Monday, September 28, 2009

Tuesday's Chill Track | "Sunglasses at Night" - Corey Hart

This track came out in 1983 (on vinyl), three years before I was born. There are a lot of questionable things with this video - I won't argue that and the song itself has been prostituted appearing in everything from a 1993 KIA Sephia car commercial to the 2002 release of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. It has appeared on Blenders '50 Worst Songs Ever' as well as VH1's '50 Most Awesomely Bad Songs of All Time'. But at the end, lets be honest, you are still going to turn up the volume, play absurd drinking games, and sing-a-long when this song gets play time.

The things about these awesomely bad videos is how they solidify a moment in time and serve as a reminder of how far the music video has come. I can't wait until my kids look back at some of our generations worst videos. I mean what will they think when they see Sisqo's 'Thong Song' or Eiffel 65's 'Blue' video. I guess I will just make sure that I have a barf bag near by. And think of how the music video has taken a snapshot of current fashion. Big old chains, Yeezy moon boots, Gaga's blinded style - we will definitely have some explaining to do.