Mid-Week Match-Up: ’80s Music Video Whiteouts

Shades of White: Many an '80s music video was set in front of a white backdrop

Shades of White: Many an '80s music video was set in front of a white backdrop

Ever notice how ’80s music videos–especially those from the earlier part of the decade–featured band members performing in front of a stark white background? Why plain white? Perhaps it was the low cost, the futuristic look, or the chic simplicity of a musician putting it all out there with no distractions. But there was room for variation… Check out the many shades of white featured in our mid-week match-up.

This week we spotlight (above, clockwise) Madonna’s “Lucky Star,” The J. Geils Band’s “Freeze Frame,” Culture Club’s “Time (Clock of the Heart),” Toto’s “99,” Toni Basil’s “Mickey,” and Thomas Dolby’s “Radio Silence.”

Enjoy!

Madonna Lucky Star

A still from the video for Madonna's "Lucky Star"

 



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3 Responses to Mid-Week Match-Up: ’80s Music Video Whiteouts

  1. jenn September 2, 2011 at 12:34 am #

    Man, I LOVED that Lucky Star video. Greatness!

  2. rodge August 16, 2012 at 4:48 pm #

    that was my favorite madonna video

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