Strange Bedfellows: 'Grand Theft Auto' and Roxette
We’ve finally uncovered the answer to one of life’s eternal quandaries: Q: What in the world could make a brown-eyed girl turn blue? Na-na-na-na-na! A: Grand Theft Auto. Obviously. I knew something might eventually prompt the unlikely thought, “I’d like to learn more about the Grand Theft Auto franchise,” but never imagined it would be the use of classic 1988 Roxette song “The Look” in a marketing campaign for Episodes from Liberty City (featuring The Ballad of Gay Tony and The Lost and Damned, out October 29). It all makes sense because Gay Tony owns a shimmery ’80s nightclub! Any reminder of Roxette’s existence in 2009 falls under Things That Are Awesome.
Next GTA installment should make liberal use of “Dangerous” or “Joyride,” please. “It Must Have Been Love” might be pushing it.