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inneedofgrace 04-11-2013 04:08 AM

Cheesiest Music Videos from the 1980s
 
I'll start this one off:

Caught Up in You - 38 Special

It probably cost them about $100 to make the video. Check out all the bad hair and awkward dancing!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zg21Rkew874

BacteriumFendYoke 04-11-2013 04:13 AM

Re: Cheesiest Music Videos from the 1980s
 
This:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jK-NcRmVcw

/thread.

Thanks.

Deathmetalconga 04-11-2013 04:18 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by BacteriumFendYoke (Post 1128547)

Music videos started in the 1980s. I think the dumbest ones are from the 1990s. One was a heavy metal band with women dancing in cages. Don't remember the name.

Anything with Cher.

BacteriumFendYoke 04-11-2013 04:21 AM

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Whether or not they really started in the 80s is a bit of a bone of contention. Bohemian Rhapsody? Sure, the widespread broadcasting of videos started in the 80s but they were certainly around before then.

As for my case for 'The Final Countdown'

Big hair. Hero shots. Stupid gyration. Band playing live. Screaming fans. Helicopter-shot footage. Band with gold records. Stratocasters. Big drum kit. Pyrotechnics. Lycra (Spandex). 'Woohhhmmaan' style vocals. Makeup. Sparkles. Glitter. A feeling of dread. Please make it end. The end is near. Time for the overdose.

MaryO 04-11-2013 04:24 AM

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Just about any Hall and Oates video

5678...procrastinate 04-11-2013 12:34 PM

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I think that Duran Duran have a lot to answer for.

inneedofgrace 04-11-2013 03:10 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by BacteriumFendYoke (Post 1128547)

do I see a southpaw drummer?

StickIt 04-11-2013 03:53 PM

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They're all cheesy aren't they? I hope this thread goes on forever...ah, the nostalgia.

Anyway, here's one. Why not?!

http://youtu.be/KvkKX035484

MaryO 04-11-2013 04:24 PM

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This HAS to be in the top 3 of cheesiest of all time...maybe even the worst!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWz9VN40nCA

inneedofgrace 04-11-2013 06:14 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by MaryO (Post 1128681)
This HAS to be in the top 3 of cheesiest of all time...maybe even the worst!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWz9VN40nCA

That video and Dancing in the Street with Mick Jagger and David Bowie have to be in the worst five.

inneedofgrace 04-11-2013 06:18 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by StickIt (Post 1128677)
They're all cheesy aren't they? I hope this thread goes on forever...ah, the nostalgia.

Anyway, here's one. Why not?!

http://youtu.be/KvkKX035484

I barely remember that video - thanks for posting it. I found this interesting:

Quote:

Columbia Pictures was later the defendant in a copyright infringement lawsuit, also naming Parker which claimed "Ghostbusters" was too similar in musical structure to "I Want a New Drug," written and performed by Huey Lewis and the News (more specifically, the bass/guitar riff which runs through the song). "I Want a New Drug" was a U.S. top-ten hit earlier the same year and was extremely similar to "Pop Muzik" by M, a project by Robin Scott. The two parties settled out of court. Details of the settlement (specifically, that Columbia Pictures paid Lewis a settlement) were confidential until 2001, when Lewis commented on the payment in an episode of VH1's Behind the Music. Parker subsequently sued Lewis for breaching confidentiality.


Here's a video that killed a promising rock career:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fR0j7sModCI

Fuo 04-11-2013 06:25 PM

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This is gonna be a long thread...

inneedofgrace 04-11-2013 06:26 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Fuo (Post 1128713)
This is gonna be a long thread...

I sure hope so! LOL

DrumEatDrum 04-11-2013 07:17 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by BacteriumFendYoke (Post 1128551)
As for my case for 'The Final Countdown'

Big hair. Hero shots. Stupid gyration. Band playing live. Screaming fans. Helicopter-shot footage. Band with gold records. Stratocasters. Big drum kit. Pyrotechnics. Lycra (Spandex). 'Woohhhmmaan' style vocals. Makeup. Sparkles. Glitter. A feeling of dread. Please make it end. The end is near. Time for the overdose.

Granted the song is beyond cheesy, but I've always thought that video was brilliant marketing.

You take an obscure band no one had ever previously heard of, from a country not known for producing rock stars, and you make it look like the band is wildly successful and give the illusion that this band is happening, and if you're not on board with what is going on, you're going to get left behind.

Sure, in retrospect, it's extremely formulaic. But when it first came out, it set the tone for how to break a band no one's ever heard of, and was copied by hundreds of bands later on through the remainder of the 80's.

That, and at least that video falls inline with the lyrics, which was tough to do, given the songs lyrics make no sense. LOL.

larryz 04-11-2013 07:22 PM

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I can't view all of the links below but in case it hasn't been mentioned yet, I think that Billy Squier's practically defined the bad video and questionably gay genre with his "Rock Me Tonite" video. The ripping off of the shirt. The prancing. The preening. The silk sheets.

Oh the horror.

DrumEatDrum 04-11-2013 07:34 PM

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The cheesiest video from the 80's has to be "Love Plus One" by Haircut 100.

