Music Video of the Day: (I Just) Died In Your Arms by Cutting Crew (1987, directed by Peter Kagan and Paula Greif)

Today’s music video of the day is for yet another song that I remember fondly from Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.  I used to think that I inherited my love of music from my father, who played bass in several different bands back in the day.  Now, I realize that it’s probably all due to spending too much time playing Grand Theft Auto.  Never let it be said that outrageously violent video games don’t serve a purpose.

When Nick van Eede sings that he “died in your arms tonight,” he’s referring to the French phrase, Le petite mort, which is also slang for having an orgasm.  As van Eede later explained it, he wrote the song after a one night stand with an ex-girlfriend.  Every aspiring artist dreams of coming up with a hit while also getting laid at the same time but van Eede actually did it.  It took him only three days to write and record the song and it subsequently went on to become Cutting Crew’s biggest hit.  It was also, at the time, the most successful single to be released by Virgin Records in the States.


From the deepest pits of hair…

A dark cloud looms over our publishing department. The earth trembles, and the lights grow dim. Arleigh is away, perhaps contemplating what to do for our 1000th post landmark here at Shattered Lens. I scurry to the fridge, concerned as usual with my stomach rather than the task at hand, but as I open the door the pent-up horrors of a thousand cheesy grindhouse films and corpse paint-encrusted metal bands manifest within.

Necrocomiccon – Hot Dog Cart Hunger

What could this be? What have we unleashed upon the world? Many a foul fiend has Through the Shattered Lens bravely reviewed before, but none so vile as this. I tremble in fear at what lies before me… the most vulgar, base, soulless abomination to have ever plagued humanity… The 1980s.

Necrocomiccon – Careless Whisper

Congratulations, fellow authors, on reaching our 1000 post milestone, and thank you to all the readers for sticking it out. Maybe Arleigh will have something more interesting in store for you tonight, but in the meantime I couldn’t resist. Necrocomiccon are a new band from “probably Norway” who write black and melodic death metal parodies of 1980s pop songs. You can check out their album for free on their facebook page:

Necrocomiccon – (I Just) Died in Your Arms