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]
WHAM! - CLUB TROPICANA [SkidVid Gold_XviD], single/video released July 23rd 1983
Disc rip, no logos, edited and encoded 1000x596 XviD.
ScreenShots included in file.
Wham! were a pop band formed in 1981 by George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley. Michael and Ridgeley met at Bushey Meads School in Watford, England, UK. At first, they performed in a short-lived ska band called The Executive. When this group split, Michael and Ridgeley formed a duo called Wham! and went on to sign with Innervision Records. The band was together for five years, selling close to 20 million albums and 10 to 15 million singles.
'Club Tropicana' is a song by British pop duo Wham!, released in 1983 on Innervision Records. It was written by George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley. The song was a mild departure from Wham!'s previous singles, which had all been motivated by social or political issues. 'Club Tropicana', however, was a satire of the boom for cheap package holidays for younger, single people of a hedonistic nature. It was specifically seen in the UK as a swipe at the very popular Club 18-30 scheme. The song was released in July 1983 and peaked at No.4 in the UK, going on to become the 39th best selling single of 1983. A memorable video was made at Pikes Hotel in Ibiza, with scenes of George and Andrew on the beach, making eyes at bikini-clad girls played by their backing singers Dee C. Lee and Shirley Holliman. They are also seen relaxing by a pool and sipping cocktails, along with the famous scene of trumpet-playing taking place in the pool itself. A twist in the sexual tension between the two men and two women is revealed at the end, when it turns out that George and Andrew are airline pilots and Dee and Shirley are stewardesses.