: "Shake It Up"Elizabeth Daily
is a true titan. Best known for her riveting potrayal of Dotty in Pee Wee's Big Adventure
, Elizabeth "E.G." Daily later charmed the hearts and minds of a generation of stupid-ass kids as a voice actor on various shitty basic cable cartoons. As truly awesome as that may be, I shall always love her primarily for her amazing singing career. The excellent theme song to the even more excellent film Better Off Dead
is easily the brightest spot on her resume, but she has excelled on other work, as well. Before Better Off Dead she sang on a couple of Moroder
-produced tracks from some movie or the other, maybe Scarface, or Space Camp, or something. Something awesome, though, obviously. That's apparently where "Shake It Up" comes from, and thank God I was fortunate enough to stumble upon this on the internet the other week. Born when I was, I grew up believing all music was supposed to sound like this. I think we'd be living in a far better world if it did.
You can buy the official motion picture soundtrack to Slapshot here