First Hit #1: October 28, 1978
We move from strangely sexy to uncomfortably sexy. Nick Gilder’s big hit is about underage prostitutes, something that can be inferred by the lyrics but was explicitly confirmed by Gilder himself. He’s chosen to sing from the perspective of a lecher, and as a result it kind of gets steadily more uncomfortable as you realize what’s going on. Still, Gilder can’t resist going for some glam-rock flash and vocal ambition. It makes it a fun song and actually something you could see strippers getting down to. It makes it a bit weird, but I can’t help but love it anyway.
Incidentally, I always thought this was sung by a woman and I actually double checked to see if Nick wasn’t short for Nicole or something. Sorry Nick Gilder.