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Addicted To Love
Robert Palmer
Robert Palmer
Robert Palmer was slated for his portrayal of women in this video. How does the imagery of a video affect the listener's reaction to a song? You tell us.

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Those women with the red lipstick and the guitars were awesome. I fell in love with all of them. That video was pure sex.


Pete exmouth
incredible video, never seen anything that sums up pure erotica, i fell in love with them all instantly

Bud, Angleton, Texas usa
A masterpiece of video and song. Robert Palmer was a genius!

Ana Lucia/Brazil
The first time I listened to it was during the film Cocktail. I was only 12 and I loved it. I still don't understand why they didn't include it in the soundtrack.

Rich Roach, Niagara Falls, ON
Listen to that incredible guitar sound. What an edge it gave this song, above the throbbing rhythm!

Addicted to Love hit MTV right between the eyes. Terence Donovan, the fashion photographer, came up with the idea and told Palmer to just 'trust him'. Thank goodness he did! What was created was visually stunning and complimented a classic rock song. Both aspects hooked me and it was this song and video that really got me into rock music. Some people called it sexist. I just thought it was cool!!

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