you kids don't know bad videos.... those of us who remember MTV in the 80s remember some huge stinkers
I don't think anyone can offer up a video by an A-list artist out today (not counting viral clips or whatever that stink anywhere on the level as this
. Before this video, the guy was a huge rock star and this video singlehandedly destroyed his career because his fanbase was appalled at a horrible music video where he tries to dance like Jennifer Beals in Flashdance complete with pink clothes.
Or even this
, where one of the most legendary entertainers of all time looks like he made a detour to one of those "make your own video" places in a shopping mall.
(I actually like the song despite its reputation as awful) or this
(one of my favorite artists and one of her best solo songs, but the video... ick!!!) or this
(another great song, luckily he actually remade the video after seeing how bad this one was and the second version became an iconic clip) or this
. All of these were hit songs by artists on major labels who all could've done better.
Even "bad" videos today are works of art compared to some of what MTV was playing in the 80s. Even clips like Friday and Chinese Food look better.