Top Ten Cheeziest Videos of the 80s
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- 10. Photograph by Def leppard
Good band, good song, crappy video
- 9. Hot Legs by Rod Stewart
I dont know where he found that model with the legs, but she looks like a freakin skank
- 8. Tonight's The Night by Rod Stewart
Oh god, turn it off!
- 7. Only Lonely by Bon Jovi
I don't think many people have seen this one. Its just plain retarded people.
- 6. Looks That Kill by Motley Crue
Is it supposed to be scary, oh gee sorry guys I laughed my ass off at it
- 5. Ice Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice
- 4. Shadows Of The Night by Pat Benatar
Evidentally, this takes place in WWII. it sucks
- 3. Der Kommisar by After The Fire
what the hell?
- 2. I Ran by Flock Of Seagulls
Im just speechless on this one. Hey flock! It's called a hairbrush, pick it up sometime and actually use it.
- 1. I'm Bad by LL Cool J.
O.k. His girlfiend gets kidnapped, he watches it, then you see him rapping while his girlfriend is being interrogated. Maybe he should stop rapping and go help her.
the 80s rule though
By: Mickie D
- 10. Dog Eat Dog by Adam Ant
He had this whole Highwayman/Pirate/Calvary type thing going on with his costumes...right down to the Indian war paint and braids. The scariest thing is that I actually thought this was sexy back then...
- 9. The Metro by Berlin
She wanders through a maze of plastic while someone turns a red flashlight on and off. At some point she is sitting down at a table with a guy who has more makeup on than she does. Cheap, cheezy sets.
- 8. The Warrior by Scandal
Oh boy. What did this have to do with the song?
- 7. Everybody by Madonna
One of her earliest videos. This one has her on stage (at a club?) just dancing and singing. Looks like it was shot with a home video recorder.
- 6. Everybody Have Fun Tonight by Wang Chung
- 5. Wild Wild West by Escape Club
Those mirror tricks that made the dancer's legs look joined together...really disturbing.
- 4. Leave It by Yes
MTV had a marathon of all 20+ versions of this video. I ran screaming from the house after the first two.
- 3. I'm Still Standing by Elton John
Those dancing painted people really scared me...
- 2. It's My Life by Talk Talk
This video was "Wild Kingdom" footage blended with shots of the lead singer just standing around.
- 1. Adult Education by Hall & Oates
Another post-apocalyptic video...only this one's got an old man shaking broken old cultural icons at a scarcely-dressed young couple. Made no sense and had nothing to do with the song.
- 10. Heartbeat by Red 7
This song is very unknown, at least where I live, but it belongs to the soundtrack of a great A.Mann's movie called Manhunter, from the novel "Red Dragon". It was the first movie related to the psycopath Hannibal the Cannibal. Anthony Hopkins is taking part in the remake.
- 9. Get Into The Groove by Madonna
I think this is the best song of Madonna. I love Madonna's 80s songs. But don't think the same about her recent songs, I don't dislike them, but I simply prefer listening to her oldies.
- 8. Boys Of Summer by Don Henley
One of the 80s greatest songs even though I never liked the Eagles (they sound too 70s, too stale), and I'm not a Henley's fan either.
- 7. Should've Known Better by Richard Marx
One great rock song of late 80s.
- 6. Don't Talk To Strangers by Rick Springfield
I hesitated to add either this song to the list or one of other two great songs of this singer instead. They are "Human Touch" and "Jessie's Girl". But as I just want to add only 1 song per artist, I finally decided to include this in the list, but it was difficult to decide among all three.
- 5. Run To You by Bryan Adams
I first positioned "THE SMITHS - Ask" here, but when I was already finished one CD on my desk reminded me of Bryan Adams and decided to place here his (for me) runner-up (among of all his songs). I think the first is "Can't Stop This Thing We Started", but it was released on 1991 or 92, so I couldn't place it in here. As I didn't fancy rearranging the list, I considered the mention of "The Smiths" is enough and they finally share this position with Bryan Adams.
