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

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

Songs beginning with: [Index] [A] [B] [C] [D] [E] [F] [G] [H] [I] [J] [K] [L] [M] [N] [O] [P] [Q] [R] [S] [T] [U] [V] [W] [X] [Y] [Z] [misc]
Olivia Newton-John's, "Physical"
  1. Babes? A leotard-wearing Olivia!
  2. Poofy Hair? No, but the headband sparked a fashion craze
  3. Torn Clothing? No, but tight, multicolored workout clothes
  4. Cheesy Keyboards? No, but a guy pretends an elasticized arm stretcher is a guitar.
  5. At Least One Change of Clothing? After showering, Olivia dons a white tennis outfit
  6. Stage Effects? Fat sloppy guys turn into well muscled hunks before our eyes
  7. Wild Instrumental solo? No, but Olivia forces a guy to ride an exercise bike really hard.
  8. Storyline? Trying to get overwight guys in shape, Olivia gives up and goes to shower. When she returns, she finds they have been transformed to hunky beefcakes, albeit, ones that aren't interested in her!
  9. Cool Automobile? Did I mention the exercise bike?
  10. Sunglasses? No, but she does carry a tennis racket
Submitted by: Melissa
Ozzy Osbourne's, "Shot in the Dark"
  1. Babes? A few in car!
  2. Poofy Hair? All of 'em.
  3. Torn Clothing? I'm sure of it! They are wearing Jean jackets!
  4. Cheesy Keyboards? Don't think they show any, But you can hear it in background!
  5. At Least One Change of Clothing? Ozzy and the chick who transforms!!
  6. Stage Effects? Ozzy lowered in chair on stage!!
  7. Wild Instrumental solo? 2:40 into video!
  8. Storyline? Chick transforms from Shot in the Dark! Sells her soul!
  9. Cool Automobile? Cadillac
  10. Sunglasses? On chick driving Cadillac!
Submitted by: Bear
Songs beginning with: [Index] [A] [B] [C] [D] [E] [F] [G] [H] [I] [J] [K] [L] [M] [N] [O] [P] [Q] [R] [S] [T] [U] [V] [W] [X] [Y] [Z] [misc]
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