Freaky kid - Art of Noise "Close to the Edit"
Usually regarded as one of the greatest, hasn't aged that well - A-Ha "Take on Me"
Such trashity trash from a band that was awesome before this - ZZ Top "Legs"
Because it's always this way - Van Halen "Hot for Teacher"
Computer graphics at their absolute finest - Dire Straits "Money for Nothing"
A jazz giant steps into the 80s - Herbie Hancock "Rock It"
He used it a half dozen other times, but this was the first - Peter Gabriel "Sledgehammer"
The finest eye makeup - Scandal "The Warrior"
Weirdly, he went on to work with computers, not music - Thomas Dolby "She Blinded Me With Science"
Early comic book love comes through here - Alan Parson's Project "Don't Answer Me"
Back off a little, man - Wall of Voodoo "Mexican Radio"
The coolest video of the 80s - Godley & Creme "Cry"
Seriously, cover the camera in tin foil? - Flock of Seagulls "I Ran"
The hair, the makeup, it's like the New York Dolls all over again - Twisted Sister "We're Not Gonna Take It"
One you might not remember Frankie Goes to Hollywood "Relax" (the banned version)
My personal favorite - Men Without Hats "Safety Dance"
The eyes, the makeup, the marching band outfits - Adam Ant "Goody Two Shoes"
The Scottish show up - Dexy's Midnight Runners "Come On Eileen"
LA big hair rock and Milton Berle - Ratt "Round and Round"
Tall hair and rockin', bagpipe-esque guitar - Big Country "Big Country
Bang your heads - Quite Riot "Cum on Feel the Noize"
Too many cameos - Talking Heads "Wild Life"
The black and white revlution that didn't quite hold - Madness "Our House"
The thin white duke up against a wall - David Bowie "Let's Dance"
Punk or pop? - The Clash "Rock the Casbah"
Surf/pop/bubblegum/rockabilly rock returns - Bow Wow Wow "I Want Candy"
I'll take it just barely over "You Might Think" - The Cars "Magic"
Tough call from this crue - Duran Duran "Rio"
The least trivial bit of triva, first song played on MTv - The Buggles "Video Killed the Radio Star"
Best use of a multi-color powdered wig - Falco "Rock Me Amadeus"
How can I not be able to embed John Cougar's "Jack and Diane"?
Well before he was an actor - DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince "Parents Just Don't Understand"
Weirdo political overlap - Genesis "Land of Confusion"
Weirdness reigns - Eurythmics "Sweet Dreams (are made of this)"
Ignore the gloves - Pat Benetar "We Belong"
Creepy Alice in Wonderland pastiche - Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers "Don't Come Around Here No More"
And a bonus of the greatest live band owning the biggest concert of the 80s - Queen "Radio Ga Ga"
Can you even imagine having the sheer force of personality, the control to have half a million people in the palm of your hand, clapping in total unison like that? Freddy Mercury was an absolutely amazing individual, prone to such extremes in all areas of his life, but to be him for this one moment must be as close to being an absolute god as any human has ever known. The glimpse of the crowd at about 3:05 with Freddy in the center of the screen is rock and roll.