If you've been living under a rock(by not having tiktok) this Canadian kid Whiteyy18 is a MEGA star on TikTok. He lip syncs into the camera and winks and tosses his hair and smiles and rolls his eyes and every single woman on the planet just melts into a puddle. He's got a million followers and Dave Portnoy was going to offer him a podcast, but then he found out that only people over 40 seems to care about Whiteyy and that's not the tiktok audience he cares about. Anyways, this is one of the songs he lip syncs. I had never heard it before, but it fucking slaps. No getting around it. The hook catches you. I'll be walking the dog and just catch myself singing it as I walk down the street. I decided to look it up. "Into The Night" by Benny Mardones. I fired up the old YouTube machine and hit play just because I wanted to sing along and DEAR GOD
Let's just look at the opening lyric to this song
Coupled with the guy just ya know…being a PEEPING TOM
This video is from 1980. That means we are basically one generation or so away from MANY people thinking that doing a music video where a creep ass old guy spies on a 16 year-old girl through a window while professing his love and telling her he will take her into the night and show her a love that she's never ever seen. The artist, the manager, the agent, the director, the label, MTV, and millions of people at home all looked at this and were like "yeah, that's cool". That is ABSURD. This would never see the light of day in 2021. If it got leaked then everyone involved would get canceled immediately. I am sort of surprised that people haven't called this Whiteyy18 kid problematic. It just blows my mind how much the culture has changed in 40 years. Our parents definitely sang this song in the car and didn't think twice. Lusting after a 16 year-old girl while being a peeping Tom was just an accepted part society. It's unbelievable.
This is the 2nd creepiest music video ever