I Wanna Dance With Somebody, and By Somebody, I Mean Everybody

DJ Vinyl Ritchie came down from Madison to TURN IT OUT, limited engagement ONE NIGHT ONLY in Chicago. Who said you have to wait until the weekend to party?

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It was hilarious to visit a song I haven’t heard since 1985. I always thought “Oh Shelia” was by Prince, and this, from someone who grew up in the 80s. Well guess what? I took a look at DJ VInyl Ritchie’s playlist, and noticed that “Oh Shelia” is actually by Ready For the World. And apparently I’m not the only one who thought that. One second on the internet confirms this, where I was delighted by such hilarious verifications as Grammy.com’s headline “The Prince Hit That Wasn’t A Prince Hit” and popmatters.com’s comment “Sometimes imitation breeds excellence.” Also, at the beginning of the song he (that would be lead singer Melvin Riley, as seen below) does a monologue, and for the life of me, I can’t tell if he’s saying “Oh Shelia” (which would make sense) or more hilariously, “Oh, Sailor.”

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Thanks for bringin’ some love down to the City of Dancin’ Shoulders From the Badger State, DJ Vinyl Ritchie!

 

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