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Friday Night Video: Top 15 Best Videos, from late 1986


15. Prince "When Doves Cry" (1984)
14. Whitney Houston "How Will I Know" (1986)
13. Van Halen "Jump" (1984)
12. Phil Collins "Baby, Don't You Lose My Number" (1985)
11. Tina Turner "What's Love Got To Do With It" (1984)
10. ZZ Top "Sharp Dressed Man" (1983)
9. Duran Duran "Hungry Like The Wolf" (1982)
8. Lionel Richie "All Night Long" (1983)
7. Cyndi Lauper "Girls Just Want To Have Fun" (1984)
6. Madonna "Material Girl" (1985)
5. The Police "Every Breath You Take" (1983)
4. Don Henley "The Boys Of Summer" (1985)
3. The Cars "You Might Think" (1984)
2. Michael Jackson "Beat It" (1983)
1. Dire Straits "Money For Nothing" (1985)

 Surprised that "Take On Me" from a-ha wasn't ranked. Also "Thriller", though that would take up most of the show and I think only MTV was allowed to air it in it's entirety. Also then recent video "Sledgehammer" from Peter Gabriel was also very innovating.


Friday Night Videos Top 10 of 1987


10. "The Way You Make Me Feel" Michael Jackson
9. "With Or Without You" U2
8. "U Got the Look" Prince
7. "Livin' On A Prayer" Bon Jovi
6. "Faith" George Michael
5. "I Want To Dance With Somebody" Whitney Houston
4. "Open Your Heart" Madonna
3. "Land of Confusion" Genesis
2. "The Pleasure Principle" Janet Jackson
1. "(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party)" Beastie Boys


Top Artist of the Decade, from October 13, 1989

A montage of music videos were played for most of the Top Artists in the episode,which final artist mentioned is the Top Artist of the Decade. Also best heavy metal and rap artists, along with two artists destined to be popular in the 1990's. (not ranked by numeral order)

Prince
Whitney Houston
Madonna
Bruce Springsteen
George Michael/Wham!
Phil Collins/Genesis
Janet Jackson (Destined to be popular in the '90's, which she indeed was popular throughout the decade  8) )
Bobby Brown (Also destined to be popular in the '90's, though was more tabloid fodder)
Def Leppard (Best Heavy Metal band of the 80's)
Run DMC (Best Rap group of the '80's)
There's a plug for the Greatest Videos of the decade, which isn't on YouTube
Michael Jackson