80s Music Videos: Because We Could All Use Some Nostalgia and Big Hair.

There was no time for music videos quite like the 80s. It’s time to bask in that.


1.”Borderline” by Madonna.

No matter what you think of her newer music, Madonna ruled the 80s.

2. “Stand” by R.E.M.

Michael Stipe never had so much hair. Also, I love this band.



3. “Total Eclipse of the Heart” by Bonnie Tyler.

This video has it all. Heavy eyeliner? Check. Dramatic lighting? Check. Red curtains billowing in the never-ending wind? Check. Demon-eyed schoolboys? Check. This song cannot be denied. All you can do is TURN AROUND.


4. “Never Let Me Down Again” by Depeche Mode.

Feeling creepy? You came to the right place. Plus, Depeche Mode really jives well with black-and-white.

5. “True” by Spandau Ballet.

Romantic and weird, Spandau Ballet’s “True” will now be stuck in your head for the rest of your life.

6. “Come On Eileen” by Dexys Midnight Runners.

The first time I heard this song, I thought it was made in the early 2000s. That’s how ubiquitous this thing is. It’s one of the best one-hit wonders of all time, and the music video showcases overalls. What more could you ask for?

7. “How Will I Know?” by Whitney Houston.

Bright colors, huge hair-bows, and Whitney’s strong vocals make this video an 80s classic.

8. “Dancing in the Street” covered by David Bowie and Mick Jagger.

This is the best music video of all time.




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