And how insidiously bad was that idea? Pope referred to the clip as "the video I've always wanted to make". [9], Live tracks taken from the concert film The Cure in Orange, Remixed by François Kevorkian and Ron St. Germain, This article is about the song. Why Can't I Be You? Filmed in a studio in Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland owned by actress Mary Tyler Moore, the video featured the band members performing what biographer Jeff Apter referred to as "some of the most poorly choreographed dancing ever seen on MTV". (12" Remix) = ホワイ・キャント・アイ・ビー・ユー? For the TV series, see.

[2] Stephen Thomas Erlewine, also of Allmusic, called it "deceptively bouncy" and noted it as a high point of the album and helps make it "one of the group's very best". We shouldn't have done it. I guess that was probably, a reference to The Black And White Minstrel Show [note: a now extremely notorious 1958 to 1978 BBC light entertainment show]. was filmed in early 1987, in between rehearsals for The Cure's first South American tour. at Discogs. Nonetheless, he praised the band, and concluded, "Shameless and cheap enough to steal Wham's 'Young Guns' riff, this ditty will soon be another Top of the Pops cracker". [4] In the United States that same year, the song reached number 54 on the Billboard Hot 100, while a remix of the track charted at numbers eight and 27 on the Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales and the Dance Music/Club Play Singles charts, respectively. "Why Can't I Be You?" "Why Can't I Be You?" It was directed by Tim Pope, a past video collaborator of the group's. Why Can't I Be You? [8], A Long Term Effect: Tim Pope On Four Decades Of Work With The Cure - Tim Pope responds to the use of blackface in the video in a 2019 interview: "I think [Lol Tolhurst's blackface] was a very inappropriate choice. = ¿Porque No Puedo Ser Tu? was the first single released from the album Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me—the band's seventh LP. All five band members wore costumes: Robert Smith dressed as a bear and as school-girl in a pinafore dress, Simon Gallup was costume as both a crow and a Morris dancer, Porl Thompson was a Scotsman as well as cross-dressed, Boris Williams was a schoolgirl & a vampire and Lol Tolhurst wore blackface and then a bumblebee costume. Discover releases, reviews, credits, songs, and more about The Cure - Why Can't I Be You? In 14 April 1987, it peaked at number 21 on UK Singles Chart. is a song by the English rock band The Cure, released as the lead single from their 1987 album Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me. = Why Can't I Be You? I remember the band members were endlessly coming out in different costumes.

was the first single released from the album Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me—the band's seventh LP. Here you can see something more about this edition of the single: Por Que No Puedo Ser Tu? In the United States that same year, the song reached number 54 on the Billboard Hot 100, while a remix of the track charted at numbers eight and 27 on the Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales and the Dance Music/Club Play Singles charts, respectively. McRae, Donald.

I didn't specifically know what the costumes would be.. he said, rubbing the problem away from himself.

[6], In the NME's review of the single, writer Donald McRae singled out Smith's voice as the sole element of the song that "doesn't shout 'TEEN FUN'". On Lol's part, I think it probably came from a sort of more thoughtless place. = Por Qué No Puedo Ser Tú? In 14 April 1987, it peaked at number 21 on UK Singles Chart. single review. It was not good. A Long Term Effect: Tim Pope On Four Decades Of Work With The Cure, http://www.thecure.com/discography/why-cant-i-be-you/, "Snubbed! Complete your The Cure collection. "Why Can't I Be You?" Why Can't I Be You?, 7", Single, TP, W/Lbl, 888 454-7, http://www.thecurerecords.com/record.aspx?id=2110, Mis canciones favoritas 80´s. That was inappropriate and wrong.

It's not a thing I feel great about retrospectively. "Why Can't I Be You?" [7], Stewart Mason of Allmusic described the song as having "the remarkable ability to be simultaneously incredibly catchy and frankly rather annoying", noting it as an " antic, herky-jerky" successor to previous singles such as "Let's Go to Bed" and "The Lovecats". Quite shocking in the more enlightened times we live in. That is now a given. And I just remember Lol appearing like that and we filmed it. : Why the Cure Deserves to Be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame", "The Quietus | Features | A Quietus Interview | A Long Term Effect: Tim Pope On Four Decades Of Work With The Cure", National Museum of African American History & Culture - Blackface: The Birth of An American Stereotype, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Why_Can%27t_I_Be_You%3F&oldid=980767793, Song recordings produced by David M. Allen, Pages using infobox song with unknown parameters, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, François Kevorkian, Roy St. Germain - Remix, This page was last edited on 28 September 2020, at 09:54. My Favorite 80´s Songs, WLIR-FM Garden City New York: Screamers and Screeches of the Week - 1980 to 1997. Why Can't I Be You? [5], The video for "Why Can't I Be You?"