Robert Palmer - Addicted To Love (1985)
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"Addicted to Love" is a song by English rock singer Robert Palmer released in 1986. It is the third song on Palmer's 1985 ...
"Addicted to Love" is a song by English rock singer Robert Palmer released in 1986. It is the third song on Palmer's 1985 album Riptide and was released as its second single. The single version is a shorter edit of the full-length album version.
The song entered the Billboard Hot 100 chart the week ending 8 February 1986. The song ended up topping the Billboard Hot 100, as well as the Billboard Top Rock Tracks chart. It was one of the last 45 RPM singles to receive a million-selling Gold certification. It also reached number one in Australia and number five on the UK Singles Chart. "Addicted to Love" became Palmer's signature song, thanks in part to a popular video featuring high fashion models.
Palmer performing the song live.
The music video (which uses the shorter single version of this song), directed by British photographer Terence Donovan, was one of the most noted of the era. The video features Palmer performing the song with an abstract "band", being a group of female models whose pale skin, heavy makeup, dark hair and seductive, rather mannequin-like expression follow the style of women in Patrick Nagel paintings.
The five models in the video are Julie Pankhurst (keyboard), Patty Kelly (guitar), Mak Gilchrist (bass guitar), Julia Bolino (guitar), and Kathy Davies (drums).