1987 Bruce Willis and The Temptations- “Under The Boardwalk”

The movie features an absolutely CRAZY cast, including names like Paul Stanley, Phil Collins, Ringo Starr, Michael J. Fox, and the Bee Gees. The film also  includes a really great parody psychedelic-rock video in the middle of it.

Bruce Willis acting as a 60’s rocker.

The song, “Under The Boardwalk” originally recorded by The Drifters, describes a date between a man and his lover in a seaside town, who plan to meet in private and “out of the sun” under a boardwalk. The instrumentation includes güiro, the triangle and an assembly of violins. The song’s chorus is considered unique because it switches from a major to minor key. The opening line of the song references the Drifters’ prior hit “Up On The Roof”, setting the stage for an alternate meeting location, under the boardwalk.

Want to sing along? Click “Next” for the lyrics to this legendary R&B hit.

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