Goodbye to Sandra Dee

Look At Me, I’m Sandra Dee (Reprise)

Look at me, there has to be
Something more than what they see
Wholesome and pure
Oh so scared and unsure
A poor man’s Sandra Dee

Sandy, you must start anew
Don’t you know what you must do?
Hold your head high
Take a deep breath and sigh,
“Goodbye to Sandra Dee.”

I heard this song today, and it make me think back on all the female singers who have chosen this path. Criticism of their innocence has caused some very notable superstars to say goodbye to the clean image that brought them to fame. It makes me sad. Purity has somehow become a shameful thing, and lewdness is considered desireable. It is interesting though how their careers tend to fade once they become more known for scandal than for making music—not that I have numbers to prove it, but it seems to be the case.

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