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

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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Warrant's, "Cherry Pie"
  1. Babes? Yeah!!!
  2. Poofy Hair? Lots of it too!!!
  3. Torn Clothing? I think so, and if there aint, then there oughta be.
  4. Cheesy Keyboards? I'm not sure. There could be some mixed into the music but I'm really not sure.
  5. At Least One Change of Clothing? Don't know
  6. Stage Effects? A piece of cherry pie is dropped in the babes lap (nice view)
  7. Wild Instrumental solo? Guitar and Drums!!!
  8. Storyline? uhhh.....
  9. Cool Automobile? Not sure
  10. Sunglasses? Maybe
Submitted by: Brandon
Warrant's, "Cherry Pie"
  1. Babes? The girl dancing with the chair
  2. Poofy Hair? Hello, Warrant!!!!!!!!!
  3. Torn Clothing? Wouldn't be warrant without it.
  4. Cheesy Keyboards? I don't know on this one but I am pretty sure it meets the criteria.
  5. At Least One Change of Clothing? Hello, Warrant!!!!!!!!!!!!
  6. Stage Effects? Light, explosions.
  7. Wild Instrumental solo? Warrant, need I say more.
  8. Storyline? He wants her but she is a little wild. He gets her.
  9. Cool Automobile? Driving down the road singing.
  10. Sunglasses? Yes, If the band doesn't wear them she does.
Submitted by: Heather Eversole
Warrant's, "Cherry Pie"
  1. Babes? Bobbie Brown
  2. Poofy Hair? Ugh your kidding right? Jani Lane had blonde aqua netted to the extreme hair
  3. Torn Clothing? Hmm.. leather torn at knee (some of us pay very close attention)
  4. Cheesy Keyboards? They aren't known for keyboard player but in middle of song
  5. At Least One Change of Clothing? From black leather to white leather both outfits have studs up and down the seams
  6. Stage Effects? Pyro, Lasers, you name it
  7. Wild Instrumental solo? we talking 80's hair metal? ah yeah
  8. Storyline? Dude at girlfriends how "swinging with her" and end of song "dady walks in standing 6'4" saying you aint gonna swing with my daughta no more"
  9. Cool Automobile? Hmm fire truck, whatever convertable Bobbie Brown was sitting on
  10. Sunglasses? Bobbie Brown was wearing a pair with her leather get up
Submitted by: anna
Warrent's, "Cherry Pie"
  1. Babes? Well, the girl's pretty hot, and the blonde dude's pretty nice, too. Actually, at one point I mixed the two of them up!
  2. Poofy Hair? The budget for the video was wasted on hair spray!
  3. Torn Clothing? I think Billie, "the chick," had half a shirt on, and ripped jeans for guys was an eighties staple
  4. Cheesy Keyboards? Hell, Warrent WAS CHEESY!!! Does anyone have any crackers?
  5. At Least One Change of Clothing? I'm pretty sure after the chick got all wet from being hosed down, then she put some real clothes on! Although, it may have been more ripped clothes.
  6. Stage Effects? Does sucking on cherries count?
  7. Wild Instrumental solo? The fact that they actually managed to write a whole song is pretty amazing, no one wants to hear what they would have done if they were creative.
  8. Storyline? A girl is hot.
  9. Cool Automobile? She's laying all over a nice red one. Of course, it would have been more eighties if they had added in some "vroom vroom" sound affects. HA!
  10. Sunglasses? Who cares? There was a REALLY HOT, WET CHICK SUCKING ON CHERRIES!!!
Submitted by: Angelica
Wham's, "I'm your man"
  1. Babes? Well - George Michael surely (Oh alright, there's chicks dancing around also)
  2. Poofy Hair? Again George (On his head and his chest!)
  3. Torn Clothing? I'm sure I spotted a few ripped jeans in the audience (maybe)
  4. Cheesy Keyboards? Yep. Actually the whole band looks pretty cheesy. And far too cheerful for their own good.
  5. At Least One Change of Clothing? Yes - Gerorge and Andrew have different clothes on when they are outside selling tickets to their own show (oh the humour of it all!)
  6. Stage Effects? Not that I can think of. George's hairspray?
  7. Wild Instrumental solo? Not really - just a bit of a sax thing happening.
  8. Storyline? George and Andy are trying to sell tickets to their show and then they get ticked off and can't be bothered. Then they go and do the show. That's Pulitzer stuff right there!
  9. Cool Automobile? Nope - none to be seen. They probably caught the bus or got a lift home with some floozy.
  10. Sunglasses? I don't think so. They're prancing about in a dark nightclub so sunglasses would be too pretentious even for them.
Submitted by: Sam
Wham!'s, "Club Tropicana"
  1. Babes? The pool is full of them, and they have those 2 chicks (the blonde and black ones) that seem to be in all their videos.
  2. Poofy Hair? All the chicks by the pool have it.
  3. Torn Clothing? George and Andrew seem to be wearing some ripped up jean shorts
  4. Cheesy Keyboards? Of course!
  5. At Least One Change of Clothing? George goes shirtless for awhile, and does change his shorts, and gets all dressed up toward the end
  6. Stage Effects? Not much, seems to be a little fog around the pool lagoon
  7. Wild Instrumental solo? That piano/saxophone mix
  8. Storyline? I would say so, it really follows the lyrics well
  9. Cool Automobile? They drive in a dune buggy at the start, and end with an airplane.
  10. Sunglasses? The pool is full of them, and they have those 2 chicks (the blonde and black ones) that seem to be in all their videos.0
Submitted by: Eric H
Wham!'s, "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go"
  1. Babes? The crowd is full of them, plus a few dancers are kinda hot. I'm sure many think George is too.
  2. Poofy Hair? Ooo, I don't think anyone has short hair here, not sure if i'd call it poofy, but I guess it is.
  3. Torn Clothing? Not much, but George does wear those infamous ripped yellow gloves
  4. Cheesy Keyboards? Compared to most Wham! songs, not really, but that fake organ sound creeps in, so yes.
  5. At Least One Change of Clothing? TONS of THEM, George morphs from that "Choose Life" shirt to that neon crap, most notably.
