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Monday, 28 March 2011

Paula Abdul - Opposites Attract

'Opposites Attract' is a song recorded by Paula Abdul, featured on her debut album Forever Your Girl. It was written and produced by Oliver Leiber, who came up with the title after browsing a bookstore.

Vocals on the song, in addition to Abdul, were provided by Bruce DeShazer and Marv Gunn, aka 'The Wild Pair'.

'Opposites Attract' was the sixth and final single from the album, and achieved success in many countries, including the US and Australia where it was a number 1 hit.

The lyrics are about a couple who love each other despite being different in just about every way possible.

The song is distinctive for its colorful music video created and directed by Candace Reckinger & Michael Patterson, in which Paula dances with cartoon character MC Skat Kat, voiced by 'The Wild Pair'. The music video adds an intro rap performed by Romany Malco. An additional rap was provided by Derrick 'Delite' Stevens for the Street mix version of the song, which was edited for the 7 inch and video.

The idea of MC Skat Kat came from the Gene Kelly movie Anchors Aweigh, where Kelly dances with Jerry, the mouse from the Tom and Jerry cartoon series. Paula even choreographed the animated character's moves to match her live-action dance moves in the video. MC Skat Kat was animated by members of the Disney animation team, working outside the studio between major projects, under the direction of Chris Bailey. Also shown in the video are Micetro, Taboo, and Fatz, yet their names weren't revealed until the release of The Adventures of MC Skat Kat and the Stray Mob.

The video won Abdul a Grammy award in 1991 for 'Best Short Form Music Video'.

'Opposites Attract' became one of the most popular R&B and dance-pop singles of 1990.

Although the single was released at the end of 1989, the song itself is considered one of the first popular songs of the 1990s. 'Opposites Attract' also topped the charts in Australia, and peaked at number 2 in the UK. It failed to enter the German Top 10, peaking at number 13.

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Single Version
12 inch Mix
1990 Mix
Club Mix
Dub Version
Magentic Mix
Party Dub
Street Mix
One Or The Other - B-Side


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