thing that pops in my head when I think back to him is his relationship with Tina Turner. In fact, this song was only okay to me then, but not a favorite. I preferred Bowie songs like "Let's Dance" and "Modern Love". But, make no mistake kids, David Bowie was b-i-g in the 80s.
Flash Forward: When The Wedding Singer came out in 1998, I noticed China Girl featured in the bar scene of that movie. For some reason, it struck me. I added it to my Totally 80s playlist and have loved getting lost in the music ever since.
Favorite Part: I can't decide what I love the most. The bass guitar is AMAZING, but just when I think it's all about the bass, the lead guitar solo comes in at the end and I melt into an 80s fog of nostalgia and bliss.
Interesting Fact: Stevie Ray Vaughn plays lead guitar on the track - who knew?!
The video is quite strange, but you can watch it here...or just for fun take a peek at one of the most HIGHlarious covers I have ever seen!