Addicted to Love by Robert Palmer was the #1 song the week of May 3rd, 1986. It was the second single from Palmer’s double platinum album, Riptide. The song was #10 on the year-end charts.
Bernard Edwards, former bassist of Chic produced the single. Andy Taylor of Duran Duran played lead guitar. Taylor and Palmer were bandmates in The Power Station, which had a big hit album the year before. The song was originally intended to be a duet between Palmer and Chaka Khan, but her record company would not let her appear on an album that was on Island Records.
The music video for the song is one of the most iconic of the early MTV era. The video featured Palmer with a band made up of mannequin looking models with pale skin, dark hair, and bright red lips. The video is ranked #3 on VH1’s Top 20 Videos of the 1980s. Several music videos by other artist paid homage to Addicted to Love, most notably, Man, I Feel like a Woman by Shania Twain.