UPDATE: In a comment on the blog’s Instagram page, Jody Watley has debunked this theory. Normalcy has been restored.
Ladies and gentlemen, I am unwell.
Usually, when a musician’s birthday lands on a Thursday, it’s a no-brainer: The Throwback Thursday post will be one from the artist’s catalog. However, today is a little different. Today is different because I just found out that a song I have loved for so long might not be about what I thought it meant.
Shalamar’s “A Night to Remember” is one of my favorite songs of all time. The lyrics, the beat and the melody are simply perfect, and there few songs as good. Though it was a top 5 hit in the UK, the song only peaked at No. 44 on the Billboard Hot 100. That being said, anyone with a true appreciation for R&B — and, quite frankly, music in general — understands that it is a classic. Also, it was during a live performance of this song that Jeffrey Daniel debuted the moonwalk, which he later taught Michael Jackson how to do.
As far as lyrics go, “A Night to Remember” is fairly simple. “Gonna make this a night to remember,” the group sings. Sure, they’re insinuating sex, but no freaky shit, nahmean? One man and one woman, both in love, sharing an intimate night.
Imagine my shock when Twitter user @BarkyBoogz mentioned that the song is about a threesome. “It couldn’t be!” I said, and then I watched the video.
I cannot breathe. I CANNOT BREATHE.
It’s totally possible that the song was written as a regular degular love story between two people, but this video? THIS VIDEO? Issa threesome. Watch below.