I was born halfway through the 1980s and only discovered that decade's musical delights in my late teens. And seriously, had cheesy over-produced pop anthems ever had a finer era? I think not, and in that spirit let us each now recall a handful of our favourite - or just the most tragic and downright awful - music vids from the era of hairspray and Flashdance. Youtube links are recommended for easy listening. Why have a music thread with no music? Jimmy Barnes - Working Class Man A mighty fine example of classic Australian rock. Say what you like about Jimmy Barnes (and I could say plenty), but this track is where it's at. Check out that video: there's fire and trains and guys with hard hats on. And that hairstyle, goddamn. Bucks Fizz - The Land of Make Believe I was horrified to learn that my mother had a Bucks Fizz album, and that was before I discovered this music video from 1981. They, uh, look like they're having fun anyway. Just horrible, but so tragically awesome at the same time. Cher - If I Could Turn Back Time A rare chance to glimpse Cher before she became digitally remastered in the late 90s. That's right, I'm not talking about her music or her videos. Anyhow, it's unfortunate that the budget for this clip was stretched to the point where Cher was forced to substitute pants for black see-through stockings. Nevertheless, the sailors seemed to enjoy it and it's worth a laugh. Great song too Belinda Carlisle - Leave a Light On Belinda Carlisle is awesome, and I shall prepare appropriate retribution for anyone here who says otherwise. Also, what says '80s!' more than a denim jacket over a wedding dress?