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Belinda Carlisle, Framed

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Hello, readers from all the points of the compass, and welcome to Framed, America's Friendliest Blog. It is here and only here that you'll get photo captions to music videos that are so riotous, so timely and so outrageous that you'll swear you have died and gone to caption-readin' heaven!

Ahem.

This week's Framed features Belinda Carlisle, formerly of the Go-Go's, the "first all-woman band that both wrote their own songs and played their own instruments to top the Billboard album charts," according to Wikipedia. After the Go-Go's split up because of insert your own reason, Belinda embarked on a solo career and, for awhile there, it was rockin'. She had three Top Three singles in a row, and five straight in the Top 20. And it is here that her life intersects the world of Framed.

This week's video, "Summer Rain," was the first of her solo singles to not chart in the Top 20. To be honest, it was a big flop, hitting only #30 in the U.S., and she hasn't had a single on the Billboard charts since. The joyride was over.

This week's Framed, then, takes you to the crossroads of Belinda Carlisle's career. Poised on the brink of perhaps superstardom, it was all about to evaporate. Could this one song, this one video, have undone Belinda completely?  Let's take a look!

 

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1 -- On the upside, living through the nuclear blast did give Belinda her super powers.

 

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2 -- "So, senor...you maybe dance weeth Beleenda, si?"

 

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3 -- "Just remember, darling. You did, indeed, have the beat."

 

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4 -- "Now that Elvis is in the Army, can I have his integrity?"

 

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5 -- "Yay! War in the oil-rich Middle East! Yay!"

 

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6 -- Biggest! Cockroach! Ever!

 

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7 -- "I swear, if this one video undoes my career completely, I'm gonna..."

 

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8 -- "Wait a minute! Now the aliens are saying that they've got the beat!"

 

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9 -- Back in 1950, few suspected that Hitler had relocated to Lawrence, Kansas, to lead a quiet life as a haberdasher.

 

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10 -- "She don't lie, she don't lie, she don't lie...cocaine."

 

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11 -- It was finally decided that--just to be safe!--everyone on Earth had to go back to the Island!

 

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12 -- "Auntie Em! Auntie Em!"

 

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