Thursday, 30 May 2013
Turn It Up!: Belinda Carlisle - Leave A Light On (Music Video)
Belinda Carlisle - Leave a Light On by hushhush112
"I'll be there before you close the door to give you all the love that you need!"
Yaaaayyyyy! I finally found this video thanks to my friend and loyal follower Jordanna, who inadvertently found it for me on Dailymotion. I remember looking for this video a few times over the past months and years on youtube in order to add to the blog and I could only find really low quality live versions or stupid fan made video's for it, until Jordanna tracked it down and added it to her facebook page!!! Thank you Darling (this one's for you)!!!!!!
I was a little bit obsessed with this song when I was a kid. I remember my brother made me a mixed tape to listen to on my walkman (sad to think kids today have no idea what those two things are) for a family vacation car ride, and this song was on it and I think I rewound the tape over and over and listened to this song for about an hour straight. I was a bit too young (or perhaps just unaware at the time) that Belinda Carlisle was a member of the amazing group The Go-Go's before she ever went out on her own as a solo act, but her solo ventures have always been so well put together that I almost prefer them to anything she did with the band.
The Go-Go's originally disbanded in 1985, which is when Belinda went out on her own to pursue her solo career with hits like "Heaven Is A Place On Earth", "Summer Rain", "I Get Weak", and "Leave A Light On". Leave A Light On was the first single from her third album "Runaway Horses" (1989) and was a top 10 hit in 8 different countries. The song features George Harrison (my Mom's favourite Beatle) on slide guitar, and the video (directed by Peter Care) features Belinda driving around the Navada Desert and walking the Las Vegas strip.
Belinda is still doing her thing, and this year she released a new Greatest Hits package which included her new single "Sun".
PS Thank you user hushhush112 on Dailymotion for uploading it for us to enjoy! Always give credit where credit is due!