Simply Irresistible (song)
Front cover of vinyl edition
|Single by Robert Palmer|
|from the album Heavy Nova|
|A-side||"Simply Irresistible (Extended Version)" (12" and CD)
"Simply Irresistible (7" version)
|B-side||"Simply Irresistible (Instrumental Version)" (12" and CD)
|Released||June 22, 1988 (UK); 1989 (US)|
|Format||Vinyl 7" and 12"
|Recorded||Lugano, Switzerland, 1987|
|Genre||Pop rock, dance rock, hard rock|
|Robert Palmer singles chronology|
In 1988, the song reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and was #1 on the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart for three weeks. It also earned Palmer his second Grammy Award the following year. "Simply Irresistible" later appeared in the 1999 Tony Award-winning musical Contact.
Along with "Addicted to Love" and "I Didn't Mean to Turn You On", "Simply Irresistible" is among Palmer's most recognized songs, in part because of the iconic music video by renowned British fashion photographer Terence Donovan, famously parodied in a Pepsi commercial in 1989, which in turn was parodied again in another Pepsi commercial during Super Bowl XXXVI with Britney Spears instead of Palmer.
The videos show Palmer surrounded by enigmatic women, styled in the manner of the artist Patrick Nagel. The video featured the leading "supermodels" and leading dancers that he met while visiting the Kentucky Derby (Karen Aubrey McElfresh, Kim Jones and Cheryl Day); Donovan's lighting and direction set the style for that era of music videos.
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