VIDEO OF THE WEEK: THE BANGLES – ‘WALK LIKE AN EGYPTIAN’
July 23, 2018
A UK Top 3 smash for The Bangles in 1986, ‘Walk Like An Egyptian’ was originally offered to singer-choreographer Toni Basil, who turned the song down.
A version was recorded by ‘Lucky Number’ hitmaker Lene Lovich but was unreleased. With the hit version, a different member of The Bangles, except drummer Debbi Peterson, sang each verse of the song – Vicki Peterson was first, then Michael Steele and finally Susannah Hoffs.
The video was filmed in NYC, with audience members dancing in the iconic style.
Thanks to special effects this included Princess Diana, the Statue of Liberty and, er, Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi.