Editor’s Note: This article previously appeared in a different format as part of The Atlantic’s Notes section, retired in 2021.
One of the cool things about our new Notes section is that it allows us to revive a lot of Atlantic features that fell by the wayside from the growing pull of the social web. One of the features we want to start with is “Track of the Day” (archived here). In a recent Slack chat among staffers reminiscing about their favorite Nickelodeon shows from the '80s, Jennie wrote:
My fondest memory of my Nickelodeon watching is the time they played the video for “Monster” by Fred Schneider from the B52s. Nick Rocks was supposed to show cute, child-friendly videos (like the Cars video in this commercial). I guess they thought “Monster” was child-friendly because ... it featured a dancing, animated penis and women wearing giant plastic naked butts and the refrain, “There's a monster in my pants and he does a nasty dance”?
Heh. Have a track or music video to recommend, especially one that’s been released very recently? Email firstname.lastname@example.org. (Update: I had forgotten the TOTD wasn’t specifically part of the Wire so I amended the note accordingly.)
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