The one where there is this little geeky singer, in a Tarzan costume that is too big, swinging from a vine. Maybe if the singer was a big muscular guy it might have made some sense, but it just looks beyond silly. And really, it has nothing to do with the song.

I've always disliked videos that have nothing to do with the song. The point of a video is promote the song, and provide a visual compliment to the artists work. So I've never understood why some bands/artists get talked into doing videos that just have NOTHING to do with the lyrics or music.

Of which probably the worst offender was Phil Collins "Don't Lose My Number" in which Phil parodied numerous other videos. That video must have cost several hundred thousand dollars to make, and does nothing for the song. The video has nothing to do with the song. The song itself might as well not even be a part of the video. And Phil is singing in this very serious tone through out, while the video is complete comedy. It just makes no sense.

But the cheesiest, worst video, of all time, is not from the 80's.
No, the worst, most cheese video ever is Metallica's version of "Turn the Page."
Take a great song, and make a pretty good cover of it. And then make a video that has NOTHING to do with the lyrics, that doesn't in the least bit tie into the intensity of the song, but have it full shots of a stripper working a pole. A formerly great band took a great song, and ruined both all in one 3-4 minute clip. All of metal and rock should be embarrassed for that.

DrumEatDrum 04-11-2013 07:36 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by inneedofgrace (Post 1128710)

Here's a video that killed a promising rock career:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fR0j7sModCI

Quote:

Originally Posted by larryz (Post 1128737)
I can't view all of the links below but in case it hasn't been mentioned yet, I think that Billy Squier's practically defined the bad video and questionably gay genre with his "Rock Me Tonite" video. The ripping off of the shirt. The prancing. The preening. The silk sheets.

Oh the horror.

Yes. But I give Billy a pass because he has publicly admitted over and over again that video was a bad idea that killed his carrier (that and letting Def Leppard open for him).

inneedofgrace 04-11-2013 10:34 PM

Re: Cheesiest Music Videos from the 1980s
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by DrumEatDrum (Post 1128741)
But the cheesiest, worst video, of all time, is not from the 80's.
No, the worst, most cheese video ever is Metallica's version of "Turn the Page."
Take a great song, and make a pretty good cover of it. And then make a video that has NOTHING to do with the lyrics, that doesn't in the least bit tie into the intensity of the song, but have it full shots of a stripper working a pole. A formerly great band took a great song, and ruined both all in one 3-4 minute clip. All of metal and rock should be embarrassed for that.

I don't think I ever saw that video - guess I'll have to check it out now. LOL

MaryO 04-11-2013 10:39 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by DrumEatDrum (Post 1128742)
Yes. But I give Billy a pass because he has publicly admitted over and over again that video was a bad idea that killed his carrier (that and letting Def Leppard open for him).

Not to mention he redeemed himself quite well on a couple of Ringo's All Starr Tours. I still love you, Billy Squier :)

Anon La Ply 04-11-2013 10:46 PM

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I LOLed when I read the thread title. Dancing in the Street for sure. Just checked Final Countdown again - wank factor 11. I think any "cheesiest" list from the 80s has to include We Built This City on Rock an Roll.

Markadiddle 04-11-2013 11:15 PM

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How could anyone forget this little gem:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIEVqFB4WUo

longgun 04-11-2013 11:35 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by 5678...procrastinate (Post 1128650)
I think that Duran Duran have a lot to answer for.

"Girls on Film" and "Hungry Like the Wolf'...............Never really cared for their music, but loved those videos

Quote:

Originally Posted by inneedofgrace (Post 1128710)
I barely remember that video - thanks for posting it. I found this interesting:

Here's a video that killed a promising rock career:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fR0j7sModCI

That had to be the weirdest video I'd seen at the time...............his tunes were great, but he should have stayed away from the camera


Here's one I always thought was funny

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lo46BxWYfyk

Markadiddle 04-11-2013 11:43 PM

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Journey. Just sayin'...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LatorN4P9aA

brady 04-11-2013 11:53 PM

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Can't believe no one has mentioned "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go"...

Markadiddle 04-11-2013 11:57 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by brady (Post 1128836)
Can't believe no one has mentioned "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go"...

Anything by WHAM was pretty cheesy. LOL!

inneedofgrace 04-12-2013 12:24 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Markadiddle (Post 1128825)
How could anyone forget this little gem:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIEVqFB4WUo

I never understood the cross eyed Asian woman. Here's an explanation behind the theme of the video:

Quote:

Devo funded the music video for "Whip It" with $15,000 USD of their own money. The main visual of the video, Mark Mothersbaugh whipping the clothes off a woman, was inspired by an article in a 1962 issue of "Dude" magazine. In an interview for Songfacts, Casale explains "There was a feature article on a guy who had been an actor and fell on hard times, he wasn't getting parts anymore. He moved with his wife to Arizona, opened a dude ranch and charged people money to come hang out at the ranch. Every day at noon in the corral, for entertainment, he'd whip his wife's clothes off with a 12-foot bullwhip. She sewed the costumes and put them together with Velcro. The story was in the magazine about how good he was and how he never hurt her. We had such a big laugh about it, we said, 'OK, that's the basis for the video. We'll have these cowboys drinking beer and cheering Mark on as he's in the barnyard whipping this pioneer woman's clothes off while the band plays in the corral.'"

