A good remix can re-ignite excitement for a song that has long since passed sell-by date. “Boyfriend” was the killer lead track off of Best Coast‘s 2010 album Crazy For You, one of about three records we kept on repeat all of last year. But like most great pop confections, the album has fallen off the regular rotation. This remix by Swedish nu-disco don Lindstrøm reimagines the twee indie number as a serious ’70s epic tune with ABBA overtones so loud you can’t possibly ignore them.
The day I hear any Best Coast song being used for the waltz at a Quinceañera instead of Chayanne’s “Tiempo De Valz” I am going to squeal like the pig in the Geico commercial. This video directed by Taylor Cohen is really respectful to the Quinceañera traditions even complete with girl in braces but I’ve never seen one in a park, maybe it’s an L.A thing. Everyone here has them in banquet halls or hotels, I even went to one once at the Rosemont Convention center.