Friday Videos Love the Hoff

To Luisa go all the thanks for all the Hoff. Behold, the literal video for “Hooked on a Feeling” originally recorded by Blue Suede, then covered (badly) by The Hoffster.

True story: when Hubby and I got married, this was our “first dance” song – the real one, not the Hoff one – and then our “last dance” was our wedding song, also not by the Hoff. So I freaking love this song, even if it’s Hoff flying over a weird guy with a cube.


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  1. 1
    Bethany says:

    The literal videos are great – if you haven’t had a chance to see the Total Eclipse of the Heart literal version ( Bonnie Tyler) and the literal version of Meatloaf’s I Would Do Anything for Love… it’s worth a trip to YouTube.  The Bonnie Tyler one had everyone in stitches here.

    Glass56:  I believe they broke 56 glass danglies on the Chandelier in Meatloaf’s video.

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    Deb says:

    Don’t want to spoil your memories of the perfect wedding, Sarah, but Blue Suede (or was it Swede?) did not do the “original” version of “Hooked on a Feeling.”  That honor goes to B.J. Thomas.  It was quite controversial at the time (mid-1960s) because there was a belief there “hooked on” was a drug reference.

    Man, I feel old!  But the Hoffster makes everything better.

    Spam filter:  Seems66.  Well, not quite yet.

  3. 3
    ks says:

    Holy crap that was brilliant.  The best one so far (although the Take on Me one is a favorite).  I really needed that this morning.  Thanks.

  4. 4
    SB Sarah says:

    I don’t know what’s more awesome: that yet again I have been schooled by the Bitchery (thanks Deb!) or that one of my favorite songs was originally recorded by a guy who went by “B.J.”

    I can take my after lunch nap with a big smile on my face now. All is awesome with the world.

  5. 5
    Deb says:

    Even better—after a successful pop music career (the high point being singing “Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head” for “Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid”), B.J. Thomas became a gospel singer.  I think he won a couple of gospel grammys.  Still goes by B.J. too!

  6. 6
    Sybylla says:

    :)  “Take on Me” is still my favorite, but this is at least as good as “Penny Lane.”

    “It’s like the Nothing never was!”

    I lost it at that point.

  7. 7
    MicheleKS says:

    Thanks be to the Hoff. That was mega-cheesey with a side order of serious laughs.

    Though I will say ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart’ is by far the funniest literal video I’ve ever seen.

  8. 8
    Paul says:

    They’ve taken a great thing and somehow made it better.

  9. 9
    j says:

    I like the crazy original version, too!

    My take is he did the video for his wife, put in their two daughters, and gave it to her as a prezzy. It’s full of family in-jokes.

    And the vid got leaked.

    They broke up in the end.

    I don’t know if the vid tribbed to that.

    I’d sure hate for my home movies to wind up on YouTube.

    Just ask Rob Lowe about that kind of thing. ;>)

    Good grief, the word on the image below thing is “wrong67.”


  10. 10
    Deb Kinnard says:

    Totally worth the 3.5 minutes it took away from writing a synopsis. I’d rather have Hoff as a houseguest than write a synopsis…they’re that bad.

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    Laura says:

    You don’t know me, but I just had to write and says that this just made my Sunday. I cannot believe that something like this even exists. Drunken cheeseburger eating is clearly the least of the Hoffster’s problems.

    The spinning video cubes just about did me in.

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    Kit Donner says:

    I love this song! (not the Hoff version) We played it at my wedding too. I thought I was one of the few people that remembered it!  Why doesn’t the Hoff go to Australia and stay there?  I mean, maybe he’d like it.

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