Music Video of the Day: Flashdance (What a Feeling) by Irene Cara (1983, directed by Adrian Lyne)


Back in the 70s, Hollywood finally figured out that a good soundtrack was a good way to convince people to come see your movie.

In the 80s, Hollywood figured out that a good music video was an even more effective way to draw in audiences than a good soundtrack.

The video for What A Feeling is entirely made up of scenes from Flashdance. It probably wasn’t difficult to put it together and it probably played a huge role in the film becoming a hit and this song eventually wining an Oscar. It was a lesson that Flashdance producers Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer would remember when they went on to produce other feature-length music videos, like Top Gun, Days of Thunder, and Dangerous Minds.

Enjoy!

One response to “Music Video of the Day: Flashdance (What a Feeling) by Irene Cara (1983, directed by Adrian Lyne)

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