Who needs MTV any more to play music videos when you can dial up whatever you want to see right there on YouTube. Spent some time the other day talking about some classic old videos, and tonight I dug back into some of the ones I used to come home from grade school in La Grange Park and park myself in front of the TV and watch while waiting for dinner. Here’s a few… more to come in future posts I’m sure.
Buggles – Video Killed the Radio Star
First video played on MTV, first video posted here.
Slade – Run Run Away
Not sure why, but I really dug this song as a kid.
Men Without Hats – Safety Dance
A dwarf, some kind of RenFair-like parade, and a great tune… what’s not to like?
Dexy’s Midnight Runners – C’mon Eileen
Cheers to the Tossers for re-introducing this tune to me back in college @ Otto’s in DeKalb.
Flock of Seagulls – Space Age Love Song
No 80s video list is complete without some FOS hair.
Nena – 99 luftballoons
something something Captain Kirk.
Bow Wow Wow – I Want Candy
Toe tapper then. Toe tapper now.
a-Ha – Take on Me
Still think this video is cool after all these years.
Yaz – Situation
Some Yazoo to class up the joint.
Human League – Don’t You Want Me Baby
And a final synth-pop tune with a storyline. I think.