Ten Criteria for the Perfect 80's Music Video, Groups Beginning with misc

Compiled mostly by Chris Pyhtila with the help of Andy Pachmayer, Chris Burger, and Aaron Fynewever

Further commentary added by ChuckyG and various web visitors...

This page currently edited by: Rio Rhodes. Past editor: Rock 'n' Roll Fan

The Original Criteria

  1. At least one babe
  2. Poofy hair
  3. Torn clothing
  4. Cheesy keyboards
  5. At least one change of clothing
  6. Stage effects (smoke, lasers, etc.) or visual effects (artist jumping through a TV, disappearing, etc.)
  7. Wild instrumental or record scratch solo
  8. A storyline
  9. A cool car (although any kind of transportation is acceptable, like a plane or a car or a motorcycle)
  10. Sunglasses

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a-ha's, "Take On Me"
  1. Babes? There's a daydreaming girl who gets caught up in the animation.
  2. Poofy Hair? I'd say Pal (the drummer) had the poofy hair thing going on.
  3. Torn Clothing? Hmmm... not sure about that one. Maybe during the fight sequence.
  4. Cheesy Keyboards? Major keyboard sequences, so there had to be a bit cheese in there somewhere.
  5. At Least One Change of Clothing? Morten loses his leather jacket while hallway-bouncing into the real world. Does that count?
  6. Stage Effects? Flashy, stobing animation throughout.
  7. Wild Instrumental solo? The syth bridges are pretty wild.
  8. Storyline? Definite storyline, as hero and heroine meet, and then have to escape angry biker dudes.
  9. Cool Automobile? There's motorcyle racing.
  10. Sunglasses? Well, one biker dude has a visor or goggles that get smashed.
Submitted by: Mark
cinderella's, "nobody's fool"
  1. Babes? the new "cinderella" babe with light brown hair,and the step sisters
  2. Poofy Hair? the band and the "cinderella" vixen
  3. Torn Clothing? sort of, they have lots of stuff hanging off of their clothes
  4. Cheesy Keyboards? no
  5. At Least One Change of Clothing? 2! at the beginning the step-sisters change into their clock hats and poofy polka-dotted skirts, then later the vixen has a "transformation" on her bed into a plain "wholesome" white dress.
  6. Stage Effects? newspaper falling from the ceiling the entire time, the wardrobe "transformation" with gold sparkles and blue light.
  7. Wild Instrumental solo? guitar solo
  8. Storyline? the step-sisters are following the band. the cinderella vixen is watching the band play but leaves as the clock hits 12. she goes home and is depressed...then has a transformation and runs back to the band...at the end they are meeting fans and she gets Tom Keifer's autograph. they exchange glances like "don't i know you"...and the step-sisters are shut out of the limo
  9. Cool Automobile? polka-dottd hot pink volkswagon, and a limo
  10. Sunglasses? step sisters in the beginning of the video
Submitted by: amanda daley
men at work's, "down under"
  1. Babes? The breakfast girl.
  2. Poofy Hair? Big bar tender guy has poofy hair, and
  3. Torn Clothing? The tempting guy with slak jaw
  4. Cheesy Keyboards? Yes through out the song
  5. At Least One Change of Clothing? Yeah change a few times
  6. Stage Effects? Walking through the desert
  7. Wild Instrumental solo? Yicked flute solo
  8. Storyline? Yes the song follow the story line
  9. Cool Automobile? Awesome hippie bus
  10. Sunglasses? The one guy wears them the hole video
Submitted by: preston larsen
white lion's, "radar love"
  1. Babes? two. a red-head and a blonde
  2. Poofy Hair? the band, and the red-head
  3. Torn Clothing? the red-headed waitress has ripped jeans, various band members also
  4. Cheesy Keyboards? no
  5. At Least One Change of Clothing? yes, the drummer, etc
  6. Stage Effects? not really
  7. Wild Instrumental solo? vitto's loud awesome guitar solo and car noises
  8. Storyline? the band is playing at a yucky bar/diner. the babe waitress is miserable with a fat disgusting boss. she basically implies "screw her job" and tosses her apron and starts dancing to the band, and flirting with mike and vitto. throughout the band is being chased on the road by cops. the other hotter blonde babe helps the drummer work on his car so he can escape the police.
  9. Cool Automobile? various cars and motorcycles
  10. Sunglasses? vitto for sure
Submitted by: amanda
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