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Re: Top 40 Worst '80's Music Videos
« Reply #15 on: September 29, 2011, 11:52:05 AM »
Rick Fury "Gotta Get Me Out"

The singer sounds as if he's saying "I Got A Video!".  :D

Well, one postive aspect is the cute women in spandex  8) :-*

The video was a demo, which I doubt the singer got signed.

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Re: Top 40 Worst '80's Music Videos
« Reply #16 on: February 21, 2012, 07:52:25 AM »
Tramp "Wipe Those Tears" (1987)

Oh so bad-that-it's-good!


I don't mind the low budget and don't mind the cliches since I enjoy them for it's camp factor, but could do without the drapes and could've been done differently (ie have heartbroken guy standing against wall or sitting alone in a bar).

The song's very much mediocre, though not as bad or good. Though very typical for the era.   I've heard worse...

There's few performances of the band from few years ago, which the singer sounded horrible!  :P

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Re: Top 40 Worst '80's Music Videos
« Reply #17 on: July 31, 2012, 12:15:36 PM »
Honeydrippers "Sea of Love" (1984)

While the version of the classic oldie is decent, was the guy in the speedo in the video necessary?

Though it's an average  '80's videos with random imagery such as Robert Plant's video girlfriend holdinng a guitar on a horse in water and violinists lined up at the dock.


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Re: Top 40 Worst '80's Music Videos
« Reply #18 on: November 23, 2012, 11:43:57 AM »
"When The Going Goes Tough" Billy Ocean

Though mostly for the movie clips, which the song was taken from the soundtrack of "Jewel of the Nile".

Saw it on a classic episode of "Soul Train" featuring Janet Jackson on Centric.






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Re: Top 40 Worst '80's Music Videos
« Reply #19 on: January 12, 2013, 02:20:21 PM »
Kool and The Gang "Get Down On It"

Reminds me of glitches seen on non-satellite digital channels.  :P

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Re: Top 40 Worst '80's Music Videos
« Reply #20 on: July 25, 2013, 03:17:16 PM »
New Order "Blue Monday '88"


Honestly prefer the original 1983 classic over the 1988 re-recording, which is fairly OK. As for the video, it's very artsy and a tad pretentious with random images of some dog posing.

There was another New Order video that poked fun at campy hair metal videos, which fell flat and was done better in the Beastie Boys video for "No Sleep 'Till Brooklyn".

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Re: Top 40 Worst '80's Music Videos
« Reply #21 on: February 11, 2014, 02:32:09 PM »
Though early 1990's...

Def Leppard "Let's Get Rocked" (1992)

Joe Elliott's marching band outfit and the crude CGI kid, which Peter Gabriel's "Steam" from the same time is more visually appealing, and the song sounds like a reject from "Hysteria".

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Re: Top 40 Worst '80's Music Videos
« Reply #22 on: May 28, 2014, 02:29:56 PM »
Kylie Minogue "Made In Heaven" (1988)

Basically just Kylie with some glowing effect and snap shots of various past music videos in the background. While she actually cringes on her '80's fashion, she actually looked cute and her early videos have some camp value.


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Re: Top 40 Worst '80's Music Videos
« Reply #23 on: July 11, 2014, 11:15:46 AM »
Wang Chung "Everybody Have Fun Tonight" (1986)

I've read that the video have been banned in some places due to causing seizures with it's fast paced imagery.

Wouldn't have minded the effect used for maybe a few seconds, but it looks too "glitchy".

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Re: Top 40 Worst '80's Music Videos
« Reply #24 on: July 11, 2014, 10:41:07 PM »
The funny thing about that is that the album "Mosaic" that the song came from was really good.  The video, not so much, but the album was good.

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Re: Top 40 Worst '80's Music Videos
« Reply #25 on: July 26, 2015, 04:08:03 AM »
Big Country "In a Big Country"

For some reason, I've noticed "In a Big Country" appeared on several music video compilations from the past decade: "MTV20: Pop", "Pure '80's: the DVD", and "Pure '80's: New Wave", Ironically the video isn't on YouTube especially the band's Vevo channel. It featured the band performing on stage and footage of them riding dirt bikes, searching for treasure. It's a fair video, though nothing memorable. Just something that I just noticed.

