Thursday, 17 July 2014

Lionel Richie - 'All Night Long'

Saturday Night Jukebox........
Everyone Has A Guilty Pleasure




Lionel Richie - 'All Night Long' (1983)

There are some songs that I loved growing up in the 80's and then I forget all about them until I hear them again. This track from Lionel is a glorious camp number with a suitably cringey video. It never fails to make me smile and sing a long, especially to the African bit!

About 8 years ago I worked in a massive cargo warehouse at Heathrow on the reception to begin with, then got promoted to Exports. I used to have to prepare the airway bills and choose what shipments were built on what pallets. I was still totally new to the environment and although I was a little intimidated by the loud, brusque and down right filthy warehouse guys, I had to be balshy and give back what innuendos and friendly banter I received.

Pass me my plantain, I feel a song coming on!
On one night shift, I ventured out into the warehouse to check some dangerous cargo and Radio Jackie or Heart FM was blasting All Night Long over the speakers. I couldn't see anyone around so carried on about my business, until some movement caught my eye. In the import freight area where the guys were breaking down pallets of tropical fruit and veg, I could see one of the younger warehouse guys prancing around with his shorts pulled right up his bum like little hot pants, miming into either an aubergine or plantain I forget what. All the other guys were laughing at this performance but he had his back to me, so I thought I would milk this opportunity! I creeped closer and then stood behind him waiting for him to notice. With the roar of laughter from his colleagues increasing, it didn't take long for him to work out not only that someone was watching, but it was a WOMAN! One nil to me I'm proud to say. Classic extreme embarrassment face mid dance!



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15 December 2012 at 21:56

Fiesta forever! It's a song which you'd hate to admit you like but it's ingrained in your psyche, especially growing up in the 90's. bloody video. Funny story!! Aubergine, when you absolutely, positively have no mic, accept no substitutes.

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15 December 2012 at 22:03

What happens to washed up singers?...dont ask me! ask a washed up football presenter!

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15 December 2012 at 22:09

Are you sure you are commenting on the right post?

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sfw
21 December 2012 at 09:19

You should have said "Hello..."

- Great story!

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