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D80sV: INXS - Don't Change

Daily 80's Video: Great early INXS video. I didn't discover this song until recently and it's quickly become one of my favorite INXS songs. Enjoy how young and different everybody looks. And of course enjoy Michael Hutchence's great voice and natural flair for showmanship. RIP Michael Hutchence.

D80sV: Fine Young Cannibals - Johnny Come Home

Daily 80's Video: The Fine Young Cannibals are one band I really wish would have produced more material. Two albums is NOT enough! Enjoy the madness of this video, Roland Gifts signature and unorthodox voice, and Andy Cox and David Steele and their dancing guitars.

D80sV: English Beat - Save It For Later

Daily 80's Video: Man, this one busy video but I love it. So random and fun. And a great song. English Beat was comprised of future members of General Public and Fine Young Cannibals. Enjoy the white people dancing, the skull drum, and Dave Wakelings bizarre but effective voice.

D80sV: The Replacements - Swingin' Party

Daily 80's Video: Okay, so I bought this CD about a year ago and finally got around to listening to it: The Replacements 1985 album Tim. During the very first listening, "Swingin' Party" really caught my ear. I mean really. I've listened to it about a 100 times in the last week. Enjoy everything about it!

D80sV: Split Enz - Six Months In A Leaky Boat (Live 2006)

Daily 80's Video: Here is an incredible performance of the Split Enz classic, "Six Months In A Leaky Boat" featuring pianist virtuoso, Eddie Raynor. Tim Finn on vocals is very moving as well. Enjoy!

D80sV: David Lee Roth - Just A Gigolo

Daily 80's Video: Wow! This video really brings it all back. And it's so hilarious. David Lee Roth was such a character back then. He was the perfect light-hearted foil for Van Halen. I mean, the whole Waldo thing from "Hot For Teacher" has Dave written all over it. "Just A Gigolo" features some dead-on and timely impersonations, making this video a perfect time capsule from that time period. I especially like Dave's little crotch dance for the three censors. Enjoy all the gratuitous everything, especially boobage, and all the hilarity!

D80sV: Billy Idol - Eyes Without A Face

Daily 80's Video: It's so funny watching Billy Idol now. When I was a kid I thought he was so scary. Now, with his incessant sneering and posturing he just seems like a mental patient with anger issues. Nothing a little shock treatment wouldn't fix, which reminds me of the David Lee Roth video when the Idol impersonator gets, well, shocked. That's gotta be the next daily 80's video! Enjoy Idols' desperate attempt at appearing like a bad ass, his on-the-floor punch dancing, his Aqua-Net-laden backup singers, and Idol's lone tie to actual bad ass-ness, Steve Stevens on guitar.

D80sV: U2 - I Will Follow

Daily 80's Video: Here's one U2 earliest "hits" off their 1980 debut album Boy. They're so young in this video. And very early on we can see The Edge finding his signature guitar sound that would follow U2 throughout their career. It's amazing that these same 4 guys have been in the same band for over 30 years. Can you think of 3 other non-family members you've hanging with for 30 years? Quite a feat. Enjoy the U2 sound, the sort of dorky video and dancing, and oh yes the hair- I'm talking to you Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen Jr., and The Edge.

D80sV #93: Chicago - Stay The Night

Daily 80's Video #93: "Stay The Night" is a very fun video by Chicago, featuring lead singer Peter Cetera doing a great job posing as a more than a little persistent suitor. This also happens to be my favorite 80's Chicago song. As Chicago entered the 80's it seems they changed their sound for the new decade. Their 80's sound was much different than their 70's hits like "Make Me Smile" and "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is." Enjoy Peter Cetera!

D80sV #92: Roachford - Kathleen

Daily 80's Video #92: (Andrew) Roachford came along at the tail-end of the 80's. I had his debut, self-titled album from 1988 and played it to death. But Roachford didn't get much play in America - what else is new, good music getting no play in America. Roachford's only semi-hit in America was "Cuddly Toy", which was great, but the whole album was full of hits! And here's my favorite, "Kathleen". The quality isn't the greatest but it was the only "Kathleen" music video I could find. Enjoy Roachford's great voice and the jazzy driving beat of the song.

D80sV #91: The Proclaimers - Throw The R Away (Live 1987)

Daily 80's Video #91: Man, I'm loving this video! I love me some Proclaimers and this performance perfect. Charlie and Craig Reid, remembered mostly for their mega hit "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)" had a lot more to offer than just one song. In the late 80's early 90's, after seeing the Proclaimers on David Letterman, I quickly snatched up all their albums, three at the time. "Throw The R Away" is off their debut album This Is The Story from 1987. Great music and great talent! Enjoy the raw talent, the thriving harmonies, and the stunned 80's audience completely floored by the normalness of The Proclaimers back in the height of the 80's music scene.

D80sV #90: Split Enz - Message To My Girl (live)

Daily 80's Video #90: Here is an amazing rendition of Split Enz's last big hit "Message To My Girl." Split Enz weren't hugely popular in America, only breaking through with their 1980 hit "I Got You", the Enz were very popular around the world, mainly in Australia and obviously New Zealand, where they're from (explaining the spelling of their name which is an abbreviation of the New Zealand). Brothers, Tim and Neil Finn were the main singers and songwriters of the group. After the demise of the group in 1985, the latter would go on to form Crowded House. Enjoy the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra's tranquil and haunting arrangement and Eddie Raynor, of Split Enz's, masterful piano playing.

D80sV #89: Crowded House - Don't Dream It's Over (Live)

Daily 80's Video #89: In 1984, Crowded House rose from the ashes of Split Enz. Here is a very emotional performance of "Don't Dream It's Over" by Crowded House during their 1996 farewell tour. This is the very last song of the tour! Paul Hester, the drummer, and light-hearted, jovial center of the group, was so touched by the moment, he can't hide his tears. This was Crowded House's biggest worldwide hit. Unfortunately the world lost Paul Hester in 2005. RIP PH.

D80sV #88: The Clash - The Magnificent Seven (Live)

Daily 80's Video #88: Here's the first of many to come, Clash songs. "Magnificent Seven" is a driving, almost rap song off The Clash's Sandinista album. Strummer, Jones, Simonon, and Headon are on their game as they deliver this powerfully charged song about, well, a whole lot of stuff. Apparently Joe Strummer wrote it on the spot, stream of conscious style, about the working class, various historical figures, and today's ad-driven society. When the Clash came to America in 1980 they discovered the emerging American music genre rap, with artists like Grand Master Flash and The Furious Five and the Sugar Hill Gang. Obviously this new genre was a huge influence on this song. Enjoy the magnificent Clash! RIP Joe Strummer.

D80sV #87: Red Hot Chili Peppers - Get Up And Jump (Live)

Daily 80's Video #87: Here's some EARLY Red Hot Chili Peppers featuring guitarist, Hillel Slovak, who I consider to be the band's original guitarist, but only played on two of the band's albums, the second and third. During this stage of the band, RHCP weren't as commercial as they would eventually become. At this time they were incredibly funk-driven, even utilizing the Godfather of funk, George Clinton, as producer for their album, Freaky Styley. Sadly, Slovak died of a heroin overdose in 1988 and was eventually replaced by John Frusciante. After Slovak's death, drummer Jack Irons left the band, eventually joining Pearl Jam. RIP Hillel.

