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April 22, 2006

Hooked on a Feeling

Michael Blowhard writes:

Dear Blowhards --

Best rock video ever?

Best,

Michael

posted by Michael at April 22, 2006




Comments

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.
fabulous!
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



No.

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: http://www.collegehumor.com/movies/1682242/

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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