Monday, August 06, 2007

Classic Music Videos, Part the Second

Another night at home crusing YouTube, another batch of the best of the worst.

"Wake Me Up Before You Go Go" - After seeing this I wonder why anyone was surprised when George Michael came out of the closet. I mean honestly, he's just this side of Carson Kressley here. There are certainly worse videos out there, but we're warming up.

This is more like it! The Hoff with "Hooked on a Feeling" and "Jump in My Car." This has to be one of the worst ideas of all time. It's things like this that make me wonder why I loved Knight Rider back in the 80s. Was it naivete, the lack of 200 channels or had I just fallen under The Hoff's spell?

It somewhat pains me to include Journey's "Separate Ways." It must be included, but at the same time Journey is one of my favorite bands even 20 years after their heyday. I think that they might have the dubious honor of being the biggest band that didn't have a clue how to do a music video. Here you have a random girl in a shmullet walking around the most musically talented worst group of porno actors you've ever seen. From Steve Perry's over emoting to Jonathan Cain's famous Wall-O-Keyboard to Ross Valory's tapping the bass on his closeup, there are few videos that combine the success and crap factors as successfully as this.

1 comment:

themickel said...

As usual, I'm speechless. I mean, even for David Hasslehoff that was bad. Let me repeat: that was bad even for David Hasslehoff.

As far as the George Michael thing, you're dead on - how could anyone see this video and be surprised he was a little light in the loafers?