Strangely enough you can’t find the original music video for this song on YouTube but instead this version with Holly Valance in it. Not that there’s much difference only now it’s intercut with shots of her getting dressed and ramping up the sex appeal. Turns out (with a bit of research) that Human Nature appeared on Neighbours during that time and this was a way to crossover since Holly happened to be one of the stars on it during that time.
For a boyband pop song of the early 00’s, this one surprisingly has alot more emotion compared to other tunes out during that time. Personally, I still get shivers everytime I hear them scream ‘NOOOOOOOOO’ after the chorus. So much intensity and passion, it’s not often you hear it come through in a song like this.
When we were driving home and this song came up, the first reaction was from Eddie who remarked how much this sounds like an N*SYNC song. You can tell this was during their early 00’s boyband phase which some may say was when they were following the trend set by N*SYNC and BSB. Personally whenever I hear this song it reminds me of a Britney Spears song ‘Don’t Go Knockin On My Door’.
Yeh, her second album is still a classic (in my eyes). Stevie B would be proud
My cousin Thao gave me a stash of her old music years back, filled with songs from our highschool years. For the most part the songs she would download on my computer everytime she came over were the songs I’d listen to hence it was kind of like a goldmine to have a collection of these songs over two cd’s.
The songs were listed in alphabetical order so once it reached H the Human Nature songs started kicking in. She knew what was up because tracjs likeDon’t Say Goodbye was on it which surprised me. This track was on afterwards and I would have never believed it was Human Nature unless I was told so. Like the guys have said before, they’re so good they could literally pass off as a African American r’n’b group.
I remember the first time hearing this song and thinking ‘What the hell?’. This sounded nothing like Human Nature and frankly, I didn’t like it. Now a decade later and as I begin to go through their back catalogue with rose tinted glasses, I find myself warming up to this track.
Now that I come to think of it, it’s the first 10 seconds that deceive me into thinking it’ll be another ballad only for them funky soul grooves to kick in. But now that I’ve seen their concert videos do I realise how much of an effect Michael Jackson has had on them and this track is a tribute to his Off the Wall era.
We had come back from our first camp feeling pumped after listening to this song on repeat on the way home. Immediately the first thing we (Raye, Law & myself) did was search up the music video on Youtube.
And then we found this.
I was sorely disappointed to realise the version we had been listening to the whole time was actually a remix. This was the original version and I just couldn’t believe how much of a letdown it was to me. The others shared my disappointment and the other version has now become our anthem instead. However I would later discover this song is actually a cover with the original sung by Color Me Badd. How bizarre.
Raye’s Outdoors Mix: Camping Trip #1. Yarra Valley Theme song
John played Don’t Say Goodbye at Peter’s house party and eversince then me and Peter had been listening to Human Nature nonstop. I was apprehensive of Australian music back in my early years and would hate myself for liking any Human Nature songs (Everytime You Cry, He Don’t Love You, etc…)
As we drove along Lady Talbot Forest Drive, this song came on and immediately we all started singing and dancing around in the car (even though all we knew was the chorus). We made a pact to learn the lyrics once we got home… hell we had this song on repeat on the drive home.
Besides their standout hits that everyone knows, there’s so many songs that seem to slowly dissapear from our minds with the passing of time. It’s only through a click on youtube, a mention by a friend or simply hearing it on a greatest hits mix like this that you realise just how much more tracks that deserve abit more recognition.
Last Friday a few of us (Kat, Jess, Age, Peter & myself) went to Krimper to check out the Sugar Hit Pop Up Festival. All I needed to know was the fact there was going to be dessert and I was down. An old friend of mine Anothai (Nae) was going to be selling some of her work there so I figured it’d also be good to catch up with her as well.
The theme for this month’s market was Thai with Bollywood and JPOP coming up in the following months. With soft Thai songs being performed live - I felt like I was transported into Last Life In The Universe - we waited in line to get some desserts. There was an array of drinks and snacks involved but most of us decided to go with the Thai inspired ice-creams by N2 Gelato & LuxBite. My Lychee one was quite refreshing though Age and Kat weren’t too fond of their one. Maybe it’s abit more ‘gourmet’ but the fact it had fried shallots definitely put them off.
Afterwards we headed down Little Lonsdale Street to check out the bar Horse Bazaar. My list of places seems to exponentially grow with each passing day so it was good to finally see various places on my list such as Cafe Giraffe… only to discover Peter and Raye have already been. With the old school tunes being played in this little Japanese grunge inspired bar, we danced and realised this may very well be a new hangout spot for future outings.
Now if only we could drag the others and get drunk beforehand.
And we ended the night the only way we know how - with jaffles. Well Jaffa’s to be exact from Spot On Kebabs and for $3 each they’re a total bargain.
John Farnham featuring Human Nature | Everytime You Cry
Raye’s Outdoors Mix
As mentioned in a previous post, it was all thanks to John that we started listening to Human Nature again. Once I downloaded their greatest hits album, I could feel the tingling in my ears as I heard this song after so long. It was a beautiful feeling.
Driving up to Healesville listening to this before our near fatal crash (haha), singing along to this on our way home from Wilsons Prom… I hear it quite abit on Smooth FM nowadays, but it doesn’t diminish it at all. I could listen to this on repeat and it’d still make me happy :)