Kenny Loggins is great. He’s the singer of some of the greatest movie songs ever (Danger Zone from Top Gun; I’m Alright from Caddyshack; and Footloose from, er, Flashdance). He has a gorgeously impressive beard. And he can slam a car door at the same time as an important drum beat. (See the video.)
Typical 80s-ness here – the actual storyline is a little puzzling, but at least the song is supreme. The middle beat makes me want to body pop down and alleyway with Kevin Bacon.
The general moral of the video seems to be that bespectacled geeks can help with all your problems.
Oh, did you read that study that came out last week? You know, the one about Music History, undertaken by Important Scientists from the Univerisity of Clever People? In which it was scientifically proven that this is the best song in the history of music ever made EVER…?
You know they’re right. You know I’m right. You know you’re right. We’re ALL right.
On a dull, dreary and very rainy London day, let’s The Cure’s wonderful Just Like Heaven:
Gah! Another ridiculously stylish, nonsensical 80s video. There are so many! If you laid down all the really cool 80s videos that were ever made, you’d get a line from here to Madonna’s face. Or something.
I already want to be the woman in this video.
Now, this is really funny…what a coincidence! Because back in 2003, I really did see a million faces…
…and rock them all.
Ooh, The Human League. Fancy popstars. But strangely like you and me too. If you had a weird half and half hairstyle…and we were joined by another girl. Wait, what?
I often wished I was living through the 80s right now…not that you might have guessed that or anything, I’ll bet. If I was living through the 80s right, I’d either be a pop start or direct music videos. If I was one or the other, than all my music videos would have sharp dressing; lots of split screens (like a modern day 24, don’cha think?!); freeze frames; massive gesturing; big hair; lines; and inexplicable little bits – a child drawing? A crowd running through a forest? People measuring the circumference of trees? Sure, anything goes!
Do you know Wang Chung? You should. They’re great. They did that song that David “Kid” Jensen used to play a lot on Capital Radio back in the 90s. (Dance Hall Days) That other song where they “vibrated” a lot and Beavis and Butthead (*shudders*) made fun of. (Everybody Have Fun Tonight)
But this is my favourite song of theirs…which was also in The Breakfast Club, when the gang dance around in the library after they’ve shared a few secrets. I like how the film features in the video!
I cannot believe I have never seen this video before. It is all kinds of awesome. I’m not even going to begin to describe it, so I suggest you just shut up and watch it:
Although I would like to say that I feel that woman’s pain. I’m always being bothered by men in gold lame suits when I’m putting on my lipstick in nightclubs.
I seem to have spent too much time in the “It’s Monday! Video Time!” segment of this show…er…blog showing normal 80s videos of people just standing there singing. So let’s go back…waaay back…to a land called “1983”. A land where people used those cool, really thin microphones. Where all drums where hexagonal. Where people had to live their lives permanently battling through the effects of smoke machines. – not to mention the awesome “stop footage and fade to white” editing. And where music videos told of a medival lady/beast/12-year-old boy love triangle. (Seriously, how young is that dude that saves her? Should I maybe call the police?)
Good song though, eh?