MadMind wrote:Flashback/Classic Mtv hosted by John Norris which ran on Mtv throughout the early-mid nineties.
Are there any DVD compilations of eighties music videos out there?
I did a little digging so I'll answer my own question;
Apparently there are a couple DVD compilations out there containing music videos from the 1980's
, like the DVD Pure 80's
containing 14 videos, the Essential Music Videos
DVD series which contain 6 videos each, and the 20th Century Master
DVD series which contain 5 videos each.
Most economical would be the 4-DVD MTV 20 Collection
(1981-2001) which contains a total of 52 videos for $24.99 on Amazon, or the 3-DVD Pure 80's Ultimate
which contains a total of 45 music videos for $35.99 on Amazon.
Still, your best bet would be to track down a particular artist's merchandise for DVDs of their video catalog. Music videos from the late seventies/eighties from lesser known musical outfits? YouTube.
I recently cataloged my VHS tapes containing the program 'Classic Mtv' (aired in 1992-93)
and it came out to 22 hours, 378 music videos. Unfortunately all recorded in SLP so the quality is crap.
I was actually surprised at how few times most of the videos were repeated. At the top was a tie - 4 times each for Aerosmith's "Dude Looks Like A Lady" and Peter Gabriel's "Shock The Monkey".
Most videos by one artist? Madonna at 12 separate videos.
Most curious exclusion? Not one video by Michael Jackson. Also, no Weird Al.