Daily 80's Video: Arguably A-Ha's "Take On Me" remains as one of the best videos of the 80's and probably all time. The video depicts a simple story, but in a style that was groundbreaking at the time, and yet stands the test of time. I refuse to call A-ha a one hit wonder, even if, technically, they are. As an A-ha fan, let me assure you, they were a talented band, especially lead singer Morten Harket who is one of my favorite singers of all time, and had several successful albums and a formidable worldwide following. America might have quit them after one song, but thankfully, America isn't the end-all and be-all of taste. Enjoy the great effects, simple yet well told storyline, Morten Harket's voice, and Magne Furuholmen's now iconic keyboard playing.
Daily 80's Video: Okay, so a couple years back, probably over 10 now, I found out that Jennifer Beals had a dance-double through most of Flashdance. Well, this takes away a lot. All the close-ups, especially the butt close-up, which they show like 3 times in video, probably aren't Jennifer Beals, but the double. Why does this bother me? Who knows. Anyway, enjoy this ultra one-hit wonder from the 80's, with all the butt shots one man can stand.
Daily 80's Video #82: "Chariots of Fire" brings back two significant memories for me. The first is it being the first movie I remember going to and how miserable I was. My mother and aunt brought me (the only movie I remember my Mom bringing me to). I was about 6 years old. I remember we were in the front row, and the theater was cold, and I didn't have the slightest clue what was going on in the movie. The other memory is walking to elementary school with my friend Ken and teasing this girl we knew, who was on crutches, by humming this song as we passed by her. It was all in good fun. Right?
Daily 80's Video #81: Hot off his early 80's hit "Electric Avenue", Eddie Grant was back with "Romancing The Stone" the theme to the movie of the same name. Great movie! And the video shows some of the more exciting sequences in the film. In remembering this song, I often sing this song to myself, but never really knew the lyrics to the verses or anything. Now I remember why. There really isn't much there, other than repeatedly saying, "I'm Romancing The Sto-one." Enjoy the funky groove!
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