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The Bangles: Walk Like an Egyptian (1986)

The music video featured people dancing in a pose similar to the pose depicted in the Ancient Egyptian reliefs that inspired songwriter Liam Sternberg; while most of them are ordinary ... See full summary »

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The music video featured people dancing in a pose similar to the pose depicted in the Ancient Egyptian reliefs that inspired songwriter Liam Sternberg; while most of them are ordinary people, some famous figures and objects were depicted dancing in that same pose through the use of simple special effects, including Princess Diana, Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, and the Statue of Liberty. In a popular scene from the video, Hoffs was filmed in a close-up where her eyes moved from side to side, looking left and right. When asked about the scene in an interview with online magazine PlanetOut.com, Hoffs explained that she was actually looking at individual audience members during the video shoot, which took place with a live audience. Looking directly at individual audience members was a technique she used to overcome stage fright, and she was unaware that the camera had a close-up on her while she was employing this technique, switching between one audience member on her left and one on... Written by Peter-Patrick76 (peter-patrick@mail.com)

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August 1986 (USA) See more »

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The success of the song propelled Different Light to number two on the Billboard 200 chart, making it the group's most successful album. See more »

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Walk Like an Egyptian
Written by Liam Sternberg
Performed by The Bangles
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