Song of the Day: Fun Fun “Color My Love”
Fun Fun were a strange band. They were a manufactured Italo-disco group where the actual vocalists, Ivana Spagna, Antonella Pepe and Angela Parisi were never seen. The images on the bands record sleeves were always of two models who had nothing to do with the group’s actual music. While sex certainly sells, so to do infectious dance beats. And such is the case with the group’s 1984 single, “Color My Love”. This the sort of shiny, bright and bouncy pop song that the ’80s, as a decade, seemed to specialize in.
The song is driven by a great pre-house beat, snappy drums machines and some sharp arpeggio-fired synth lines that would have brought a smile to Giorgio Moroder’s face. The tracks were all built and arranged by veteran Italian producers who, despite the manufactured nature of the group, bring their ‘A’ games. While “Color My Love” is no great revelation, it is a great dance track that would slot nicely into any Italo or ’80s pop set. Fun Fun may have been built in a lab, but they remain a great pop act.