You were working as a waitress in a cocktail bar…

workin in a cocktail bar

“You were working as a waitress in a cocktail bar…” is the only thing that the man and woman in The Human League’s 1981 synthpop hit Don’t You Want Me can agree on. If you’ve ever heard it mangled at a karaoke night, you know that it’s the only lyric that most people remember.

What if it were the only lyric in the song? With the magic of autotune, someone made it happen:

That’s about right.

For your amusement, here’s a blast from the past. It’s me and fellow accordionist Ronen Segall at Caplansky’s Deli in Toronto on my birthday in November 2009, playing Que Sera Sera, Should I Stay or Should I Go?, and closing with Don’t You Want Me:

Thanks to Duarte da Silva for the find!

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