Twilight Zone was the Dutch band Golden Earring’s biggest hit in the United States. In 1982, Twilight Zone topped the Mainstream Rock charts and was also a top ten hit on the Hot 100 charts, peaking at number ten. It also came in at number 19 on the Billboard Hot 100 year-end charts for 1983.
The song was written by the band’s guitarist George Kooymans who got the inspiration for the song after reading The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum.
In 1973, Golden Earring scored their first big hit in the United States when Radar Love peaked at number 13 on the Hot 100 charts. ’80s rockers White Lion covered Radar Love in 1989.
Enjoy this look back at the music video for Twilight Zone as well as a live performance from 1984, and just for fun, a live performance of Radar Love from 1973 as well as White Lion’s version.
Ophelia Morningwood says
I always wondered if percussionist Ray Cooper made a cameo appearance in this video as the bald stage prompter in the pit who hits his head. Your thoughts?