Friday, August 24, 2007

Friday VIdeo #45: The Go-Go's

You can't talk about summer music if you don't include some Go-Go's. Here is the video to their 1984 single "Turn To You," which was the second single off their Talk Show album. Here the members of the band both portray debutantes from the early 60s and the male members of the prom band. (Gender-bending was really big in pop music at that time, such as Boy George and Annie Lennox riding high on the pop charts.) The video was directed by Mary Lambert, who also directed several Madonna videos such as "Borderline" and "Like A Prayer." Notice that Rob Lowe also makes an appearance in the clip.

Below is a behind-the-scenes look at making the video, which I think was done for Radio 1990, a music video program that ran on USA network (the same channel that also ran Night Flight).

"Turn To You" would hit #32 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the summer of 1984. It would be their last single to hit the US Top 40. The following year the band broke up and wouldn't do their first reunion until 1990.

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