Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Thanks YouTube: Love is a Battlefield

If you and I were hanging out at a party, or over dinner, and the 80s came up, and you said, "Hey, remember Pat Benatar? Her video to 'Love is a Battlefield' was the worst. video. ever." --if you said that, I'd laugh, and confess I don't remember it, I must have seen it, but it couldn't be the worst, could it, if I have no memory of it. And then we'd go on to dessert and I'd forget all about it by the next day.

But if I read the same discussion on a blog, which handily provided a link to YouTube, well... I'd just have to click. I couldn't stop myself.

And then... and then I'd realize that I actually had seen this video. I probably was there for its premiere on ABC's Friday Night Videos.

And then... oh good Lord.

They're right.

This very well could be the Worst. Video. Ever.

And the worst of it... it was gone from my mind for the past 25 years. Now it's back. AND I CAN'T GET IT OUT OF MY HEAD.

2 comments:

chris said...

Not even close to the worst video ever.

Apparently a quarter century is enough to scrub the memory of pretty much every video you watched in your youth.

Take for example Bonnie Tyler's "Total Eclipse of the Heart".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=840B27zYfOk&NR=1

Or Hall & Oates with "Method of Modern Love"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAaFt7_6qvk

Or, hello? Lionel Ritchie's "Hello"?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDZcqBgCS74

lecram sinun said...

Too funny. My question is... who thought it was a good idea to recycle those zombie dance moves from the "thriller" video?