Wednesday, August 17, 2011

New Wave Wednesday: "I Touch Myself", by Divinyls (Music Video)

Okay, this one came along well after the New Wave genre had merged into mainstream 80's pop, but when Australian band Divinyls released "I Touch Myself" on their fifth album in December of 1990, the song clearly reflected the New Wave sensibility, which was beginning to evolve into what would become known as the 90's Alternative sound. The lyrics of the song may have raised a few eyebrows, but they reflected the sentiments of a generation that had become paranoid about sex, due to the AIDS epidemic.

Thankfully, "I Touch Myself" eventually knocked Vanilla Ice's "Ice, Ice Baby" off the number one spot on the Billboard Charts in 1991.

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