  6. Stage Effects? Another plethora of them, seem to use a ton of flipping, boxy effects, plus the day-glo scene and those crappy zoom-ups.
  7. Wild Instrumental solo? That saxophone/organ solo, it's pretty wild, I think.
  8. Storyline? I don't think so, unless the "concert" itself counts.
  9. Cool Automobile? Again, not really, but it looks like George appears on stage by falling from below
  10. Sunglasses? The crowd is full of them, plus a few dancers are kinda hot. I'm sure many think George is too.0
Submitted by: Eric H
Whitesnake's, "Still of the Night"
  1. Babes? tawny kitaen...megababe!!!!
  2. Poofy Hair? we are talking about whitesnake.....but check out one of the guitarist (vivian campbell) and the drumer......terrible hair!!!!.
  3. Torn Clothing? with all the shaking and dancing the band probably kill a few pants (specially that blond guitar player adrian vandenberg)
  4. Cheesy Keyboards? those keyboards helfway into the song are amazing!!!!
  5. At Least One Change of Clothing? .....you're kidding right? .....
  6. Stage Effects? ....those are cheesy, not the keyboards...
  7. Wild Instrumental solo? vandemberg's doing the keyboards....on the guitar....like he's playing a violin...???????
  8. Storyline? in the still of the night.
  9. Cool Automobile? none , just coverdale in a garage.
  10. Sunglasses? tawny's were too big.....the glasses....
Submitted by: Mogar
Whitesnake's, "Is This Love"
  1. Babes? Absolutely!Tawny Kitaen!!!
  2. Poofy Hair? Probably the band with the members' poofiest hair ever!!!Including the red-haired hottie Tawny!
  3. Torn Clothing? hmmm...nah.I don't think so.
  4. Cheesy Keyboards? Nope,not at all.
  5. At Least One Change of Clothing? Yes.David changes at least twice.So does Tawny.:)
  6. Stage Effects? Water,smoke,wind..yep!
  7. Wild Instrumental solo? Very "romantic" guitar solo I'd say.
  8. Storyline? Yes,very romantic I think.And all those dancess in front of David's bed and the incredible kiss..A great love story between a real man and a beautiful video babe!:)
  9. Cool Automobile? A Jaguar in the end of the video.
  10. Sunglasses? none
Submitted by: Whitey
Whitesnake's, "Here I Go Again"
  1. Babes? The redhead B-movie actress Tawny Kitaen. Now the ex-Mrs. Chuck Finley.
  2. Poofy Hair? Tawny and lead vocalist David Coverdale actually compete for the poofiest hair.
  3. Torn Clothing? I think Tawny wears some.
  4. Cheesy Keyboards? The intro to the song has keyboards.
  5. At Least One Change of Clothing? Coverdale changes at least twice. Tawny also changes twice.
  6. Stage Effects? Lots of fog when Tawny is stretching herself out on the hoods of the Jaguars.
  7. Wild Instrumental solo? The song has a big guitar solo.
  8. Storyline? Tawny and David are crusing around town getting each other turned on and eventually are about to get it on in the backseat as the video ends.
  9. Cool Automobile? a couple of Jaguars
  10. Sunglasses? only thing this video is missing
Submitted by: Jeff
Whitesnake's, "Still of the Night"
  1. Babes? Tawny Kitaen
  2. Poofy Hair? The band and Tawny they all had poofy hair.
  3. Torn Clothing? the band had ripped t shirts on
  4. Cheesy Keyboards? no
  5. At Least One Change of Clothing? yes both Tawny and David change clothes several times
  6. Stage Effects? the lighting on stage and all the smoke when Tawny is walking on the side walk
  7. Wild Instrumental solo? Oh yes a very cool long guitar solo.
  8. Storyline? David wants a piece David gets a piece.
  9. Cool Automobile? yup
  10. Sunglasses? Tawny has em on when the camera gets the close up on her she takes em off and gives a look of disgust.
Submitted by: sharon
Whitesnake's, "Here I Go Again"
  1. Babes? Yes, Tawny Kitaen.
  2. Poofy Hair? Everyone in Whitesnake AND Tawny Kitaen.
  3. Torn Clothing? Of course. It *was* Whitesnake.
  4. Cheesy Keyboards? The intro is cheesy keyboard.
  5. At Least One Change of Clothing? Several. Tawny changes a couple times as well.
  6. Stage Effects? Pyrotechnics on the "stage".
  7. Wild Instrumental solo? Ha! Yes, guitar solo that really goes on too long.
  8. Storyline? Hmmm. I'd say the storyline is that he's tired of being lonely, and er..Lead Singer guy and Tawny are happy and in love (and have a penchant for making out in a car while it's moving). He's not lonely anymore!
  9. Cool Automobile? Tawny Kitaen does cartwheels and writhes and bends all over two Mercedes Benzes.
  10. Sunglasses? I'm *fairly* sure someone had some on, I'm thinking the lead singer.
Submitted by: Maria
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