Agree about the 1985 version of "Living on Video". For me there's only one version and it's the original one
By the way, forgot to mention, but "Living on Video" made waves not only commercially - it also generated a wave of soundalikes and records made by the same rules. Off the top of my head there were "Go Go Yellow Screen" by Digital Emotion (the most obvious... wanted to call it a rip off, but I like it almost as much so let's call it a homage
), Fun Fun's "Happy Station", "Love Spy" by Mike Mareen (fantastic track!)... even down to the recent-ish "Videodrome" by Tobias Bernstrup. But when "Living..." only started out in 1982 there was another club hit that people mistook it for, "City of Night" by fellow Canadians Rational Youth - also heartily recommended!
1983 seems to be quite the year for classic synthpop - along with mentioned, also "Fascination", "Sweet Dreams", "New Song", "Tour de France", "Blue Monday", "Nobody's Diary", "Love on Your Side", "Everything Counts"... And also lots of fine but, alas, not as celebrated ones. Probably my favourite year for synth music along with 1981
Now, aiming to close the fourth dozen before this year's closure, here's the first entry on this list from Denmark! Maybe the most famous of their music exports (unless I'm forgetting somebody else), they had a tremendous cross-European hit during 1983. This song is one of my earlier musical memories from Russian radio, it was almost omnipresent for a long time (maybe still is). Great relaxing song, quite typical for lots of their material - though they also had more synthetic stuff up their sleeve. It's one of the few songs on this list that completely bombed in the UK and USA - though they eventually scored minor hits in both countries with other ones.