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Favorite 80s Music Video

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Man, HJ calling out Asia, and then posting up Mike and the Mechanics?  That's a bold move, Cotten!

 

(I like them both, for the record, and I'm not ashamed!) :)

 

 

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I had several videos where I "fell in love with the girl."  This was probably the first of them:

 

 

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Godley & Creme (Half of the original 10cc), really created some the most inventive videos of the 80s.  In addition to Every Breath You Take and Heat of the Moment already posted, they did these as well:

 

 

 

 

 

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1 minute ago, South Austin said:

That was good, but I thought this U2 video was better.

 

I think I read, a long time ago, that it was not U2 riding those horses. Rather it was young Norwegian gals.

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It was close to the 80's? 

Figured I was within the bounds of the thread: "Like almost everyone else my age, I was completely engaged in the videos MTV chose to show us from 1981 to about 1994"

Sorry, I'll go back to my bunk

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Cherry Pie was 1990, very close.  'Tis a fine song, but 'tis no 80s, English. :)

 

Speaking of English (and girls in videos I fell in love with):

 

 

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40 minutes ago, South Austin said:

Cherry Pie was from the 90s. Stay in your bunk.

I creamed your mom's cherry pie in the 90s in your bunk.

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Yeah, I'd have to say "Hey Mickey" is part of that 18% of 80s music videos that I actually DON'T like.

 

But Falco and Run DMC, oh yeah.

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"Hey Mickey" is just one of those songs where the video is the first thing I think of when I hear it.

Another prime example:

Cradle of Love also, but I'm trying to follow the rules

 

 

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But the Hey Mickey video was one of the first (if not the first) with the completely white background.  Pretty significant in that respect because a lot of other videos picked up that look. 

 

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7 minutes ago, utee94 said:

The Cars did several fun videos off Heartbeat City.  I liked Magic quite a bit, too

 

Yeah, you could've posted any of them.  That one struck me at the time though.  

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1 hour ago, Texas007 said:

"Hey Mickey" is just one of those songs where the video is the first thing I think of when I hear it.

Another prime example...

 

Cradle of Love also, but I'm trying to follow the rules

 

 

Cradle of Love is another example of a "girl in music video I fell in love with."  But yeah, rules. 

 

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Back then, a stiff breeze could give me a woody, so yeah, I also fell in love about 30 times a day. MTV was great at feeding into that.

 

As for the Femmes, I never saw any of their vids on MTV or VH1 but knew of them from listening to local college radio. Saw them with Drivin' N' Cryin' in '90 at JSU. I seem to recall seeing the Pixies and even once, DNC with their one charting song, Fly Me Courageous. Lots of college kids loved them and the Violent Femmes but not enough could afford to buy their music, to put them higher on the charts.

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Same here, never saw Femmes videos on MTV.  I knew about them from my "indie rock" friends, you know the kind of folks that decided they hated a band the moment anyone had actually heard of them?  I guess they were hipster pioneers or something?  Anyway, obviously once anyone else had heard of the Femmes, they abandoned them for Skinny Puppy or somesuch.

 

Now here's a video that I'm surprised hasn't already been mentioned (or maybe I missed it?).  It was absolutely in about an hourly rotation in the very earliest days of MTV:

 

 

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Another iconic 80s video, whether you liked this band or not (and I most definitely did):

 

 

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And I can't omit this one, Sting in full Feyd Rautha mode for a Police video, and probably my favorite song on an album full of total blockbusters:

 

 

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So many great examples. One of the biggest ones for my from the 80s is TFF. Almost posted Shout but for some reason this one just captures the 80s for me.

 

 

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13 minutes ago, HiggyBaby said:

So many great examples. One of the biggest ones for my from the 80s is TFF. Almost posted Shout but for some reason this one just captures the 80s for me.

 

 

This is, in my humble (but correct) opinion, the most iconic song of the 1980s. It has biting Cold War lyrics set to a fatalistic shuffle beat, and it was appropriately playing during the closing credits of one of the great 80s comedies also having an arms race theme, Real Genius. This is such a great fucking song that is the soundtrack of my childhood.

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