i think "down under" should have been included in a list of the top 10 songs from the 1980's at the number 10 spot. i think that even though there were many other songs that were very influential in the 80's, this song to me is very good and before i had seen the music video i liked it but after seeing the music video which looks very low budget unlike thriller from michael jackson. i have no information on if the band is actually from Australia or not but if they are not from australia they do a good very good job acting like they are, coming from a person who has been to australia and interacted with the people there. they are very proud of their country and are not scared to share it with you at all.
this list has mainly rock n roll in it. i personally agree with the first list more than this one but i agree that both sites have great songs on them. micheal jackson's thriller is number 1 on both lists and probably all lists for the right reason, because its amazing and he did such a good job making it. a-ha takes second on both lists as well with "take on me" which, after watching the full musci video, is also for good reason. they spent 16 weeks drawing and sketching the comic that the girl in the video is reading come to life. she gets taken into the comic world as a sketch and the directors and artists making it made it into something that would take a lot of skill even today with all the technology we have.
this is a list of top 10 music videos from the 80's, most were in the documentary we watched but not all of them. i think that "walk this way" with run DMC and Aerosmith should be closer to number two because it connected rock and rap. even though rap music was much different when it was getting started than it is today, back then to have a rap group and an iconic rock and roll band perform together and make a song together was unheard of. even today that would be strange to even think about.
While music videos are mostly viewed on YouTube these days, this is only the latest stage in the evolution of a medium that can be as elaborate as film and as personal as photos.