D80sV #86: The Style Council - Ever Changing Moods

Daily 80's Video: As far as America goes, very few know the name of Paul Weller. However, in England, he is well-known. A musical prodigy grown into a legend. First with his band, The Jam, then The Style Council, then solo. The Style Council's "Ever Changing Moods" is a great song, but the video, um, well. I have to ask, what were they thinking? A friendly bicycle race, a break thwarted by sirens, and a handful of almost subliminal shots of war. Okay. Regardless, Paul Weller (the dude on the left) remains impressive. Enjoy the music, and the jarring randomness of this video.

D80sV #85: Pixies - Here Comes Your Man

Daily 80's Video: Here's a song for the ages; the Pixies' "Here Comes Your Man" an instant timeless classic, arriving on the planet in 1989, near the dawn of the 90's. The Pixies, in a very short time 86-93, recorded a plethora of monumental and enduring music. In 89, if you wanted to find the Pixies, you had to have a good college radio station in town or watch 120 Minutes on MTV (back when MTV played music). Black Francis, Joey Santiago, Kim Deal, and David Lovering are a shoe-in for the Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame as soon as they're eligible.

D80sV #84: A-ha - Take On Me

Daily 80's Video: Arguably A-Ha's "Take On Me" remains as one of the best videos of the 80's and probably all time. The video depicts a simple story, but in a style that was groundbreaking at the time, and yet stands the test of time. I refuse to call A-ha a one hit wonder, even if, technically, they are. As an A-ha fan, let me assure you, they were a talented band, especially lead singer Morten Harket who is one of my favorite singers of all time, and had several successful albums and a formidable worldwide following. America might have quit them after one song, but thankfully, America isn't the end-all and be-all of taste. Enjoy the great effects, simple yet well told storyline, Morten Harket's voice, and Magne Furuholmen's now iconic keyboard playing.

D80sV #83: Michael Sembello - Maniac (Flashdance)

Daily 80's Video: Okay, so a couple years back, probably over 10 now, I found out that Jennifer Beals had a dance-double through most of Flashdance. Well, this takes away a lot. All the close-ups, especially the butt close-up, which they show like 3 times in video, probably aren't Jennifer Beals, but the double. Why does this bother me? Who knows. Anyway, enjoy this ultra one-hit wonder from the 80's, with all the butt shots one man can stand.

D80sV #82: Vangelis - Chariots Of Fire

Daily 80's Video #82: "Chariots of Fire" brings back two significant memories for me. The first is it being the first movie I remember going to and how miserable I was. My mother and aunt brought me (the only movie I remember my Mom bringing me to). I was about 6 years old. I remember we were in the front row, and the theater was cold, and I didn't have the slightest clue what was going on in the movie. The other memory is walking to elementary school with my friend Ken and teasing this girl we knew, who was on crutches, by humming this song as we passed by her. It was all in good fun. Right?

D80sV #81: Eddie Grant - Romancing The Stone

Daily 80's Video #81: Hot off his early 80's hit "Electric Avenue", Eddie Grant was back with "Romancing The Stone" the theme to the movie of the same name. Great movie! And the video shows some of the more exciting sequences in the film. In remembering this song, I often sing this song to myself, but never really knew the lyrics to the verses or anything. Now I remember why. There really isn't much there, other than repeatedly saying, "I'm Romancing The Sto-one." Enjoy the funky groove!

D80sV #80: Winger - She's Only 17

Daily 80's Video #80: Okay, so we have Kip Winger. When he burst on the scene in the late 80's every guy wanted to be him and every girl wanted to be with him, and probably some vice versa. Whatever that means. Anyway, I get a kick out of Kip Winger in this video. He doesn't really play the bass much, maybe not at all, but he does do several choreographed moves with it, including his patented spin and kneel move, which he does, I think I counted, like 10 TIMES! Hilarious! Enjoy Kip Winger the man who oozes sex all over your TV and computer screen.

D80sV #79: Ratt - Round And Round

Daily 80's Video #79: Ratt was a pretty formidable hair band. They didn't have many hit songs, but the one they had, "Round And Round" was one of the best from the 80's. I'm not sure how they got Milton Berle to be in their video. Well probably by paying him loads of money, how else? And they even had enough money for Berle's sister. That was the spare no expense attitude of that most decadent decade. Enjoy, well, Milton Berle, Ratt themselves, with Steve Pearcy's eyeless attitude, and some seriously scary looking bandmates. RIP to the scariest one, the big blond guitarist, Robbin Crosby, who passed away in 2002.

D80sV #78: Quiet Riot - Cum On Feel The Noize

Daily 80's Video #78: Here's a classic 80's video. Quiet Riot were a phenomenon when they burst on the seen in the early 80's. Although they were reluctant to record "Cum On Feel The Noize", perhaps this is why they inserted the "F" in the chorus "Girls Rock Your Boys", you can't argue with the success. "Cum On Feel The Noize" was a smash hit and put Quiet Riot on the map, where as before their only claim to fame was being Randy Rhoads' band before leaving to join Ozzy Osbourne. Enjoy the fun storyline, the amazing energy in the performance portion of the video, and the general kickass nature of this monumental 80's song. RIP lead singer, Kevin Dubrow.

D80sV: Hall And Oates - Out Of Touch

Daily 80's Video: Here's a really fun video from the 80's, Hall And Oates' "Out of Touch". With these guys, similar to Wham, it leaves me wondering what exactly does John Oates do in this band? As far as I know, Daryl Hall does all the lead vocals. Well, to pin down exactly what John Oates does, besides a lot of cool dancing in this video, I went to Wikipedia. Okay, well, apparently Oates does sing lead sometimes. In addition he writes a lot of the music and plays guitar, synthesizer, and something called a synthguitar. Enjoy the general fun atmosphere of this video, including the oversized drum kit, the hokey yet fun special effects, the contributions from the other bandmates, ie. GE Smith (guitar), T-Bone Wolk (bass), Charles Dechant (sax), who would all eventually join the Saturday Night Band. Get song on Amazon. Get song on iTunes. Get album on Amazon. Get album on iTunes. Or get any song anywhere by trying Amazon Music Unlimited 30-Day Free Trial or iTunes For 90-Day Free Trial

D80sV #76: Yes - Owner Of A Lonely Heart

Daily 80's Video #76: Okay, so what is this video about? Love this song. Always loved this song. The video, I'm not so sure about. But in a way, it fits. Somehow. This guy is, I guess, an owner of a lonely heart. As a result he has an unfulfilled existence, has hallucinations, severe paranoia and depression. And in the end, the video itself is just a daydream. Enjoy the various animals this guy has crawling on him - the inspiration for Fear Factor, the attempt at 80's video storytelling, and well, the incredible music of Yes.

