September 10, 2007

Back to the 80s (take two)

Added after the fact because Sphincter's comment made me remember them - Taco "Puttin on the Ritz"

A touch of Broadway - Murray Head's "One Night in Bangkok"

The finest acting in the history of video - Air Supply "Making Love Out of Nothing At All"

Look, special effects! - Baltimora "Tarzan Boy"

Thank you Dr. Demento - Barnes & Barnes "Fish Heads"

The 80s was a time of caring - Band Aid "Do They Know It's Christmas"

Turn around, Bright Eyes - Bonnie Tyler "Total Eclipse of the Heart"

Sir Bob - before he started doing nothing but caring - The Boomtown Rats "I Don't Like Mondays"

Watch out for the swinging doors - The Tubes "She's a Beauty"

Who doesn't? - Boys Don't Cry "I Wanna Be a Cowboy"

The Boss tells us what it's like - Bruce Springsteen "Glory Days"

A little fiddle and mandolin for ya (badly synched, be warned) - Crowded House "Something So Strong"

My alltime favorite Commodores song - The Commodores "Night Shift"

We all need to do this from time to time - Corey Hart "I Wear My Sunglasses at Night"

Where was Timbuk 1? - Timbuk 3 "My Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades"

Because we don't care who Johnny is - Debarge "Rhythm of the Night"

Live, in concert from twenty years ago - Depeche Mode "People are People"

Nice and easy...Ooobie doobie nigh eigh - Dream Academy "Life in a Northern Town"

Proving that solid, blues-based rock didn't die in the 80s - The Fabulous Thunderbirds "Tuff Enuff"

Freaky bondage and overlyloud recording - Erasure "Break These Chains of Love"

Very typical of the late 80s - Fine Young Cannibals "She Drives Me Crazy"

I dig the song, but I don't remember it from the 80s - Frida "Something Going On"

Bringing the blues and bo Diddly back - George Thorogood and the Delaware Destroyers - "Bad to the Bone"

Hit #1 - first and last - The Outfield "Your Love"

The sunglasses, the pushed up sport coat sleeves...I miss Don Johnson - Glass Tiger "Don't Forget Me When I'm Gone"

One of the great story videos - Glen Frey "Smuggler's Blues"

Belinda Carlisle before she went and got all thin and French - The Go-Gos "Vacation"

They certainly weren't yacht rock - Hall & Oates "Private Eyes"

Gravelly voice and all - Kim Carnes "Bette Davis Eyes"

They should've used movie clips, 'cause this video is awful - Harold Faltermeyer "Axel F"

Rockin' the drive-in - The Hooters "And We Danced"

Best hit from a guy named after a hotel - Howard Jones "No One Ever Is To Blame"

At first I just thought they were ripping off U2 - INXS "Need You Tonight / Mediate"

It was this or "Freezeframe" I went with the better known because we also got to see the adorable Martha Quinn - J Geils Band "Centerfold"

Hall of Fame piano intro here - John Cafferty & the Beaver Brown Band "On the Dark Side"

It's about as weenie as they come, but I love it - why did the Brat Pack have to grow up? - John Parr "St Elmo's Fire (Man in motion"

Almost as weenie but still beloved by me - Journey "Faithfully"

Hold on...Hold on! - Steve Perry "Oh Sherrie!"

Ending today's installment - Katrina & the Waves "Walking on Sunshine"


calencoriel said...

In no particular order...

Martha Quinn, although adorable was not in the J Geils video

Howard Johnson is the name of the hotel chain, not Howard Jones...

and your next poll should be How Many of your devoted readers got the "Yaught Rock" joke about Hall and Oates...

hope the web site problem is dwindling...

TL said...

I do heartily expect you to post Slade's Christmas classic "Merry Xmas Everybody" this December... Yet more proof the science department rocks.

coachsullivan said...

Dammit, I was all prepared to come on here and zap you on Martha Quinn and Howard Jones, and I get beat to it. Well crap.

PHSChemGuy said...

Martha Quinn was not in the video, but she is introducing the video in the clip...

So I got the wrong HoJo...I should've stuck to making Met references...

It's "Yacht Rock", and you would certainly be among the minority there, Calen...

Maybe I'll do favorite Christmas videos for the season...remind me when we get there...