Why Michelle Pfeiffer is Name-Dropped in Two Cool New Songs [VIDEO]
No person's name has been mentioned this many times in music since Jason Derulo couldn't stop saying his own in 2011.
Michelle Pfeiffer isn't promoting any movies at the moment, so why does she seem to be the 'Pop Music Muse of the Moment.' Here's why.
Let's start with "Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars ('Pfeiffer drop' at :17)
"This hit, that ice cold... Michelle Pfeiffer, that white gold."
There are two reasons for this particular name-dropping. The first one comes from NationalAve.com:
... a reference to a religious movement growing rapidly in the music industry: Pfeifferism. For those who aren’t in the know, Pfeiffer is a religious practice that entails worshipping the Almighty White Fox, Michelle Pfeiffer – star of such Hollywood hits as Batman Returns, Scarface, and Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen. While it is unclear how this movement started, many point to Pfeiffer’s “Most Desirable Female” MTV Movie Award nomination as the true beginning of the Pfeifferism movement.
... and the second reason comes from USA Today:
... seems to be describing Pfeiffer’s feisty Elvira Hancock from "Scarface." By “white gold” could they mean cocaine? Would make sense, considering Hancock’s a drug addict.
The second 'Pfeiffer' name-dropping comes from "Riptide" by Vance Joy who's opening for Taylor Swift's World Tour. ('Pfeiffer drop' at 2:12)
... "Closest thing to Michelle Pfeiffer that you've ever seen."
Vance Joy told Buzzed that his 'Pfeiffer dropping' was inspired by her Catwoman character in "Batman Returns" and specifically THIS scene.
Catwoman comes back to her apartment after being thrown out the window by Christopher Walken and she goes mental. Her apartment’s all pink and beautiful, and kind of creepy and infantile, then she just smashes it all up and spray paints stuff and transforms into Catwoman. It’s this really kind of sexual scene; it’s amazing.