D80sV #75: Nena - 99 Luftballoons

Daily 80's Video #75: Man, always loved this song. From a little tike and on. And yet, never really knew what the song was about. Silliness. It could have something to do with being in German. Now that I've watched the video with the English subtitles I finally get it. Only took me 30 years. An anti-war song about all the tension in the world, particularly Germany, between East and West Germany, during the 80's, and the constant threat of war, where 99 balloons, mistaken for some sort of attack, could even set a chain reaction of war and destruction. Enjoy Nena's lead singer Gabriele Kerner who looks a lot prettier than I remember, perhaps even as pretty as the keyboard player, Uwe Fahrenkrog-Peterson, who really mugs it up for the camera, sporting twice the makeup and twice the attitude as anybody else involved.

D80sV #74: Robert Palmer - Looking For Clues

Daily 80's Video #74: I'm loving me some Robert Palmer! Always dug his voice and he put out some of the funkiest stuff in the 80's and "Looking For Clues" is certainly that. I've never seen this video. Let me tell you, it's creeping me out a little. Enjoy Robert Palmer's soulful voice, the driving beat, and of course all the animals who surprisingly good dancers for a bunch of animals. I think it was a good decision to replace the animal people with the clonish women in future Robert Palmer videos. Something tells me Robert Palmer's future videos wouldn't have gone over quite as well if he hadn't.

D80sV #73: The Smiths - Stop Me If You Think That You've Heard This One Before

Daily 80's Video #73: After Lionel Richie, I had to find something a little more to my current taste. Here's The Smiths' "Stop Me If You Think That You've Heard This One Before" off their final studio album Strangeways Here We Come. Generally, the Smiths videos are rather insignificant, leaning heavily on their music, which is easily some of the best music from the 80's. Unfortunately, their music wasn't very well known in America. We were to busy watching Lionel Richie running through the night. Enjoy all the Morrisseys, Johnny Marr's stellar guitar playing and Andy Rourke's under-rated bass playing.

D80sV #72: Lionel Richie - Running With The Night

Daily 80's Video #72: Apart from maybe Michael Jackson, you couldn't find a bigger star, and prolific hit maker than Lionel Richie during the early 80's. "Running With The Night" was off his monster-selling, aptly titled album Can't Slow Down. Who knew that the hits that seemed to come so easily for him in the late 70's and early 80's would soon dry up. Enjoy the demonstrative acting by the actors/dancers in this video, especially Lionel Richie himself, who seems anything but cool throughout this video.

D80sV #71: Kool And The Gang - Joanna

Daily 80's Video #71: Okay, so this might be the corniest 80's video ever. But give it a second. Cuz that corniness starts to fade away. And next thing you know, you just feel happy. A nice happy positive song. And what's wrong with that? Enjoy the lead singer, who actually isn't Kool (Kool's the bass player) but J.T. Taylor's extreme coolness, Kool's attempt at a black mullet, and the bands somewhat corny grooving to the song. The waitress actually ends up being as coolest person in the video, just like all this song and video's adoration would suggest.

D80sV: Wham - Freedom

Daily 80's Video: Always loved this song. My favorite Wham song. This extended video is quite impressive too, to think what they're doing, playing in communist China, the first western pop group to ever do so. To think, within a year or two, the band would meet its demise, this after making one of the best albums of the 80's the monster selling Make It Big. Enjoy the driving beat of Freedom, the martial arts display, and all the Chinese kids, especially the one at the end giving us a defiant flip of his lips. Get Song. Get Album. Or get any song anywhere by trying Amazon Music Unlimited 30-Day Free Trial

D80sV #69: Godley And Creme - Cry

Daily 80's Video #69: I've always loved this song, and the video is mesmerizing. A long time ago, there once was this band named 10cc. 10cc was made up four members: Graham Gouldman, Eric Stewart, Lol Creme, and Kevin Godley. In this band was IMMENSE talent. Then in 1976, there was a disturbance in the force, and the two creative factions split, leaving two bands in its wake: 10cc and Godley And Creme. Enjoy this 80's classic, the revolutionary effects, and try to guess which faces belong to Godley and Creme.

D80sV #68: The Eurythmics - Here Comes The Rain Again

Daily 80's Video #68: When I was a kid, Annie Lennox creeped me out to no end. As a result, I never really watched this video before. Now, as an adult, I think it's quite obvious, Annie Lennox possessed one of the greatest voices of the 80's. That orange crew cut just threw me for a loop back then. Now, I feel much better. Now, I can appreciate this song. Enjoy Annie Lennox's silky voice, Dave Stewart's odd -sort-of-just-being-there way with the camera, and the familiar 80's video conundrum of trying to tell a story with your video without coming off too silly and not quite succeeeding - a la the video camera thing.

D80sV #67: Europe - The Final Countdown

Daily 80's Video #67: Europe's The Final Countdown was quickly a smash hit in America. So quick, my brother didn't even have time to buy the album, instead he recorded the song off the radio over my Cyndi Lauper tape. I remember he told me he didn't mean to. That was funny. He didn't mean to get some Scotch tape, cover the holes on the cassette tape (in order to make the tape recordable) and stick the tape in the radio and wait for Final Countdown to come on? Anyway, enough sharing time. I've had lots of therapy since and I'm feeling much better. Enjoy the great song, the cheerful Europe bandmates, and all their hair!

D80sV #66: Loverboy - Working For The Weekend

Daily 80's Video #66: Wow! Here's some quintessential 80's for ya! "Working For The Weekend" has got to be one of there greatest 80's anthems ever! It's impossible to listen to this song and not get a little pumped. Great intro too. Never saw that before. Enjoy the incredible 80's song, the leather, and possibly the dorkiest lead singer ever!

D80sV #65: Janet Jackson - Let's Wait A While

Daily 80's Video #65: It's amazing how a song like this can seem so outdated. I really can't see any of today's artists doing a remake. If they did do it, like Lady Gaga or Nicki Minaj, by "waiting a while" I think they'd mean an hour or so. Am I an old prude? All I know is this song didn't sound so radical in the 80's. Now, it's as outdated as Pat Boone. Enjoy Janet Jackson's rather faint but still effective voice, her shutting her man down when he goes in for the kiss, and her key-chain earring which you can almost hear her saying, "Have you seen my keys?"

D80sV #64: Mike And The Mechanics - Silent Running

Daily 80's Video #64: "Silent Running" is a great not-so-futuristic call to revolution against unknown oppressors. It's in the vein of some of Rush's similar futuristic tales. Going along with the general fear during the 80's of World War III always breaking out, a la Red Dawn. "Silent Running" features one of the most prolific and soulful singers around, Paul Carrack, who also sang hits for Ace in the 70's and Squeeze's biggest hit ever "Tempted". Enjoy Paul Carrack's voice, the movie quality video, and the general sound created by Mike Rutherford's (of Genesis fame) side project, the Mechanics.

