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Ian McKellan, an pale, older man with whitish hair and an awesome white beard, wearing a red shirt with white lettering that says "Some people are gay." and black lettering that says "get over it". The photo caption reads: "Gandalf says [next line] you shall not pass judgement".
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Who needs some tunes?

I do!

Let’s jump right in!

  1. If I Could Turn Back Time — Cher
  2. Is It Just Me? — The Darkness
  3. Birdhouse in Your Soul — They Might Be Giants
  4. I Don’t Think I Love You — Hoobastank
  5. Bicycle — Queen
  6. Ordinary Day — Vanessa Carlton
  7. Dig — Incubus
  8. So Nice So Smart — Kimya Dawson
  9. Joy — VNV Nation
  10. Get Mine, Get Yours — Christina Aguilera

Cher’s “If I Could Turn Back Time” is one of my favourite song/video combinations of all time. The song is one of my favourite car tunes, and it has been a good cry tune for me many times over. I think the video even added a bit of romance to my decision to join the Navy. The idea of being in a port somewhere, being showered with respect for a job well done by someone so kick-ass like Cher… well… that is that is another thought for another time. No sense dwelling on what wasn’t to be…

The video description, in part, from Wikipedia:

“If I Could Turn Back Time” takes place on board the USS Missouri, where Cher sings to a large group of sailors. This video was filmed on July 1, 1989 while the ship was stationed at the former Long Beach Naval Shipyard at Pier D along with the crew. In the music video, the band plays amidships, and the whole vessel is rigged with spotlights, light racks and strobes. The crew is on the deck, waving with the rhythm.

Cher’s outfit for the original video (a fishnet body stocking under a very revealing black one-piece bathing suit) caused some controversy, and many television networks refused to show the video. In 1989 the MTV network banned the video and later played it only after 9 p.m. Cher is said to have commented while on set that originally when she agreed to wear the outfit, the sailors were not to be present. A “censored” video, including new scenes, and showing less explicitly sexual content than the previous original video was then made.

I never really found it too sexually explicit…even the outfit, really. So she rode a deck cannon and bumped her butt up against a few people. We do that while sock skating in the kitchen to Kelly Clarkson songs (or Britney…depends on what’s on really).

Lyrics, via Sing365:

If I could turn back time
If I could find a way
I’d take back those words that have hurt you
And you’d stay

I don’t know why I did the things I did
I don’t know why I said the things I said
Pride’s like a knife, it can cut deep inside
Words are like weapons, they wound sometimes
I didn’t really mean to hurt you
I didn’t wanna see you go
I know I made you cry
But baby

CHORUS
If I could turn back time
If I could find a way
I’d take back those words that have hurt you
And you’d stay
If I could reach the stars
I’d give them all to you
Then you’d love me, love me
Like you used to do
If I could turn back time

My world was shattered, I was torn apart
Like somebody took a knife
And drove it deep in my heart
When you walked out that door
I swore that I didn’t care
But I lost every thing darling then and there
Too strong to tell you I was sorry
Too proud to tell you I was wrong
I know that I was blind, and darling

CHORUS

If I could turn back time
If I could turn back time
If I could turn back time, Baby
I didnt really mean to hurt you
I didn’t wanna see you go
I know I made you cry

CHORUS

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