Who is the girl in the video?
Or rather, where can I find a woman like that?
I ask because round 2 is coming.
With literally a single click, you can spread word of my quest to find the long-lost ingénues from the following 1980s music videos to add to this interview series. If successful, your simple effort will make many people happy over many years. Not bad for the push of one button!
- “Jessie’s Girl” by Rick Springfield
- “Africa” by Toto
- “Gimme All Your Lovin’” by ZZ Top
- “Tell Her About It” by Billy Joel (multiple women)
- “Along Comes a Woman” by Chicago
- “Shake Me” by Cinderella
- “Should’ve Known Better” by Richard Marx
“Gimme All Your Lovin’” (woman on the left; we know who the other two are)
“Tell Her About It”
“Tell Her About It”
“Along Comes a Woman”
“Shake Me” (it is not Amanda Peet!)
“Should’ve Known Better”
For months, all leads have turned to dead ends. Here is who hasn’t remembered/had record of their names:
- the music video directors
- the producers
- the casting agents
- the record companies
- the fans
- the bands
And I am not surprised.
But these girls-now-women are out there.
They are probably not googling themselves because they don’t think anyone would be posting about their brief appearance in a music video 30 years ago. However, their kids may be googling them, and I hope they (you) have not only the curiosity but also the initiative to reach out to me.
Yes, I want to interview your mom. (Or aunt. Or godmother. Or friend’s mom.)
The point is simple: someone knows how to reach each of these memorable ‘80s faces, and everyone reading this is one of my six degrees of separation to reach those people.
- if we can get anyone with a quarter of a million followers or more to tweet this, we will find at least one of the women
- if we can get anyone with half a million or more, I’m convinced we can find every person on this list in just a day
Reasons to help:
- It takes literally less than 30 seconds.
- It costs nothing.
- It has worked before...to startling effect.
- You will make people smile. They want to hear the stories of the people I’m looking for.
- You will be a crowdresearching pioneer. (The already-common crowdsourcing works, and that’s a lot more labor intensive.)
- You will become part of the story yourself.
If you know any of these women, please let me know no matter how much time has passed since I posted this!
Thank you for contributing to this social media/pop culture/posterity experiment.