Saturday 80s: Rockwell – Somebody’s Watching Me

“Somebody’s Watching Me” by Rockwell is a classic 1980s anthem that encapsulates the paranoia and unease of the era. Released in 1984, this synth-pop gem features Rockwell, whose real name is Kenneth Gordy, delivering vocals with a captivating blend of fear and curiosity. The song’s distinctive hook is complemented by Michael Jackson’s iconic backing vocals, adding a layer of star power to the track.

The lyrics narrate the unsettling experience of feeling constantly surveilled, with Rockwell expressing a sense of vulnerability and anxiety about being watched. The chorus, featuring the haunting refrain, “I always feel like somebody’s watching me,” became an instant earworm, resonating with listeners and turning the song into a chart-topping hit.

Beyond its catchy melody, “Somebody’s Watching Me” stands out for its music video, which further amplified the song’s eerie atmosphere. The video features Rockwell being haunted by various imaginary and real-life figures, including a stalking mailman and even an appearance by Michael Jackson himself.

The song’s enduring popularity has solidified its place in the ’80s musical landscape, and its themes of surveillance and paranoia continue to resonate in today’s digital age. “Somebody’s Watching Me” remains a timeless reflection of societal fears and an infectious reminder of Rockwell’s contribution to the soundtrack of the 1980s.

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