SUNDAY MUSIC VIDS: Deee-Lite
04-15-2018 by Katie Marzullo
Before there was Lady Gaga, there was Lady Miss Kier, and she and her Deee-Lite posse gave us one of the hottest dance tracks in the early-'90s.
Who didn't love "Groove is in the Heart"?? Many of you reading this probably weren't even born yet when it was released in 1990, but take my word for it -- it blew our minds! As if the song wasn't groove-tastic enough, we got this orgy of psychedelia music video to go with it!
The phrase "ahead of their time" gets thrown around a lot, but in the case of Deee-Lite and the Lady, it was definitely true. Anyone who was around and fashion-conscious in the '90s will remember the resurgence of 1960s "Flower Power Chic" that occurred. Fun thing about Deee-Lite is, when this song and video first came out, we were still a few years off from that. In 1990, we were still spraying our bangs sky-high and risking certain fatal injuries with our slap-bracelets. Not even Madonna had caught on yet -- she was still milking that cone bra at the time (no pun intended). Then comes along Kierin Kirby with her platform shoes, hip-huggers, and falls to give us a glimpse of the look we ourselves would be rocking in a few short years.
Check out the fierceness and slide whistles of "Groove is in the Heart" below (and, yes, that's Bootsy Collins):
(Image viaLynn Goldsmith/Getty Images)
- Katie Marzullo, YH Staff Editor