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1. Michael Jackson: Bad (1987 Video)

PG | 18 min | Short, Crime, Drama

7.9
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Michael Jackson's music video for his song "Bad".

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Michael Jackson, Adam Nathan, Pedro Sanchez, Wesley Snipes

Votes: 5,018

2. A Flock of Seagulls: Space Age Love Song (1982 Video)

4 min | Short, Music

7.3
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A Flock of Seagulls perform in the music video "Space Age Love Song" from the album "A Flock of Seagulls" recorded for Jive Records. Mike Score sings and the band plays their instruments on... See full summary »

Director: Tony van den Ende | Star: A Flock of Seagulls

Votes: 20

3. Michael Jackson: Smooth Criminal (1988 Video)

10 min | Short, Music

8.9
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A promotional video for Michael Jackson's 1988 hit single "Smooth Criminal."

Director: Colin Chilvers | Stars: Michael Jackson, Brandon Quintin Adams, Kelley Parker, Sean Lennon

Votes: 1,531

4. Michael Jackson: The Way You Make Me Feel (1987 Video)

7 min | Short, Music

7.9
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A promotional video for Michael Jackson's 1987 hit single "The Way You Make Me Feel."

Director: Joe Pytka | Stars: Michael Jackson, Sean Cheesman, La Toya Jackson, Joe Seneca

Votes: 901

5. Madonna: Material Girl (1985 Video)

5 min | Short, Music

7.4
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Madonna pays homage to Marilyn Monroe in the music video for the second single from her icon album 'Like A Virgin'.

Director: Mary Lambert | Stars: Madonna, Deke Anderson, Victor Ho, Regan Patno

Votes: 735

6. ZZ Top: Legs (1984 Video)

5 min | Short, Music

7.0
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ZZ Top performs in the music video "Legs" from the album "Eliminator" recorded for Warner Brothers Records. A employee of a shoe store is harassed as she goes to see her boyfriend who is a ... See full summary »

Director: Tim Newman | Stars: ZZ Top, Danièle Arnaud, Frank Beard, Wendy Frazier

Votes: 177

7. ZZ Top: Sharp Dressed Man (1983 Video)

4 min | Short, Music

7.3
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ZZ Top performs in the music video "Sharp Dressed Man" from the album "Eliminator" recorded for Warner Brothers Records. The video opens on the ZZ Top Eliminator car as it drives through ... See full summary »

Director: Tim Newman | Stars: Danièle Arnaud, Frank Beard, Billy Gibbons, Galyn Görg

Votes: 164

8. Michael Jackson: Billie Jean (1983 Video)

5 min | Short, Music

8.4
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A music video for Michael Jackson's song 'Billie Jean'.

Director: Steve Barron | Stars: Michael Jackson, Simon Fields, Raquel Peña

Votes: 1,487

9. ZZ Top: Gimme All Your Lovin' (1983 Video)

G | 5 min | Short, Music

7.0
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Directed by Tim Newman, the video features ZZ Top playing at a gas station, along with actor/model Peter Tramm playing a young gas station mechanic, and introduces classic ZZ elements such ... See full summary »

Director: Tim Newman | Stars: Danièle Arnaud, Frank Beard, Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill

Votes: 175

10. Toto: Rosanna (1982 Video)

5 min | Short, Music

6.9
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The promotional video for Toto's classic hit "Rosanna" has Cynthia Rhodes in the title role, dancing and charming the guys around her, which includes the band members playing the song in ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Barron | Stars: TOTO, Bobby Kimball, Steve Lukather, David Paich

Votes: 283

11. Talking Heads: Wild Wild Life (1986 Video)

4 min | Short, Music

7.6
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Talking Heads perform in the music video "Wild Wild Life" from the album "True Stories" recorded for Sire Records. On a club stage in front of a band and a wall of televisions, a variety of... See full summary »

Director: David Byrne | Stars: David Byrne, Chris Frantz, John Goodman, Jerry Harrison

Votes: 130

12. USA for Africa: We Are the World (1985 Video)

7 min | Short, Music

7.4
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The music video showed the recording of "We Are the World".

