Many think the 1980s was the dawn of the digital era. New technologies were popping up in almost every aspect of life. From heart transplants and compact synthesizers to personal computers and DNA mapping, no one could deny the '80s was a big deal. Fashion was no exception, with bright neon colors littering the landscape. And with loud fashion came even louder music.
Music was fun, catchy and, most notably, dance-able. Instead of performing live, many of the hits had music videos, each with a bigger production budget than the last. To show the world the true definition of a music video, Michael Jackson released "Thriller" in 1983, the third video from his album of the same name. Director John Landis and special effects guru Rick Baker (director and Academy Award-winning makeup artist for "An American Werewolf in London") helped bring Michael Jackson's horror-movie themed video to life. And with horror icon Vincent Price providing voice-overs and a 45-minute documentary following it, "Thriller" became a masterpiece.
It wasn't just the men spending big bucks on videos. Madonna had a slew of tuxedo-clad men in her "Material Girl" video. She then followed that up with a lion and trips to Venice and New York for her "Like a Virgin" video. She even held a contest that decade for the bragging rights (and $25,000) for creating the concept for her "True Blue" video.
So in the name of big hair and bigger personalities, what would be the theme song of your life? One way to find out is to take this quiz!