The Bangles made a video for this song, which features mannequins representing the various men taking a fall. Susanna Hoffs shows up in a French maid outfit, which apparently got the attention of Prince, who befriended the band after seeing one of their shows at The Palace in Los Angeles. Later on, when the band played The Fillmore in San Francisco, Prince joined them on stage for this song, performing a guitar solo. "We were told he was in the audience, so of course we were very nervous. It turns out he had learned 'Hero Takes a Fall' and he just kind of jumped on stage with us and played this amazing solo. We'd never really met him till that night," said Hoffs.
Prince ended up writing the Bangles' first hit, "Manic Monday