Director: Tom Trbovich | Stars: Lionel Richie, Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, Kenny Rogers

Votes: 443

13. Robert Palmer: Addicted to Love (1986 Video)

4 min | Short, Music

7.2
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Music video to Robert Palmer's smash classic hit "Addicted to Love", one of the most iconic clips of the 1980's and also one of the most spoofed as well. It consists of Palmer performing ... See full summary »

Director: Terence Donovan | Stars: Robert Palmer, Julie Pankhurst, Patty Kelly, Mak Gilchrist

Votes: 545

14. Michael Jackson: Dirty Diana (1988 Video)

5 min | Short, Music

7.7
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Michael Jackson stars in 'Dirty Diana', the short-film for his hit single of the same name.

Director: Joe Pytka | Stars: Lisa Dean, Michael Jackson, Steve Stevens

Votes: 740

15. Bobby McFerrin: Don't Worry, Be Happy (1988 Video)

G | 5 min | Short, Music

7.4
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"Don't Worry, Be Happy" is a popular worldwide hit song by musician Bobby McFerrin. The "instruments" in the a cappella song are entirely overdubbed voice parts and other sounds made by ... See full summary »

Director: Drew Takahashi | Stars: Bill Irwin, Bobby McFerrin, Robin Williams

Votes: 446

16. Cyndi Lauper: Time After Time (1984 Video)

5 min | Short, Drama, Music

7.3
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Cyndi Lauper performs in the music video "Time After Time" from the album "She's So Unusual" recorded for Epic Records. Cyndi Lauper plays a young woman who is forced to leave her boyfriend... See full summary »

Director: Edd Griles | Stars: Francis Larkin, Cyndi Lauper, Fred 'Butch' Lauper, Lou Albano

Votes: 636

17. Paul Simon: You Can Call Me Al (1986 Video)

5 min | Short, Music

7.7
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Video clip of Paul Simon's hit song "You Can Call Me Al" from the album Graceland. A comedy act starring both Simon and Chevy Chase with a concept created by Lorne Michaels where Chase's ... See full summary »

Director: Gary Weis | Stars: Paul Simon, Chevy Chase

Votes: 455

18. Madonna: Crazy for You (1985 Video)

4 min | Short, Music

7.3
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Madonna croons for the lovers of 'Vision Quest' in this music video using footage from the film.

Director: Harold Becker | Stars: Linda Fiorentino, Madonna, Matthew Modine

Votes: 399

19. Toni Basil: Mickey (1982 Video)

4 min | Short, Music

6.5
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The official music video for her song "Mickey" features Toni Basil dressed in an LVH cheerleader outfit.

Director: Toni Basil | Star: Toni Basil

Votes: 166

20. Eddie Murphy: Party All the Time (1985 Video)

4 min | Short, Music

6.7
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Official music video for "Party All the Time" by Eddie Murphy.

Director: Edd Griles | Stars: Rick James, Eddie Murphy

Votes: 72

21. Madonna: Like a Virgin (1984 Video)

4 min | Short, Music

7.3
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Iconic music video for Madonna's single, off the album of the same name.

Director: Mary Lambert | Stars: Madonna, Charlie

Votes: 754

22. Elton John: Nikita (1985 Video)

5 min | Short, Music

7.0
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The clip presents a love story between a tourist from the Capitalist side and a female soldier who from the Soviet side who controls the German border during the Cold Era days. It's all ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Elton John, Anya Major, Andreas Wisniewski

Votes: 60

23. John Parr: St. Elmo's Fire (Man in Motion) (1985 Video)

4 min | Short, Music

6.5
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John Parr performs in the music video "St. Elmo's Fire (Man in Motion)" from the original motion picture soundtrack to the film St. Elmo's Fire (1985) recorded for Atlantic Records. John ... See full summary »

Stars: Emilio Estevez, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy, Demi Moore

Votes: 38

24. Madonna: Live to Tell (1986 Video)

5 min | Short, Music

7.6
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Music video for the Madonna single from the album 'True Blue' and the film soundtrack of 'At Close Range'.

Director: James Foley | Stars: Madonna, Mary Stuart Masterson, Chris Penn, Sean Penn

Votes: 378

25. Band Aid: Do They Know It's Christmas? (1984 Video)

5 min | Short, Music

7.1
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The video for the groundbreaking charity single which united many of the biggest British and Irish pop stars of the era for the cause of Ethiopian famine relief.

