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UB40 and Chrissie Hynde: I Got You Babe (1985)

A video clip directed by Jonathan Demme uniting UB40 and Chrissie Hynde (The Pretenders) in this cover version of "I Got You Babe". First half of the video introduces us to the band and ... See full summary »

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Jonathan Demme
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A video clip directed by Jonathan Demme uniting UB40 and Chrissie Hynde (The Pretenders) in this cover version of "I Got You Babe". First half of the video introduces us to the band and lead vocals while doing a fun rehearsal of the song on a stadium during the whole afternoon; and the second half presents the concert at night time with an enthusiastic crowd. Written by Rodrigo Amaro

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USA

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English

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1985 (USA) See more »

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Netherlands (Dutch Top 40) peak position 2, 1985. See more »

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They sure got me
28 September 2016 | by Rodrigo_AmaroSee all my reviews

Live performances aren't much my thing in video clips but this one conquered me with the great version to a Sonny and Cher classic, UB40 and Chrissie Hynde making a lovely partnership that seemed like the happiest of times. Bonus: Jonathan Demme is the author behind the clip and he made some interesting ones in that decade, including "New Order: The Perfect Kiss" (where's a page for it here? I'd like to talk about that video).

Mr. Demme's concept here is one that is so recurring lately in clips that some will find it boring. To me, it always works as a fine plot twist. The artists perform the song as a rehearsal test inside a stadium with some curious watching and dancing, all band and Hynde in perfect tune and all happy to be there. It goes on like this for half of the video while the other part covers the real performance in front an audience. However, the sound between both acts stay the same...not the original version they did on the album though.

What can I say...it's was fun to watch despite not being a spectacle from the 1980's in terms of video. 7/10


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