Alannah Myles' "Black Velvet" Is Our Music Video of the Day

Gary Pini

We celebrated several PAPER staff birthdays yesterday and devoured a delicious red velvet cake. Yummy. Strangely enough, the cake reminded us of today's oldie-but-goodie video about a different colored velvet: black. Though it's been covered by tons of people, this is the original "Black Velvet" by Alannah Myles that became a #1 hit for two weeks in 1990. It's not about whiskey or those tacky paintings, but refers to Elvis Presley and his smooth, sweet vocal style. As for the cake, here's a good recipe.

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