CND Song 31 Zappacosta

Zappacosta - We Should Be Lovers, 1984

'We should be lo-vers! Caring for each o-ther!' Oh, Alfie Zappacosta, you heartless man! Are you really going to let those women wrestle in Jello for your love while you put the moves on some heavily made-up, turbanned, 80s femme fatale in the audience? For shame. I'll admit that until recently I'd forgotten that Zappacosta existed, but he had a string of hits in the early 80s, enough to put him in the chorus of Tears Are Not Enough, the country's big charity single, and later in the decade he was included on the Dirty Dancing soundtrack with his song Overload (heard it for the first time  today - apparently I am the only woman on earth who's never seen the film). Born in Italy, Alfie Zappacosta made Canada his home and became part of our cultural musical mosaic, much like his similarly one-named colleague Gowan of Scotland. Glad the country could provide fertile soil for such talent to flourish. I'm also a bit surprised by just how passionate Zappa is about his message of peace in the singing portion of this entertainment spectacle - perhaps inside he's wracked with guilt over his cruel philandering. Why break a Jello wrestler's heart, Zappa? Why?

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