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This Robert Palmer video is proof the British are funnier than Americans

Published Jun. 12, 2015

Robert Palmer was a chameleon of all music types, but we mainly remember him for his rocking videos with the dancing girls in Addicted To Love and Simply Irresistible, so let's mix things up and show his flexibility with Change His Ways.

After modest hits during his career, Robert Palmer hit the mother lode in 1985 when his Riptide album spawned the No. 1 single Addicted To Love and its iconic video with the identical supermodel backing band. In 1988 he released the album Heavy Nova, which combined elements of heavy metal and South American bossa nova music. While the lead single, Simply Irresistible was on the heavier side, one of the last singles released from Heavy Nova was Change His Ways and was definitely on the bossa nova side of the equation.

Change His Ways was a Top 40 hit in the U.K., but did not chart in America. The rare video is great animated fun as Palmer makes fun of his supermodel band and follows the hairy knuckle, rather feathered-winged pursuit, of a very randy bird and females of all species. It's not very often you get a chance to hear yodeling in a '80s single, but Palmer pulls it off complete with accordion and violin solos.

Palmer's catalog is so diverse that we will have to feature his other stylings another day on Lost and Found, but it's hard to believe that it has been almost 12 years since Palmer died of a heart attack in Paris.