VIDEO OF THE WEEK: WHAM! – ‘CLUB TROPICANA’
July 8, 2019
The early 80s were a golden period for pioneering videos and this one for Wham!’s 1983 No.4 single, ‘Club Tropicana’, is no exception.
Directed by Duncan Gibbons, also responsible for the trailblazing promo for Eurthymics’ ‘Who’s That Girl?’, this clever piece of video making brilliantly balances the fine line between celebration and commentry.
And not only do the locations evoke a place of carefree, youthful abandon, there’s a clever twist towards the end that reveal the true nature of the roles played by George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley.
But more than anything else, this is simply the perfect video for this time of year – “Fun and sunshine/There’s enough for everyone.”
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