Friday, May 31, 2013

Awesome Old Song of the Week: "Toy Soldiers" by Martika

I have to admit, I have no memory of this song from when it came out in 1989.  I didn't discover Toy Soldiers until nine years later, when one of my buddies played it constantly at "beach week" after our junior year of college in 1998.  I don't remember exactly why he did that, but it's been one of my favorite cheesy '80s songs ever since.

Here's something I bet you didn't know; Jennifer Love Hewitt and Fergie from the Black Eyed Peas both sang backup to Martika on this track.  Also my researching has just reminded me of the fact that Eminem remade "Toy Soldiers" in 2004.  That means somebody else is probably about due to recycle it again in the next few years.


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