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Last week, we looked at some classic ’90s music videos with cringe factor. This week, it’s ’80s videos that are so bad they’re good.


It’s another short list of ten music videos that are iconic, but also have some semblance of “cringe” to them. And they’re from the ’80s, so you know they’ll all be contenders. Scroll through the full list below to fill your face with neon spandex and Aqua Net, then vote for the video that you think is the best…and also the worst.


Beastie Boys “(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party)” – It was meant to be hokey, so it kinda stands up?

Def Leppard “Animal” – What the hell is going on here? Has Def Leppard joined the circus? Are they circus animals? I’m so confused.

Quiet Riot “Bang Your Head (Metal Health)” – It’s meant to be disturbing, but it’s just…disturbing.

Billy Idol “Dancing With Myself” – So many classic moments in this one. And it’s not even the worst post-apocalyptic video in the bunch!

Whitesnake “Here I Go Again” – Tawny Kitaen was the crush of a generation. I almost feel guilty including this video on this list.

Twisted Sister “I Wanna Rock” – Maybe *the* quintessential cheesy ’80s rock video.

KISS “Lick It Up” – The first makeup-free KISS video. And the height of unintentional comedy. And post-apocalyptic, to boot!

Mötley Crüe “Looks That Kill” – Between this, “Lick It Up,” and “Dancing With Myself,” I’m sensing a theme here.

Van Halen “Panama” – So many amazingly cheesy 80’s VH moments to choose from, but the blow dryer puts this one over the top.

RATT “Round And Round” – Love that this one got a bit of a renaissance (RATTaissance?) from the GEIKO commercial.


OK, now that you know the players, vote!