Talking About Timex Social Club’s “Rumors”

For reasons I can’t fully explain, this song has become a mainstay in my office’s playlist.

PopMatters explores the history of Timex Social Club’s “Rumors.”

Granted, the lyrics seem somewhat hypocritical. The singer complains about rumors while spreading them at the same time. The song specifically name checks Tina Jackson, a student that went to Berkley High School with Thompson (“some say she’s much too loose”), Michael Jackson (“some say he must be gay”), and Susan Moonsie from Vanity 6 (“some say she’s just a tease”). Then again, it makes sense to provide examples to back up your argument.

For reasons I can’t fully explain, this song has become a mainstay in my office’s playlist.


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