Monday, May 24, 2010

"Stir It Up" by Patti LaBelle

If there's one thing I enjoy it's stirring it up; it's only natural, then, that I should enjoy a song called Stir It Up, especially when it's performed by such an electrifying (not to mention stirring) performer as Patti LaBelle.

Taken from the soundtrack to the 1984 film* Beverly Hills Cop, it's the less popular companion to her smash crossover hit New Attitude (and therefore, the one more likely to feature on the Pop Culture Institute, which - in case you hadn't noticed - has a serious obscurity fetish). The song features Desiree Coleman was later re-recorded by LaBelle (and Joss Stone) for the soundtrack to the 2005 film Chicken Little.

*You may have noticed that I haven't included a link to purchase this film; that's because it - and its star Eddie Murphy - are both rancidly homophobic**. Still, mentioning the fact does give me a chance to 'stir it up' some more!

**Because he's obviously a closet case himself; otherwise, he wouldn't be so damn insecure.

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