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The most iconic music video of the 80s is …

To celebrate the introduction of Gerald Petersen’s new “All 80s Show”, which brings you two hours of the hottest music from the big-hair decade every night of the week between 6 and 8 pm, we’re asking you to vote for your favourite music video from the golden era of MTV.

When MTV premiered on the 1st of August 1981, the new channel wasn’t exactly spoiled for choice. Most of the videos they had were low-budget affairs shot quickly by superstars like Rod Stewart and the Rolling Stones. Record labels quickly realized though that the new channel had an incredible ability to sell records. Just two years later, Michael Jackson released Thriller and music videos became an exciting new form of pop art, mesmerising millions of music lovers across the globe.

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In case you can’t make up your mind, why not have another look. We’ve made a YouTube playlist with all of the videos on our polling ballot (except “Money for Nothing” – the video is sadly not available in this region):

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Talking about the images that shaped the decade – what was the strangest outfit or accessory you wore in the 80s? This clip will jog your memory and make your head go “Huh!?”:

And if you’ve ever wondered what happened to 80s stars like Richard Dean Anderson (MacGyver) or supermodel Cindy Crawford, check this out:

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  1. ProMoJo

    2 years ago

    Fantastic idea for this week’s 1s@1 Poll 😀 Choices! Choices! I don’t think it really matters what I vote for this week as I think Thriller may take this one hands down 🙂 I don’t mind but it ain’t my choice 😉

    Your turn to guess which one it is!

    • Danie Marais

      2 years ago

      “Take On Me” maybe?

    • ProMoJo

      2 years ago

      Sorry Danie! No Cigar! Try again!

    • Danie Marais

      2 years ago

      Could it be “Addicted to Love”?

    • ProMoJo

      2 years ago

      How ever did you guess that Danie Marais 😉 Insider information maybe? 😀

    • Danie Marais

      2 years ago

      Maybe … I heard that video made a big impression – and not only on teenage boys back in the 80s.

    • ProMoJo

      2 years ago

      Indeed – I was the one on Drums or was it Lead or was it Keyboards? Nah, it was Bass 😉 Desperately wanted to be one of those girls 🙂

      But it looks like Sledgehammer is smashing the competition this week! Something like a certain someone with #5in10 this morning 😉 #JustSaying !

  2. Camillah Adams

    2 years ago

    Love them all, but Sledgehammer was AMAZING!! 🙂

  3. Danie Marais

    2 years ago

    Absolutely, Camillah. I remember being completely stunned when I saw it the first time.

    • ProMoJo

      2 years ago

      Sledgehammer was a very interesting video indeed & I loved it! UHM Peter Gabriel! Hello! 🙂