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Saturday, July 24, 2010

Guilty Pleasures: 90s Edition

I have to admit that when I first saw this video, which premiered at the end of a Beverly Hills, 90210 episode, I went a little crazy.  Jeremy Jordan was a great looking kid with a nice voice and a willingness to take off his shirt at the drop of a hat, but the grunge era was just beginning and this kind of feather-weight pop music was getting pushed out of the marketplace. Try My Love was a cute, very listenable little album, The Right Kind of Love was a platinum single, Jeremy was in all the teen magazines (and some of the grown-up ones- Bruce Weber photographed him, tastefully nude, for Interview Magazine) but MTV, which, as hard as it is to believe now, was the arbiter of all that was cool at that time, would only play his videos on their top ten request show, and even then the hipper-than-thou VJs actually took the time to denigrate him.  Jeremy,  who has one of the most harrowing life stories you could ever imagine (parental abandonment, child abuse, homelessness)  switched to acting, but following his most high-profile role,with Drew Barrymore in Never Been Kissed (1999), he disappeared.  


Wannagirl was his second, smaller hit, but the embargo on his music was so huge by then that I never saw this video until I found it on YouTube an hour ago.

2 comments:

jaymcfly said...

You know I only know of jeremy From the Bruce Weber shot you posted , I quite liked that track , sort of new kids on the blockish .

I kept think when I was watching the video if instead of the girls , jeremy could be singing to marky mark and his funky bunch . A duet made in heaven .

st-blogustine said...

Thank you for this wetdream nostalgia! I never saw any of these videos before, but I had several of his posters from Bop magazine tucked under my bed, he was a frequent subject of lust!
Maybe he'll make a comeback, like the NKOTB did recently. One thing I've been curious about though, is there is a pornstar named Jeremy Jordan (with a huge bubble butt), I wonder who got the name first?