|Screengrab via YouTube|
|Eric Martin of Mr. Big|
Mr Big's "To Be With You" should qualify as the guiltiest of guilty pleasures, but there's no shame in rocking out to it. But why is that? Could it be how it's something of a final bow to the pre-Nirvana rock era? Is it the silliness of the video, which made us just like the band and their vibe that much more? Or is it just such a strong melody?
"To Be With You" has become a staple of hair metal compilations, often getting featured in their late-night commercials. A five-second clip of Eric Martin sitting backwards on a chair crooning in black-and-white is a pretty convincing argument to order a double-CD off the television. The song was a legit monster hit in the early '90s. But was it also hair metal's curtain call?More »