Adventures in 80s Terror

THE HYPOTHESIS

Ladies and Gentlemen, I posit that you will not find a clip that packs more 80’s music video cliches into three minutes than Cameo’s Back and Forth, released in 1987.

THE EVIDENCE

This has it all: big hair; bad fashion; Flashdance leotards; synchronized dancing; a vaguely glam metal guitarist performing a home invasion where he plays riffs at people. The only way you can cram more 80’s into this thing is the addition of a Corey.

I DARE YOU TO PROVE ME WRONG

In fact, if there’s something more 80s out there, I really want to know about it.

Links in the comments, people. Links in the comments.

  2 comments for “Adventures in 80s Terror

  1. enholland
    06/06/2014 at 11:40 AM

    How about 'Hot for Teacher' by Van Halen?


    • petermball
      12/06/2014 at 11:24 PM

      It lacks the flashdance references that would really push it over the top. I would regard it as the iconic 80s hair-metal clip, though.

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