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When the '80s hit, so did the relatively new phenomenon of the music video. As the form proliferated, so did the TV networks.

MTV was launched in 1981, MuchMusic launched a few years later in 1984, and suddenly, bands had to not only make great music, but they had to create unforgettable visuals, too.

So what are some of the very best clips from that fledgling era? The ones that have survived three decades? Here are 20 of the most memorable, starting with 10 Canadian, then 10 international. Open the gallery  above to begin.

 

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The 20 best music videos of the '80s

When the '80s hit, so did the relatively new phenomenon of the music video. As the form proliferated,…

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TMax21
#1 posted by
TMax21
on Aug 29, 2014

The link below features a number of videos from the list in literal form- I personally got a kick out of the Men Without Hats one, but the Meatloaf one is pretty good as well!

 

http://www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/lists/2011/03/the-12-best-literal-music-videos.html?p=2

 

 

Jennifer Van Evra
#2 posted by
Jennifer Van Evra
on Aug 30, 2014

Those are hilarious!!

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