The music video for the song won "Best Group Video" at the MTVVideo Music Awards in 1987. The video was taken from the film True Stories, with some additional content added. Actor John Goodman, prior to his fame in the sitcom Roseanne, appeared in both the film and MTV versions of the video. The B-side of the single features him singing the song "People Like Us" which is also from the film.
The song was also featured in trailers for the 2006 animated film Over the Hedge, and also at the beginning of another animated film, Open Season, and is included on the soundtrack CD.