Looking for a late 80s/early 90s R&B music video
November 4, 2017 5:48 PM   Subscribe

I only remember a few details, but it's driving me crazy!

Can't get this off the tip of my tongue. The video may have been black and white, featuring a young man of Latino heritage but singing in English. He had short black hair and was singing about a failed relationship/a woman he missed. I think there may have been a black-and-white checkerboard floor pattern in the video too?

I think the artists still sings today.

I know this is vague - please let me know if there are any details that would help. It's driving me crazy! Thank you so much!!
posted by aquamvidam to Media & Arts (5 answers total)
Ricky Martin's "Livin' La Vida Loca" features a black-and-white checkerboard pattern in the video, though it's from 1999.
posted by lisa g at 5:56 PM on November 4, 2017

Thank you! Unfortunately, it was neither Ricky Martin nor Enrique Iglesias.
posted by aquamvidam at 6:00 PM on November 4, 2017

Given my taste in music and when I grew up, this should be in my bailiwick but more details would be appreciated. Were you in the US when you saw it? Do you remember if it was on MTV or some other station?
posted by AFABulous at 6:10 PM on November 4, 2017

Jon Secada, maybe?

For example, this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4k69sPjMJE has a black-and-white-checkerboard floor.

It's not late 80s or early 90s, but the style is similar to some of his other, earlier videos, so maybe it's one of his songs.
posted by Calvin and the Duplicators at 6:13 PM on November 4, 2017

It was John Secada's Just Another Day!!

Thank you so much!!!! I feel like an itch deep inside me has been scratched. Thank you so much!
posted by aquamvidam at 6:18 PM on November 4, 2017

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