Searching for the cheesiest music video of near modern times
September 17, 2014 9:08 PM   Subscribe

I'm looking for a music video from the era just before or at the dawn of youtube. It was an expensive, professional-looking vanity project that featured a man with long blonde hair singing a song in the sentimental style of Michael Bolton while being featured in a number of romantic, CGI landscapes.

The video had a romance-laced plot which included the hero of the story, sailing around on a ship, rescuing a lady, sword fighting and posing with lots of roses. I believe that the video ended with the artist's signature, reading "Kristopher something-something". The whole production was imbued with a such thick layer of earnestness that there was a big debate about whether it was serious or not.

I have been searching for this music video from the vaguest scraps of memory, but it's possible that it is from the ancient early 2000s internet strata.
posted by Alison to Media & Arts (4 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
this reminds me of jill sobule's "i kissed a girl" with fabio in the video, except it's not a guy singing and isn't earnest in the way you're talking about. sorry, that's the best i've got.
posted by miss patrish at 9:21 PM on September 17, 2014

Best answer: I believe you're looking for something by Chris Dane Owens, most likely Shine on me.

See also Key and Peel's take on the genre.
posted by Candleman at 9:55 PM on September 17, 2014 [5 favorites]

It's not quite right probably, but David Hasselhoff's Hooked on a Feeling ? It absolutely fits the multiple landscapes, hanging out on a boat and the questionable earnestness. But no sword fighting.
posted by Sweetchrysanthemum at 11:47 PM on September 17, 2014

Alison, the internet thanks you for asking this question.
posted by Poppa Bear at 6:16 AM on September 19, 2014

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