Friday, September 2, 2011

free fallin'

If you have been following for awhile, you know that my childhood in the 80s inspired me to start my Friday music posts. I remember watching hours of music videos with my sister (she was obsessed with Aerosmith) on MTV. One of my favorite videos was Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers' Don't Come Around Here No More; it was the Alice In Wonderland inspired video. While I was searching through articles about Petty and his music today, I found this article about the song and its origins relating to Stevie Nicks and Dave Stewart, it was pretty interesting really.

Now back to why I chose Free Fallin' to share today. It is one of my favorite songs, and really reminds me of being a kid. If you watch the video you will see some of the amazing 80s fashions we all loved such as neon spandex and fanny packs. Also, I am pretty sure the video is shot, in part, at the mall used in the movie Clueless, which makes it all that much better. I hope you enjoy it. Have a lovely, long weekend!

ps- If you love Tom Petty too, you should definitely check out his video Into The Great Wide Open. It is the classic 80s/early 90s music video example. It has a truly famous cast starring Johnny Depp, Gabrielle Anwar, Faye Dunaway and Matt LeBlanc.