Director: Nigel Dick | Stars: Band Aid, Bananarama, Robert Kool Bell, Bono

Votes: 74

26. Toto: Africa (1982 Video)

5 min | Short, Music

7.2
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The music video was directed by Steve Barron. In the video, a researcher in a library tries to match a scrap of a picture of a shield to the book from which it was torn out. As he continues... See full summary »

Director: Steve Barron | Stars: TOTO, Lenny Castro, Jenny Douglas-McRae, Bobby Kimball

Votes: 564

27. Billy Joel: We Didn't Start the Fire (1989 Video)

G | 4 min | Short, Music

7.8
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A music video for the single was directed by Chris Blum. The singer acts as an unseen but omnipresent observer. During each chorus, Joel wearing sunglasses (similar to Roy Orbison's) ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Blum | Stars: Billy Joel, Melody Knighton, Marlee Matlin, Lupe McDonald

Votes: 433

28. Billy Joel: Uptown Girl (1983 Video)

3 min | Short, Music, Romance

7.0
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The title character in the music video was played by Christie Brinkley, whom Joel married two years later. Different versions of the music video opening were produced, in which an auto ... See full summary »

Director: Jay Dubin | Stars: Christie Brinkley, Billy Joel

Votes: 559

29. Robert Palmer: Simply Irresistible (1988 Video)

4 min | Short, Music

7.1
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Director: Terence Donovan | Stars: Cheryl Day, Kim Jones, Karen Aubrey McElfresh, Robert Palmer

Votes: 319

30. Don Henley: The Boys of Summer (1984 Video)

5 min | Short, Music

7.6
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Black and white music video for his song "Boys of Summer" shows Don Henley at three points in his life: today; back when he was a young man at the beach with a girl; and as a 7-year old drummer.

Director: Jean-Baptiste Mondino | Stars: Audie England, Don Henley, Gary Mauro, Glen Mauro

Votes: 79

31. Alice Cooper: Poison (1989 Video)

4 min | Short, Music

7.5
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Alice Cooper performs in the music video "Poison" from the album "Trash" recorded for Epic Records. The music video begins with Alice Cooper opening a door and standing in the entryway. He ... See full summary »

Director: Nigel Dick | Stars: Alice Cooper, Bobby Chouinard, Rana Kennedy, John McCurry

Votes: 130

32. Bruce Willis: Respect Yourself (1987 Video)

6 min | Short, Music

5.8
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Bruce Willis performs in the music video "Respect Yourself" from the album "The Return of Bruno" recorded for Motown Records. A doo-wop performs on stage of a night club. Bruno is told to ... See full summary »

Director: James Yukich | Stars: Bruce Willis, The Pointer Sisters, June Pointer

Votes: 32

33. Bobby Brown: On Our Own (1989 Video)

4 min | Short, Music

5.9
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In the official music video for his song "On Our Own", Bobby Brown performs the song while surrounded by images and celebrities from New York, with clips from the film "Ghostbusters II" mixed in.

Stars: Bobby Brown, Big Daddy Kane, Jane Curtin, Malcolm S. Forbes

Votes: 49

34. Elton John: I'm Still Standing (1983 Video)

4 min | Short, Music

7.4
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Official music video for "I'm Still Standing" by Elton John.

Director: Russell Mulcahy | Stars: Elton John, Sandy Strallen, Bruno Tonioli

Votes: 136

35. Pet Shop Boys: It's a Sin (1987 Video)

G | 5 min | Short, Music

7.4
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The "It's a Sin" video marked the experimental director's first of several collaborations with the band. It extended the lyrical themes of the song by showing Tennant under arrest by an ... See full summary »

Director: Derek Jarman | Stars: Geena Davis, Chris Lowe, Ron Moody, Pet Shop Boys

Votes: 61

36. Billy Idol: Rebel Yell (1984 Video)

5 min | Short, Music

7.2
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A music video for Billy Idol's song 'Rebel Yell'.

Director: Jeff Stein | Stars: Judi Dozier, Billy Idol, Thommy Price, Steve Stevens

Votes: 436

37. Phil Collins: Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now) (1984 Video)

4 min | Short, Music

7.2
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The music video for Phil Collins' hugely successful power ballad, which reached number-one in the United States and number-two in the United Kingdom.

