1. Singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson just released a music video for her single “Girls Chase Boys” and at first glance it will seem eerily familiar.
2. That’s because it is a direct restyling of Robert Palmer’s “Simply Irresistible” music video from 1988.
3. The videos look nearly identical, except for the fact that Michaelson’s version uses male dancers.
4. Michaelson said of her decision:
‘Girls Chase Boys’ started out as a break up song but took on a deeper meaning as I continued writing. More than just being about my experience, its focus shifted to include the idea that, no matter who or how we love, we are all the same. The video takes that idea one step further and attempts to turn stereotypical gender roles on their head. Girls don’t exclusively chase boys, we all know this. We all chase each other and in the end we are all chasing after the same thing: love.”