Paula Abdul: Opposites Attract (1989)

Paula Abdul and her hip animated talking feline friend MC Skat Kat joyfully dance in an alleyway, on a staircase and on a rooftop while playfully singing about how opposite they are of each other, and yet - opposites attract.
1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »


Learn more

More Like This 

Short | Music | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

MC Hammer performs in the music video "U Can't Touch This" from the album "Please Hammer, Don't Hurt 'Em" recorded for Capitol Records. MC Hammer sings the song and dances along with backup... See full summary »

Director: Rupert Wainwright
Stars: M.C. Hammer
Short | Music | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Music video for Queen: Crazy Little Thing Called Love.

Director: Denis deVallance
Stars: John Deacon, Brian May, Freddie Mercury
Short | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The video for the song was filmed near Slough, Berkshire, during November 1981 and has the theme of the filming and editing of a murder-mystery film, featuring the band members as ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Barron
Stars: Ian Burden, Jo Callis, Joanne Catherall
Short | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Music video for Blondie: Heart of Glass.

Director: Stanley Dorfman
Stars: Blondie, Clem Burke, Nigel Harrison
Madness: Our House (Video 1982)
Short | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Madness performs in the music video "Our House" from the album "The Rise and Fall" recorded for Stiff Records. Suggs and the band live in an old Victorian terraced house. They play ... See full summary »

Director: Dave Robinson
Stars: Madness, Mike Barson, Mark Bedford
Short | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Deee-Lite performs in the music video "Groove Is in the Heart" from the album "World Clique" recorded for Elektra Records. The video begins with an introduction from Lady Miss Kier ... See full summary »

Director: Hiroyuki Nakano
Stars: Deee-Lite, Dmitry Brill, Bootsy Collins
Short | Music | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The video features Ricky Martin performing in a pub with his band and hanging out with a lady (Nina Moric) at different locations, including New York city. One scene shows several women ... See full summary »

Director: Wayne Isham
Stars: Ricky Martin, Nina Moric
Short | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The music video features scenes from the film Top Gun intermingled with Berlin's singer Terri Nunn performing the song in blue coveralls walking between pieces of planes in a windy aircraft... See full summary »

Director: Marcelo Anciano
Stars: Berlin, Rob Brill, John Crawford
Short | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

"You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)" is a song by British band Dead or Alive on their 1985 album Youthquake. Released as a single in 1984, it reached no. 1 in the UK in March 1985, taking 17... See full summary »

Directors: Vaughan Arnell, Anthea Benton
Stars: Pete Burns, Steve Coy, Dead or Alive
Toni Basil: Mickey (Video 1982)
Short | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The official music video for her song "Mickey" features Toni Basil dressed in an LVH cheerleader outfit.

Director: Toni Basil
Stars: Toni Basil
Nena: 99 Red Balloons (Video 1984)
Short | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The promotional video was shot in a Dutch military training camp, the band performing the song on a stage in front of a backdrop of fires and explosions provided by the Dutch army. Towards ... See full summary »

Director: Bert Van Der Veer
Stars: Rolf Brendel, Karlo Carges, Jürgen Dehmel
Short | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Directed by Tim Newman, the video features ZZ Top playing at a gas station, along with actor/model Peter Tramm playing a young gas station mechanic, and introduces classic ZZ elements such ... See full summary »

Director: Tim Newman
Stars: Danièle Arnaud, Frank Beard, Billy Gibbons


Credited cast:
Paula Abdul ... Paula Abdul
Romany Malco ... MC Skat Kat (voice)
Derrick 'Delite' Stevens Derrick 'Delite' Stevens ... MC Skat Kat (voice)


Paula Abdul performs in the music video "Opposites Attract" from the album "Forever Your Girl" recorded for Virgin Records. Paula Abdul sings a duet with the animated MC Skat Kat. The two dance in an alley before a graffiti covered brick wall. They also dance in shadows on a fence and climb animated stairs. Written by Shatterdaymorn

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis







Release Date:

13 September 1989 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs



See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


Featured in Singin' in the Rain: Raining on a New Generation (2012) See more »


Opposites Attract
Written by Oliver Leiber
Performed by Paula Abdul
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed