Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Retro Video of the Week: "Think I'm In Love" by Eddie Money

This was a tough week for Retro Video of the Week because there were more than a handful of pretty solid albums released this week 20, 25, 30, and 35 years ago, including Eddie Money's No Control (1982), Men Without Hats's Pop Goes the World (1987), the soundtrack to the movie Singles (1992), The Prodigy's The Fat of the Land (1997), Puffy Daddy's No Way Out (1997), and, of course, Cherry Poppin' Daddies' Zoot Suit Riot (1997).  There's a lot to choose from in there, but I'm going with the Money Man.

No Control was Eddie Money's fourth studio album, eventually going platinum.  It featured two songs that charted on the Billboard Hot 100 -- "Shakin'" (#63) and "Think I'm In Love" (#16), the latter of which was Money's fourth Top 40 hit in the U.S. and second-highest charting song to that point, behind 1978's "Baby Hold On" (#11).  "Think I'm In Love" is a great, catchy early '80s rock song, featured years later in the David Spade/Brittany Daniel vehicle Joe Dirt, which itself featured one of my favorite movie lines of all-time, uttered by Christopher Walken's character (Clem) to Kid Rock's character (Robby):  "Hey! You're talkin' to my guy all wrong.  It's the wrong tone.  Do it again, and I'll stab you in the face with a soldering iron."  Who has a soldering iron readily accessible anymore?!

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