Vote for the best music video from the 1980s

Virgin Radio

17 Nov 2022, 07:38

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Loads of awesome music videos came out of the 1980s, but which one do you reckon is the best?   

The decade was the era in which the music video really came into its own, with some amazing production values, and very memorable visuals and concepts. For instance, who can forget Michael Jackson’s epic clip for 1983’s Thriller, directed by John Landis? At 14-minutes, the video told the story of how Jacko went from being on a date night at the movies, to the leader of a zombie gang. The red jacket. The dance moves. Classic.

And how about the animation of A-Ha’s Take On Me, and Peter Gabriel’s Sledgehammer? Iconic and ingenious, right?

But would these three clips make your own personal selection of the best music video from the 80s?

You can vote for your favourite HERE.

We have compiled a list of 30 classic clips, and we want YOU to let us know your top three. Once the results are in, we will compile a top ten, based on your votes.

The winner of the best music video of the 80s will then be revealed on Virgin Radio 80s Plus on Friday 25th November through the day - so make sure you get your votes in!

As well as including the aforementioned Michael Jackson, A-Ha and Peter Gabriel videos, the list also includes Olivia Newton John’s iconic workout clip for Physical. Directed by Brian Grant, it went on to win a Grammy Award for Video of the Year in 1983.

Elsewhere on the list, you will find Bowie and Jagger’s Dancing in the Street, Guns N’ Roses with Welcome To The Jungle, Slave To The Rhythm by Grace Jones, and clips from Whitney Houston, The Police, Billy Idol and many more.

Vote for your top three here.

We really want to know what your picks are!

You can listen to Virgin Radio 80 Plus HERE. You can also listen on DAB+ in London and Central Scotland and on smart speakers across the UK, as well as via the Virgin Radio UK app.