Saturday, March 22, 2008

I'll Stop The World...

The Modern English song, "I Melt With You," is making a comeback.

The problem's in a Taco Bell commercial.

I heard it on TV today among images of cheese and meat and tortilla shells, as Taco Bell promoted its new Cheesy Beefy Melt.

And I was a bit saddened.

Something about such a classic '80s anthem being used to push generally crappy Mexican food just doesn't fit. I'm considering boycotting Taco Bell; at the very least I know I'll never order a stupid cheesy beefy melt.

But my disappointment should really be directed at Modern English for selling out. Don't they realize that song should just stay on the "Valley Girl" soundtrack where it belongs?

"Taco Bell is not a
Mexican telephone company."


  1. Cheesy, melty, beefy, ricey, blah...

    I despise Taco Bell.

    The food isn't very good. And "Pepcid" shouldn't be a staple in a person's diet.

    Yet, I eat there regularly.

    Why? There is nothing else open at 2am...

    That's why.

    I work stupid hours...seriously.

    Ok. I'm done.

    Thank you for providing a platform that allowed me to vent.

    Carry on.

  2. I had a recent Taco Bell epiphany, back in the summer I believe. I was about to sink my teeth into the second half of one of those flat octagonial soft shell/hard shell thingys (that's how I phrased it when I ordered) when, like a fiery comet from above, it hit me...

    "This food is crap!!!"

    Haven't been back since.

    Yo no quierro!

  3. Back in '86 I did a stint at my High School radio station. This particular song got played a lot by the other DJs. A lot. A whole lot.

    One day I announced that I was putting it out of its misery. I gave it one last spin and then snapped the 45 in two on the air.

    Unfortunately we had multiple copies so it was mostly symbolic - but it sure felt good.


  4. Luckily I got some new music yesterday so I can get this song out of my mind now.

  5. Man, I haven't eaten at Taco Bell in a couple of years. Yet I do like it. Anything tastes good with fire sauce on it - even crappy fast food.

    Back in the MTV days, I never cared for this song. In fact, when it came on, I'd switch the channel. So for years, I thought the lead singer was that goofy-looking guitar player you see in the first few seconds of the video.

    The song has actually grown on me since though. And I kind of like it now. I'm waiting for VH1 to have one of their "Bands Reunited" shows dedicated to Modern English.

    The lead singer actually still tours quite a bit in the U.S.

  6. I needed a throwback to the 80s today. Thanks for the Modern English. Cold alchoholic beverages go better with the song than a Taco Bell meal.