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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?

Beastie Boys - (You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party) (Official Music Video)

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

DEF LEPPARD - "Animal" (Official Music Video)

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

Quiet Riot - Bang Your Head (Metal Health) [Official Video]

Quiet Riot's official music video for 'Bang Your Head (Metal Health)'. Click to listen to Quiet Riot on Spotify: As fe...

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!

Billy Idol - Dancing With Myself (Official Music Video)

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

Whitesnake - Here I Go Again '87 (Official Music Video)

You're watching the official music video for Whitesnake - "Here I Go Again '87" from the album 'Whitesnake'. "Here I Go Again" reached No. 1 on the Billboard...

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

Twisted Sister - I Wanna Rock (Official Music Video)

You're watching the official music video for Twisted Sister - "I Wanna Rock" from the album 'Stay Hungry' (1984). "I Wanna Rock" was featured on VH1's list o...

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

Kiss - Lick It Up

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

Mötley Crüe - Looks That Kill (Official Music Video)

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

Van Halen - Panama (Official Music Video)

Watch the official music video for "Panama" by Van Halen

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

RATT - Round And Round (Official Music Video)

You're watching the official music video for RATT - "Round And Round" from the album 'Out Of The Cellar'. "Round And Round" is featured in season 2 of the Ne...


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