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