D80sV #63: Violent Femmes - Good Feeling (Live)

Daily 80's Video #63: Love the Violent Femmes! Gordon Gano's voice is one of the most distinct voices in rock. And "Good Feeling", though not a hit, is one of my favorite VF song. Please excuse the low quality of this video. Enjoy Brian Richie's incredible bass playing and solo and not to mention magnificent mullet!

D80sV #62: Blondie - The Tide Is High (Solid Gold)

Daily 80's Video #62: Here's Blondie's "The Tide Is High". I would have liked to find a full-band, live version but this was the best I could do. It's sort of an odd performance. It's just Debbie Harry and she doesn't seem to be all there. But then again, it is Solid Gold. And back then, when I was just a kid, even though I thought it was the coolest show ever, Solid Gold must have been the corniest gig there was. You got great exposure, but usually you were just lip-synching to your own track, which must of felt silly, unless of course you're Milli Vanilli. Enjoy Debbie Harry's somewhat lackluster performance, including her uninspired singing and non-challant somebody-kill-me demeanor.

D80sV #61: EPMD - So Whatcha Sayin'?

Daily 80's Video #61: EPMD were always one of my favorite rap groups. Erick Sermon's signature mouth-full-of-marbles delivery was so rare, managing to sound goofy and serious at the same time, coming a little bit after Biz Markie and way before Notorious BIG, who have similar deliveries. EPMD means Erick and Parrish Making Dollars. "So Whatcha Sayin'" has got to be one of their best songs. This video is crazy and so random. Enjoy seeing EPMD's apparent sewer hideout, the odd monkish looking fellas, and all the crotch grabbing at the end, and hey even an inexplicable sumo wrestler's loincloth.

D80sV #60: DMK - Everything Counts (Depeche Mode Cover)

Daily 80's Video #60: Every once and a while a cover does an original song justice. And that's what this video does, and then some. Not only does DMK do Depeche Mode's "Everything Counts" justice, it all also adds a certainly element of absolutely adorable cuteness. Amazing job guys! Enjoy this talented ensemble, especially those incredible talented tikes, gotta love it!

D80sV #59: Depeche Mode - Everything Counts

Daily 80's Video #59: I wish this video was as cool as the song. Unfortunately, it's not. Someday I'll post the live version, after Depeche Mode got a little dark, a little dangerous. But not so dangerous they were too drugged out to perform. Ugh. "Everything Counts" is definitely one of my favorite Depeche Mode songs. Enjoy the great song, the corny backup singing set-up from Martin Gore and the boys, the random -and I mean random- pictures of people buying stuff or just standing around thinking about buying stuff.

D80sV #58: Dexy's Midnight Runners - Come On Eileen

Daily 80's Video #58: Ah, "Come on, Eileen", easily one of the best tracks of the 80's, going on to outsell every other single in 1982. Kevin Rowland's voice is unforgettable. His overalls and armpit hair is also unforgettable. This song is possibly one of the funnest sing-along songs ever, drunk or sober. Enjoy the matching overalls (a look the Runners adopted for this album and this album only), the Celtic dancing, and the scary part at the start of the Too-Rye-Ay chant when the boys start after Eileen and the other Bananarama girl - yikes!

D80sV #57: The Specials - Ghost Town

Daily 80's Video #57: Here's the first of many songs by The Specials. Love the Specials sound. Didn't really get into them until well after the 80's. They made some great, innovative music in a very short time, together with label mates, Madness. Enjoy the reggae ska groove, the freak out moments, and Terry Hall - the white dude - who never smiles and never laughs in all the videos I've seen him.

D80sV #56: Foreigner - I Wanna Know What Love Is

Daily 80's Video #56: Okay, I don't know what it is but when this song came out in 1984 they played about a gazillion times. You just couldn't get away from it. And now, 30 years later, well, I'd give anything to go back and be bombarded by this song if it meant being back in the 80's again. However, I don't feel the same way about Katrina and the Waves' "Walking On Sunshine." I still hate that song and always will. Well, maybe not. Anyway enjoy this quintessential power balled from the 80's, the slow-mo camera, and Roman Polanski on the drums! Really. It could happen.

D80sV #55: The Go-Go's - Head Over Heels

Daily 80's Video #55: The Go-Go's "Head Over Heels" is easily one of the greatest 80's songs/video of all-time. The video is fun and very stylish for back then. The song is IMO their best. Enjoy the great music, the informative subtitles added by the uploader, and the funky bassline solo especially as the drummer sneaks a peek at the camera-love it!

D80sV: De La Soul - Me, Myself, And I

Daily 80's Video: The first Daily 80's Rap Video is gonna go to my favorite rap group of all-time, De La Soul. These guys busted on the scene and I was like, "Okay, maybe this rap stuff is for me." De La Soul's 1989 album Three Feet High and Rising was easily one of the best albums of the decade. Enjoy EVERYTHING! It's a Daisy Age! Unfortunately, it would appear De La Soul isn't into MP3s or digital music, so the only way to grab some De La is through their album. Get album on Amazon. Or get t-shirt. Or get mousepad. Or get any song anywhere by trying Amazon Music Unlimited 30-Day Free Trial or iTunes For 90-Day Free Trial

D80sV #53: Level 42 - Something About You

Daily 80's Video #53: Level 42 are one of my favorite artists from the 80's. There music is moving and funky, behind Mark King's voice and incredible bass playing, followed by Mike Lindup's falsetto parts and keyboard playing. Level 42 has always been regarded as a particularly talented group, as far as musicianship, and to bass players, Mark King has got to be one of their gods. Enjoy the funky groove, the silly effects, and the lead guitarists apparent disinterest.

D80sV #52: Musical Youth - Pass The Duchie

Daily 80's Video #52: Here's a cute little song about herb, I mean food. The song is so catchy it's no wonder that it would eventually go onto sell over 5 million copies. I hope these kids saved some of that money. Here's another tidbit, "Pass The Duchie" was the first video on MTV by a black artist. Enjoy the great reggae sounds, the kids singing and dancing and attitude, and everything else that goes along with this fun little song.

D80sV #51: Bow Wow Wow - Do You Wanna Hold Me

Daily 80's Video #51: Here's a fun video from 1983. I've always loved this song. Bow Wow Wow were a very interesting, fresh, different band. Like the Sex Pistols before them, they were an invention of Malcolm McClaren. Their signature sound was a mixture of retro surfer music and African drum beats forming some sort of New Wave sound. And you just can't take your eyes of that spunky little singer, Annabelle Lwin, then only about 16 years old. Enjoy the utter randomness of this video, the playful bandmembers, and that great sound.

D80sV #50: Madonna - Open Your Heart

Daily 80's Video #50: Always loved this video. It's strange too, cuz I didn't think it was all that sexy when I was kid, go figure. Now, well, I think it's sexier than most modern videos, and that's without showing all that much skin compared to musical artists today. Enjoy the signature Madonna dance moves, the playfulness of the patrons, and the veiled references to Rita Hayworth, Marlene Dietrich, and Charlie Chaplin.

