Today the Red Cross came to my work today to suck blood from some of the employees. It’s really a great arrangement. The Red Cross is able to reach people that would otherwise find it inconvenient to give & my employer is able to give back to the community & world in a way that only costs 45min-1hr of productivity per giver every 4 months. The employee also gains satisfaction in giving & is able to snack on sandwiches, popcorn & cookies. But this isn’t why I write today.
When the Red Cross workers come, they bring music. Not often heard in the halls of corporate America. Most of the times it’s the hip hop crap played on popular radio stations. (Does that sound old-mannish enough? If not, imagine me standing on my porch in my dark colored socks, loafers, plaid shorts & t-shirt shaking my fist in the air. Dang kids now-a-days!) But today it was good music – Heart’s Greatest Hits. I dig girl bands, especially if they can really rock. Nancy Wilson can wield a mighty axe & her sister Ann has a fine set of pipes. But this still isn’t the point of my post.
When the song “Never” started to play, I was taken back to the good ol’ days of MTV (back when they used to be about music television) & the video for the song. Nancy wearing big 80s hair & a push-up top, rocking out with her guitar & kicking in a most unladylike fashion. Ann was there too, except they were trying to hide her weight, only showing her briefly from the shoulders up & in the shadows. And I just had to smile.
There are songs & images that will forever be linked. This caused me to think about other songs that will always be linked to their videos. Here’s a quick short non-exhaustive list from me:
“Come On Eileen” – Dexy’s Midnight Runners Who could forget the group dancing on the street corner in overalls w/o shirts?
“Jeopardy” – Greg Kihn Band The image of the corpse bride & the priest instructing the groom on how to place the ring on the finger.
“Thriller” – Michael Jackson Street dancing zombies
“Rio” – Duran Duran The 3-paneled boat pictures
“Photograph” – Def Leopard Chalk outline & British flag
“Addicted To Love” – Robert Palmer The girls. Awesome.
So, what are some of your favorite songs linked to video or images?