David Hasselhoff… the man…. the myth… the American treasure….
The 60-year-old actor is a household name in the U.S. after his roles in the hit 80s shows Knight Rider and Baywatch shot him to fame—and now he's a weekly fixture on TVs once again with his America's Got Talent judging gig.
And, when it comes to the subject of true talent, the Hoff certainly knows a thing or two.
In Europe—specifically Germany, Austria and Holland—Hasselhoff is just as renown for his legendary music videos as his acting chops and OKMagazine.com has a rundown of the kitschiest, most tongue-in-cheek, over-the-top Hoff musical extravaganzas you could ever hope for, courtesy of Cha Cha Entertainment.
The Grand Fromage os all fromages has to be the video for Hasselhoff's 2006 hit, Jump In My Car:
In it, the Hoff is seen posing in KITT, his iconic car from Knight Rider, using his charms and wickedly sexy wiles to seduce one lucky lady into taking what would undoubtably be the ride of her life.
Dressed in a variety of open necked shirt and leather combos, with his hair perfectly gelled, the crooner is in full seduction mode throughout.
However, when he finally manages to snare a hot brunette the lyrics soon change to "get outta my car" and luckily for the Hoff he has a handy ejector button to dispatch of the unwanted passenger STAT…
If only everything in life was so easy…
In a close second place is 1996's Hooked on a Feeling:
This is an action packed, fun filled roller coaster of a music video ride from the get go!
The Hoff is seen flying through the air, jiving with African tribesmen, hanging onto the handlebars of his powerful motorbike, zooming past glaciers, hunting on safari with elephants, floating through the air with angels….
Hooked on a Feeling has got it all!
And, what it lacks in special effects quality it more than compensates for with its energy and boundless enthusiasm…
A true Hoff classic of all times.
Next up is Hasselhoff's 1990 hit, Crazy for You:
It starts off normally enough—well for a Hasselhoff video—as the Hoff is filmed astride his thrusting motorbike, cruising the mountain roads, the wind blowing through his carefully coiffed hair…….
But somewhere around the half way mark things start to get a little strange after the introduction of a wiener dog.
The troublesome hound soon ensures Hasselhoff enjoys the theme park ride of his life, and hilarity ensues.
Hey, it's just another day in Hasselhoffworld…
Fourth on the list is Hasselhoff's 1989 debut masterpiece, Looking for Freedom:
Basically a non-stop montage of KITT car jumping stunts, it's interspersed with some wonderfullyatmospheric moody shots of a padded shouldered leather coat clad Hasselhoff roaming a sparse, heavily misted (fake) craggy landscape—Heathcliff, is that you?
Added higlights include the Hoff in a hospital bed being fought over by two very 80s looking "naughty nurses" and plenty of plane and car crashes….
A true musical and visual masterpiece!
Other highly notable Hoff classic video mentions are, Stay, California Girl and Secret Agent Man.
All are NOT to be missed—trust us!
You can check out the full glorious rundown at ChaCha.com and in the meantime enjoy our top three picks below.
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