Director: Taylor Hackford | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Phil Collins

Votes: 80

38. Dire Straits: Money for Nothing (1985 Video)

5 min | Animation, Short, Music

7.4
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Dire Straits classic video clip for 'Money for Nothing', smash 1985 hit from the album "Brothers in Arms". The iconic video mixtures advanced animation technology and footage from the band ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Barron | Stars: Dire Straits, Mark Knopfler

Votes: 939

39. Starship: Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now (1987 Video)

5 min | Short, Music

6.8
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Clips from the movie Mannequin (1987) are mixed with clips of the band members copying scenes from the movie and clips of the band playing the song.

Stars: Donny Baldwin, Craig Chaquico, Pete Sears, Grace Slick

Votes: 32

40. Bryan Adams: Summer of '69 (1984 Video)

G | 4 min | Short, Music

7.1
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The music video, released in 1985, was directed by Irish director Steve Barron. In 1985 the music video was nominated for an MTV Video Music Award in the category for Best Male Video. While... See full summary »

Director: Steve Barron | Stars: Bryan Adams, Lysette Anthony, Adrian Formosa, Garwin Sanford

Votes: 438

41. Wham!: Last Christmas (1984 Video)

5 min | Short, Music

6.6
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Official music video for "Last Christmas" by Wham.

Director: Andrew Morahan | Stars: Helen DeMacque, Kathy Hill, Martin Kemp, Shirlie Kemp

Votes: 277

42. Glenn Frey: You Belong to the City (1985 Video)

6 min | Short, Music

6.8
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Glenn Frey performs in the music video "You Belong to the City" from the original soundtrack for the television series Miami Vice (1984) recorded for MCA Records. Frey leave his apartment ... See full summary »

Star: Glenn Frey

Votes: 12

43. Phil Collins: I Wish It Would Rain Down (1990 Video)

8 min | Short, Music

7.3
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This music video for Phil Collins' hit ft. Eric Clapton presents a theatre director (played by Jeffrey Tambor) worried about his current musical play after the absence of his lead singer ... See full summary »

Director: James Yukich | Stars: Phil Collins, Jeffrey Tambor, James Cagney, Ralph Chelli

Votes: 66

44. Bananarama: Venus (1986 Video)

4 min | Short, Music

7.2
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Director: Peter Care | Stars: Bananarama, Sara Dallin, Siobhan Fahey, Keren Woodward

Votes: 34

45. Pet Shop Boys: Heart (1988 Video)

4 min | Short, Music

7.4
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Director: Jack Bond | Stars: Daniela Colic-Prizmic, Chris Lowe, Ian McKellen, Pet Shop Boys

Votes: 37

46. Duran Duran: Girls on Film (1981 Video)

6 min | Short, Music

6.6
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This hit single was accompanied by an audacious video filmed at Shepperton Studios in July 1981. The 1983 video album contains the uncensored full-length "night version" of "Girls on Film",... See full summary »

Directors: Lol Creme, Godley & Creme, Kevin Godley | Stars: Duran Duran, Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes, Andy Taylor

Votes: 130

47. Tina Turner: We Don't Need Another Hero (1985 Video)

5 min | Short, Music

7.2
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Tine Turner performs in the music video "We Don't Need Another Hero" from the original motion picture soundtrack for Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985) recorded for Capitol Records. Dressed ... See full summary »

Director: George Miller | Stars: Tina Turner, Timmy Cappello, Paul McMichael

Votes: 257

48. Janet Jackson: Nasty (1986 Video)

4 min | Short, Music

7.3
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Janet Jackson performs in the music video "Nasty" from the album "Control" recorded for A&M Records. Janet and her friends are at a movie theater when a group of men begin to harass them. ... See full summary »

Director: Mary Lambert | Stars: Paula Abdul, Janet Jackson

Votes: 183

49. Cyndi Lauper: True Colors (1986 Video)

5 min | Short, Music

7.4
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Cyndi Lauper performs in the music video for "True Colors" from her album "True Colors" recorded for Epic Records. Lauper sings on a dark sound stage with a drum as a young girl explores a ... See full summary »

Director: Patricia Birch | Stars: Catrine Dominique, Cyndi Lauper

Votes: 344

50. Lionel Richie: Hello (1984 Video)

5 min | Short, Music

6.5
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The music video, directed by Bob Giraldi, features the story of Richie as a theater and acting teacher having a seemingly unrequited love for a blind student (Laura Carrington) until he ... See full summary »

Director: Bob Giraldi | Stars: Lionel Richie, Laura Carrington

Votes: 193



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