- 4. Just Around The Corner by Cock Robin
What I most like in this song is the weeping voice of the singer.
- 3. Running by Information Society
I love this techno song, is one of my most danced songs of the 80s. Magical song!
- 2. Broken Wings by Mr. Mister
Precious song. I love it! If my memory serves me well, this song appears in an 80s movie, but I'm not sure of this.
- 1. Living In A Box by Living In A Box
This is the only hit of this band but this song is enough to position them on the top of the list. I never get bored of listening to it!
Another song I would have placed into the list is "Digging Your Scene" of the Blow Monkeys. But since the list is just for 10 songs, this would be the 11th.
By: Harry Hunkah
- 10. Situation by Yaz Or Yazoo
- 9. Betty Davis Eyes by Kim Carnes
- 8. High School Confidential by Rough Trade
- 7. Shake It by MC Shy D
- 6. Tour De France by Kraftwerk
- 5. Rockit (mega Mix) by Herbie Hancock
- 4. Jam On It by Newcleus
- 3. Push It by Salt N Pepa
- 2. Freaks Come Out At Night by Whodini
- 1. I Feel For You by Chaka Khan
OK this is a short list, The 80 was not only about the hair and the clothing, it was also about the music. I have a list of favorites that is bigger than my arm and my leg... but here are some forgottens.
By: Bring back the good 80's
- 10. When Doves Cry by Prince
Where did this ugly SOB get the idea America wanted to see him naked all the time?
- 9. Walk the Dinosaur by Was Not Was
If not for chicks in bikinis, would be the worst.
- 8. Its A Mistake by Men At Work
The Magic Johnson of videos, should have retired when you were still respected.
- 7. Separate Ways by Journey
Proof that all a chick needs to get into a video is knowing the right people.
- 6. Beat It by Michael Jackson
Dance moves will break up gang violence? Why isn't the LAPD informed of this.
- 5. Patience by Guns n Roses
Axel smashes a phone with his boot, Slash plays with a snake. A lotta thought went into this.
- 4. Angel of Harlem by U2
Someone wanna tell these rummies Picasso is an artist, they're a band.
- 3. Every Breath You Take by Police
Only positive thing is it was made before Sting's ego applied for statehood.
- 2. I Want Action by Poison
Hair band meets Tai Bo. Another reason to hate Poison.
- 1. Holding Back the Years by Simply Red
My brother made my sister watch this video when she misbehaved. True story.
By: john thompson
- 10. Sledge Hammer by Peter Gabriel
looks dated now but we were wowed when we first saw this, on every video juke box in u.k.
- 9. You Can Call Me Al by Paul Simon
chevvy chase and paul simon in daft but memorable video
- 8. Ghost Town by Specials
all about dole and poverty in the uk under the thatcher government brilliant
- 7. Thriller by Micheal Jackson
still his best song and video sent a shiver down the spine when i first saw it
- 6. Walk This Way by Run DMC/Aerosmith
awesome video up there with the best
- 5. Two Tribes by Frankie Goes To Hollywood
controversial for the time especially the reagan gorby fight scene
- 4. Papa Dont Preach by Madonna
great in its day especially if you saw the version where something ahem popped out!
- 3. Wild Boys by Duran Duran
ok a "girly" band but the goth type vid done the trick.
- 2. Addicted To Love by Robert Palmer
one for the boys spawned many an imitation.
- 1. Take On Me by A-ha
top video for the era still looks great if a little frayed round the edges
eighties was full of cheesy music ok but the bands were not "invented and a lot of them actually played their own instruments balieve it or not!!
- 10. One Night in Bangkok (1985) by Murray Head
- 9. You Talk Too Much (1985) by Run DMC
I don't remember too much of this video, but I do remember that the guys were walking around in trash. And there were girls with gray hair whispering stuff to other guys and girls with gray hair. Love the song, though.
