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Top Videos of the '80s 10-1

10. She Blinded Me With Science- Thomas Dolby Miss Sakamoto WAS beautiful. This was one of the first nerd pop videos (Cars by Gary Numan was another) and the most creative.   9. Billie Jean- Michael Jackson Billie Jean broke the perceived MTV color barrier as Michael's shoes lit up the sidewalk. 8. Sledgehammer- Peter Gabriel I was never a huge fan of the song but the video was unbelievable. 7. Money For Nothing- Dire Straits Back then everybody DID want their MTV. The video was also hailed for its use of then-new computer graphics. 6. Hungry Like the Wolf- Duran Duran The stars of shows like Man vs. Wild and Survivorman owe their liveliehoods to this video. Simon Lebon stalks his prey and gets his face nearly clawed off. Duran Duran - Hungry Like The Wolf Uploaded by EMI_Music. - Music videos, artist interviews, concerts and more. 5. Take On Me- Aha The ending borrowed from the William Hurt movie Altered States, but the marriage between real life and the comic world was oh so cool in the mid-80's. Plus, how did he hit that high note? I still have stomach pains from trying to reach that one. 4. Shock the Monkey- Peter Gabriel Don't you monkey with the monkey! 3. Every Breath You Take- Police Very artsy...but extremely cool. Shot in all black and white...Sting's scowl brings the jealous lyric to it's full visual power. 2. Thriller- Michael Jackson I love this song for one reason...hearing Vincent Price say "ya'll's neighborhood". The video? It was overblown to me, but I would be neutered if this video weren't near the top. Most lists have it at #1. 1. Jump- Van Halen This video was just the most fun performance video ever made. As David Lee Roth said at the time, it cost about $500 to make and most of that was for beer and chips. But you couldn't help but smile when you saw the video...and it made you feel "this is what good time rock n roll is all about." Of course at the time we didn't know that Eddie and David hated each other.

04/27/2010 11:00PM
Top Videos of the '80s 10-1
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