Initially, this post was going to bring up how the start of the chorus in Nicki Minaj’s Super Bass is quite reminiscent of the bridge in Katy Perry’s Teenage Dream, but I found another angle… a sign of the times, if you will.
(SIDENOTE: If you’re interested in which portion of the songs I speak of, here you go:
SUPER BASS: Boy you got my heart beat runnin’ away/ Beating like a drum and it’s coming your way
TEENAGE DREAM: I’ma get your heart racing/ In my skin-tight jeans / Be your teenage dream tonight
That is all…)
So anyhotties, what was I saying? Oh yeah.
I only recently learned of this terrible song by ABBA called Super Trouper, and it got me thinking… this is a precursor to Nicki Minaj’s Super Bass. Besides both of them having the world super in their titles, they both have a lot more in common than you’d think (I’ve included the full videos at the end of this post, after the jump).
Aside from one being about –
Super trouper lights are gonna find me…
– and the other being about –
Don’t you hear that heartbeat comin’ your way…
– in both videos you have the following:
- Icy Blue Glows
- Singer Closeups
- Topless Men
- Quick Costume Changes
- Sound Stage Night Clubs
- Unique Party Locales
- Playing With Elements
- Distinct Eye Makeup Choices
- The Source Of Blue Glows Revealed as Spotlights
- Optical Effects in the Third Act