If there is one thing that came out of the 80’s it’s funny one-liner type of teen comedies. The king of them all would likely be Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. I read that it’s having it’s 25th anniversary recently. I’ve seen the movie recently and it’s funny as hell. It’s campy and fun. Could teens still relate to it now? Not likely, well not in what they accomplish to have fun. Though it would be relatable that teens still wish to ditch school.
Musical artists like Katy Perry are now rehashing music from the 80’s pop and adding edgy guitars to it. Keeps things simple right? Steal from 20 years ago and shift the production a little. Works for Katy, works for Lady GaGa and others.
Which is why I’m going with the Katy song of Firework. Big hit. What I like about it is the nature of the lyric. It’s unique calling someone a firework. There’s an artist I know that was able to make a cool song out of the letters CPR. Not the first thing someone would think of for a love song. Both work in great fashion.
Musically it’s not new, but lyrically it a bit fresh in it’s metaphor. There’s where the fine line occurs in giving something a good twist to make it original. Katy and her writers achieved the goal. Will it be the classic that Ferris is? Only 25 years will tell.