TrekBBS "I Love the Eighties!" music video special

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  1. unimatrix7

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    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?
     
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  3. unimatrix7

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    ^ I didn't think that'd take long :D
     
  4. Skywalker

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    Yeah, figured I'd get it out of the way. :lol:
     
  5. Zulu Romeo

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    Some of were fortunate enough to live through the whole decade. :) Mind you, my music memories only really begin circa. 1983 with The Police's "Every Breath You Take" - the first pop song I remember. :bolian:

    Anyway, for me, nothing says 80s more than Big Country!

    "In A Big Country"

    "Fields of Fire"

    "One Great Thing"

    :bolian:
     
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  7. Zulu Romeo

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    It could have been worse - #1 in the UK when I was born was "We Don't Talk Anymore" by Cliff Richard. :scream:
    Had I been born a little earlier, it could have been "I Don't Like Mondays" by the Boomtown Rats. :devil: (Ironically, I was born on a Monday. I am *not* fair of face. :p)
    A little later (i.e when my birth was actually due), and it would have been "Cars" by Gary Numan. :cool:
    On the other hand, the Billboard #1 on the day I was born was "My Sharona" by The Knack. :bolian:
    I guess 1979 was a Good Year. :)

    Anyway, back to the 80s, and I was really fortunate to remember the days when these two classics came out:

    "Take On Me" - a-ha
    "Sledgehammer" - Peter Gabriel
     
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  8. unimatrix7

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    Turn arouuuuuund... x200

    :D


    Haha, I hadn't seen that vid before. That dude with the glowing eyes is awesome :D And what's with the swimteam in the mansion, eh Bonnie?
     
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  10. Zulu Romeo

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    :lol: Fantastic! I've not seen that version before with the Doc Brown segments in it...

    The one Huey Lewis song I remember from the 80s, however, was "Hip To Be Square". :evil:

    Great video, too, that actually scared me when I first saw it: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=F_byVtHrGEM

    (Incidentally, here's the Sesame Street version: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Oe3Hh8nvn4k :lol:)
     
  11. Ethros

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    I too was born mid 80s, but only really got into the music over the last few years. I love it, nothing like some cheesy synthesizers!


    With my av, it has to be done-

    In 1987 Huey released this, Fore!, their most accomplished album. I think I their undisputed masterpiece is "Hip To Be Square," a song so catchy that most people probably don't listen to the lyrics. But they should because it's not just about the pleasures of conformity and the importance of trends. It's also a personal statement about the band itself.
    Huey Lewis & the News- Hip To Be Square

    "In Too Deep" is the most moving pop song of the 1980s about monogamy and commitment. The song is extremely uplifting. Their lyrics are as positive and affirmative as anything I've heard in rock.
    Genesis- In Too Deep


    Actually, Bateman does listen to some seriously good music. Maybe why I love him so much
    New Order- True Faith
    Phil Collins- Sussudio
    Katrina & the Waves- Walking on Sunshine
    Robert Palmer- Simply Irresistible
    Chris De Burgh- Lady In Red
     
  12. Zulu Romeo

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    The later years of the 80s had their gems too:

    From the decade that gave us Voltron, similarly in the world of music, five legendary names in pop and rock combine to form one mighty supergroup: The Traveling Wilburys! Here is their best-known hit, "Handle With Care" :)

    On the same lines, it was the decade we lost Roy Orbison, but with the help of fellow Wilbury members Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne, he gave us a great send-off with my favourite of his songs, "You Got It". :bolian:

    There was this 60s song given the 80s treatment by teenage temptress Tiffany (yes, like every pre-teen in the 80s I had a crush on her): "I Think We're Alone Now" :D

    And right at the end of the 80s came a band whose sound would help shape the 90s and beyond: The Stone Roses, with their eponymous debut album.
    "Fool's Gold"
    "I Wanna Be Adored"
    And a little gem: "Made of Stone" live on The Late Show :guffaw:



    (I think I need a job on VH1...)
     
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  13. ElScoob

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    Two great choices there, with the Wilburys and Orbison.

    My contrib: not my favorite Clash song of all time, but one that fits here as one of the canonical 80s music videos: "Rock The Casbah"
     
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    Just for the record, I love Total Eclipse of the Heart. It was used to great effect in Old School. Here's another of my favorites from the old days.
    Clarence Carter - Strokin'
     
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    Anyone who thought Stacey Q was hot in "Two Of Hearts" should check THIS out. Especially at about 1:51... :devil: :drool:
     
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