Thursday, January 19, 2012

Pay no attention to that man singing in front of the screen door

Remember that song, “Just When I Needed You Most”? It was a big (only?) hit for Randy VanWarmer back in 1979. Its simple chords and repetitive structure makes it one of those songs that, once heard, will get stuck in your head for the rest of the day.

So with that warning, I invite you to watch the video below. It’s not Mr. VanWarmer, but a fellow who calls himself “Hick-In-The-Woods”, who recorded the video at his dad’s 80th birthday party back in 2005. I stumbled upon this a few days ago, featured on the Awkward Family Photos website. Mr. H-I-T-W does a respectable job; heck – he even hits the high notes. What makes this video interesting is the commotion going on behind the singer.

As Awkward Family Photo asks, “What exactly is happening behind that screen door?” Any guesses, fair readers?


  1. I've got a rather macabre guess - While listening to "Hick in the Woods" singing "You left me just when I needed you most" to his father on his 80th birthday, I couldn't help but wonder why we don't see his dad. The camera never pans to his smiling face, which makes me wonder if he didn't have a heart attack behind the screen door and the women are trying to decide if they should resuscitate him. Meanwhile, H-i-t-W", who has always dreamed of a career on Broadway, breaks into the first song that comes to mind.

  2. My music knowledge, I thought, knew no bounds, but I couldn't have EVER told you who sung that song originally. And I'm proud I didn't know it, but you did get the song stuck in my head - and w/out playing the video.

  3. Oh, that is hilarious. They are completely oblivious,except at one point grandma seems to do just a hint of a little jig.



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