Monday, August 22, 2011

1983 Tracey Ullman "They Don't Know" Video

Tracey Ullman's version of "They Don't Know"
The other night we were sitting in our local taco joint and suddenly heard Tracey Ullman singing, "They don't know about us, and they've never heard of love..."  I went into a daze. I hadn't heard the song in so long and completely forgot about it. It was a true favorite of mine as a kid!

Originally written and performed by Kristy MacColl back in 1979, "They Don't Know" was very popular in the UK.  However, it was Tracey Ullman's 1983 version of "They Don't' Know" I loved best, possibly because I was too young to appreciate it in 1979 or maybe it never really was a hit in the US.

This video was released before the Tracey Ullman Show comedy series on FOX -- famously known for launching The Simpsons. I remember MTV gave Tracey Ullman and her "They Don't Know" video lots of airtime way back in 1983. I truly loved the retro feel even way back then! I was just a kid, yet still appreciated the vintage factor.

Oh and who could forget the surprise ending with Paul McCartney and Tracey Ullman in that cool 1973 Reliant Regal car with her at the end. So cool!

How cool is this car from the video?


Mimi said...

This was my favorite song/video when I was 13. Hearing it today always makes me cry! You always conjure up the BEST memories for me. Luv ya!

Ally said...

Aww, thanks Mimi! I love this song too! Been singing it all weekend now!

Karen said...

Loved this song and video!

Snappy said...

*Squee!* I love this song! I had the LP when it came out (I think I was 15) and a few years, Old Navy played one of her songs and I rushed home to buy her Greatest Hits CD off of Amazon. iTunes didn't carry it, harrumph!

Powdered Toast Man said...

Damn, I am too young to know these songs.

b-chica said...

Love this song and video. It was great back in the days when MTV actually played videos and had this one on what felt like almost every hour.


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