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.