New York Housewife Countess LuAnn de Lesseps now has something in common with Lady Gaga — a catchy dance music video and a single, “Money Can’t Buy You Class.” Could that be directed at her fellow cast mates?
But the comparisons with Gaga end there. de Lesseps rasps out the tune, a la Kim Carnes on “Betty Davis Eyes.” She obviously needs to lay off the Newports.
The song has been described as Emily Post meets T-Pain. It’s part singing, or at least an attempt at singing, and part spoken word.
The Countess’ number has a dance beat and imparts these pearls of wisdom about social behavior: Life is all about elegance and flair and savoir-faire; you don’t have to be rich and famous to be unforgettable; it’s not about where you’re from, it’s about what you’ve learned.
The clip was shot in the Midtown Manhattan club Covet, and de Lesseps loads up the video with plenty of man candy.
“When I made the song, I had dancing in Saint-Tropez in mind,” the Countess told People magazine.
“I’m putting myself out there knowing that I won’t always be perfect. And it’s scary, but it’s worth it. Let people talk about it.”
It is, and they are.
“There’s not really dancing,” she said. “I just have very good looking men standing around. And it’s about how money can’t buy you class, so I’m taking money out of their pockets and throwing it onto the floor.”