Thompson Twins: Nothing in Common (1986)

"Nothing in Common" is a song by the British band Thompson Twins, released in 1986 as a single from the soundtrack for the American comedy-drama film Nothing in Common. The video features Tom Hanks and various clips from the movie.

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Tom Bailey
Alannah Currie
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Bess Armstrong ... Herself
Barry Corbin ... Himself
Jackie Gleason ... Himself
Tom Hanks ... Himself
Eva Marie Saint ... Herself
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"Nothing in Common" is a song by the British band Thompson Twins, released in 1986 as a single from the soundtrack for the American comedy-drama film Nothing in Common. The video features Tom Hanks and various clips from the movie.

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USA

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English

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July 1986 (USA) See more »

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Nice film soundtrack clip
2 December 2018 | by Rodrigo_AmaroSee all my reviews

Here's a nice clip from Thompson Twins while performing the title track from the film "Nothing in Common", a lesser known film starring Tom Hanks and Jackie Gleason, and with an almost unknown song by the duo (they were a trio a little before this). I don't recall much of the film neither the song playing in it; but somehow I was curious enough to take a look at the clip and realised that it was a very underrated catchy song that really stays you and you may even want to make revisit the comedy/drama directed by Garry Marshall. Too bad David's Theme "Loving Strangers" by Christopher Cross didn't get a clip because that was a much memorable song - at least for me.

Soundtrack clips were becoming a nice trend in the 1980's due to the fact you could sell the movie, the cast on it and a song that was part of it. "Top Gun" was a perfect example from that same year of 1986 with several themes having heavy rotation in music channels. This one is a little special between besides of going the usual routine of intertwining the band performing the song with clips from the movie it also makes an interesting gathering bewtween both parts: there's this great nice shot with Thompson Twins posing right next to Hanks character from the movie and then they embark on his vehicle - the rest of the video picks scenes from the movie as if in a way to make the main characters interact with the music group performing on a bar. I don't remember seeing much of similar videos before this one but what I know is that many similar (and better developed) ideas came of using the same trick - "You Could Be Mine" by Guns N'Roses is a perfect and fun example.

The presentation was fine, there was even minor bits of dialogues from the movie and all but the song is the one that grabs you by the minute you start listening. One of my favorite yet minor music video experiences of all time. 8/10


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