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Subject: Good Songs... Bad Music Videos

Written By: woops on 08/19/04 at 2:31 am

Here's some examples or good or OK songs with awful music videos, IMO:  :P


Kiss "Tears Are Falling"
Huey Lewis & The News "Hip To Be Square"
Van Halen "Pretty Woman"
Bon Jovi "Runaway"
Falco "Der Kommissar"
Pat Benatar "Love Is A Battlefield"
Wham "Wake Me Up Before You Go Go" (actually a 'guilty pleasure', but the video is plain unwatchable  :P)
Winger "Seventeen" (Though it's the only  song from the band  I like  :D)
Stone Temple Pilots "Sour Girl" (Not from the '80's, but it's bad enough to be mentioned on this topic)




Subject: Re: Good Songs... Bad Music Videos

Written By: Rob on 08/20/04 at 12:52 am


Here's some examples or good or OK songs with awful music videos, IMO:  :P


Pat Benatar "Love Is A Battlefield"



I agree - "Love Is A Battlefield" was a good song but a HORRIBLE video!




Subject: Re: Good Songs... Bad Music Videos

Written By: FussBudgetVanPelt on 08/20/04 at 7:55 am


Here's some examples or good or OK songs with awful music videos, IMO:  :P

Wham "Wake Me Up Before You Go Go" (actually a 'guilty pleasure', but the video is plain unwatchable  :P)


Yeah !  "Choose Life" said their Omo-white shirts  :o

Not if was a choice between watching that video and stabbing my eardrum with a rusty icepick !  It was just plain nauseating  :o ;D

Subject: Re: Good Songs... Bad Music Videos

Written By: Doc Brown on 08/20/04 at 12:59 pm


Huey Lewis & The News "Hip To Be Square"


What's wrong with that one? A little dizzying, I admit, but I thought it was a pretty cool effect. Especially with the close-up of Huey's vocal chords on the chorus, that was pretty funny!

You really want a cheesy video? What about journey's "Seperate Ways"? Steve can sing, the guys can play, but none of them can dance!


Your Pal,
Doc

Subject: Re: Good Songs... Bad Music Videos

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 08/20/04 at 5:51 pm




"Seperate Ways"? Steve can sing, the guys can play, but none of them can dance!

Your Pal,
Doc



Haw haw! You got that right! "Some-day, love will find you, Break-those chains that bind you!," and the guys are standing there, um, bouncing?  What would you call that move?

A Flock of Seagulls: I Ran
They were all dressed in women's clothes, with those dumb video models drifting around, and Ali Score playing the dummy drums.
The Fixx: One Thing Leads to Another
What was all that walking through the tunnel, with the Doberman Pinschers kissing?
Depeche Mode: Enjoy the Silence
Greg Kihn: Jeopardy
David Bowie: China Girl

Subject: Re: Good Songs... Bad Music Videos

Written By: Dagwood on 08/20/04 at 7:33 pm

Billy Squire-Rock Me Tonight.  Great song, but that boy couldn't dance if his life depended on it.

Subject: Re: Good Songs... Bad Music Videos

Written By: Howard on 08/20/04 at 7:49 pm

Wang Chung-Everybody Have Fun Tonight (too dizzy of a video)
Huey Lewis-If This Is It(What the hell is Huey doing a freakin beach?)  ???
Michael Jackson- Scream (This video makes me wanna SCREAM! :P



Howard

Subject: Re: Good Songs... Bad Music Videos

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 08/21/04 at 12:19 am


Billy Squire-Rock Me Tonight.  Great song, but that boy couldn't dance if his life depended on it.


I have to agree with you!

Subject: Re: Good Songs... Bad Music Videos

Written By: FussBudgetVanPelt on 08/21/04 at 7:30 am



Huey Lewis-If This Is It(What the hell is Huey doing a freakin beach?)  ???

