The '80s were a time filled with big hair, bright clothing, and some seriously fun music. Rewind back to an era when MTV actually played music videos from the likes of Madonna and Michael Jackson to Poison and hair bands, the '80s were a period filled to the brim with individuality, pop culture, and entertainment. Above all, nothing could ever quite match up to the music that came out during this decade. Here is a look at five of the coolest music videos of the '80s.
"Thriller" by Michael Jackson
The music video that tops all other music videos is none other than Michael Jackson's classic "Thriller." From the amazing dance moves to the catchy beat, not to mention a graveyard full of zombies, "Thriller" never fails to get me on my feet. Play this song at a party, and you're bound to have a packed dance floor with guests trying to mimic the dance moves from the video.
"Take On Me" by A-Ha
One of the coolest music videos to come out of the '80s belongs to A-Ha. "Take On Me" starts off ordinarily enough but soon draws your attention as the girl in the video gets sucked into a comic book with the charmingly good-looking lead singer. If the song wasn't catchy enough for you, you are bound to get reeled in hook, line and sinker by the music video.
"Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" by Cyndi Lauper
It doesn't get much more fun than "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" by Cyndi Lauper. From the upbeat song to the fabulously '80s clothing, Lauper's video for "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" never disappoints. The best part of the video occurs when Lauper's "dad," pro-wrestler Lou Albano peeks into Cyndi's room and sees it jam packed with a crowd of people all dancing, talking, and having a blast. Cyndi Lauper effectively sums up the '80s for me in the course of a four-minute music video.
Say what you want about the '80s, but don't you dare knock the music or the videos. The hair may have been big, the clothing may have been bright, but the music was awesome and got us all dancing. What was your favorite music video from the '80s.