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Radio 55, side A, track 6: “Girl I’m Gonna Miss You” by Milli Vanilli, #24 on The Top 90 of the ’80s

Milli Vanilli - Girl I'm Gonna Miss YouOh, Milli Vanilli, you hit #24 on this thing?!?!?!  What the what?!?!  Look, guys, I’m not trying to dis you AT ALL.  While it was a few decades too late, I’ve become one of your staunchest supporters, and this song, probably my favorite of all your songs I taped off the radio, is why I’m willing to defend you, regardless of who did the actual singing of these songs.  But almost breaking the top 20?  I don’t know, guys.  I just don’t know.

Now I totally understand that me being incredulous about this is hypocritical of me, since I think a lot of that incredulity is tied to the “scandal” (you can’t see it but I’m using air-quotes) that hadn’t yet erupted surrounding your act.  And part of it is because unlike the majority of the artists on the countdown, your music hasn’t necessarily stood the test of time as well.  But again, I think a lot of that is because of all that bullshit that was heaped upon you back in the day.

If anything, your song being on this countdown is a testament to how big a deal you guys were when I was a kid.  Even at the time, I might have questioned having such a “new” act being featured as one of the top 90 songs of the whole decade, and even though this is probably my favorite of your songs, if I WAS going to put a Milli Vanilli song on here, it would probably be “Girl You Know It’s True”.

But whatever.  None of that matters now.  If it ever did.  What we need to focus on is that this is actually the last Milli Vanilli song I ever taped off the radio as a kid.  It was a good run, Milli Vanilli.  I got to hear 5 hit songs by you, all of them excellent.  And if this was to be the last song of yours I’d tape during my teen radio-taping years, what a fitting send-off, capturing it as part of a celebration of the greatest songs to come out of the 1980s.  I’m gonna miss you, Milli Vanilli.

“Girl I’m Gonna Miss You”

<awesome Milli Vanilli jam>

I knew it from the start
You would break my heart

But still I had to play this painful part

You wrapped me ’round your little bitty finger

With your magic smile

Ya kept me
Hangin’ on a lover’s cross a while

You put your spell on me

Took my breath away
But there was nothin’ I could do
Ta make you stay
I’m gonna miss you

All of the love I feel f’you

Nothing could
Make me change my point of view

Oh girl

I’m gonna miss you, baby

(Givin’ all the love I feel f’you)
(Couldn’t make you change ya point’a view)
(You’re leaviiiiin’)

(Now I’m sittin’ here)
(Wastin’ my time)
I just don’t know what I should doooooo

Iiit’s aaaa tragedy f’me ta see
The dream is oooveeeer
And I never will forget
The day we met
Girl, I’m gonna miss yooooou

<awesome Milli Vanilli jam>

Like a honey bee, you took the best of me

Now I can’t
Erase those memories
Like a fairy tale
You
Are so unreal

You left a scar that’s so hard ta heal

When ya had a taste’a paradise

Back on Earth can feel as cold as ice, I’m gonna miss you

I’m gonna miss you

I miss you

(Givin’ all the love I feel f’you)
(Couldn’t make you change ya point’a view)
(You’re leaviiiiin’)

(Now I’m sittin’ here)
(Wastin’ my time)
I just don’t know what I should doooooo

Iiit’s aaaa tragedy f’me ta see
The dream is oooveeeer
And I never will forget
The day we met
Girl, I’m gonna miss yooooou

(Iiit’s aaaa tragedy f’me ta see)
(The dream is oooveeeer)
And I never will forget
The day we met
Girl, I’m gonna miss yooooou

<awesome Milli Vanilli jam>

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