Obscure Music Video of the Week 10/28/2010

After a few weeks’ hiatus (because I was on vacation and I couldn’t find any obscure songs), Obscure Music Video of the Week is back.

This week’s video is for the song What About Me? by the band Moving Pictures

This is one of those songs I remember because it was played on the radio at the time when I discovered and really got into popular music.  Starting when I was in the 7th grade, Sunday nights were spent glued to my radio, listening to America’s Top 40 with Casey Kasem.   I would listen to the music, write whatever was on my mind, and imagine.   Music has been my salvation during some of the rougher times of my life and this song reminds me of the time when I discovered the joys of music.


Cheesy 80s Video Monday-10/25/2010

This Monday’s cheese platter features Billy Squier’s 1984 tribute to the movie Flashdance, Rock Me Tonite.

I’ve seen more prancing in this music video than ever done by The World Famous Lipizzaner Stallions.  And that’s just the first two minutes…

Cheesy 80s Video Monday-10/18/2010

Here’s some classic 80s cheese:  Pat Benetar’s Love is a Battlefield.

The dance off with the pimp never gets old.

Cheesy 80s Music Video Monday-Muscles

Today’s installment of your Cheesy 80s Music Video Monday features the 1982 Diana Ross song  Muscles.

Watch Diana Ross writhe around in her granny nightgown in the gayest video since Olivia Newton John’s Let’s Get Physical.

Maybe it’s just me, but I would rank intelligence, loyalty, and sense of humor way before muscles.

Cheesy 80’s Video Monday-Go For Soda

I know this is a repost, but the fromage is strong with this one.

This is one of those songs that you would hear at a middle school dance and would cause everyone to run out to the dance floor because your fifteen year old taste in music thought this song was cool.  Whatever cool this song has is negated by the hilariously awful music video.  I’m not even sure if the creators were serious, joking or high when they came up with the concept.  This video broaches Star Wars Holiday Special levels of bad.

Obscure Music Video of the Week-9/23/10

Your obscure music video of the week and lesson in early computer animation is Will Powers Adventures in Success from 1983.

I remember that around this time, there was a music video show that aired in the mornings on a cable channel whose name I do not remember and is probably no longer in existence.  This video was on heavy rotation on that show.  I think it also aired on USA’s Night Flight, too.  Before my local cable company added MTV to their line up, this unnamed and now defunct cable channel’s music show was how I got my fix of Duran Duran videos until the weekends (where I would watch Friday Night Videos on NBC and Night Tracks on TBS).

I always remembered this video because of the semi-creepy rotating faces chanting “It’s you…only you”  and “Make it habit, make it happen.”  If they were trying to re-create an indoctrination, then they definitely succeeded.

Cheesy 80s Video Monday-Don Johnson’s “Heartbeat”

This week’s installment of Cheesy 80s Video Monday features the 1986 song from TV’s Don Johnson (aka Sonny Crockett), Heartbeat.

When done right, music videos as mini-movies can be entertaining (think Duran Duran’s “Hungry Like the Wolf“).  When not done right, you get this over the top mess.

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