With the passing of Jani Layne, front man for the hair metal band Warrant, I have decided to write about my love for the 80s. I'll never forget the song's Cherry Pie and Heaven. Yes I am a fan of 80s hair metal. HEADBANGER'S BALL! Do you have a problem with that? I also love Motley Crue, KISS, Guns N Roses, Def Leppard, Scorpions, Whitesnake, Dokken, Aero Smith, Skid Row, Poison, LA Guns, Van Halen, Vixen, Lita Ford, and Bon Jovi. I even have an MP3 mix in my car that I sing along with when I'm driving around. It's what cool people do. Mostly, Motley Crue. They are still number one in my book. It was kind of weird when Bon Jovi came around trying to make rock-n-roll pretty but the ladies loved it. The good thing about 1981 is that we were given MTV! I was not alive yet. That wouldn't happen for five more years but I still remember watching all of those amazing videos for years until MTV became an anti-music, dramatic, Guido-teen universe. I actually stopped watching MTV ten years ago....which means I was 15. They started to show music videos less and less then created MTV 2 which slowly followed in their footsteps which raises the question, why are there two MTVs? And why are they still calling it MTV? Below is the first ten minutes of the very first MTV broadcast. The first two music videos they showed were "Video Killed the Radio Star" and "You Better Run." Pat Benatar is so cool.
It's hard to pick a favorite music video. Well actually, we all know that's Michael Jackson's "Thriller." TRY TO DISAGREE WITH ME! I will kill you. Any who, it really is hard. I almost picked Dire Strait's "Money for Nothing" but I decided second place should go to Peter Gabriel's "Sledgehammer." It's a pretty amazing video.
MTV also allowed us to watch Madonna hump the stage during the MTV Music Awards while singing "Like a Virgin." That performance helped record sells alot. It became one of the highest selling records of all time but not just for the performance. The music itself is entertaining.
I have always been a HUGE fan of Madonna. I still cannot believe Pepsi and the church created so much controversy over her video "Like a Prayer." Madonna made it seem okay for a woman to want to have sex and be 'sexy' overall. She even became a movie star, she was a professional ballerina, and everyone knows that being a ballerina just makes you better than everyone else. (Joke)
There were also the Care Bears, Glo worm (LOL a worm that glows,) My Little Pony, Rainbow Brite, and Strawberry Shortcake. Unfortunately for those extremely gay toys and cartoons I was too busy watching and rocking out to Jem. A real woman's cartoon.
Random clip time! Spinal Tap aka One of the funniest movies of all time. These go to eleven.
Like OMG, another random clip. Better Off Dead. Hamburgers are dancing to Van Halen's "Everybody Wants Some."
Next up, I would like to reveal my two biggest crushed from the 80s....other than The Two Coreys. First crush, James Spader in Pretty in Pink. What a perfect ass hole.