Shearer’s Spotlight: Inspired By Melanie Fiona, Jim Rocks Around The Booty Call Clock

by (@unclegrambo)

Each week here on VH1 Tuner, our VH1 Top 20 Video Countdown host Jim Shearer (@jimshearer on Twitter) will be sharing his Shearer’s Spotlight with us. Be sure to tune into the VH1 Top 20 Video Countdown tomorrow morning when it airs on VH1 at 9 a.m. ET/PT.

Melanie Fiona, who is currently supporting her new album The MF LIFE, recently visited VH1 and performed her latest single “4AM,” a track that questions the whereabouts of her boyfriend.

While she was singing, other early morning/late night songs came to mind.

Taking a cue from Melanie, here is a soundtrack for the night—where monogamous relationships go to die and booty calls blossom:

12:00AM
“Midnight City,” M83
Apparently M83 likes to party deep into the night, because at midnight, a time when many of us are sleeping, he’s still waiting: in a car, for the right time, for a roar, and a ride in the dark.

1:15AM
“Need You Now,” Lady Antebellum
The alcohol buzz and drunken dialing commence as Lady Antebellum harmonize over the following chorus: “It’s a quarter after one, I’m a little drunk, and I need you now.”


3:00AM
“3AM Eternal,” The KLF
This early-‘90s pop/dance gem takes the glass-half-full approach to late night partying: “Time is eternal.”

4:00AM
“4AM,” Melanie Fiona
Someone is going out with Melanie Fiona and has the nerve of hanging out with strippers at 4 o’clock in the morning? [I]C’mon dude, you’re going out with Melanie Fiona![/I]

5:00AM
“5 O’clock,” T-Pain, Lily Allen & Wiz Khalifa
T-Pain (and his vocoder) heavily sample Lily Allen’s “Who’d Have Known” and turns it into a full-blown booty call (with over 24 million internet views and counting).

6:00AM
“Gin and Juice,” Snoop Dogg
Though he’s still living at home, Snoop Dogg manages to secure some Seagram’s (and later given some Tanqueray by his homey Dr. Dre), a pocketful of rubbers, and bitches in his living room, who he claims, “Ain’t leaving till six in the mornin’.”

7:00AM
“Friday,” Rebecca Black
“Seven A.M. waking up in the morning, gotta be fresh, gotta go downstairs,” sings Rebecca Black. You heard her, the party’s over; it’s time to go to school.