D80sV #49: Klymaxx - I Miss You

Daily 80's Video #49: Man I loved this song during the 80's. Even though I wasn't really sure who did it. I didn't even know if it was boy or a girl singing. I didn't even know Pop Rocks and soda could kill me like Mikey. Later on, well after the 80's, I had to find out who did this song. The internet can be a wonderful thing. I watched the video about ten years ago finally, after all this time, learned for certain, or at least I think, that the singer was indeed a woman. Enjoy the beautiful song, the big hair, the cheesy pantomime waving and such during the video. In all seriousness, this is one of the best 80's songs, period.

D80sV #48: New Edition - Cool It Now

Daily 80's Video #48: Oh yeah, cool it now! Ronnie, Bobby, Ricky, and Mike! And of course Ralph Tresvant, with that unforgettable voice. I don't even know how to describe it. Maybe helium-induced. This has gotta be one of my favorite 80's songs/videos of all-time. So fun, young, and innocent. Before they grew up and went their separate ways, preaching about never trusting a girl with a big butt and a smile or worse, making it their mission in life to utterly defile and destroy pop-icon Whitney Houston. Enjoy the cool digs, Ralph Tresvant's baby mullet, and the strange awkward rap interludes.

D80sV: John Cougar Mellencamp - Hurt So Good

D80sV: Okay, so I said to myself, "Hey Self, we've had 46 Daily 80's Videos and not one of them was a John Cougar Mellencamp video. That's silly. John Cougar Mellencamp got MUCH play during the 80's. So I grabbed the first one I saw on Youtube, "Hurt So Good", a video I apparently don't remember very well, or didn't understand when I was a kid. Mellencamp's got tan chaps on, there's bikers galore and two girls in fishnet stockings. The only part I do remember was when Mellencamp has his arms around the bikers and is singing for the camera. Cool back then. A little cheesy now. Enjoy the white people dancing - there's tons of it and very funny looking, the dancers who look like Tim Curry in Rocky Horror Picture Show, and one of the bikers who looks like the bounty hunter biker guy from Raising Arizona.

D80sV #46: Prince - Little Red Corvett (Covered By Viktor Cepeda)

Daily 80's Video #46: All right, Prince. Here's my little protest. You seriously need to release your music to Youtube. If you want, make your own channel. You can still make tons of money doing this. There's a whole new generation of music listeners that peruse youtube every day that would love to hear your voice. Your art. Right now, all they hear is you grabbing at your purse strings and stomping off. In the mean time, everybody enjoy this groovin' cover of the Prince classic, "Little Red Corvette".

D80sV #45: Peter Gabriel - Solsbury Hill

Daily 80's Video #45: Okay, so this isn't exactly an 80's video. Ah, it's close. 1977. Anyway, after playing Genesis, well, I just gotta play Peter Gabriel. I've always enjoyed this song and never saw the video before. Enjoy the music.

D80sV #44: Genesis - Land Of Confusion

Daily 80's Video #44: Land of Confusion is a stellar video from the 80's, capturing so much nostalgia and from the decade. The video features puppets from the UK sketch comedy show "Spitting Image". The result is an incredibly hilarious time-capsule from the 80's and the thoughts and worries about the political climate of that decade. Enjoy all the hilarious and sometimes hideous puppets caricatures of celebrities from the 80's, the band shots with the on-again off-again secondary Phil Collins puppet drumming away, the reference to 2001, as well as all the hilarious interaction of the puppets (ie, keyboardist Tony Banks eating a tongue sandwich).

D80sV #43: Guns N Roses - Sweet Child O' Mine

Daily 80's Video #43: Here they are. The revolutionary rock band of the 80's, the first of the 1-2 punch to knock hair bands out forever. Or at least for the 80s-90s. When Guns N Roses, Axl, Slash, Izzy, Duff, and Steven crashed onto the scene they broke the mold for all the hair metal bands. Guns N Roses seemed real, gritty, harsh, dangerous. They instantly made all the hair bands, with all their fluffy styled hair, costumes, and theatrics look passe, even lame. The second of the 1-2 punch, by the way, were the bands from Seattle, of course. Here's the song that started it all, "Sweet Child O' Mine". Enjoy the grainy film, the scary appearance of these guys (considering the decadence of the 80's and the party they were crashing), Axl's grooving, Izzy's completely "don't give a damn" attitude, and the scariest, most mysterious one of all Slash. RIP Steven Adler.

D80sV #42: Duran Duran - Planet Earth

Daily 80's Video #42: Wow, never actually seen this video. "Planet Earth" was one of Duran Duran's earliest hits, making the video's release date around 1980-81. This has always been one of my favorite Duran Duran songs, with Simon Lebon's voice, Nick Rhodes synth play, and another one of John Taylor's driving bass lines. Enjoy the band's attempt at a futuristic-new-age motif, Simon Lebon's Belinda Carlisle-esque dancing, the somewhat strange earth facts spliced within the video, Andy Taylor's bleach blond moppish haircut, and Roger Taylor's drumming.

D80sV #41: Weird Al Yankovic - I Want A New Duck (Album Cut)

Daily 80's Video #41: After D80sV #40 Huey Lewis and the News - I Want A New Drug, I couldn't help but find myself missing the quacking noises from Weird Al's "Duck" version. So here it is. Man, I miss these times. The lyrics are so cute and hilarious and yeah heartfelt, cuz gosh-darnit, I want a new duck too.

D80sV: Huey Lewis And The News - I Want A New Drug

Daily 80's Video: Huey Lewis & The News have got to be one of the funnest artists from the 80's. Their videos were always full of 80's action and 80's cliches, which are perfect for reminiscing about the 80's. Enjoy Huey Lewis' red pants - a la Howard Wolowitz style, the classic video storyline of "getting to the show", and the other 80's video device of incorporating all the bandmembers into various roles along Lewis' trek. Get song on Amazon. Get song on iTunes. Get album on Amazon. Get album on iTunes. Or get any song anywhere by trying Amazon Music Unlimited 30-Day Free Trial or iTunes For 90-Day Free Trial

D80sV #39: Culture Club - Karma Chameleon (Live)

Daily 80's Video #39: Here's a fun performance of Culture Club's Karma Chameleon, where they've changed the melody slightly. It's interesting to hear how artists and their creation evolve in live performances. This recording is from 1983, during Culture Club's heyday. Enjoy Boy George's flamboyance, as well as his undeniable talent as a singer.

D80sV #38: Cameo - Word Up

Daily 80's Video #38: Cameo, featuring lead singer Larry Blackmon, with his signature high-top afro and magical bright red codpiece have got to be one of the kookier acts from the 80's. "Word-Up" was a mega hit, with it's extremely complicated and profound message of the sacred word "word". Enjoy Larry Blackmon's fun, goofy style, Reading Rainbow's chief detective Levar Burton, and the funky funky funkiness of Cameo.