In the video, Devo wears black, sleeveless turtlenecks, and their famous Energy Dome headgear. When the video begins, all the members, except for Mark Mothersbaugh, wear the turtlenecks pulled over their faces. During the performance, each member lowers the turtleneck. Robert Mothersbaugh ("Bob 1") plays a Gibson Les Paul with an inverted horn, Robert Casale ("Bob 2") plays a red Rheem Kee Bass, and Alan Myers plays a set of Synare 3 drum synthesizers.

Not surprisingly, the S&M overtones of the video caused controversy. Devo was forced to abandon a television appearance after the host deemed the video offensive to women[citation needed]. Despite this, "Whip It" received heavy rotation on MTV after its introduction in 1981.

bobdadruma 04-12-2013 02:11 AM

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Man I hated the eighties :)

Ludwig USA 04-12-2013 04:12 AM

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These guys use a 35 mm camera and had a $800.00 dollar budget.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlq0lYB3iSM

Anon La Ply 04-12-2013 04:49 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by MaryO (Post 1128812)
I still love you, Billy Squier :)

Haha - the video started very promisingly but the camp arm movements at around 0:30 were like a sudden big bucket of cold water sloshed on me! Why didn't the producer tell him? How they let it be released? What were they thinking??

I'd vote INOG has to be an early winner here - it's the most diabolical dancing on a professional video that I've seen. It makes Mick and Bowie on Dancing in the Street look like Bruce Springsteen :)

oldrockdrummer 04-12-2013 05:56 AM

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One of the cheesiest for sure

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOg5VxrRTi0

BacteriumFendYoke 04-12-2013 06:34 AM

Re: Cheesiest Music Videos from the 1980s
 
I hate the video but man do I love the song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjPau5QYtYs

MaryO 04-12-2013 01:37 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by BacteriumFendYoke (Post 1128929)
I hate the video but man do I love the song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjPau5QYtYs

Worst....song....ever. Lol.

BacteriumFendYoke 04-12-2013 04:17 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by MaryO (Post 1128966)
Worst....song....ever. Lol.

I can't explain why but I genuinely do love that song. I know this makes me a terrible person but I think it's brilliant.

StickIt 04-12-2013 05:07 PM

Re: Cheesiest Music Videos from the 1980s
 
Is it cheese, or is it one of the greatest videos ever?
My choice? Love the song AND the video.

http://youtu.be/uq-gYOrU8bA

Anthony Amodeo 04-12-2013 05:19 PM

Re: Cheesiest Music Videos from the 1980s
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Deathmetalconga (Post 1128549)
Music videos started in the 1980s. I think the dumbest ones are from the 1990s. One was a heavy metal band with women dancing in cages. Don't remember the name.

Anything with Cher.


music videos actually started in the 1960's

the Beatles were among the first to release them

when they didn't want to make personal appearances they would send a music video.....such as Strawberry Fields, Paperback Writer, and Hello Goodbye...etc....

other artists like Bobby Vee with The Night Has A Thousand Eyes were also making music videos in the 1960s

the 80s made them more popular but they were being made decades before MTV

anyway.....this is definitely one of the cheesiest

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LatorN4P9aA

Anon La Ply 04-12-2013 05:32 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Anthony Amodeo (Post 1129017)
anyway.....this is definitely one of the cheesiest

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LatorN4P9aA

Oh yeah, definitely blue vein. When I first saw that vid I thought about how they'd devolved since their early days http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yS0SI8nDdvI

Rent to be paid. Families to feed. Retirement money ...

IDDrummer 04-12-2013 06:12 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by BacteriumFendYoke (Post 1129000)
I can't explain why but I genuinely do love that song. I know this makes me a terrible person but I think it's brilliant.

I agree completely! And I don't understand why, either.

IDDrummer 04-12-2013 06:42 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by DrumEatDrum (Post 1128741)
But the cheesiest, worst video, of all time, is not from the 80's.
No, the worst, most cheese video ever is Metallica's version of "Turn the Page."
Take a great song, and make a pretty good cover of it. And then make a video that has NOTHING to do with the lyrics, that doesn't in the least bit tie into the intensity of the song, but have it full shots of a stripper working a pole. A formerly great band took a great song, and ruined both all in one 3-4 minute clip. All of metal and rock should be embarrassed for that.

I disagree about this one. I think it chooses the stripper/prostitute lifestyle to illustrate the darker, seedier side of the music business. The original song was about the hard, dark parts about being a traveling musician, so I don't think it's that much of a stretch.

When she says, given the chance to start over, she would make the same choices - I think that speaks for a lot of musicians, despite the hardships and social scorn they might face.

Plus, that's Ginger Lynn! ;-)

Swexx 04-12-2013 07:06 PM

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9G4jnaznUoQ
This is definately top ten.

BacteriumFendYoke 04-12-2013 09:58 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by IDDrummer (Post 1129041)
I agree completely! And I don't understand why, either.

Phew, I'm just glad that I'm not the only one!


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