ABOUT 'SkidVid Gold' VIDEOS. Over the coming months I will occasionally be releasing a series of videos tagged 'SkidVid Gold'. These are all songs/videos that have been selected by myself, and have been a success commercially, or simply because they are some of my all-time favourites. I hope you like them too. [skirgsk]
THE BANGLES - WALK LIKE AN EGYPTIAN [SkidVid Gold_XviD], video released September 1986.
Disc rip, no logos, edited and encoded 720x416 XviD
ScreenShots included in file.
'Walk Like An Egyptian' is a U.S. number-one hit from the album 'Different Light' by The Bangles [Susanna Hoffs, Vicki Peterson and Michael Steele] in 1986. Liam Sternberg wrote the song after seeing people on a ferry walking awkwardly to keep their balance, which reminded him of figures in Ancient Egyptian reliefs. The opening lyrics state, "All the old paintings on the tombs/They do the sand dance don't you know". The reference to the sand dance possibly refers to a music hall routine performed by Wilson, Keppel and Betty where Wilson and Keppel danced around in the postures portrayed on the reliefs wearing the fez while Betty watched. The music video for 'Walk Like an Egyptian' similarly features people dancing in such a pose. 'Walk Like an Egyptian' was released as the third single from 'Different Light'. It debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 in September 1986. The song reached a peak of number three on the UK Singles Chart in November 1986 and reached No.1 in the U.S. on December 20th, staying at the top of the Hot 100 for four weeks, carrying it over into January 1987. The song is the first song by an all-female group playing their own instruments to top the Billboard singles chart.