How well do you remember 1980s music videos? Take this quiz to find out.
1980s music videos were all about the MTV era. The funny thing is, music videos were never expected to become big business. Little did record labels and recording artists know, when that first music video hit the small screen at the tail end of 1979, that music videos would become one of the primary ways that music would be marketed in the next few decades. In fact, music videos became so big that they remain one of the primary ways that music artists reach their audiences. And, of course, they now come with their own industry and awards.
In the beginning, music videos were low-budget productions, designed to highlight the artist him/herself. Most early music videos were little more than the recording artist standing there singing. However, as audiences began to respond to them, videos became big-budget productions. One of the most famous of these is Michael Jackson's "Thriller" video. "Thriller" is a 14-minute music video that came complete with a cast and a script. The video was directed by John Landis, who was notable for directing the "National Lampoon's Animal House" movies and "The Blues Brothers" movie. "Thriller" holds a Guinness World Record for being the most successful music video ever made.
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