Billy Ocean – When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going (1986)

Billy Ocean with backup singers Douglas, DeVito, and Turner.

Billy Ocean with backup singers Douglas, DeVito, and Turner.


In 1984 when Ray Parker Jr. released the music video for Ghostbusters, it was the first time in my youth that I could ever recall seeing TV and Film celebrities in a music video, and for some reason I became really captivated by those types of videos. Going Down to Liverpool, Dancing on the Ceiling, St. Elmo’s Fire, You Can Call Me Al, The Goonies ‘R’ Good Enough, and of course the music video for Jewel of the Nile by Billy Ocean to name just a few.

While I certainly like the song and I can even remember when I recorded it on VHS when it debuted on TBS’ Night Tracks…I always loved the addition of the Jewel of the Nile stars Kathleen Turner, Michael Douglas, and Danny DeVito in the video.

VicSage

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Searching through the alleys for useful knowledge in the city of Nostalgia. Huge cinema fanatic and sometimes carrier of the flame for the weirding ways of 80s gaming, toys, and television. When his wife lets him he is quite happy sitting in the corner eating buckets of beef jerky.

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One thought on “Billy Ocean – When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going (1986)

  1. SuperStationWTBS says:

    I’m a Night Tracks WTBS fan, you still have that video of Billy Ocean taped from Night Tracks? are there any other Music Videos you taped from WTBS Night Tracks as well?

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