For this special “Valentine’s Day” edition of Friday Video Picks, Mirror80 was looking for the perfect video. A video whose heroines could conceivably live in a house with “candy-hued heart and rose” decor like this.
To kick off February, let’s rewind to 1986, when Stacey Q’s “Two of Hearts” became a top-five hit. How nicely its peppy sound complements this week’s earlier post about cute, shiny ’80s collectibles. But as is the case with many aspects of ’80s culture and style, there’s often more than meets the eye…
Only Thomas Dolby can get away with mixing Greek statues, ’20s gramophones and vintage science motifs. This video is stylistically amazing. Some images seem to be lifted straight from a mad scientist’s lab, while others reference radio-age technology with a bit of whimsy.
There’s nothing better than when a favorite singer from your childhood is still going strong 30 years later! Enter Boy George, who has recently garnered praise for his collaboration with standout musician Mark Ronson.
Enjoy this 1984 track by Missing Persons. Rarely do so many factors combine to make ’80s video perfection!
We all love that song from The Breakfast Club, but for today let’s hear one of Simple Minds’ OTHER hits…
However you celebrate the Holidays, let the Solid Gold Dancers add to your festivity! In this clip from the 1984 Christmas episode of this television show that matched dance routines with pop hits of the week, the dancers take on beloved carols. The results: Let’s just say I’ve never seen anything like it!
On the coldest and dreariest of days, I imagine myself out on a boat hamming it up with The Housemartins, as per this version of the video for their 1986 track “Think for a Minute.” The video comes from the documentary London 0 Hull 4 (named for their first album of the same title).
In this video for “Dare To Be Stupid,” released in 1985, Weird Al parodies Devo. Whether you’re a long-time Devo fan who can spot the references, someone who liked this song as a kid, or a person looking for a three-minute distraction, you’ll appreciate this visual feast.
When gushing about this video, it’s hard to know where to start. Could it be the classic ’80s set with its grid and neon lights? Or maybe it’s the candy-colored clothing in every hue of the rainbow? The synced-up dance moves of band members?…