December 18, 2008

Bedtime Music: Robert Palmer - Addicted to Love

Next up is the late Robert Palmer's Addicted to Love, from his 1985 album, Riptide. The original music video for this song and several others of Palmer's were famous for the Patrick Nagel-look models who danced seductively while Palmer sang. According to VH1's Pop-Up Video trivia, a musician had been hired to teach the models basic guitar fingering techniques, but "gave up after about an hour and left." The videos have been very popular over time, and many people have either referenced them or parodied them in other works (such as the "Billy Mack" video in the 2003 romantic comedy Love Actually). In any event, the song was popular enough that it soared all the way to #1 on the US charts and #5 in the UK.

This particular video is from a May 1986 concert in Tokyo, and has none of the dancing girls. Sorry, guys!

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