UB40 – Cherry Oh Baby

Cover to UB40 Cherry Oh Baby Music video script by Rico Lamoureux of The Flash Fiction Ponder

Cherry Oh Baby

Music Video Concept/Script

By

Rico Lamoureux

 

Song

By

UB40

 

All rights reserved

 

FADE IN:

INT. GYM – DAY

Cherry runs in place on a treadmill, so ripe and juicy as she works out…

LYRICS

Cherry oh

cherry oh

baby

Duncan, in carefree reggae attire, enters frame with a swagger that matches his song, strolling right in the line of Cherry’s sight in front of her treadmill.

Upon passing her, with a smooth 180 he turns back her way, serenading her as camera goes into a 180 around Cherry, revealing the rest of UB40 backing Duncan…

LYRICS

(Duncan singing)

Cho cherry oh

cherry oh

baby

don’t you know

I’m in love with you?

If you don’t believe it’s true

what else is there for me to do?

It’s as though she’s totally oblivious to them, stopping the treadmill, stepping off, and checking the time on her wristwatch.

LYRICS

(Duncan singing)

Look how long I’ve been waiting

for you to come right in

Continuing with his smooth moves Duncan slides in by her side as she dabs her face with a towel.

LYRICS

(Duncan singing)

And now that we are together

please make all my joys come over

She tosses it as she exits frame, the towel landing atop her suitors head.

He drapes the towel over his shoulder, grabs the back of his hat so it won’t fly off and rushes out of frame after her.

LYRICS

(Duncan singing)

Oh oh ee oh oh ee oh

Reaching the female locker room just as he misses her the doors swing shut, Duncan trying his best to look for her as another exits.

LYRICS

(Duncan singing)

Oh oh ee oh ee oh ee oh

But quickly turns around and nonchalantly swaggers out of frame as a security guard approaches.

LYRICS

(Duncan singing)

Yeah… 

MATCH CUT:

With his forward momentum towards camera it falls back on Duncan, revealing the band now performing at an outdoor laid-back joint.

LYRICS

(Duncan singing)

Yeah… 

MATCH CUT:

INT.. GROCERY STORE – DAY

Duncan and his boys perform around a grocery store intercom.

LYRICS

(Duncan singing)

Cho cherry

Oh

Cherry

Oh

Baby

Don’t you see I’m in love with you?

If you don’t believe I do

then why don’t you try me?

Browsing the shelves while pushing her shopping cart Cherry’s fingers tap along to the music, as she may finally be getting into it.

LYRICS

I would never let you down

I would never make you wear no frown

As she waits in line the band’s infectious sound now has her swaying her hips…

LYRICS

If you say that you love me madly

Well babe I’ll accept you gladly

At the checkout counter, UB40 bags Cherry’s groceries as she pays the cashier for them.

LYRICS

(Duncan singing)

Oh oh ee oh oh ee oh

With no acknowledgment she takes the bags and heads out of frame.

LYRICS

(Duncan singing)

Oh oh ee oh ee oh ee oh

With another smooth 180 Duncan turns around towards the direction his Cherry oh baby left…

And does a little forward-back-step dance.

LYRICS

(Duncan singing)

Yeah… Yeah… Yeah

MATCH CUT:

Back at the laid-back joint Duncan with his forward-back-step dance as the band at his back turns around to him with a smooth 180 turn around of their own.

LYRICS

(Duncan singing)

Yeah… Yeah… 

Camera falls back on them as they perform on stage and continues to fall back through the crowd that dances to their reggae melody…

LYRICS

(Duncan singing)

Cho cherry

Oh

Cherry

Oh

Baby

Don’t you see I’m in love with you?

If you don’t believe I do

then why don’t you try me?

The camera pans with a 180 to find Cherry, dancin’ her way through the crowd and towards her admirer…

LYRICS

(Duncan singing)

I would never let you down

I would never make you wear no frown

If you say that you love me madly

Well babe I’ll accept you gladly

Now directly in front of him, she shows her enjoyment for Duncan’s sultry chorus through her dance moves…

LYRICS

(Duncan singing)

Oh oh ee oh oh ee oh

Oh oh ee oh ee oh ee oh

Even closer, she dances around him up on stage…

Then face-to-face, her arms wrapped around his neck.

LYRICS

(Duncan singing)

Yeah… Yeah… Yeah

Yeah… Yeah… Yeah

AS WE EXIT THE SONG he looks around Cherry and to camera, giving us a little wink of accomplishment.

FADE OUT:

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