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D80sV: Peter Gabriel (with Kate Bush) - Don't Give Up

Daily 80's Video: This has song has always been a huge inspiration to me. Especially at the bridge, which begins with Kate Bush singing "Rest your head, you worry too much, it's gonna be all right..." Then Peter Gabriel comes in with a crescendo like delivery, "Got to walk out of here, I can't take anymore..." Powerful! This video comes off a tad corny, but it's directed by those quirky quirksters, Godley & Creme, 1/2 of 10cc, who are no strangers to quirky. Buy Song. Buy Album.

D80sV: Nick Lowe - Half A Boy And Half A Man

Daily 80's Video: Here's an extremely fun song and video from 1984 rock/songwriting extraordinaire Nick Lowe. There's so much going on in this video it's almost manic. Kinda like the tempo of the song. And did you happen to see who's playing keyboard? Paul Carrack, formerly of Squeeze and Mike and the Mechanics. Carrack is an incredible singer in his own right, lending his voice to Squeeze's biggest hit "Tempted" and the Mike and the Mechanic's "In The Living Years." Buy Song. Buy Album

D80sV: XTC - King For A Day

Daily 80's Video: Yeah, so I missed XTC the first time around. It wasn't until adulthood I heard these guys, truly heard them. Starting with this song, "King For A Day" off their 1989 album Oranges and Lemons. Extremely catchy and unusual. Intricate. And just plain good. Love me some XTC...now. Buy Song. Buy Album

D80sV: The Stranglers - Always The Sun

Daily 80's Video: A very nice, tame, poppy Stranglers song from the 80's. Always loved this song from when I was a little kid. Just never knew who did it until a few years back, probably sometime after watching Sexy Beast which features one of the Stranglers' other big hits "Peaches". Check out bass player Jean-Jacques Burnel who looks bored out of his mind throughout much of the video.