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Readers’ Poll: The 10 Greatest Videos of the 1980s

Your picks include ‘Sledgehammer,’ ‘Billie Jean’ and ‘Hot for Teacher’

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When MTV premiered in the summer of 1981, they didn't have many videos in their vault. Most of what they had were cheap-o affairs shot in a couple of hours by superstars like Rod Stewart and the Rolling Stones. All that changed very quickly when record labels realized that the new channel had an incredible ability to sell records. Just two years later, Michael Jackson released Thriller and videos were never the same.

We asked our readers to select their favorite videos of the 1980s. Click through to see the results. 



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