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Top Five Cheesy 80’s Videos

02/15/2017 at 5:44 | Posted by pstreet
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 15:  Musician Mark Mothersbaugh of Devo performs onstage at the 2011 Art Of Elysium "Heaven" Gala held at the California Science Center on January 15, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Art of Elysium )
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On August 1st of 1981 when MTV launched, you could not just put out a song anymore, you had to have a video…. no matter what it looked like. Here’s 5 of my favorite cheesy videos from the 80s.

  1. “Video Killed The Radio Star”  The first video played on MTV

2. “Safety Dance” Men Without Hats

Men in tights dancing in a field with short people and a parade and I’m not sure what’s happening here.

3. “RIO” Duran Duran

Girls and paint and bouncing balls with crabs biting your feet and oh yeah, sailing!

4. “Whip It” Devo

Plunger hats with a wooden spoon lady, cowboys and whips, what more could you ask for?

5. “Physical” Olivia Newton John

Ooooooozzzzzzzing 80s