“Walk Like An Egyptian” by The Bangles – 1986

This week Aaron Rubio makes his way from distant lands to join us in covering The Bangles 1986 number one hit “Walk Like An Egyptian.” A producer-written song shopped around until it finally landed on the Bangles, this ode to waving your arms in the most uncoordinated way possible was the group’s first number one hit, yet was the least representative of their overall sound. The song’s novelty quality and use of a drum machine created lasting tension within the band and probably angered Debbie the drummer more than anybody. What singer turned down the opportunity to record this number one hit? Are the lyrics really a cryptic message from the Illuminati? Why is it so difficult to get complete strangers on the streets of New York City to wave their arms in perfect alternating unison? All these questions and more will be answered on this week’s episode of Single File.

“Walk Like An Egyptian” by The Bangles – 1986

This week Aaron Rubio makes his way from distant lands to join us in covering The Bangles 1986 number one hit “Walk Like An Egyptian.” A producer-written song shopped around until it finally landed on the Bangles, this ode to waving your arms in the most uncoordinated way possible was the group’s first number one hit, yet was the least representative of their overall sound.

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3 thoughts on ““Walk Like An Egyptian” by The Bangles – 1986”

  1. Oh my Gosh, oh my gosh oh my gosh O-M-G
    this song, this song this song thiissssssssong!
    Oh my Goodness!
    I wrote my very first full Parody Song to this tune!
    Wow.. i spent weeks…no probably Months bugging my friends and loved ones with that thing. “Hey look what I wrote.” …”Hey did I show you my song?” or heaven forbid when the song came on the radio. Drowning those poor women out with my lyrics, sung as only those who are truly oblivious to their inability to carry a tune can sing. Oh man I must have annoyed the crap out of everybody for months until I got distracted by something more interesting. I think the Double Dragon standup at the 7-11. Wow…i have not thought about that song in years.

    Thank you so very much,
    Xofour

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