30.8.10

I Bring You...80s MTV

History Lesson: Back in the 80s, before there was the Real World, Cribs and Jersey Shore, MTV (short for Music Television) used to play a little something called music videos.  Weird, huh?  Well, a good portion of my youth was spent in front of my boyfriend's telly (my parent's hadn't gone for this new-fangled "cable television" yet) just waiting and waiting for Martha Quinn, Alan Hunter, and Mark Goodman to play one of my favorites (my parents hadn't gone for the new-fangled VCRs yet either).  And who can forget the big Michael Jackson "Thriller" premier?



So bring on the nostalgia!  Here's a widgetbox with top MTV videos from the 1980s.  The collection will be changing cuz there's so, so, so many to choose from, and I'm taking requests, so feel free to drop me a comment with yours.

10 comments:

Liz Fichera said...

Oh.My.God. Thanks for the trip down memory lane! Love this widget!! Berlin? Frankie Goes to Hollywood? I'm in heaven...

Nicki Elson said...

Hooray! Glad you like it. And if you think of any good ones I've missed, please drop me a note. :)

JW said...

Oh yes the good ole days. What has MTV become? Between Jackass and teen moms, I just can't stand it! :) We had it good back then.

Nicki Elson said...

We sure did, JW. Who were the geniuses to go the Jackass route? Ah well, thank heavens for You Tube, right? :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Back when MTV actually played music videos...
Visiting from the BBQ!

Nicki Elson said...

Hey, any good BBQ needs good music, right Alex? Hehe.

Deniz Bevan said...

Brilliant! Anything from Roxette :-)
Just found you at Karen's BBQ!

Nicki Elson said...

Thanks for the request Deniz---your wish is my command. "The Look" is now on the playlist. :D

Deb Markanton said...

Oh my! Def Leppard, my fav! This was great.

Nicki Elson said...

Ah! Def Leppard was my favorite too! Photograph was the one I just sat and waited for. So funny to see their skinny bums in those tight white pants.

Glad you enjoyed the videos!