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D80sV: Men At Work - Be Good Johnny

Daily 80's Video: Here are the boys from Down Under winning the hearts of America in the early 80's with their third video release "Be Good Johnny." Classic story video to boot, with all the members included, and starring one mega-twerp, who looks a tad like my best friend, which makes me laugh. Sure, there would be other boys from Down Under winning the hearts of America, like INXS, but INXS took a little longer to catch on. And my favorite Split Enz, actually from New Zealand, never really caught on in America, I'm afraid, save for their lone hit in the states, "I Got You." All while Men At Work, which I also loved, was being readily embraced. 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: De La Soul - Say No And Go

Daily 80's Video: Gotta love the De La! De La Soul, with rappers Posdnuos, Trugoy and Mace! "Say No Go" expertly uses a heavy sampling from Hall And Oates' "I Can't Go For That" creating another crazy catchy lovable track off De La Soul's debut Three Feet High And Rising. 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: Hall And Oates - I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)

Daily 80's Video: In 1981, Hall and Oates had an amazing three number 1 hits and four Top 5's in all, including "Kiss On My List", "You Make My Dreams", "Private Eyes", and this one "I Can't Go For That (No Can Do). I remember as a kid watching Casey Kasem's weekly Top 40 and Hall And Oates dominating each week. And yet, all the while, I couldn't help asking myself, "What exactly does John Oates do in this band?" Similar to what I would ask about Dave Stewart in the Eurythmics. One will never know. Ah, just kidding. They did a lot. And what about Andrew Ridgely in Wham? Ah, I digress. Enjoy the video! And that killer beat, good enough to be used in a future hit rap song, I might say. 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: Honeymoon Suite - What Does It Take

Daily 80's Video: These guys ooze 80's. I've always liked them. I had The Big Prize (1986) album, which spawned two big hits, "What Does It Take" and "Feel It Again". With that kind of success, and utter 80's-ness, it's no wonder the Canadian quintet was asked to do the theme song for Lethal Weapon (1987) the following year. 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: Huey Lewis And The News - If This Is It

Daily 80's Video: In 1984 Huey Lewis And The News had a string of hits, starting with "I Want A New Drug", "Heart Of Rock N Roll", and then this one "If This Is It". This is a very fun video, which was probably part of Huey Lewis And The News' appeal during the video age. Of course, Huey Lewis' rugged good looks and soulful voice didn't hurt either. 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: Suicidal Tendencies - Institutionalized

Daily 80's Video: Here's a nice capture of 1984, especially in the world of an angst-driven, or maybe not angst-driven "I just want a Pepsi" generation. Will somebody please give lead singer Mike Muir a Pepsi! Suicidal Tendencies is a California-based punk band turned crossover thrasher band formed in 1980 and is still going strong today, even if the only remaining original member is Muir, with about a zillion ex-members wandering the streets of Venice and parts unknown. For you Repo Man (1984) fans, this song might sound particularly familiar, along with all the other spastic music in that movie - Iggy Pop, Black Flag, Circle Jerks, The Plugz. Get song on Amazon. Get song on iTunes. Get album on Amazon. Get album on iTunes. Get movie. Or get any song anywhere by trying Amazon Music Unlimited 30-Day Free Trial or iTunes For 90-Day Free Trial.

D80sV: Elton John - Empty Garden (Hey Hey Johnny)

Daily 80's Video: I don't know what it is about this song but it comes to me at least a few times a week. I don't know if it's the amazing hook, or the subject matter, probably the most compelling of all - the life of a fallen friend, in this case Elton John's friend John Lennon. 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.