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 I guess I'll do another round of music videos, since I don't know what else to talk about today. I'm distracted because I'm going somewhere tomorrow, but I'll talk about that later. For now let's take another trip back to the 80s.

(I have the wrong Christmas-lights icon for the 80s, what was fashionable then was white lights. The retro lights like my icon were totally out. Tiny white lights were the new hip thing, and no colors were allowed - which is actually kind of weird when you think about it, because so many other things in the 80s were totally colorful.)

I've only posted days 1-6 here so we're way behind. I think I'm going to just post a list with links to most of the videos, unless I decide I really have something to say about a particular song, and I'll pick one to embed at the end. But the embeds have been so wonky that embedding would require doing separate entries for everything.

Quite a few of these songs are great but others, not so much. But this was more an exercise in nostalgia than in picking the very *best* songs,  for me. And while there are some songs here that were big hits, I also wanted to pick some things that everybody isn't necessarily familiar with.

Day 6, to remind you, was Talk About the Passion, R.E.M.

Day 7: Wonderland, XTC

Day 8: Modern Love, David Bowie (I saw Bowie on this tour so watching the concert video was really trippy for me.)

Day 9: Blister in the Sun, Violent Femmes

Day 10: Two Hearts Beat As One, U2

Day 11: One of Our Submarines, Thomas Dolby

Day 12: Oblivious, Aztec Camera

Day 13: A Million Miles Away, The Plimsouls

Day 14: The Metro, Berlin (man I loved this song - but I don't remember ever seeing the video)

Day 15: Cuts Like a Knife, Bryan Adams (see below)

Day 16: Save It For Later, English Beat (or just "The Beat" if you're in the UK)

Day 17: Mad World, Tears For Fears


And I went and hunted around for the old version of the Cuts Like A Knife video in particular, so that's the one I'm embedding. I mostly remembered the empty swimming pool.

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