Friday, December 5, 2014

Why is Michelle Pfeiffer Mentioned in Two Current Pop Songs?


Despite not starring in a movie at the moment, Michelle Pfeiffer is name checked in not one, but two current pop songs:  Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars's "Uptown Funk" and Vance Joy's "Riptide."

At the 19 second mark of "Uptown Funk,"  Mars sings, "This hit, that ice cold Michelle Pfeiffer, that white gold"  

On a side note can we all agree this song sounds like it should be on the 80s Ghostbusters soundtrack?

In Joy's "Riptide," he sings, "Closet thing to Michelle Pfeiffer that you've ever seen" at 2:16.  I mean what are the chances of two pop songs randomly referencing Pfeiffer?  It's not often her name comes up because she's not the big star she once was.

Maybe there have been a lot of Pfeiffer movies playing on TV, and both artists happened to be watching Pfeiffer movies while writing their songs.  

Of course, they're not rappers so they were probably not watching Scarface 10 times a day.  

The conspiracy angle would be that this is an surreptitious and carefully orchestrated publicity campaign run by Pfeiffer's team to make her relevant again.  Or it could be something like the ending to Interstellar.

It's just really strange and seemingly random to have these Pfeiffer references, but this isn't even the biggest Pfeiffer related mystery.  

That would be why they cut the scene of Pfeiffer playing pool in a leather jacket from Dangerous Minds when it was featured prominently in the commercials.

39 comments:

  1. also her name is mentioned in 8mile Lose yourself... (she was in the movie) shes doing well.

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    1. That's Mehki Phifer. Black dude as opposed to white chick.

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    2. Hi Anonymous, actually, the lyric IS" Michelle Pfeiffer that 'white gold' ". The lyric is a reference to her character in the movie 'scarface'. Michelle was a cocaine addict (coke head) in the movie. 'White Gold' is a slang phrase for cocaine.

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  2. She was not in that film. Perhaps you're confusing her with Kim Basinger?

    Also, the "Pfeiffer" mentioned in Lose Yourself is Mekhi Phifer, the actor who plays Future.

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    1. Hahaha it's funny cause its true and they are like exact opposite.

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  3. Pfeiffer is classic, a screen icon, and she has always given it in her movies . Watch Batman Returns and the Fabulous Baker Boys--she is a modern day screen icon with ethereal beauty and extraordinary talent. Young men and old boys are arrested by her screen presence.

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    1. I couldn't agree more. One of the most underated actresses to have ever graced the screen. I would love to see a resurgence of her. Beautiful, brilliant, talented and so humble.

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    2. I agree, I think this article was written by a 15 year old, hence failing to recognise there are quite a few iconic screen goddesses who have homage paid to them in songs.

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    3. Amen, Amen, Michelle is an iconic beauty, she's underrated as an actress like Marilyn Monroe was, people are so focused on her looks they take her true acting talent for granted. Michelle just never got that one signature standout role/s like Julia Roberts did with 'Pretty Woman & Erin Brockovich' but Michelle has made some really fabulous movies; Batman Returns, One Fine Day & What Lies Beneath are a few of my personal favorites just to name a few.

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    4. And please don't forget... The Fabulous Baker Boys...She clearly lit up that screen and compelled a whole generation to absolutely fall in love with her.

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    5. ANONYMOUS= MICHELLE PFIEFFER

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  4. Bruno Mars' current song is the kind of creative music we've needed. 80's sounding or not, it'so refreshing to hear. Way better to listen to his lyrics and style than having to listen to lame songs about a girlfriend being a pole dancer, or blowing on a "whistle".

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    1. I could not agree with you more!!! LOVE love love his song and sick to death of songs belittling women to blowing on a whistle ;)

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    2. 80's music was great and creative just like the so-called music of today...so that's why Uptown Funk' IS a great song and the fact that Michelle Pheiffer is mentioned shows that Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars have IMPECCABLE taste in women...Keep up the good work Bruno & Mark.

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  5. It's obvious isn't it - Michelle Pfeiffer was THE screen goddess for the generation now making the music regardless of what she's doing now. Musicians to be (those currently in their early teens) will no doubt sing about Jennifer Lawrence / Mila Kunis in 15 years time.

