While playing A-ha today on the radio, I completely flashed back to the days of MTV and watching music videos.
Those were some great time weren’t they? When MTV launched in in 1981, I remember as a kid, laying on the floor on my stomach, my face in my hands, staring at these amazing visual masterpieces.
In honor of throwback Thursday, I put together my Top 20 list of music videos I distinctly remember watching during that decade.
What videos do you remember being mesmerized by back then? Comment below!
In no particular order:
A-ha “Take On Me”:
Michael Jackson “Thriller”:
Peter Gabriel “Sledgehammer”:
Madonna “Like A Virgin”:
Yes “Owner of a Lonely Heart”:
The Police “Every Breath You Take”:
Van Halen “Jump”:
Robert Palmer “Addicted to Love”:
Eurythmics “Sweet Dreams Are Made of This”:
Duran Duran “Hungry Like The Wolf”:
Beastie Boys “You Gotta Fight For Your Right to Party”:
Madness “Our House”:
Paula Abdul “Straight Up”:
ZZ Top “Gimme All Your Lovin'”:
Cyndi Lauper “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun”:
Dire Straits “Money For Nothing”:
Men Without Hats “Safety Dance”:
Wang Chung “Everybody Have Fun Tonight”:
Devo “Whip It”:
Talking Heads “Burning Down The House”: