How can something so wrong… somehow be so right?
Even by 1980s, big-haired, soft-rock standards, this song (and its video) is particularly cheesy.
And yet I’ve always liked it – I even bought the 12-inch single back in the day – though I can’t really explain why.
It’s not just because of the link to the film which, though not in the same class as John Hughes‘ brat-pack offerings such The Breakfast Club, is still something of a guilty pleasure. There’s just something a little bit special that makes it stand out from the crowd of 80s soft-rock dross.
Anyway, here’s the video (incidentally, fans of the movie may be interested to know that in August this year, US network ABC won a bidding war for the rights to develop a TV comedy-drama series based on the film).
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