80s Song of the Day: Just Like Paradise by David Lee Roth

Just Like Paradise by David Lee Roth was released on December 30, 1987, with The Bottom Line as the B side. It was the lead single from Roth’s second solo album Skyscraper.

The song was Roth’s second-highest charting single of his solo career, after his cover of The Beach Boys’ California Girls, released in 1984. California Girls peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100, while Just Like Paradise reached No. 6. Just Like Paradise was also a Top 10 hit in Canada, peaking there at No. 8. It reached No. 27 on the UK Singles chart.

The music video featured stage performance footage interspersed with footage of Roth climbing the famous Half Dome of Yosemite mountain. A photo of Roth climbing the mountain appeared on the picture sleeve of the single’s release.

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