Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Forgotten Classic Video of the Week

I'm serving up a little Southern-fried music today with .38 Special's "If I'd Been The One." This song has long been of my faves! The whole thing is one giant hook. The video is definitely '80s, because what horses have to do with the song is beyond me. I just imagine the director being like, "Hmm....rushing water, fog and breaking glass have all been done to death. Why don't we just have a bunch of horses running around? That'll be cool! And fire. Fire!"

Obviously the "girl driving around in a convertible" idea never got old, and this particular girl is Julianne Phillips, better known as Frankie on '90s chick-show, Sisters, but probably best known as the model ex-wife who Bruce Springsteen cheated on with current wife, Patty Scialfa. (With that in mind, fans of heavy foreshadowing will love this video, if for no other reason.) Now if only Eddie Vedder would follow in The Boss's footsteps and trade in his model girlfriend for this one-time Jersey girl.

*Viewing fun: With 1:05 left in the video, the camera angle makes it look like Donnie Van Zandt's hat is on fire.


An80sNut said...

Great to see the video again as I think I was probably too young to appreciate how hot Julianne was back then. Interesting idea of using the horses as segueways. I have about 4 favorite songs by .38 Special in no particular order: Back Where You Belong, Caught Up In You, Hold On Loosely and this one.

cube said...

Not much of a .38 Special fan, unless it's a real .38 Special fan ;-)

RE: Phillips...I guess trophy wives isn't such a new concept after all.

cube said...

Wait, my typing is atrocious. That should read...

unless it's a real .38 Special.

I know, it's not funny if you have to explain it.

Les Becker said...

I remember the song but don't remember ever seeing the video. But then again, considering how I spent the '80's...

BTW, I'd like to say I made your blog famous with my latest post, but I really probably only made it 3 to 11 visitors famouser. If they all show up. :)

Layla (aka Barbara) said...

I just "awarded" you with The Thinking Bloggers Award, you can see details at my blog.

Lee Ann said...

Oh excellent!
I remember that one!
I remember when she was married to Bruce too!


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