D80sV #37: The Chicago Bears - The Superbowl Shuffle

Daily 80's Video #37: In light of Superbowl Sunday, I think it's a perfect occasion to revisit the 80's "Superbowl Shuffle", possibly the cheesiest video from the whole entire decade! I have to admit though, I just watched the whole thing and I have to say it's catchy and it's actually a little fun and impressive. Plus it's great seeing all those great players from back then, Walter Payton, Jim McMahon, Mike Singletary, and of course, Refrigerator Perry. Enjoy the infinite cheese and terrifically awful dancing, especially the white guys-ugh. RIP Walter Payton. I hope when Walter Payton got to heaven he explained to God, "I'm not here to start any trouble, I'm just here to do the Superbowl Shuffle."

D80sV #36: The Romantics - Talking In Your Sleep

Daily 80's Video #36: The Romantics were ultra cool back in the 80's. And yet, they were kind of an enigma. They had a couple big hits and a couple great albums and then just went away. What's up with that? They were a little bit of a throw-back to the 50's or 60's melded with the 80's, similar to the Stray Cats, but to a much lesser degree. Enjoy the "cool" 80's effects, the pompadour-like haircuts, all that leather, the lead-singer who looks like he might be Billy Joel's illegitimate son, and the drummer who looks a little bit like Gary Oldman from Sid & Nancy.

D80sV #35: Blue Oyster Cult - Burning For You (Live and Interview)

Daily 80's Video #35: Okay, so back in the 80's people used to say the Blue Oyster Cult were devil worshipers. Hell, who wasn't back then? Kiss? Black Sabbath? Slayer? Who knows? I didn't see anything on Wikipedia. The only site I found affirming BOC's allegiance with the devil was this crazy site that claimed just about every rock and roll artist was satan-inspired, even Prince and Hall & Oats. Okay? Anyway, enjoy this great performance and interview. It's a little rough at first but still amazing. Donald Roeser (aka Buck Dharma), lead singer and lead guitarist can seriously wail on the guitar!

D80sV #34: Aztec Camera - Deep And Wide And Tall

Daily 80's Video #34: I remember seeing this video a million years ago and thinking it was quite silly. And then I watched it a couple years ago and loved it. Roddy Frame, who is basically Aztec Camera is a gifted guitarist and songwriter. Enjoy the great music, the stone washed jeans and other 80's styles, and bad quality of the video GRR I couldn't find a better version.

D80sV #33: 10,000 Maniacs - Trouble Me

Daily 80's Video #33: 10,000 Maniacs were a great 80's/90's band that hailed from my hometown, Jamestown NY.

I remember back in 1983, my third grade teacher, Mrs. Gustafson, telling us about a band her son was in, called, well, the 10,000 Maniacs. Her son was the bass player, Steve Gustafson. Okay, correction, apparently I'm misremembering that whole thing. I recently came in contact with Steve Gustafson and asked if he could confirm my memory. He told me this mysterious third grade teacher wasn't his mother. I thought, how odd, two Gustafsons in the Jamestown area not related to each other. Then he added that there was a large Swedish population in the Jamestown area. I can vouch for that, since both of my grandfathers were of Swedish descent, Danielson and Seastedt. I chalk the whole misremembering thing up to me romanticizing the past, which is something I tend to do, to reality's chagrin.

As for some other members of 10,000 Maniacs, lead singer, Natalie Merchant was the voice and social conscience of the group, as the main lyricist, and probably most publicized. Merchant's unusual voice blended perfectly with Robert Buck's exceptional guitar playing. When Merchant left in 1993, the Maniacs continued on with intermittent success.

As a side note, in one of the Maniac's offshoot bands, The Mighty Wallop!, which included original Maniacs keyboardist, Dennis Drew and already mentioned Steve Gustafson, my cousin, of all people, Ryan Seekings, played drums. This memory Gustafson was able to confirm in the email, proving that I'm not completely bonkers.

So, regardless of how real or unreal my memories are about the 10,000 Maniacs, I guess you could say I feel a little bit of a connection, if not kinship with them, as one of Jamestown's most famous native sons and/or daughters, not counting Lucille Ball, or to a much lesser degree, despised NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.

As another side note, and a sad one at that, we lost Robert Buck to liver failure in December of 2000. I absolutely loved his guitar playing. I found it masterful and at times transcendent. RIP Robert Buck.

D80sV #32: Howard Jones - Things Can Only Get Better

Daily 80's Video #32: When I was a kid growing up in the 80's, to me, Howard Jones was the pinnacle of cool. In looking back at this video, a lot of his coolness seems, well, manufactured. Take that hair for instance. I thought that was the coolest hair back then. Now it seems like some record company style guru went ape-crazy on him, to, well, manufacture a pop star. You can't fault Howard Jones, he was a great musician and songwriter who happened to come out in the 80's. Nowadays, I don't even think he could be a pop star. And that's somehow sadder. Enjoy the crazy hair and clothes, the cult-member-like back-up singers, the random orange color motif, the equally random Charlie Chaplin impersonator, and even even more random, some karate dude, probably because Karate Kid was so popular during this time. I especially like it when the karate guy hits himself in the head with the nun-chucks, which is what I did, or worse, every time I used them.

D80sV #31: Toto - Rosanna

Daily 80's Video #31: "Rosanna" is probably in the top 10 of all 80's songs. This is a sprawling display of all of Toto's strengths: Incredible vocals (Steve Lukather and Bobby Kimball), stellar musicianship, complicated arrangements (written by David Paich), infectious hooks, and Porcaro brothers. Seriously, how many Porcaro brothers are in this band? Enjoy this classic 80's video! RIP Jeff Porcaro.

D80sV #30: Bronski Beat - Smalltown Boy

Daily 80's Video #30: "Smalltown Boy" has got to be one of the first videos dealing with the troubles of being gay in an anti-gay society. Bronski Beat, with Jimmy Somerville's huanting vocals, really drive the message home. The video itself manages to get the point across without being over the top. Enjoy Jimmy Somerville's voice, great signature 80's synth sound, and video storyline.

D80sV: Men At Work - Down Under

Daily 80's Video: Men At Work were definitely one of my favorite 80's bands. Great songs and fun videos. "Down Under" is possibly their biggest hit. Enjoy Colin Hay's great singing, the cheesy yet fun video storyline, and Greg Ham's flute playing. Ham's horn-playing gave Men At Work a distinct sound that helped them stand out from the other 80's acts. Greg Ham passed away in 2012. RIP Get song on iTunes. Get album on Amazon. Get album on iTunes. Or get any song anywhere by trying Amazon Music Unlimited 30-Day Free Trial or iTunes For 90-Day Free Trial.

D80sV #28: Cutting Crew - The Scattering

Daily 80's Video #28: I don't know what it is but this song really moves me. Everybody remembers Cutting Crew's song, "I Just Died In Your Arms Tonight" and to a lesser degree, "I've Been In Love Before," but Cutting Crew had more to offer. Here's another great song, and a moving anti-war message. Enjoy the great music, the celtic vibe, the familiar 80's conceptual video, and Nick Van Eede stirring vocals.

