(from the most recent Madison karaoke, Emily does the robot in the interlude of us singing "Birdhouse In Your Soul", whose video unfortunately is not available on this site [then again, it's from 1990, so isn't 80's anyway])*
"Oh My God!" Jeremy shrieks in his best Valley Girl voice. Thanks to Eszter, I just found this site of 80's music videos. There goes an hour of my life well-spent. The first ten I listened to:
Take on Me, A-Ha** I thought this video was the coolest thing I had ever seen in my life when I first saw it. It's now only like maybe the 39th coolest thing.
Could You Be The One?, Husker Du**
Walking on Sunshine, Katrina and the Waves
Straight Up, Paula Abdul***
New England, Kirsty MacColl****
Mexican Radio, Wall of Voodoo
Pure, Lightning Seeds*****
Girl You Know It's True, Milli Vanilli******
Don't Believe the Hype, Public Enemy
** As I've said, this is my favorite HüDü song, and I'm glad they did it after selling out so there's a video.
*** I had a crush on Paula back in the day and owned this album on both tape and CD. Looking back on it now, I was, as I so often am, absolutely right.
**** R.I.P. You have not been forgotten.
*****This is my nominee for most underappreciated dork-joy-pop song ever.
******This song is totally awesome; I don't care what anyone says. It's worth rewatching just for the opening, although I played the video twice, dancing in my Native Iowan shirt and robot-pajama-pants for the entertainment of those in the Harvard Divinity School dorm across the street.
* This was the first song of the night. Emily insisted she do her "Why is six afraid of seven?" joke as the soundcheck. Funnibumpity.