Flashback Video

Corey Hart – Sunglasses At Night

“Sunglasses at Night”  by Canadian singer Corey Hart was released in January 1984 as the first single from his debut album, 1984’s First Offense, and became a hit single in the US, rising to number 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 in August 1984.  AllMusic has since described it as “an instant classic with its distinctive melody and catchy chorus.”

The video, directed by Rob Quartly, shot at the Don Jail in Toronto, reflects the vision of a “fashion” police state, with scenes of Hart in a prison cell, without sunglasses, being strong-armed by police officers and paraded past various citizens wearing their regulation shades. Near the end of the video, Hart is taken to the office of a female police officer (who releases Hart in the song’s end), played by Laurie Brown.