Howard


Howard, I realise I am in the minority here, but anyway :

What is Huey doing at the beach ?  If I had my way, taking a long walk off a short pier  ;)

Subject: Re: Good Songs... Bad Music Videos

Written By: Howard on 08/21/04 at 9:58 am

Huey Lewis (Doin It All For My Baby (Is this video a Frankenstein remake?)  :P)
Cher If I could turn back time (Why is she half naked in this video?)  :o
Men Without Hats The Safety Dance (Is this video a nursery rhyme or something?) :P


Howard

Subject: Re: Good Songs... Bad Music Videos

Written By: Doc Brown on 08/21/04 at 4:45 pm


Huey Lewis (Doin It All For My Baby (Is this video a Frankenstein remake?)  :P)
Cher If I could turn back time (Why is she half naked in this video?)  :o


Howard, I agree with you on Cher. I certainly didn't need to see tattoos on the bare butt of a 45-year-old(I think) has-been diva.
But Huey's video was supposed to be a Frankenstein parody, intended to be funny, and it was! As for "If This Is It", the beach video was one of the funniest clips of the mid-80's! The idea was he tried to find the girl he was singing to in then song, but he kept catching her fraternizing with every other guy she sees, and she just wouldn't bother breaking up with him, just like the song says. Hope this helps!


Your Pal,
Doc

Subject: Re: Good Songs... Bad Music Videos

Written By: Howard on 08/22/04 at 4:10 pm

Olivia Newton John- Physical (Is this an excersize video?)
Bobby McFerrin-Don't Worry,Be Happy(All they do is act funny in the video) :P
Jacksons-Torture(I think I wanna "torture" myself.never thought the Jacksons would act so tough) ::)


Howard

Subject: Re: Good Songs... Bad Music Videos

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 08/22/04 at 6:35 pm


Huey Lewis (Doin It All For My Baby (Is this video a Frankenstein remake?)  :P)
Cher If I could turn back time (Why is she half naked in this video?)  :o
Men Without Hats The Safety Dance (Is this video a nursery rhyme or something?) :P


Howard

Oh, I like the Safety Dance video.  Two few videos feature a medieval pageant theme.
:-\\
It is a wee bit precious, though, and they could have done without exploiting the little people, though I'm sure they meant no harm.

Subject: Re: Good Songs... Bad Music Videos

Written By: Bobby on 08/22/04 at 7:50 pm


Oh, I like the Safety Dance video.  Two few videos feature a medieval pageant theme.
:-\\
It is a wee bit precious, though, and they could have done without exploiting the little people, though I'm sure they meant no harm.


The Safety Dance is hilarious. It's a bit of a running joke in the household at the moment.

The bad videos for me are the sad black and white style vids that are just plain boring.

'Waiting for a star to fall' - Boy meets Girl
'Oh L'amour' - Dollar
'I just died in your arms tonight' - Cutting Crew

The songs are great however.  :)

Subject: Re: Good Songs... Bad Music Videos

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 08/23/04 at 3:33 pm

Tears for Fears: Everybody Wants To Rule the World

Subject: Re: Good Songs... Bad Music Videos

Written By: Howard on 08/23/04 at 8:38 pm

Nu Shooz I can't wait
Michael Jackson The Way You Make Me Feel
Cyndi Lauper Girls Just Wanna Have Fun


Howard

Subject: Re: Good Songs... Bad Music Videos

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 08/24/04 at 1:15 pm


Nu Shooz I can't wait
Michael Jackson The Way You Make Me Feel
Cyndi Lauper Girls Just Wanna Have Fun


Howard

What?  How can you not like a video with Captain Lou in it?
???

Subject: Re: Good Songs... Bad Music Videos

Written By: Howard on 08/24/04 at 4:45 pm



What?  How can you not like a video with Captain Lou in it?
???



Maybe it was a bit too cheesy. ???



Howard

Subject: Re: Good Songs... Bad Music Videos

Written By: Howard on 08/24/04 at 4:49 pm

Prince (Kiss) All he does is look sexy in the video. :P
Olivia Newton John (Physical) Is this supposed to be an exercize video?  ???


Howard

Subject: Re: Good Songs... Bad Music Videos

Written By: Bobby on 08/24/04 at 6:10 pm


Prince (Kiss) All he does is look sexy in the video. :P
Olivia Newton John (Physical) Is this supposed to be an exercize video?  ???


