Live from the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport Men’s Restroom, it’s Senator Larry Craig’s Dance Machine!

“Good evening, everyone. Let’s get this party started with a big favorite where I’m from…The B-52’s “Private Idaho”! I know it gets this Idahoan’s privates movin’! You might even say it’s a real toe tapper!

“And how do you know when you’ve made it big in the ’80s dance world? When Bobby O rips you off blind, that’s how! Here’s his studio creation, Barbie & The Kens’ wholesale thievery of ‘Private Idaho’, retitled ‘Just A Gigolo’, and you know that’s fine by me! Except I don’t like to pay.

“So wave your hands under a stall in the air! Senator Larry Craig’s Dance Machine will return right after this press conference!”

“Private Idaho” peaked at #74 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1980.
“Just A Gigolo” peaked #45 on the Billboard Club Play Singles Chart in 1981.

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John C. Hughes began his Lost in the ’80s blog in 2005 and is now proud to be a member of the Popdose family, where he’s introduced LIT80s’s companions, the obviously named Lost in the ’70s and Lost in the ’90s, alongside the slightly more originally named Why You Should Like…

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