I Know That Song! The One With The Video Filmed at Paris Hilton's House

Each morning at 7:10 we have fun digging into some of the biggest songs we play here on K103. Tune in and see if you can guess the song, and please call if you think you know! 800.333.0103

The video for today’s song was shot at the Hilton family estate in Beverly Hills, where Paris Hilton grew up. But the year was 1984, so she would have only been three years old at the time. 

The typically (for this band) weird video is set at a pool party attended by an array of bizarre and comically deranged characters. It features the lead singer walking on the water of the swimming pool as the various characters gather to marvel at him. 

Toward the end of the video, some of the guests attempt to reach Ocasek by stepping onto the pool's surface believing that they too can walk on water, but only end up plunging into the pool. This band’s frontman remained standing (and dry) because, as the song title suggests, "it's magic".

A plexiglass platform sat under the surface of the water. On the first take, the platform collapsed. The platform had to be adjusted to singer’s weight.

With lines like "I see you under the midnight," this is an example of what this band’s late lead singer called "manipulated contradictions," where the lyrics are anything but straightforward. 

In this song, the guy is nuts for the girl, but also convinced she's under his spell and that there are "love darts" in her eyes. He's probably way off, but this band liked to let the listener decide.

Today’s song was released in 1984, the year this band won video of the year at the very first MTV Video Music Awards. But NOT for this song, it was another single from their Heartbeat City called “You Might Think”

This band was an American rock band formed in Boston in 1976. Emerging from the new wave scene in the late 1970s. They were at the forefront of combining 1970s guitar rock with the new synthesizer-oriented pop that was then becoming popular in the early 1980s. 

The band disbanded in 1988 and the lead singer stated that a reunion would never happen. But in 2018, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and reunited to perform at the induction ceremony. They were introduced by Killers frontman Brandon Flowers.

They didn’t play today’s song, but they had plenty of other gems to choose from: Their four song set included: "You Might Think", "My Best Friend's Girl", "Moving in Stereo", "Just What I Needed". The reunion was their final performance with the lead singer, who died on September 15, 2019 of cardiovascular disease.

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