From here on out, if people harbor any negative or mixed feelings about Michael Bolton, it can only be due to the fact that they haven't seen his awe-inspiring video for 'Said I Loved You, But I Lied'. I'll admit, up until that moment I only took him for a mid-nineties soccer mom's wet dream. On occasion I'd hear his voice reverberating through the aisles at the grocery store, or ever so faintly over the speakers in JC Penney's women's department, or maybe coming out of a Volvo station wagon parked in front of a fabric store. Right at this moment I could continue on and give insight about the curly, long-locked warrior's earlier days in the hard rock scene when he fronted the band Blackjack, who at one time toured with Ozzy Osbourne. We could also talk about his 1983 solo album that's chock-full of AOR, stadium-rocking anthems. I could do all these things, but none of it matters now. Nothing could ever reach the 5-minute, 3-second peak of brilliance that you're about to encounter. Press play.
Do we even need to explain?
- Horses running through flames (slo-mo)
- Inspirational sunsets
- Soaring hawks
- His JC Penney trench coat
- A woman harnessed by Bolton-seduction
- Singing on the edge of a cliff
- Denim ON Denim
- Breathtaking aerial views
- Wearing a leather vest inside a canyon
- Lethal combination of chest hair + long, curly, golden locks