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April 22, 2006

Hooked on a Feeling

Michael Blowhard writes:

Dear Blowhards --

Best rock video ever?



posted by Michael at April 22, 2006


Have you ever noticed how much David Hasselhoff looks like Howie Mandel? I'm just asking.

Posted by: Doug Sundseth on April 22, 2006 10:35 PM

I think there's less cheese in Wisconsin.

Posted by: BTM on April 23, 2006 1:39 AM

the one by the one hit wonder group...a-ha.
it was done in pencil renderings, stop motion....loverly...

Posted by: billybob on April 23, 2006 6:15 AM

Words are inadequate to express my feelings.

Posted by: Charlton Griffin on April 23, 2006 8:51 AM


Posted by: Raw Data on April 23, 2006 10:07 AM

You know of course this is purely aimed at the German market [4th largest music market in the world]?

They seem to think there Hasselhoff, who has a German name, singlehandedly ended the Cold War. He sang 'Rockin for freedom' in Berlin, and the Wall fell, [though not necessarily in that order].

And mind you, compared to what Germans and Austrians regard as popular music [the program Musikantenstadl and the like] Hasselhoff isn't cheesy at all, but avant garde in the extreme.

Posted by: ijsbrand on April 23, 2006 11:03 AM

The song is called 'Lookin'for Freedom'.

O well.

Posted by: ijsbrand on April 23, 2006 11:08 AM

I've seen much worse:

Posted by: a superfluous man on April 23, 2006 1:25 PM

Wow, those make-your-own-music-video studios at the mall are turning out excellent work, aren't they?

Posted by: Bryan on April 23, 2006 2:18 PM

"Looking for freedom" and not "Hooked on a feeling"? Good lord, yet another pop song I've been singing along to all wrong ...

Posted by: Michael Blowhard on April 24, 2006 1:45 AM

Anyone who doubts the Hasselhof's greatness should check out his Amazon reviews.

Posted by: Jonathan on April 24, 2006 7:12 AM

Maybe the second best video ever, as the best is Donald Fagen's for "The New Frontier."

And, just a quibble, it's pop/dance, not rock since the beat is a cheazy drum machine.

Posted by: Yahmdallah on April 24, 2006 11:44 AM

Wow. Maybe the corniest pop video ever.

I kept getting distracted by the various ways that the video kept covering Hasselhoff's lack of rhythm and inability to dance.

On the other hand, his singing was adequate, and a good match for the catchy but unremarkable song.

Posted by: Alec on April 24, 2006 12:12 PM

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