- 8. Meeting in the Ladies Room (1984) by Klymaxx
Funny that a club with like five people dancing are all worshipping this shirtless guy that is popping and locking strapped to a chair. The lead singer of the group (with the silver wig on) confronts the girl who was into the guy that was strapped to the chair while going back and forth to the ladies room. Looking at that video now, shows how far videos have come when it comes to plot. Oh Yeah, for anyone who was interested, a young Vivica Fox was in the video too, shaking her groove thing as one of the dancers/worshippers!
- 7. Backfired (1981) by Debbie Harry
The song was so hot, but someone decided to go crazy with the bluescreen and it became boring after awhile, since they decided to use that effect during the whole video. She also had the Lifealert headband on, which kept moving... :)
- 6. Our Lips Are Sealed (1981) by The Go-Go's
All I remember is them wading in a fountain, and I just saw that video a few days ago.
- 5. Hypnotize (1985) by Scritti Politti
For the people who don't remember, This was the video where the guy and the girl were sitting on the couch singing the song and no movements were made. They just sat on the couch.
- 4. Centipede (1984) by Rebbie Jackson
This video soooo cheesy. Rebbie was the painting (you know, the woman in the red sequin dress) and she was zapping everybody during the chorus. "CENTIPEEEEDE!" Classic, yet Cheesy.
- 3. Just The Way You Like It (1984) by SOS Band
Granted it was cheesy, but the video was soo awesome. I loved when the woman in the video decided to turn into a giant... Seriously makes my heart palpitate. :)
- 2. (Tie) Strut and Sugar Walls (both from 1984) by Sheena Easton
Both of these videos had her on a soundstage with a band and lights. No amazing plot. No things relevant. Just her facial expressions and big ol' earrings during the zoom shots. SO breathtaking LOL. I love the songs (especially Sugar Walls), but the videos were so cheesy.
- 1. Steppin' Out (1982) by Joe Jackson
I still do not understand this video to this day. It's hilarious.
By: MICHAEL J. CASTELLI
- 10. Workin' Overtime by Diana Ross
Although This Song Only Did Well On The Dance Chart,the Video Was Real Good. I Liked The Dancing In The Video.
- 9. If We Hold On Together by Diana Ross
This Was A Very Good Song. The Video Was Scenes Of The Movie...land Before Time........with Diana Ross Singing This Song.
- 8. Swept Away by Diana Ross
This Was A Very Good Song And A Very Good Video. I Liked All The Special Visual Effects.
- 7. Eaten Alive by Diana Ross
This Was A Good Video If You Liked Alot Of Drama. It Was A Real Good Action Video With Diana Ross.
- 6. Why Do Fools Fall In Love by Diana Ross
This Was A Good Video And Had Great Shots Of Dowtown Las Vegas.
- 5. Missing You by Diana Ross
Missing You.was A Good Video And A Good Tribute To Marvin Gaye...........diana Ross Looked Real Good In This Video.
- 4. Pieces Of Ice by Diana Ross
I Thought.pieces Of Ice Was A Very Good Video And Had Good Color And Dancing..........
- 3. Muscles by Diana Ross
I Thought.muscels Was A Very Good Video.....
- 2. Mirror Mirror by Diana Ross
Mirror Mirror.was A Good Video Also............
- 1. Chain Reaction by Diana Ross
I Thought Diana Ross Had Some Of The Bes Videos In The 80's. Like.swept Away.......eaten Alive.chain Reaction.......muscel.....pieces Of Ice...missing You.....
I Know I Mentioned Diana Ross Alot,but She Had Some Real Good Videos In The 80's..........so Did Banarama...............
By: david frusciante
- 10. One Vision by Queen
a cool, funny, dancing music. it has a very funny video, and i have heard the funny version of the song, i wet myself 2 it, i tell ya!! gimme fried chicken, man!!
