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

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]
Van Halen's, "Hot For Teacher "
  1. Babes? Hot teacher that is The point of the song.
  2. Poofy Hair? 80's metal need i say more
  3. Torn Clothing? Once again 80's metal need i say more
  4. Cheesy Keyboards? no
  5. At Least One Change of Clothing? 80's metal need i say more
  6. Stage Effects? nope
  7. Wild Instrumental solo? Van Halen guitar great solos in library
  8. Storyline? He's hot for teacher
  9. Cool Automobile? Totally cool car at the end
  10. Sunglasses? Of course
Submitted by: Ubbermann
Van Halen's, "Hot For Teacher"
  1. Babes? Oh yeah, all the teachers look like centerfold models.
  2. Poofy Hair? Yeah all the teachers as well as Diamond Dave himself and especially the bored blonde girl chewing gum sitting in class.
  3. Torn Clothing? Yes some of the band members sport torn workout gear
  4. Cheesy Keyboards? Dont think so.
  5. At Least One Change of Clothing? A few as I recall: the band wears its spandex and leather to cuts where they are wearing red tuxedos.
  6. Stage Effects? Yes they turn the classroom to looking like a strip club.
  7. Wild Instrumental solo? Eddie's guitar solo while walking down the tables in the school library. Great work from the virtuoso himself in his prime. Alex has a wild drum solo at the beginning of the song too.
  8. Storyline? The continuing story of the geek named "Waldo" and how VH changes school from a bore into a major party. They also show what happens to everyone after they graduate
  9. Cool Automobile? Oh yeah, there is a hot rod Dave peels out and drives away in at the end of the video.
  10. Sunglasses? Yes all band members wear shades.
Submitted by: Jeff
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]
Do You Have a Video to Share?

Please check out the Perfect 80s Music Videos submission page.