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  6. Maybe she's still pretty regardless she's aging now

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  7. Clearly the Bruno Mars song IS referencing her Scarface character, a sexy but cold cokehead (white gold, come on...)

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    1. YOU have got to be kidding me right! Michelle is White Gold she IS NOT her 'Scarface' character anymore than Al Pacino is a Cuban Drug lord!! Grow up and appreciate her for the fact that she is an iconic, truly talented, & gorgeous woman. Ah... you really need to open up your mind and check out her body of work. Michelle is one of the most versatile, underrated actress in Hollywood.

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    2. Actually Uptown Funk is an homage to the 80's. It is very much referring to Scarface since that movie is about as 80's as it gets.

      "This hit, that ice cold
      Michelle Pfeiffer, that white gold
      This one for them hood girls
      Them good girls straight masterpieces"

      It's a shout out to stereotypical female characters found in most 80's films. The ice cold white woman. the hood girl and the girl next door were common tropes found in 80's flicks. Even the video shows how much of an homage it's supposed to be. That and the song has a very Prince feel to it. Bruno Mars has been outspoken about his love for all things 80's. I agree about Michelle but there's nothing wrong with seeing the song for what it is.

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    3. Actually Uptown Funk is an homage to the 80's. It is very much referring to Scarface since that movie is about as 80's as it gets.

      "This hit, that ice cold
      Michelle Pfeiffer, that white gold
      This one for them hood girls
      Them good girls straight masterpieces"

      It's a shout out to stereotypical female characters found in most 80's films. The ice cold white woman. the hood girl and the girl next door were common tropes found in 80's flicks. Even the video shows how much of an homage it's supposed to be. That and the song has a very Prince feel to it. Bruno Mars has been outspoken about his love for all things 80's. I agree about Michelle but there's nothing wrong with seeing the song for what it is.

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    4. Probably true but I'm just thrilled, on balance, that Michelle Pfeiffer was mentioned in the song. Riptide is a different story. That's purre homage to her.

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  8. White gold + Pfeiffer (Scarface reference)= Cocaine. We all know Bruno likes to go skiing. ...

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  9. White gold + Pfeiffer (Scarface reference)= Cocaine. We all know Bruno likes to go skiing. ...

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  10. Riptide came out before Uptown Funk, and it's not like Bruno Mars isn't known for ripping off people in the past.

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  11. Uptown Funk is NOT written by Bruno Mars. It was written by MARK RONSON !! When Mark was 12 he had a major crush on Michelle when she played Stephanie Zinone from Grease 2. Duh...

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    1. Who ever watched grease 2, seriously?

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    2. I'm ashamed to say that I did but.... I watched it soley to see Michelle.

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  12. "It's not often her name comes up because she's not the big star she once was."

    She decided to have a family. How dare she?!?

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  13. HEY HOW ABOUT EVERYONE SHUT UP OK...if Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars wanna write a song talking about Michelle let them ok that's their business and second the damn 80's really? I rather listen to a song from the 80's than a song from this time..cuz the shit we talking about now ain't nothing...what happen to real music and people actually rapping about something and not making a song that doesn't make any sense? And shut up with the scar face so what if they watched the damn movie and so called made a reference to it last time I check you ain't making Music and UPTOWN FUNK is being played every day on the radio

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  14. Regardless of the reason her name is used in the song, I love the song. It's fun and upbeat. The video is also fun to watch. Love it!

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  15. Michelle is totally awesome and so was the 80's!

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    1. You got that right LONG LIVE THE GREAT 1980's...the 70's were awesome also...

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  16. I like turtles.

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  17. I love love love Michelle. Beautiful intelligent exquisite woman. Boy would i love to see her dominate the screen again.

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  18. FUcK ALL OF YOU SuGAR PUSSIES BURN IN ?HELL

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  19. I think she is incredible. Great actress, gracious and beautiful. She's probably been in easily 45 films. Look her up on the internet, lots of good movies. One of my favorite was What Lies Beneath and Frankie & Johnny.

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  20. Don't forget her commanding performance in Grease 2. I wanna coooooooool rider! A coooool rider!

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  21. Don't forget her commanding performance in Grease 2. I wanna coooooooool rider! A coooool rider!

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