Tuesday 20 March 2012

The Greatest Swimming Pool Moments In Pop

The choice of Blue Jeans seems a strange choice as the next single to be taken from Lana Del Rey’s sumptuously brilliant album Born To Die seeing as it has already been the B-Side to the Video Games EP. After all it’s not as if the album is lacking in quality; in our view it would have made more sense to pick one of the lesser known tracks such as the cinematic James Bond number Million Dollar Man or the string caressed Summertime Sadness to give those who are still sitting on the fence or have yet to be won over by the beauty of Lana’s effortless melodies a new bite at the cherry.

However, Blue Jeans it is, and Lana being Lana there’s a seductive new black and white video to accompany the song. You’ve probably seen it already, but if you haven’t we’ve included it below together with a remix from halcyon beatmaster and Breaking More Waves regular D/R/U/G/S who takes the track into the territory of late night trippy bliss.

Lana Del Rey - Blue Jeans (D/R/U/G/S Remix)

Lana Del Rey - Blue Jeans (Video)

Of course by slipping into a one piece and diving into the pool Lana is bound to arouse those who find the singer somewhat attractive, but of course she’s not the first pop star to do so. The swimming pool has always been a place for the young and attractive to hang out and display their wares.

Besides Blue Jeans Breaking More Waves presents 5 of the best swimming pool moments in pop for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy.

Sabrina – Boys Boys Boys

At 31 million views on You Tube and nearly 38,000 likes Sabrina must have been doing something right with this trashy piece of Europop. Just imagine if Lana had let this much nipple appear and had told us that “Boys, boys, boys, I’m looking for a good time.” Imagine if Lana had ‘done a Sabrina’ at around 2.45 on this video.

Kylie – Slow

Sabrina might have been calling for lots of Boys Boys Boys but Kylie actually has them. Whilst the boys are all in their trunks Kylie as a fair skinned girl out by the pool remains sensibly covered, we assume because she forgot her sunblock.

Wham – Club Tropicana

Who could resist George Michael in a pair of tiny white swimming trunks, drinking cocktails and generally larking around the pool. Phwoar girls, he’s the one for you isn’t he? Isn’t he? Mind you, only a 1/15th of the number of viewers as Sabrina. That's an important footnote in the history of pop culture right there.

Britney – My Prerogative

Crazy Britney drives a car into a swimming pool which is a good as an excuse as any to get her writhing around all wet before changing into sexy undies, flicking her hair around and arching her back a bit like Britney does. And because it’s crazy-sex-Britney we’ll forgive her for this very dangerous driving. Don’t try this at home kids.

Kylie – On A Night Like This

Proving that not only is she the princess of pop, but the queen of swimming pools, Kylie gets all wet in her second watery feature. Still not as funny as Sabrina, but Kylie does take her pop very seriously.

Special mentions also to Bronski Beat’s Smalltown Boy which features pervy cruising around the swimming pool looking at boys boys boys and possibly the worst pop song and swimming pool video ever for Vanilla’s No Way No Way which features the classic lyric “You can buy me with one drink,” and appears to reference the Muppets.There’s a close sentimentality to Sabrina with this one but it lacks the humour, ridiculousness and nipples to set it apart.

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