I have a special treat for all of my readers today. I found this Gary Puckett and the Union Gap music video on Youtube. I know it will delight you in very unexpected ways. Please sit back and enjoy “Young Girl.”
LOL Gary Puckett. What a charmer. Ewww that chick is the opposite of young. Honestly. Do you think the video was made in black and white so the audience wouldn’t be able to tell that the “young girl’s” hair is actually gray.
But this song is actually really creeps when you listen to the lyrics.
I know, it is creeps! It wouldn’t go over so well today. And I totally think her hair is gray. The whole thing with the floating toys is a fright! haha! The first time I saw it I laughed pretty hard.
Creepy in a way that only 60s pop songs about generation gap relationships can be.
I think it’s the most creepy/ hysterical thing I’ve seen in awhile. The floating dolls and teddy bears really freak me out. And is it me, or does that Young Girl look like she’s closer to 50? lol!
agree with El Guapo
I guess “young” is a relative term. She looks like she’s my age! and the dolls and bears… what were they thinking? I think this song was best left for the radio. haha!
Now that is a blast from the past..Videos from “back in the day” are a bit odd to look at now..
This music video freaks me out in a comical sort of way. What were they thinking with the teddy bears and dolls? I don’t think those lyrics would fly today, either. The whole thing is odd, and yet if I heard it on the radio I’d still enjoy it.
I have to tell you, driving down Rodeo Drive (mistake!) yesterday I saw a grey haired gentleman, probably in his sixties waiting outside a store – out pirouetted a youngster who spun around the gentleman, and I thought (it was stop and go traffic) how nice, he’s taking his grandchildren shopping – until I saw a vision in jeggings wearing platform sandals in her late twenties sashay up to Gramps and kiss his cheek in a most un-daughterly way. May/December and soooooooo creepy. Like this song 😉
That’s so icky! I bet you see more of that out there than anywhere else. I don’t think those lyrics would go over so well if written today. And is it me, or does the “young girl” look to be about 50! haha! The floating teddy bears and dolls really cinched it for me. I knew I had to post it.
Okay, let’s hope nobody reads this comment because I will catch hell, but there’s a certain British look — and I think she captures it… Sorry in advance!
LOLOL!!!! Yes, I believe she does!! Thank you for that!
Things that make you go Mmmmmmm!! Creepy indeed …
love the dark humor lady.. smile
hahah! I almost fell off my chair when I saw the floating dolls and teddy bears. The funny thing is, as a youngster I always liked this song on the radio. Some things are better left to the imagination. lol!
LOL! Is she a 45 year old woman pretending to be a little girl? Run girl, you’re much too young girl! She has to run? Well at least he’s giving her fair warning! I did like this song though when it first came out. But I always though the lyrics were weird but not as weird as I think they are now! LOL!! 😀
I knew if anyone would appreciate this little music video it would be you! I love the floating toys, the close up of the barbed wire and the random Confederate flag hanging from Gary Puckett’s guitar! LOL! I liked this song too, but I think some things should be left to the imagination. The music videos that are literal always kill me. Too funny!! My mother’s maiden name is Puckett so I find it doubly creepy! haha!
LoL!! I noticed that barbwire fence! Apparently she didn’t run fast enough! LOL!! And dolls! Oh the whole thing is just so wrong! 😀
hahaha! It’s almost like a Twilight Zone. He does give her fair warning, but something tells me she doesn’t make it out alive! LOL!!
LOL!! And you would think she would be a little suspicious of a guy who takes her out in the country for a walk in a barbwire enclosure! Well, I guess we just have to chalk up her stupidity to the fact that she’s young. Hahaha! 😀
OH.MY.GAWD Lisa. I remember hearing this song on Oldies radio when I was a kid and thinking that it was so bizarre and kind of skivie. I think we need to leave the tender subject of pedophilia to Nabokov and not Mr. Puckett.
hahah! I can’t tell you how much seeing this video freaked me out. I always liked this song when I was younger, and even then, it had some big question marks hanging over it, like why is he giving her a warning to run? LOL! But seeing the story play out, quite literally, with floating teddy bears and dolls, has taken it to a new level. When was Lolita released? If it was 1968 then I think we can call it the year of the pedophile. I seriously don’t think these lyrics would fly today. Everyone’s reactions are making me laugh.