Yes. Kiss was the video where Prince just pranced about in a pair of pants. I love the video to 'Physical'. It is so hilariously tacky!  ;D

Subject: Re: Good Songs... Bad Music Videos

Written By: Howard on 08/24/04 at 6:14 pm

Cherish-Madonna Why does she touch herself with seaweed? :P



Howard

Subject: Re: Good Songs... Bad Music Videos

Written By: Koop on 08/24/04 at 10:49 pm


Prince (Kiss) All he does is look sexy in the video. :P


I like the version by Art of Noise better....both the video and the song.  ;D

Subject: Re: Good Songs... Bad Music Videos

Written By: woops on 08/25/04 at 2:23 am

I would also add Warrant "Heaven"...  :P

Subject: Re: Good Songs... Bad Music Videos

Written By: Howard on 08/25/04 at 7:15 pm

Michael Jackson- Scream
Dexy Mindnight Runners- C'mon Eileen
Rod Stewart-Tonight's The Night

Howard

Subject: Re: Good Songs... Bad Music Videos

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 08/25/04 at 9:44 pm




I like the version by Art of Noise better....both the video and the song.   ;D

Make that Art of Noise with Tom Jones.  Blecccch!  I like a lot of trax by the Art of Noise, but not that one.  I mean, there are some singers I like with a sense of cheesy irony, but not Tom Jones, I think he's just gross!

Nothing personal, Koop.

Subject: Re: Good Songs... Bad Music Videos

Written By: Daffy on 08/25/04 at 9:50 pm


Here's some examples or good or OK songs with awful music videos, IMO:  :P
Bon Jovi "Runaway"


Hoo hoo hoo!  I laugh, not because I remember this video, but because it wrenched me to recall Bob Jovi's "She Don't Know" video.  It was Hee-haw-larious!  The best part was a lone Jon struttin' down the street with what appeared to be one mutha of a sock stuffed in his trousers.  If it really wasn't a sock, then he shouldn't have looked so gosh-darn lonely and falorn in the scene at the cafe (bar?) :o!  This song is such a guilty pleasure for me though.

Subject: Re: Good Songs... Bad Music Videos

Written By: Koop on 08/25/04 at 10:24 pm



Make that Art of Noise with Tom Jones.  Blecccch!  I like a lot of trax by the Art of Noise, but not that one.  I mean, there are some singers I like with a sense of cheesy irony, but not Tom Jones, I think he's just gross!

Nothing personal, Koop.


Heh!  Actually, I would've been really surprized if someone had agreed with me on that song. (I've tortured many with it in the past.)  In the cheese department, Jones IMO, has always been limburger...hard to take unless you like really stinky cheese.  Plus, it's funny to me because he takes himself so seriously.  But I've always had a warped sense of humor when it comes to cheese.  ;)  (I actually own the Golden Throats collection.  :D)

Subject: Re: Good Songs... Bad Music Videos

Written By: Eve Orzabal Smith on 08/26/04 at 5:48 pm


Tears for Fears: Everybody Wants To Rule the World




WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT???????????????????? >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(


I DON'T AGREE!!!!!!! >:( >:(

Subject: Re: Good Songs... Bad Music Videos

Written By: Howard on 08/26/04 at 7:33 pm

Don't Disturb This Groove  The System
Walk Like An Eqyptian Bangles
The Way You Make Me Feel Michael Jackson


Howard

Subject: Re: Good Songs... Bad Music Videos

Written By: woops on 08/27/04 at 1:13 am

Dishonary mention: Bonnie Tyler "Total Eclipse Of The Heart"  :P

What's with the glowing eyes?

Subject: Re: Good Songs... Bad Music Videos

Written By: Howard on 08/27/04 at 7:26 pm

The Cars- You Might Think (kind of a cheesy video)  :P
The Cars- Magic
Jacksons- Torture


Howard

Subject: Re: Good Songs... Bad Music Videos

Written By: Jeffpcmt on 08/28/04 at 8:58 am


Don't Disturb This Groove  The System
Walk Like An Eqyptian Bangles
The Way You Make Me Feel Michael Jackson


Howard



I definitely agree with Walk Like an Egyptian being a terrible video but I also thought it was a horrendous song.

