Name that Music Video: '80s New Wave/Pop Edition
June 25, 2016 1:44 PM   Subscribe

The band is playing in the middle of a (house) party and the video pans around the party. I want to say I remember there being general 80s weirdness/fashion and maybe some skulls? I also want to say the song was one of those that could seem like a double-entendre for masturbation, or else kind of sexually suggestive in some way; unfortunately googling "80s songs about masturbation" didn't help. Also, the band may or may not have been British. Can anyone decipher which song I'm thinking about?
posted by sevenofspades to Media & Arts (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
I touch myself from Aussie band the Divynls has masterbation and a house but not much of a house party.
posted by saucysault at 1:52 PM on June 25, 2016


Was it the B-52s Love Shack?
posted by SisterHavana at 1:58 PM on June 25, 2016


Oingo Boingo -Dead Man's Party?
posted by heathrowga at 2:09 PM on June 25, 2016


It's not Adam Ant's Prince Charming, is it? 80s weirdness, fashion, British, and a Cinderella ball.
posted by Fantods at 2:33 PM on June 25, 2016


Couldn't possibly have been the original video for Relax, could it? (All 80s songs were about masturbation.)
posted by Mrs. Davros at 2:39 PM on June 25, 2016


Could you be somehow combining two Cyndi Lauper songs--Girls Just Want To Have Fun ("house party " sequence starts at about 3:20) and She Bop? Both were big hits in the US, they definitely have the 80s vibe, and for what it's worth, I just assumed Cyndi Lauper was British for quite awhile.
posted by bookmammal at 3:32 PM on June 25, 2016


Turning Japanese?
posted by sara is disenchanted at 4:56 PM on June 25, 2016




Dancing with Myself? There's kind of a zombie rooftop party.
posted by Metroid Baby at 6:59 PM on June 25, 2016


So, after checking out these suggestions (and almost thinking it might have been the Oingo Boingo song) and doing some more fruitless googling, it came to me in a flash: Save it For Later by The English Beat.

Thanks all for helping me get there!
posted by sevenofspades at 9:14 PM on June 25, 2016


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