Video Review: UB40 “Can’t Help Falling In Love”

Lit in azure, Ali sings in the basement of a building. A row of security cameras follow him. The camera turns to the right as Ali leans his against the brick, waiting for his bandmates to find him.

Astro, Brian and Norman play their instruments. They join Ali in the hallway.

UB40 play in the elevator. Ali sings by himself in the elevator.

UB40 walk down the hallway together. They crowd one another as the play their instruments. Ali moves to the side to make some room.

The security camera turns again in the hallway. Ali dances with his bandmates.

Rating: 1/5

Ali kept pressing the buttons on the elevator. He wiped the sweat of his forehead and grabbed his chest. Banging on the door, he called for help. The elevator started to shake from side to side. He presses the emergency button. A man says someone will be there soon. He checks his watch and paces. He starts to sing to calm himself.

Three hours later, he’s rescued. The owner of the building asks him if he’s okay. His bandmates crack jokes to get him to stop shaking. He says he’s only going to take steps from now on and inquires about their meeting. Astro tells him not to worry about it. They rescheduled it.

As they walk up the stairs, Ali says goodbye to the secretary in the lobby and grins as he sees the glass doors. He opens the door and takes a deep breath.

Director: Neil Abramson Year: 1993

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Pam Avoledo spends her time binge-watching classic teen dramas and stands firm in her pro-Leyton stance. She also received her journalism degree in 2006 from Oakland University. Her work has been published in the White Wall Review, Sledgehammer Lit , Greatest City Collective & 45 Magazine and forthcoming in Daily Drunk Mag\'s Kristofia anthology.

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