In today’s pop music scene, 1989 is a Taylor Swift album, but for those of us who have been around just a little bit longer, it was also the year that Paula Abdul released the music video for her song “Opposites Attract.”
On Tuesday night (over 25 years later), we were fortunate enough to relive the joy of seeing that video for the first time. James Corden helped Abdul recreate the music video on The Late Late Show, and it was adorable. She’s still got moves!
For those of you who may be too young to know that video, it features Paula Abdul doing some fun choreography alongside an animated cat named M.C. Skat Kat. If you’ve never seen it before (or you’d just like to refresh your memory) check out the original video below:
On The Late Late Show’s remake of the music video, Corden played a live M.C. Skat Kat by putting on a tail, some ears and the appropriate whisker face paint, while Abdul graced the stage in an Eighties-inspired outfit.
Her body-hugging white pantsuit only emphasized the fact that she can dance just as well as she used to. You go, girl!
The video for ‘Opposites Attract’ actually won a Grammy award in 1991, and the choreography was Abdul’s own creation; it was a tribute to Gene Kelly (who danced with the animated Jerry the mouse back in the 1940s).
Corden’s new lip-sync remake of “Opposites Attract” stayed true to the choreography that changed Abdul’s career forever, and we definitely recommend that you watch it!