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Music Monday: BodyBreak’s Hal Johnson and Joanne McLeod play street thugs in music video

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Yasmine Shemesh Jun 13, 2016 12:48 am

If you grew up in the ‘90s, you knew all about the importance of “keeping fit and having fun.” The mantra would become ingrained in our childhoods, showing up in between our Saturday morning cartoons courtesy of Hal Johnson and Joanne McLeod’s iconic BodyBreak television spots. Now, our beloved fitness duo have returned, but in a way we never could have imagined — as street thugs. You read that right.

In the music video for “Anybodys’” the first single off Victoria-based jazz-folk artist Sam Weber’s new album Valentina Nevada, Johnson and McLeod are on a mission to retrieve Johnson’s famous moustache and will stop at nothing — not even wonderfully cheesy dance breakdowns — to get it back. And yes, that’s “Keep Fit Have Fun” tattooed on his knuckles.

“It’s always good to support Canadian talent, do things outside your comfort zone, experience something new, not take yourself too seriously and have some fun,” Johnson said in a statement. “In fact, over the 28 years of BodyBreak, my moustache has had a life of its own. Canadians even voted on whether or not I should keep it or lose it. It was a stalemate. Therefore, the whole premise of the music video just added another story to this moustache’s life. Couple that with being able to poke fun at our BodyBreak persona took it to another level.”

Watch the entertaining cut below.


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Yasmine Shemesh
Yasmine is a freelance writer who was born in Vancouver and raised on the Rolling Stones.

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