Subject: Re: Good Songs... Bad Music Videos

Written By: Howard on 08/28/04 at 9:35 am

Du T Etre Bebe- Jordy
Torture- Jacksons
Raspberry Beret- Prince


Howard

Subject: Re: Good Songs... Bad Music Videos

Written By: hornet on 08/29/04 at 7:28 pm

a flock of seagulls - i ran      ::)

men without hats - safety dance    :-\\

to name 2 ..

Subject: Re: Good Songs... Bad Music Videos

Written By: woops on 08/30/04 at 1:15 am


The Cars- You Might Think (kind of a cheesy video)  :P
The Cars- Magic

Raspberry Beret- Prince
Howard


I actually like these videos. And "You Might Think" is a classic.


Some bad videos with good songs I saw on the VMA winning videos special:

ZZ Top "Rough Boy"

REM "Orange Crush"

David Bowie & Mick Jagger "Dancing In The Street" (Though the song is slightly cheesy itself)

Subject: Re: Good Songs... Bad Music Videos

Written By: Bobby on 08/30/04 at 4:33 pm


Heh!  Actually, I would've been really surprized if someone had agreed with me on that song. (I've tortured many with it in the past.)  In the cheese department, Jones IMO, has always been limburger...hard to take unless you like really stinky cheese.  Plus, it's funny to me because he takes himself so seriously.  But I've always had a warped sense of humor when it comes to cheese.  ;)  (I actually own the Golden Throats collection.  :D)


I love that version and the video as well.  :)

Subject: Re: Good Songs... Bad Music Videos

Written By: Koop on 08/30/04 at 4:35 pm




I love that version and the video as well.  :)


Cool!  Good to know that I'm not the only one.  ;)

Subject: Re: Good Songs... Bad Music Videos

Written By: Howard on 08/30/04 at 7:14 pm

Torture- Jacksons (1984)


Howard

Subject: Re: Good Songs... Bad Music Videos

Written By: krysia on 09/08/04 at 9:21 am

Journey's Separate Ways (Worlds Apart) and Toto's Africa.  Two of my favorite songs of all time.  The videos were just not that great...

Subject: Re: Good Songs... Bad Music Videos

Written By: Niko101 on 09/08/04 at 12:08 pm

The worst video for a song I love...
"NeverEnding Story" by Limahl

As for the Bowie/Jagger vid for "Dancing In The Streets," there was a great story behind that one. Anybody that was glued to their TVs for Live Aid will remember this. In less than 24 hours, they recorded the song, made the video, had it edited and ready to premier that afternoon AND got to Wembley in time for their individual performances.  :o IMHO, it was one of the coolest things that happened that day. Almost as cool as Phil Collins playing both stages with a little help from the Concord.

Subject: Re: Good Songs... Bad Music Videos

Written By: Howard on 09/08/04 at 7:36 pm

Phil Collins-Sussudio
Cars-Magic
New Edition-Cool It Now


Howard

Subject: Re: Good Songs... Bad Music Videos

Written By: Eve Orzabal Smith on 09/12/04 at 3:32 pm

I think the worst video for a song I like is "Gloria" by Laura Branigan (rest in peace :\'( )

Someone told me the "Woman in Chains" video, by Tears for Fears, was bad.

I don't think so.

It's strange but it's OK

Subject: Re: Good Songs... Bad Music Videos

Written By: bj26 on 09/13/04 at 7:03 am

Captain say Wot - dumb video
Fun tonight - Wang Chung

These videos tended to downgrade the songs from pretty good to so so.

Subject: Re: Good Songs... Bad Music Videos

Written By: Howard on 09/13/04 at 8:45 pm

Foreigner-I Want To Know What Love Is
Phil Collins-Land Of Confusion

Howard

Subject: Re: Good Songs... Bad Music Videos

Written By: Atari on 09/14/04 at 10:08 am

Journey- After The Fall.... great song, extremely stupid video
I was going to say most of Dokken's videos, but they pretty much sucked in general (although their guitarist was phenomenal) :)
And the winner is-

Van Halen- Pretty Woman... never has a more horrid piece of trash ever been aired.

