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Coffee Break: 8 worst music videos of the 1980s

Postby tater1977 » Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:59 pm

Coffee Break: 8 worst music videos of the 1980s

BRET HAYWORTH bhayworth@siouxcityjournal.com

https://www.kpvi.com/news/national_news ... fd632.html

SIOUX CITY -- Music videos rose to be a prominent part of popular culture in the 1980s, and some became known for groundbreaking content over that decade.

Chronologically that list includes "Thriller" by Michael Jackson, "Take On Me" by A-ha and "Sledgehammer" by Peter Gabriel, making for a bunch of visually compelling 80's videos still fondly recalled to this day by Generation X'ers and even younger people.

However, there is whole host of purely awful Eighties videos that turned off people at the time when shown on MTV or "Night Tracks" on WTBS. (Remember, this was way before such videos populated YouTube.)

There were music videos produced with the themes and now dated technology of the time.

There were terrible videos by notable artists. There were pathetic videos to pretty solid songs. In the worst of all worlds, there were laughingly absurd video representations of incredibly dumb songs.

Sometimes, jumpsuits were involved. Or headbands. Perhaps with campy dancing.
Here are eight videos you will wish you'd never seen. Take a look, if you dare.

8. "Puttin' on the Ritz," Taco
7. "Dancing in the Street," Mick Jagger and David Bowie
6. "Last Christmas," Wham!
5."Kokomo," The Beach Boys
4. "Too Much Time On My Hands," Styx
3. "Big Talk," Warrant
2. "Total Eclipse of the Heart," Bonnie Tyler

1. "Separate Ways," Journey

Here's an utterly hilarious video that is the ultimate in 80's cheesiness. The poor Journey guys were apparently on board with air-playing their non-instruments in many spots along some wharf (wharf?), which made for nonsensical imagery. Singer Steve Perry bore the brunt of the overwrought video, grimacing about his lost love, often in too-tight closeups, or falling backwards on the set.

Plus, that poor bassist who has to walk straight at the camera at the three-fourths mark. Together, just a hodgepodge of laugh-inducing scenes for a song that listeners actually pushed to No. 8 on the Billboard Chart in 1983.
Perry's good natured bonhomie & the world’s most charmin smile,knocked fans off their feet. Sportin a black tux,gigs came alive as he swished around the stage thrillin audiences w/ charisma that instantly burnt the oxygen right out of the venue.TR.com
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Re: Coffee Break: 8 worst music videos of the 1980s

Postby ScarabGator » Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:48 pm

How is Billy Squier Rock me tonight not on there?
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