If you love both fashion and music from the ’90s, you probably know that one of the steamiest videos of that decade is “Wicked Game”. The video, shot in Hawaii and directed by Herb Ritts, features singer Chris Isaak and super model Helena Christensen spending time on the beach, rarely taking hands off each other. Compared to what we’re used to see now, the video is almost chaste but I guess there’s a reason why it’s still considered beautiful and sexy.
“Wicked Game” is a beautiful ballad about unrequited love. Isaak sings “what a wicked game you played to make me feel this way/what a wicked thing to do to let me dream of you”. The song is part of Isaak album “Heart Shaped World”, which wasn’t successful at all when it was released in 1989. Then, after David Lynch used an instrumental version for his 1990 film “Wild at Heart”, starring Nicolas Cage and Laura Dern, the song became a hit.
Few days ago I found a beautiful cover of “Wicked Game”, sung by London Grammar. It’s sweeter and, maybe, even more melancholic. If you watch “Peaky Blinders” you may know it as it’s been used in the trailer of season 4.
A beautiful song is timeless. “Wicked Game” is, for sure.
In case you haven’t seen the video with Isaak and Christensen, here it is. When music and super models were a perfect match.