After many months and many fallen contenders (“Timothy,” “Cats in the Cradle,” “Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia,” “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald,” and on and on) we’re down to our final two. Let’s break ’em down, Dick Vitale style (which, ironically, is also pretty creepy):
First we have CLAIR, by Gilbert O’Sullivan.
WHAT’S CREEPY ABOUT IT? It’s a love song from a grown man to a little girl. Not an “I love this kid, she’s a pip” love song but rather an “I want to marry her” love song. Plus the guy who wants to marry the little girl is named Gilbert O’ Sullivan.
WATCH HIM LIP SYNC IT HERE: Clair
Then we have “Honey” by Bobby Goldsboro. Technically, this song came out in the late 60’s but after an exhaustive appeal to the Board of Governors it was allowed in this contest and in true “Rudy” fashion, made it all the way to the finals.
WHAT’S CREEPY ABOUT IT? It’s a song about a guy who’s always laughing at his young, dopey wife. Then she dies. With no warning. Creepy and very hard to dance to.
WATCH HIM LIP SYNC IT HERE: Honey