Well, gentle reader, rest assured I am not writing long form material all of a sudden, although I have had spates of it in the past where I decide to go for it.
Someone at work posted about the band Train, and I mentioned the video for “50 Ways To Say Goodbye” had the Hoff:
And I got to thinking about how he’s also in the video for Brad Paisley’s “Last Time For Everything”:
I mentioned how the song affected me when I first heard it in 2017; six years (?!) later, my oldest has entered his senior year and is experiencing many of the last things from the video, but he will only learn it when he thinks back later. Me, I’ll mourn for him and for myself now.
So, anyway, I got to thinking of other music videos that the Hoff is in…. and I drew a blank.
Well, not entirely a blank. Of course he’s in videos for his own songs. My youngest has “Hooked on a Feeling” on his playlist, so I hear it often, and I thought it was the Hoff’s version because it has the oooka choka part that I associated with the David Hasselhoff version:
I mean, the version my son has is clearly not B.J. Thomas. Apparently, it’s the Blue Swede version from 1974, which also has the oooka choka locka on it and is the one on the soundtrack for the Guardians of the Galaxy movie from…. 10 years ago already?
Speaking of Swedes, here’s the Hoff singing “True Survivor”:
Basically, it is the sound track to Kung Fury (produced by Swedes) which I first mentioned on this blog in 2015.
So a proper five paragraph essay would have an intro, three examples of the Hoff guest starring in videos, and then a conclusion. But I could only think of two examples off the top of my head. He does not appear in music videos that I tend to partially watch these days which are symphonic metal. Which is odd because the Hoff was big in those countries. Maybe still is.
Help me out, gentle reader. What other music videos has David Hasselhoff guested in?