Ditto Emily — Oh. My. Gawd! Did you say Gary Puckett and the Union Gap! Heck yeah!
Haha! I knew you’d like it. It’s almost spooky, like when she’s brushing her hair and staring off into space. It’s one thing to hear it on the radio, it’s quite another to see floating dolls and teddy bears. It’s too freaky with its pedophile overtones. 😀
At first, I must say I just played the video while scanning the job postings – and didn’t catch the idea that you were making a commentary on the actual video because I was listening to the song. But I realized it after your comment and after reading the others. The pedophiliac qualities, hmm, yeah — the part where they’re walking toward each other with the special effects — um, yeah 🙂 Hahaha! I still just love Gary Puckett and the Union Gap!
I know, I like Lady Willpower. Gary Puckett and the Union Gap were big when we were kids. I’ve been on YouTube and just realized that so many of the songs we grew up loving have the most disturbing videos. I’m glad I didn’t see them when I was younger or I would have been turned off to music forevah! At least now we can laugh at them. I love the ones that are so literal. Haha!
That young girl is certainly young. It is just that she has stronger features than the Pixar look popular today. Great song, and you notice it actually had a melody and some clever harmonies.
There’s no denying that the song is a great one, even though the lyrics are a little questionable… My problem is more with the music video and the sometimes literal translation of the song. For instance, I don’t think it was necessary to have teddy bears and dolls thrown in! It did make me laugh. As for the “young girl,” by today’s standards she looks to be about 45!! Haha! This is a song that might be better left to the radio. 🙂
Creepy or not, this song was a nice break in my crazy Sunday check-out schedule.
haha! Oh, good. Just ignore the freaky bits. 🙂
I heard this song the other day and was thinking how that would not fly today. On the other hand, he does SEND HER HOME. The video is just as creepy as the song, maybe even more so. I don’t think she looks old. I think she is meant to look like an older teen Lolita, a teen too young for the guy who manages to make herself look older with the makeup.
The Lolita thing came to my mind as well! I totally agree.
Lucewriter — The whole thing is laughable — like the moments when she’s staring off into space while brushing her hair, or the close up of the barbed wire! Don’t even start me on the floating dolls and teddy bears. I Think she looks like she has emotional issues and may have been sexually abused – often why young girls pursue an older men. To me she looks like she’s 45. Okay, that may be a little much but, personally, that is not a “young girl.” Somebody who looks like Jan Brady would be a young girl. haha! Any way you slice it, it’s confusing and a little creepy — but the song is good. Now these images will be forever burned in my mind’s eye. LOL!
Cute and disturbing at the same time!
I mean, the moustaches, the dolls, and her face… I don’t think she looks that old, but the look on her face, at the end for example… Aaaargh! 😉
It looks like the people who directed it weren’t quite sure what kind of young girl would pursue older men. In the long run, she just looks like a mental patient with her doll and staring off into space while she brushes her hair. haha! It’s disturbing.
Actually, she looks like the perve. Or is it just me?
Yup, she looks like the perve. That itself is disturbing because it’s some older guy who is making her out to be that way. That’s just some actress fleshing out a testosterone-driven dream haha.
She does look like the peeve – I think she was sexually abused if I had to guess. Usually young girls who are highly sexualized and go after older men, are trying to take their power back. Just saying.
Perhaps there’s more to this video than you might think when seeing it for the first time…!
hahaha! I don’t think these lyrics would fly today, do you? 😀
Um, not at all. Although a hip hop artist could probably nasty it up and make a new hit! For reals.
I’ve heard this before… I don’t know where though? It’s not something I usually search for on YouTube, perhaps my dad forced me to listen to it many years ago!
It’s definitely an oldie. When I see these cheesy videos now, I’m glad I never saw them when I was young or I would have hated the song.
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