First single from Grace Jones’ 1985 album of the same name
The music video for “Slave to the Rhythm” features the hit single version of the song, billed as “Ladies and Gentlemen: Miss Grace Jones” in the album track listing. It largely consists of previously seen footage, using excerpts from Jones’ previously released music videos, “My Jamaican Guy” and “Living My Life”, as well as the A One Man Show documentary. Included are also still pictures of some of the singer’s most iconic looks and the Citroën CX TV advertisement. No new footage of Jones herself was filmed for the video, which features a spoken voice-overs from actor Ian McShane, extracted from tracks “Jones the Rhythm” and “Operattack”. The video, of which there are several versions, was directed by Jean-Paul Goude, Jones’ boyfriend at the time.
The video was nominated for the Best Female Video at 1986 MTV Video Music Awards, eventually losing to Whitney Houston’s “How Will I Know”. It was included as a bonus on the re-release of the A One Man Show video.