D80sV #27: Joe Jackson - It's Different For Girls (Live)

Daily 80's Video #27: Here's one of my favorite artists from the 80's. The funny thing is I didn't realize during the 80's how much I liked Joe Jackson. It wasn't until after the fact, when I was perusing his videos on youtube, and realized, "Dang, I like a lot of Joe Jackson songs!" "It's Different For Girls" would have to be tops on the list. Enjoy Joe Jackson's raw stage persona and attitude, the deceptively complicated chord progression, and just great great song!

D80sV #26: Talking Heads - And She Was

Daily 80's Video #26: Here's a great blast from past. Talking heads could always be counted on to provide a great song and borderline strange video and "And She Was" doesn't disappoint. Enjoy the great music, the somewhat fancy-dan effects for back then, and the sadness that comes with listening to the Talking Heads knowing David Byrne still to this day refuses to reform the group.

D80sV #25: Tears For Fears - Pale Shelter

Daily 80's Video #25: Tears For Fears were one of the 80's greatest groups. Tons of great songs. Here's one of their hits off their first album The Hurting. The Hurting didn't really do much in America. I didn't discover it until 1990 when I got Tears For Fears greatist hits album, Tears Roll Down, which had three songs from The Hurting, "Pale Shelter", "Mad World", and "Change". Since then, cult movies like Donnie Darko have resurrected these older Tears For Fears songs, especially "Mad World". Enjoy the wild 80's haircuts and style, the driving-almost disco bassline, and the bizarre video concept.

D80sV #24: Eddie Money - Two Tickets To Paradise (Live)

Daily 80's Video #24: Eddie Money is another one of those borderline 70's-80's artists. Some late 70's music, like "Two Tickets To Paradise" bled into 80's radio play, and became, basically adopted 80's music. I also chose this video to dispel the myth that the Geico commercial might have created, and that is that Eddie Money is a crazed lunatic, which is how he appears in that awful Geico commercial. So, enjoy vintage Eddie Money, with his wild stage presence and energy, and of course, great voice.

D80sV #23: Paul Young - Come Back And Stay (Seaside Version)

Daily 80's Video #23: Here's a great 80's song that many of you might not remember until you give it a listen. I had forgotten all about it until I was cruising youtube a couple years ago. It feels so good when you rediscover a forgotten gem from the 80's. Enjoy Paul Young butchy lesbian look, the great bass riff, and the odd sea hag women singing back up (a little creepy).

D80sV #22: Survivor - The Search Is Over

Daily 80's Video #22: Survivor, as you might know, had a huge hit in 1982 with Eye Of The Tiger for Rocky III, then they sort of went away. Then, in 1984, they returned with a new singer and had a smash hit album Vital Signs. My brother and his friends loved this album. I used to listen to it too, and man, every song was great. The Album had like four hit singles! The Search Is Over is the third hit of the album. Enjoy the convoluted storyline, the insertion of the bandmates at ever turn, the extreme 80's melodramatics, and of course the 80's sound and awesome 80's styles.

D80sV #21: Duran Duran - Wild Boys

Daily 80's Video #21: Duran Duran's Wild Boys is a must-see 80's video. Duran Duran were possibly the most popular band of the 80's, and Wild Boys was their most ambitious video. There's about a million things going on in this video. None of it I quite understand. But who cares, during the 80's this was the coolest. Enjoy the Mad Max-type outfits the band members are wearing, the incredible Rubik's Cube caliber confusion in the video's "plot", the weird dancers (who kind of scared me when I was a kid but now annoy me more than anything else, cuz, well, they're just dancers), the shots from Barbarella (where Duran Duran got their name), John Taylor being tied up and forced to look at pictures of his two favorite things: himself and girls, and the windmill that during the video shoot allegedly stopped with Simon Lebon's head submerged in the water and nearly killed him, and lastly the unforgettable sounds of the 80's!

D80sV #20: Diff'rent Strokes Intro (Season 6)

Daily 80's Video #20: Doing something a little different, here's an 80's TV theme. Diff'rent Strokes is probably the quintessential 80's show, running for 8 seasons (1978-1986), and handling just about every social issue facing the American family during the 80's. Unfortunately, the show's known now for all the cast-members problems following the series. In this particular intro, only 2 of the 6 cast-members are still alive, losing most recently Conrad Bain on January 14th, 2012. Anyway, enjoy that unmistakeable intro, Gary Coleman dressed up as Mini-Mr. T, and all the shenanigans of any typical 80's show intro.

D80sV #19: Journey - Separate Ways

Daily 80's Video #19: Wow! This may be the cheesiest 80's video of all time. Too bad, cuz this may be the most kick-ass song of the 80's. I originally was cruising youtube in search of a good video of "Only The Young" but was unsuccessful. No matter. This song/video would have been on this site at some point. This is an essential 80's video. It even reminds me of the Journey video game. Anybody out there remember that game? Loved it. Anyway, enjoy the straight-up 80's styles and haircuts, incredible air instrumentals, and most of all kick-ass-ness of Journey and Steve Perry's one of a kind voice.

D80sV #18: The Housemartins - Think For A Minute

Daily 80's Video: Never popular in America, The Housemartins were a great 80's band from England. Their music, powered by lead singer, Paul Heaton, almost always has a upbeat message and/or vibe. The Housemartins always had fun with their videos. Enjoy Paul Heaton's perfect falsetto, Drummer Hugh Whitaker's latest attempt to grab the video spotlight, and Norman Cook on piano AKA future Fatboy Slim.

D80sV #17: Cyndi Lauper - Goonies R Good Enough

Daily 80's Video #17: This video is pure 80's magic! It mixes three separate, yet essential 80's realms; movies, music, and of course WWF wrestling. Cyndi Lauper's Goonies R Good Enough is first of all one my favorite Cyndi Lauper songs. And like her Girls Just Wanna Have Fun video, it features Cyndi's Dad played by wrestler Captain Lou Albano and Cyndi's Mom played by, well, her Mom. The video has some great wrestlers from the time period like Rowdy Roddy Piper, The Iron Shiek, Nikoli Volkoff, and Classy Freddie Blassie. And then, toward the end, Cyndi is joined by the Goonies themselves! What a great movie! Enjoy the great song, Cyndi Lauper's over the top acting, beardless Stephen Spielberg cameo, and pure 80's sensory overload and nostalgia!

D80sV #16: XTC - Senses Working Overtime

Daily 80's Video #16: XTC is one of those bands I only heard in passing during the 80's. America didn't give them much play. Now that I've had a chance to give them a good listen, some twenty years later, there is no doubt they were one of the best bands of the 80's. Enjoy the incredible catchy hook and Andy Partridge - the lead singer's animated expressions.

D80sV: The Police - Wrapped Around Your Finger

D80sV: The Police are probably one of the most impressive, both critically and commercially, groups from the 80's. That's pretty good considering they were only together for the first half of the decade. Here's the first of many future Police videos on this site. Enjoy the slow motion effects yet synched to the music, Sting and Andy Summer's constant hopping, all the fun you can have with candles, and the destruction of all the candles at the end of the video.

