This is something I've been wanting to do for a while now, but I didn't have the time.
Now, I present to all those interested...
The Greatest Music Videos Of The 1980s - Part 1
Queen - "Princes of the Universe"
Freddie Mercury battles a sword wielding Highlander character, armed with only a microphone stand. What else can be said?
a-ha - "Take on Me"
This was that video that amazed everyone who saw it, but nobody could remember who the artist was. You're welcome.
Mötley Crüe - "Home Sweet Home"
This was such a highly requested video that MTV had to make a new rule for airplay!
Michael Jackson - "Thriller"
It's "Thriller," I really shouldn't need to say more...
Devo - "Whip It"
And now, on the weird side, possibly the most confusing music video ever.
Def Leppard - "Rock of Ages"
This makes me laugh so hard my sides hurt, so I figured it's worth putting up here.
Twisted Sister - "We're Not Gonna Take It"
The ultimate youth power song has an equally fun music video!
Peter Gabriel - "Sledgehammer"
So freaky it will likely cause strange nightmares.
R.E.M. - "Radio Free Europe"
This was the mainstream world's first trippy look at one of the most enduring and iconic groups of the 1980s.
Poison - "Fallen Angel"
I do not consider myself a big fan of Poison, but let's face it Hair Metal was the '80s, so here's their best video!
I will do a follow up article. Submit suggestions in the comments section below.