- 9. Another One Bites The Dust by Queen
this song was a big hit in the US charts, reaching number 1 for three weeks. it had that funky, 'dads dancing to it in the pub' kind of song. i enjoy driving to this song aswell.
- 8. Under Pressure by Queen+David Bowie
a very important song, conveying the message that drugs will bring hstred and pressure, and fate!! it has a very weird video, very different, but a very good song!!
- 7. Breakthru by Queen
a great funky song, the beat is like a moving train on tracks. the video was great, they had a steam train called the miracle express. it was set somewhere in the nene vally, cambridge. they were on the train and sing on it. that was cool
- 6. It's A Hard Life by Queen
a love song, surley! with that classic Queen flow. the video was great it was set in the tudor times, i think, and they had a medievel vibe giong on. loved the hair freddie!
- 5. I Want It All by Queen
majestic classic Queen track, pure hard 80's rock. the vid for it was as equally cool as the song.
- 4. I Want To Break Free by Queen
for 1984 it was a funky 'gay'feel to it. the vid is very transexual, but trendy for the period, bearing in mind what frankie goes to hollywood was up to!!!
- 3. Radio Ga Ga by Queen
again a pop funky beat, yet ballad feel to it. i love the vid. set in a german 30's studio. again queen have taken over the world with their hand clappings.
- 2. The Miracle by Queen
a peace anthem!!! it shows the classical Queen power. the vid for it is great. 4 young Queen lookalikes!! very funny and intresting
- 1. A Kind Of Magic by Queen
i am dissapointed with the lack of Queen material on this website!!! Queen were a very influential band. this particular song is class, it is funky and computer animated!!!
Queen were a great band in the 70's 80's and the 90's, and still getting full recognition by the media. voted the top 100 artists of all time by Virgin Radio, Queen 'not-suprisingly' beat the Beatles and got number 1. what a triumph, Queen were the highlight a Live Aid, for thwy stole the show!!!
By: The Biggest 80's Metaller in England
- 10. Jump by Van Halen
Far over rated, I have to say Eddie looks like a complete gimp when he smiles into the camera! Sweet solo though. . . .
- 9. Pour Some Sugar On Me by Def Leppard
It took 11 months to record Pyromania and then their drummer as to go and lose him arm. Rik is so cool!
- 8. Viva Las Vegas by ZZ Top
This ain't metal, I know, but ZZ Top are still fucking cool with their long ass beards and fuzzy guitars! Excellent!
- 7. Harvester of Sorrow by Metallica
Live in Russia, what more do I need to say? Well, maybe that Metallica are the biggest band to rock the world! RIP Cliff!
- 6. Welcome To The Jungle by Guns 'N Roses
Though not a humoungously big Guns fan, I have to pay hommage to Slash's work which, contrary to what you may think, is astoundingly difficult!
- 5. Highway To Hell by AC/DC
One year before the 80's, but who's counting? AC/DC are really still considered an 80's band and Angus Young is fucking awesome!
- 4. Bloodline by Slayer
Though not an 80's song, the 80's band were truly innovators and inspirators for us guitarists everywhere!
- 3. Sweating Bullets by Megadeth
"Hello me, meet the real me!" The 80's, god damn I wish I was born 20 years earlier!
- 2. Bark At The Moon by Ozzy Osbourne
With Randy Rhoads being my God, this video - or the song - didn't fill the shoes of Randy, but it is still fucking amazing! RIP Randy Rhoads!
- 1. One by Metallica
The video with scenes from the movie "Johnny Got His Gun" is an amazingly good video that makes you think. The 3rd solo is also great!
On Chris' form, I just have to say - IT IS RANDY RHOADS - an A not an E! Randy Rhoads was the best thing to EVER happen to 80's along with Metallica and those little light-up football games that you can only get for 15 dollars in antique shops that double up as pot dealers.
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