The music video, directed by David Hogan, was shot in Paris and was incorporated into the Sign O' the Times
concert film. In the clip, Prince falls asleep in his dressing room and dreams of an energetic performance in front of an adoring crowd. Vying for his attention are three sexy women who've "got the look": duet partner Sheena Easton, his percussionist Sheila E, and dancer Cat Glover doing her trademark "Cat Scat" move.
Prince earned a reputation for giving directors the cold shoulder (in the book I Want My MTV
, producer Simon Fields claimed the Purple One would "mess with directors" by either refusing to communicate with them or just taking the projects over himself). Hogan, however, said nothing could be further from the truth in his experience. He told Songfacts Prince was "definitely the top 5 of pleasant artists to work with. He was great, just accommodating."
When Prince did offer input, it was to prevent hassle, not create it. Hogan remembered wanting a better close-up of the singer, but Prince didn't see the point. He said: "Hogan, if we f--k up, it will still be great." (Check out our full interview with David Hogan