It ain't exactly a cover of the old Van Morrison tune - Laura Brannigan "Gloria"
For some reason, I think he makeup's a little overdone - Toni Basil "Mickey!"
And the women get a chance at big hair crotch rock - Lita Ford "Kiss Me Deadly"
A nearly-forgotten classic from the decade - Lou Gramm "Midnight Blue"
It was the tuxedo that made all the ladies love him - bonus points if you can put his given name in the comments - Marvin Gaye "Sexual Healing"
The video's more entertaining, but I like the song for "Overkill" better - Men at Work "Land Down Under"
Hit #2, much more minor - Men Without Hats "Pop Goes the World"
Another Aussie crue mining the same territory as U2 - Midnight Oil "Beds Are Burning"
I've been known to nearly cry at hearing this song - Mike + the Mechanics "The Living Years"
Carry a Laser? - Mr. Mister "Kyrie"
Another brit pop story video - Naked Eyes "Always Something There to Remind Me"
I went with the German version, you can go English is you'd like - Nena "99 Luftbalons"
And what we found out is that each one of us is a brain...and an athlete...and a basket case...and a princess...and a criminal - OMD "If You Leave"
So young, so innocent...somany tabloids ahead - New Edition "Candy Girl"
Not quite the video, but I couldn't embed that - Dan Hartman "I Can Dream About You"
I got a total Frankie Goes the Hollywood vibe from these guys - Pet Shop Boys "It's a Sin"
I actually owned this song on cassette single, classic - Phil Collins "Take Me Home"
As a teacher, I now officially hate this song - can't even listen to it - The Police "Don't Stand So Close to Me"
Whoa...oh...oh...oh...oh...oh...oh - The Pretenders "Back on the Chain Gang"
Pretty much just for Jennette - Rick Springfield "Jessie's Girl"
Yes, that is Michael Jackson doing background...thanks for asking - Rockwell "Somebody's Watching Me"
No embedding, just linky-loo - Run DMC "It's Tricky"
A hit maker for decades and decades - Elton John "I guess That's Why They Call It The Blues"
She didn't last, but it was a heck of a hit - Sade "Smooth Operator"
Okay, I mislabeled the OMD song earlier, what movie was that one in? - Simple Minds "Don't You Forget About Me"
Can't find the long version on video - Soft Cell "Tainted Love"
British or Jamacian group, who cares if the beat's this good - Soul II Soul "Back to Life"
Before they could be set adrift on memory bliss - Spandau Ballet "True"
Rockabilly lasted about as long in the 80s as swing jazz in the 90s - Stray Cats "Stray Cat Strut"
Even though The Girl hates this one - Tears for Fears "Shout"
Apparently he has some sort of picture...good to know - Thompson Twins "Hold Me Now"
Is there another number that's as well memorized? - Tommy Tutone "867-5309"
Hard to believe that this breath of folk even came from the 80s - Tracy Chapman "Fast Car"
Trashity trash, snotty punk rap - The Waitresses "I Know What Boys Like"
Love this song to this day...one of my favorite 80s songs - Wang Chung "Dance Hall Days"
How could we not know about George Michael back when? - Wham! "Wake Me Up Before You Go Go"
Rarely has a band been more of an era than these guys - Yaz "Don't Go"
The video you remember starts about two and a half minutes in - Yes "Owner of a Lonely Heart"
And even though it wasn't the 80s, it should've been - Pop! "PoP Goes My Heart"
And that's it, I quit...knowing that I intentionally avoided Michael Jackson & Madonna and that I wouldn't put more than one song by an artist (Tom Petty's "You Got Lucky" cut it close), which ones did I forget?