THE BEST 1980s

SOTRW: Stratospheric

SOTRW: Stratospheric

We thought this was pretty great, but then we saw Todd Edwards’ spectacular homage to 80’s movies and music in Story of the Running Wolf’s latest video. Limahl, Laura Branigan and A-Ha would be so proud. (Thanks Ben!)

She Blinded Me with Aldrin

She Blinded Me with Aldrin

Electronic music god Thomas Dolby was joined on stage by 83-year-old astronaut Buzz Aldrin for a live performance of his 1982 classic She Blinded Me with Science, exclaiming “Science!” with his awkward, but endearing intonation.

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Donkey Kong Wall Shelves

Donkey Kong Wall Shelves

Designer Igor Chak’s conceptual shelves perfectly mimic the beams and girders of the 1980s classic video game, Donkey Kong. Though we don’t recommend rolling flaming barrels down them.

The Skipper

The Skipper

Not only is this clip a perfect time capsule of 1980s style, the guy at the center of the video – The Skipper – would have probably been a millionaire if he had only waited until YouTube came along.

Com Truise: BrokenDate

Com Truise: BrokenDate

Music video for BrokenDate by Seth Haley aka Com Truise, off of his Galactic Melt LP. The video matches the 80s synth music frame for frame, from the Laser Tag guns to the shots and angles.

Sweet Dreams Seven Nation Army

Sweet Dreams Seven Nation Army

File under fun: this silky smooth combination of Eurythmics Sweet Dreams and The White Stripes Seven Nation Army might be the best mashup our ears have ever experienced. (Thanks Dale!)

How Not to Make Bread

How Not to Make Bread

Did you know that “a lot of brown bread is just white bread colored brown”? Watch and learn how bread was made in the ’80s in this amusing vid, hair and ripped shirts included. (Thanks Sean!)

Vanilla Ice Cream Man Tee

Vanilla Ice Cream Man Tee

If you got a flavor, yo I’ll sell it – check out the cone while my sprinkles evolve it. And check out Ben Douglass’ tee, inspired by an ’80’s pop legend, at RIPT today while you’re at it. (Thanks Wesley!)

Grum: Through the Night (Video)

Grum: Through the Night (Video)

If you like 80’s synth music, buddy cops, Jerry Bruckheimer, mullet-moustache combos and bromance, it’ll be worth your while to watch this goofy video from Grum. (Thanks Michael!)

U Can’t Kiss This

U Can’t Kiss This

This 4-way mashup seamlessly combines the music of Tom Jones, Rick James, Prince and MC Hammer. We’re not sure whether to dance or close the browser. Where’s Rick Astley when you need him?

ytcracker: The Link

ytcracker: The Link

Nerdcore rapper ytcracker takes on classic 1980s video games in this music video, animated by Doctor Octoroc, the same guy responsible for 8-bit Dr. Horrible. Let the pop culture references fly!

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