D80sV: 10cc - Dreadlock Holiday (on Top of the Pops)

D80sV: Yeah, 10cc is borderline 79's-80's, well barely. Dreadlock Holiday was one of their last hits, after the band split in two factions, 10cc and Godley and Creme, who had a US hit with "Cry" (That'll be on on this site soon enough). Although I would have much preferred the video version of this song, as it's quite funny, especially when the guy in the video is "Concentrating on trucking right". Still, nice version. Top of the Pops is just goofy enough to make its imprint on the song. Enjoy the silly Top of the Pops special effects and Graham Gouldman's (lead singer) hair and nice 70's style chesty open shirt.

D80sV: REM - Radio Free Europe

D80sV: Here's REM's first hit, well, semi-hit, Radio Free Europe. This song might be the signature song to start what came to be known as college radio. The video isn't much to talk about but the song is a great debut song, and a great introduction to one of my favorite bands ever! Enjoy everything!

D80sV: The Smiths - The Boy With The Thorn In His Side

D80sV: Here are the Smiths! Yes, that means something to about half of you. If you're English, yes, it means something. If you're into brooding, and appreciate good music, yes, it means something. Here's one of my favorite Smiths songs. The Smiths videos are pretty silly for the most part. I might just stick to live performances after this one. And hey, enjoy the Spanish subtitles. Or could they be Portuguese? I didn't look real close. Enjoy the silly Morrissey dancing and flamboyant behavior, Johnny Marr's great guitar playing, and the rest of the Smiths, who were always underpaid and have since sued Morrissey and Marr, pretty much slamming the door any possible future reunions.

D80sV: The Fixx - Saved By Zero (1984 Live)

D80sV: The Fixx's Saved By Zero is one of my favorite 80's songs of all time. It's not only a catchy song, but reminds me how the threat of nuclear war and the ominous countdown to 0 was ever-present in our minds. Now, of course, it's all hogwash. And thank God, nothing bad will ever happen to us. I couldn't find a good version of the original music video, hopefully this will do for now.

D80sV: The Bangles - September Girls (1986 Live)

D80sV: The Bangles are one of the hottest, most talented girl groups ever. What some casual listeners may not know is all the girls in the band took turns with lead vocals, not just Susannah Hoffs, the little firecracker who sang lead on basically all of the Bangles' singles. In this video, Michael Steele, the bass player, delivers a sultry, soulful performance of one of their album stracks, September Girls. Enjoy the Bangles, all four very beautiful and talented girls, with their decadent 80's styles and heavy makeup, adding up to an irresistible stage presence and sex appeal.

D80sV: INXS - The One Thing

D80sV: Here's one of my favorite INXS songs, The One Thing, off their third album Shabooh Shoobah released in 1982. This song is extremely significant as it might be considered the one to break INXS into the lucrative US market. Enjoy the crazy mix-match 80's clothes styles and haircuts, the slightly relevant but not too relevant video concept of a decadent feast, and how young the bandmates: Hutchence, Fariss, Fariss, Fariss, Pengilly, and Beers are. RIP Michael Hutchence, you are missed and will always be remembered. Get song on Amazon. Get song on iTunes. Get album on Amazon. Get album on iTunes. Or get any song anywhere by trying Amazon Music Unlimited 30-Day Free Trial or iTunes For 90-Day Free Trial. Go to Next D80sV. Go to next D80sV.

D80sV: The Ramones (1981 Interview)

Daily 80's Video: Here's something a little different. An interview with the Ramones. Very nice insight in this interview. You get a real feel for their attitude. And some real honesty. The honesty is almost surprising, since it seems honesty can often fall to the wayside when it comes to a public figure. Enjoy Joey, Johnny, Dee Dee, and Marky! Get album on Amazon. Get album on iTunes. Or get any song anywhere by trying Amazon Music Unlimited 30-Day Free Trial or iTunes For 90-Day Free Trial. Go to next D80sV

D80sV: Echo And The Bunnymen - Never Stop (Live)

D80sV: To help wash all the dorkiness off from the last D80sV (Mathew Wilder's Nobody's Gonna Break My Stride) here's something that is impervious to dorkiness. Echo and the Bunnymen's Never Stop is an incredible song from the 80's. I dare you to watch this video and NOT groove along with it. Impossible. Enjoy! And a great live performance here! Get song (live version) on Amazon. Get song (live version) on iTunes. Get song on Amazon. Get song on iTunes. Get album on Amazon. Get album on iTunes. Or get any song anywhere by trying Amazon Music Unlimited 30-Day Free Trial or iTunes For 90-Day Free Trial. Go to next D80sV. 

D80sV: Mathew Wilder - Nobody's Gonna Break My Stride (On Solid Gold)

D80sV: Okay, in retrospect, this may be the dorkiest 3 minutes in all of the 80's. But the song popped into my head and so I'm sticking with it. In actuality, during the 80's, when you were in the midst of sheer 80's-ness, this song was actually cool, this show (Solid Gold) was actually cool, and those crazy clothes were actually cool. Then again, I've never been one to have his finger on the pulse of coolness. Enjoy the 80's synth groove, Mathew Wilder (who might be the possible lovechild of Michael Jeter and Horshack from Welcome Back Kotter), and white people dancing. Get song on Amazon. Get song on iTunes. Get album on Amazon. Get album on iTunes. Or get any song anywhere by trying Amazon Music Unlimited 30-Day Free Trial or iTunes For 90-Day Free Trial. Go to Next D80sV. Go to next D80sV. 

D80sV: Rush - Afterimage

D80sV: Rush's Afterimage is a great sampling of their classic 80's concept album Grace Under Pressure. This video is terrific, showing the incredible musicianship of the band, especially the the guitarist Alex Lifeson and drummer Neil Peart, who was the visionary for these futuristic Rush albums. Oddly, the lead singer, Geddy Lee's instrument is never shown in the video. On stage Lee switches flawlessly between bass guitar and synthesizer. In this video, he is playing an unpictured synthesizer. Enjoy the great 80's haircuts, Neil Peart's incredibly massive drum kit, and Geddy Lee's distinct high-pitched, almost munchkin voice. Love the Rush. Get song on Amazon. Get song on iTunes. Get album on Amazon. Get album on iTunes. Or get any song anywhere by trying Amazon Music Unlimited 30-Day Free Trial or iTunes For 90-Day Free Trial. Go to Next D80sV. Go to next D80sV. 

D80sV: Tracey Ullman - They Don't Know

D80sV: Here's one of my favorite songs from the 80's. I remember when I was a kid I was a little thrown by the 60's style of the song, thinking it was an actual oldies song (well now it's an oldies song regardless). Tracey Ullman, a future TV star, gives us a taste of these talents throughout the video with her acting as well as her chameleon-like costume changes in this video, playing a cute teenager and a frumpy housewife quite effectively. Enjoy the the retro 60's style, the patented 80's storyline video, and of course Tracey Ullman. Get any song anywhere by trying Amazon Music Unlimited 30-Day Free Trial or iTunes For 90-Day Free Trial. Go to Next D80sV. Go to next D80sV

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