Ranking The 25 Best ’80s Hits From Corniest To Greatest

23. “Hello” – Lionel Richie (1983)

“Hello” is a beautiful song (albeit a little gushy). However, this music video has been parodied a number of times in pop culture, for good reason. In the video, Richie portrays a teacher who falls in love with his blind student. We find out she loves him, too, when we see that she has made a bust of his head during sculpture class. Richie apparently complained that the bust looked nothing like him, but director Bob Giraldi was insistent on the video concept.

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22. “Flashdance… What A Feeling” – Irene Cara (1983)

’80s hit maker Giorgio Moroder composed the music to this track, with Keith Forsey and Irene Cara contributing the lyrics. The song, written for the film Flashdance, won a number of awards, including an Oscar and a Grammy. Why only #22 on this list? Again, it comes down to the music video. With a montage of the movie’s lead character spontaneously spinning around at her work as a welder, and then dancing in a chair with water raining down on her at her burlesque club job, this video screams ’80s drama.

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