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January 22, 2008

Video Rewind: I Do’ Wanna Know

The thing that really sets the 1980s apart from every other decade is the sheer amount of fun that was infused into the pop culture. Take a song like this one, which was the opening track off of REO Speedwagon’s 1984 album Wheels Are Turnin’. Not only is the song itself bouncy and catchy as hell (you’ll be humming it in your head all week), but the video features a mohawked punk terrorizing his family before being killed in a freak toaster accident, going to Heaven where the angels play baseball with his soul, then being crated off to Hell in a magic phone booth. Name any other decade, in the history of ever, when this video could have been made.

By the way, the creators of Bill and Ted totally ripped off that phone booth idea.