November 5, 2008

Bedtime Music: Yes - Leave It

This is one of those bands where the choice of music video can be very difficult: so many good songs to choose from! Nevertheless, I decided to feature Leave It, off of Yes's 1983 release, 90125. While the song was occasionally released as a B-side to the much more popular Owner of a Lonely Heart, Leave It was popular in its own right, reaching #24 on Billboard's Hot 100 and #3 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.

The video is very retro by today's standards. What's interesting is that 15 different versions of the video were made at the time, of which only fourteen were ever aired on TV. The fifteenth video is rumored to have been of the band members announcing that
Leave It had made it to #1 on the charts, which, of course, didn't happen. (That honor went to the above-mentioned Owner of a Lonely Heart.)

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