Thursday, May 29, 2008

Occasional Forgotten Video: Bryan Adams, "Cuts Like A Knife"

Continuing the idea that I shamelessly ripped off from Beckeye my homage to the brilliant idea of Beckeye, here's another of my favorite vids, Bryan Adams' "Cuts Like A Knife."

This was the British Columbia native's first top ten hit, in 1983, the greatest year for MTV and videos. I loved the opening riff, the melody of the song, and, well, the hot brunette in the video, let's be honest. Hey, I was 22, what can I say?

This was before Adams began doing only lame movie soundtrack and lamer ballads (though the dreadful "Straight From the Heart" was on the same album as "Cuts Like a Knife."), "This Time" was also a hit single from that album.

The video itself is classic cheapo video, filmed in a swimming pool. Sometimes I think the vids were better when they were low budget.

6 comments:

Mnmom said...

I had a major crush on him in college. Just watching that video makes me feel 20 - now I'm strangely craving Ramen and upside-down margarita shooters.

GETkristiLOVE said...

Don't forget the lame Heaven. Ugh.

Mathman6293 said...

That takes me back, too.

Dale said...

A friend of mine had an outdoor wedding and when the ceremony was done and they were walking back down the 'aisle', out of the woods came the worst sound ever - Brian singing "Everything I Do, I Do It For You". Ugh.

Sharon said...

Why are all of your "Forgotten Videos" ones that I remember all too well? Oh yeah, I was an MTV junkie.

Bianca said...

So the burning question is...who is the hot brunette in the video?! I'd really like to know...can't find it on google.
Help!