Subject: Re: Good Songs... Bad Music Videos

Written By: Howard on 09/14/04 at 10:11 am

Van Halen- Hot For Teacher



Howard

Subject: Re: Good Songs... Bad Music Videos

Written By: woops on 09/15/04 at 12:16 am


Van Halen- Hot For Teacher



Howard


That's a classic! Especially the "Waldo" character.  :D


And I like some videos from Dokken.

Subject: Re: Good Songs... Bad Music Videos

Written By: McDonald on 09/15/04 at 9:39 am

Safety Dance - Men Without Hats

Great song (another guilty pleasure) but a freakin' weird video.

Subject: Re: Good Songs... Bad Music Videos

Written By: Howard on 09/15/04 at 8:37 pm

Lionel Richie- Dancing On The Ceiling



Howard

Subject: Re: Good Songs... Bad Music Videos

Written By: woops on 10/13/04 at 9:15 pm

Yaz "Situation"...A great song, but  the video's  interesting (mostly colored patterns), but not a favorite  :P

Subject: Re: Good Songs... Bad Music Videos

Written By: Howard on 10/14/04 at 4:46 pm

Kool And The Gang-Misled(The one where J.T.Taylor is talking to this ghostly woman and calls her"Misled".)
Michael Jackson-Billie Jean(What was the whole point of the video anyhow?) ???


Howard

Subject: Re: Good Songs... Bad Music Videos

Written By: Todd Z on 10/14/04 at 5:45 pm

Rockwell somebody's watching me ;D

Subject: Re: Good Songs... Bad Music Videos

Written By: JamieMcBain on 10/20/04 at 11:29 pm

Can You Feel It by Jackson Five and I am A Real American by Rick Derringer featuring Hulk Hogan, I saw both on TV last week, and my eyeballs still haven't recovered yet, As far as good songs, bad video, I would have to say We Built This City by Jefferson Starship.

Subject: Re: Good Songs... Bad Music Videos

Written By: Howard on 10/21/04 at 7:09 pm

Body-Jacksons
Cool It Now-New Edition


Howard

Subject: Re: Good Songs... Bad Music Videos

Written By: Howard on 10/21/04 at 7:10 pm


Rockwell somebody's watching me ;D



That is a bad music video. :P



Howard

Subject: Re: Good Songs... Bad Music Videos

Written By: JamieMcBain on 10/21/04 at 7:38 pm

How I am Supposed To Know by Micheal Bolton, don't care that much about the song, and the video is just as bad. Torture by Jackson 5 is also bad as well, as is Loverboy by Billy Ocean, it looks like a really bad rip off of Star Wars, with bad special effects.

Subject: Re: Good Songs... Bad Music Videos

Written By: Todd Z on 10/22/04 at 1:38 am





That is a bad music video. :P
That song and the video are both hilarious ;D


Howard

Subject: Re: Good Songs... Bad Music Videos

Written By: Howard on 10/22/04 at 5:42 pm

Mickey
Cool It Now-New Edition


Howard

Subject: Re: Good Songs... Bad Music Videos

Written By: Heathcliff on 10/22/04 at 5:47 pm

For me, it's either "Love Train" by Holly Johnson, "Street Dance" by The Break Machine or "The Riddle" by Nik Kershaw... too close to call, I think!

Subject: Re: Good Songs... Bad Music Videos

Written By: Chris MegatronTHX on 10/22/04 at 10:52 pm

The 80s had a TON of great songs, awesome songs, but then you saw the cheesy videos and the goofy looking singers and it was like WTF...

I mean even back then I remember rolling my eyes and just being crushed with dissapointment when I saw the campy videos for a really cool song.   

Subject: Re: Good Songs... Bad Music Videos

Written By: whistledog on 06/05/06 at 12:51 pm

"Flippin' to the A Side" by Cats Can Fly.  An excellent song, with a video that was not so excellent.  I still love this song though 8)

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