Time constraints made it just a little tough to get around to the Monday Music Video this week (hence it coming at midday instead of in the morning), so I’ll be keeping it short and simple this week when it comes to the write-up. The song itself is just a tad on the long side, though, weighing in at five minutes instead of the 3.5 average. So here’s Sebastian Bach and Skid Row, with “I Remember You”.
It’s a truism that no matter how hard or edgy their regular material is, every successful hair metal band will have a big hit with a power ballad love song. Skid Row got theirs out of the way relatively early; “I Remember You” was the third single off their self-titled debut album, after “Youth Gone Wild” and “18 and Life”. It was their second track to crack the top ten on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #6 (and taking the #72 spot for the 1990 year-end list). The music video, which plays into the theme of lost love and memories with a photograph motif, was equally successful on MTV, taking the #13 spot in their year-end list, and making it onto their Greatest Videos of All Time list at #240.
The song’s themes made it a popular choice for end-of-school celebrations, especially formal dances where perennial favorite “School’s Out” wouldn’t be as appropriate. Sebastian Bach has commented that it was the #1 choice for prom in the U.S. the year of its release.
And that’s it for this week’s trip down memory lane.