When you can put two guys in two white chairs in a sparse, pink room, and use that space to create one of the most memorable music videos of the 1980’s…let’s just say you must be pretty creative. Paul Simon was already a legend before “You Can Call Me Al” (from the album Graceland) hit the airwaves; this was just icing on the proverbial cake.
You know something tongue-in-cheek is up when Paul Simon enters the room with comedian Chevy Chase and both are seated—and Chevy Chase proceeds to “sing” Simon’s vocals throughout the video. From there, the sequence of events ranges from the monotonous to the ridiculous, and still they somehow manage to keep our attention riveted to the screen. Not to mention the song is extremely catchy. The whole experience is fun, whimsical, nonsensical, and hugely entertaining—even after all these years.