Wicked Game – Chris Isaak

Posted: May 17, 2008 in Uncategorized
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I think everybody I’ve ever talked to regarding this video all agreed that it is the sexiest music video of all time. It is not blatantly over the top. It is only slightly risque. No boobs, else it wouldn’t still be on YouTube. A tremendous song, with great lyrics. Sung by a great singer. And I gotta believe Chris enjoyed making the video. Can you believe it is almost twenty years old?

The music video of the song was directed by Herb Ritts and featured top model Helena Christensen rolling on the beach with Isaak. It was shot in black and white. Both Christensen and Isaak were topless through most of the video, although clever camera angles concealed any actual nudity. Viewers still reacted to Christensen’s sexually suggestive performance, and the video was later featured on MTV’s Sexiest Video of All-Time countdown. The video won the MTV Video Music Awards for Best Male Video, Best Cinematography and Best Video from a Film. A previous version of the video was commissioned for the Wild at Heart soundtrack, and was directed by David Lynch.

The video was ranked #13 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Videos and was also ranked #4 on VH1’s 50 Sexiest Video Moments. The video was ranked #73 on Rolling Stone magazine’s “The 100 Top Music Videos”.

I still disagree with their number 4, it is number one in my book.


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