egregious ’80’s music: if i could turn back time (cher)
i have never been a huge fan of cher’s singing. so when the former mrs. bono / former mrs. allman made a musical comeback aboard the USS Missouri in 1989, i was not among the people cheering her on. to me, this song is an anthem to cher’s future of never-ending attempts to be younger. between her plastic surgeries, her cougar antics, and her musical choices, cher has been trying to be the female dorian grey.
maybe it’s easy for me to say, as i am not yet in my 60s and don’t make my living in front of a camera in an industry ruthlessly in pursuit of young and younger and thin and thinner. but it is infuriating that a beautiful woman like cher has the need to reupholster herself. cher is a wonderfully talented actress (her performance in moonstruck still remains one of my favorites) who shouldn’t need to prance around in little nothings singing utter crap. she should be appreciating herself at every age… and acting!
if i could turn back time with cher, i would somehow get her to appreciate her worth so that perhaps she wouldn’t resort to plastic surgery. (as for dating much younger men, i’d say go for it.)
and i would get her to sing better stuff. i realize that diane warren, the author of this song, is a very-much awarded songwriter. but the thing that sold the song as far as i’m concerned is cher strutting her stuff in a body stocking barely covering her naughty bits. otherwise, it is a droning drag of a song.