Lost in the Supermarket: Republica, "Drop Dead Gorgeous" and CeCe Peniston, "Finally"

(Welcome to Lost in the Supermarket, an occasional blog recurring feature in which we discuss unexpected songs we've heard in unexpected places. This doesn't just have to be your local Schucks or Dierbergs, either; any weird pairing you've heard is fair game for the feature. Email the scenario to me, with the phrase Lost in the Supermarket in the subject heading, and you just might see it here.)

Submitted By: Jason Robinson

Date: Wednesday, February 18

Burger King, Hampton

What: "Drop Dead Gorgeous" by '90s electro-rockers Republica, followed
shortly by a house classic, "Finally" by Cece Peniston

Why is this weird? Stuffing one's face with high-carb meat by-products is not a situation wherein one would expect to subjected to gay nightclub music circa 1996. Although those with a dirty mind can think of a few similarities (insert beefcake joke here), the introduction of
mid-tempo '90s pop/house to a burger establishment is oil to water. No mixing. Oh, and if you were ever curious about who dueted with spiky-headed Prodigy member Keith Flint on that band's cover of L7's "Fuel My Fire," that would be Republica lead singer Saffron (real name: Samantha Marie Sprackling). She also had the lead role in a two-year production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Starlight Express." Video of "Gorgeous" after the jump.

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