I’m a bit slow on this one – Dlisted.com posted a link to the literal video of Bonnie Tyler’s Total Eclipse of the Heart earlier today. Heck, even The Metro newspaper was going on about it this morning. And The Metro is usually at least four days late with any kind of news.
So, I won’t display that literal video, as funny as it is. No, why go for Bonnie Tyler when you can go for…
P.S. In fairness to me, I do remember kind of watching the version of a-ha’s Take On Me. So it’s not all bad.
Do you know Wang Chung? You should. They’re great. They did that song that David “Kid” Jensen used to play a lot on Capital Radio back in the 90s. (Dance Hall Days) That other song where they “vibrated” a lot and Beavis and Butthead (*shudders*) made fun of. (Everybody Have Fun Tonight)
But this is my favourite song of theirs…which was also in The Breakfast Club, when the gang dance around in the library after they’ve shared a few secrets. I like how the film features in the video!
The Top Gun soundtrack is pretty awesome…brilliant…very nearly the soundtrack to end all soundtracks. So here’s Danger Zone by Kenny Loggins from it. I like how the video is 50 times more heterosexual than the film.
P.S. They shouldn’t have killed Goose in the video either.
P.P.S. Sorry if I’ve ruined the film for you by revealing the above. Although everyone’s seen the movie so…nevermind.
P.P.P.S. No, I don’t know why Kenny Loggins is singing almost the entire song from his bed either.
80s videos can’t always be about people standing around looking good, with great clothes, big hair and fantastic make-up. Sometimes they need a storyline too. A deep, dark, gut-wrenching, ever-so-slightly-seedy storyline. With great clothes, big hair and fantastic make-up. And preferably where everyone breaks out into dance.
OMG! The Hall and The Oates are squished!! *screams*
You must watch this video all the way to the end. Oates does cartwheels. Now there’s a sentence I never thought I would write.
A rock video ain’t a rock video without giant hairstyles, wind machines, chains, dramatic lighting, an over-enthusiastic drummer and, err…Alka Seltzer. (See the 2:07 mark.)
I often wonder why this video doesn’t get played more on TV. Sure, they may be over 20 years old, but:
– it has TWO Jaguars in it (the car, not the animal)
– it has a woman who not only writhes around on said vehicles, but also rides precariously hanging out the window of one of them
– it features pretty much the best hairstyle you will ever see
– the woman’s hair is nice too
– there’s snogging between a really hot guy and a totally average looking woman
I could go on, but I don’t want to ruin the surprise.
What else could I post today except a video starring superhero, gentleman and all-round awesome guy Bruce Dickinson. This man should be running the country. He’d save us all. Am I getting carried away? NO.
This is an awesome song. But a very un-awesome video. Nevermind.