Recently watched several videos from "MTV20: Pop" DVD, which the set was more likely randomly put together, had obvious glaring omissions such as a-ha "Take On Me" and artists such as Duran Duran, Billy Idol, Cyndi Lauper, Paula Abdul, etc. There's several good songs, though many of the videos aren't memorable, ie Thompson Twins "Hold Me Now", and isn't really a good sampler of the best clips from the decade. Not surprisingly the late '80's were ignored and only one song represented the early 1990's with mostly forgettable late '90's fare. I don't think Elvis Costello "Everyday I Write the Book" was even popular nor had much airplay on the network. At least it featured a handful of original bumpers and the moon man intro from the early '80's.


Ironically, "Video Killed the Radio Star", which also have appeared in a few video compilations, wasn't included despite being the first song played on the network.

Robert Palmer "Addicted to Love" and Jesus Jones "Right Here, Right Now", both from the "MTV20: Rock" volume, would've fit well on "MTV20: Pop". "MTV20: Rock" primarily focused on the 1990's and "MTV20: Jams" only had about 5 old school hip hop videos from the late 1980's/early '90's, along with the other volumes, included forgettable late '90's clips.



MTV20: Pop

Gary Newman "Cars" (1980)
A Flock of Seagulls "I Ran (So Far Away)" (1982)
Naked Eyes "Promises, Promises" (1983)
The Fixx "One Thing Leads To Another" (1983)
Big Country "In a Big Country" (1983)
Elvis Costello "Everyday I Write the Book" (1983)
Lionel Richie "All Night Long" (1983)
Thompson Twins "Hold Me Now" (1984)
Tears For Fears "Shout" (1985)
Lisa Stansfield "All Around the World" (1990)
Aqua "Barbie Girl" (1997), ironically was ranked on "MTV 25 Lame" in 1999
Smash Mouth "Walkin' on the Sun" (1997)
Chumbawamba "Tubthumpin" (1997), see Aqua
K-Ci & Jo-Jo "All My Life" (1998)
Semisonic "Closing Time" (1998)
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Re: Top 40 Worst '80's Music Videos
« Reply #26 on: March 18, 2016, 08:23:58 AM »
London "Nothing Happens" (1989)

Over the top cheesy...

About a minute of the music video appeared on the "Hollywood Rocks" documentary that focused on the glam metal scene with focus on lesser known bands such as XYZ, Hollywood Rose, an early incarnation of Guns N' Roses,  and D'Molls with some popular such as Quiet Riot and Warrant. London appeared on "Decline of Western Civilization II: The Metal Years".

I'd make a Top  "It's-So-Bad-It's-Good" video list, though like the the best it's hard to choose.  :D

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Re: Top 40 Worst '80's Music Videos
« Reply #27 on: March 18, 2016, 10:47:21 PM »
"Make it Real" was on that list but there's something funny about it and I mean funny in a sort of strange way and not funny as in a joke.  The video that was uploaded to Youtube is a version that I don't remember.  There was another version that was on MTV and VH-1 in 1987 or early 1988 that was much better and well produced.  It started out with her in front of a building on a set with people walking past.  I haven't been able to find that version on Youtube.

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Re: Top 40 Worst '80's Music Videos
« Reply #28 on: July 17, 2016, 09:57:16 AM »
Most new wave/alternative VHS compilations have been a disappointment when I collected music videos on VHS/DVD, which was before the era of YouTube and didn't have VH1 Classic in the past decade. Especially from Depeche Mode and New Order, which looked more like bad art films and didn't have much camp value or anything.


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Re: Top 40 Worst '80's Music Videos
« Reply #29 on: October 11, 2016, 06:29:32 AM »
Lita Ford "Hungry" (1990)


The Alice in Wonderland imagery is very out of place.