5 Halloween Music Videos From The 1980s
Billy Idol for "Dancing With Myself" - Billy Idol / Youtube
The time of spooks is just around the corner and what better way to get in with the ghastly festivities than with Halloween-themed music videos from our favorite rockers? The eighties has been a treasure trove of visual wonder, so naturally, music videos were rich in eccentric and unique stuff as well. Let us revisit some of the best Halloween-themed music videos from the decade in this list of five.
“Cities In Dust” – Siouxsie and The Banshees
Just from the music itself, “Cities In Dust” was enough to give you the heebie-jeebies thanks to the eccentric droning sound that accompanied Siouxsie’s singing. She even sang into a different microphone for every line to give it a disembodied feel. The video is quite dingy and creepy as well, with weird composition and witch doctors being some of the attention grabbers.
“Dream Warriors” – Dokken
Glam icons Dokken tied itself with the popular Elm Street franchise with “Dream Warriors”, even sporting Freddie Kreuger himself in the music video. Guitarist George Lunch wasn’t too fond of it though, saying it was one of the corniest productions he’s ever been in – he can be seen smirking in several cuts.
“Abracadabra” – Steve Miller Band
Nobody ever thought the Steve Miller Band could pull something like this off – but here they are! Matching the lyrics of the song are absurd, satirical even, displays of magic and circus freakery. With both visual and auditory senses combined, however, “Abracadabra” is a treat to witness.
“I Think I’m In Love” – Eddie Money
Eddie Money sure knew how to have fun in the set, especially on the making of “I Think I’m In Love”. Here, Money stars as a vampire in what seems to be a Dracula impression, although the Count doesn’t thirst for blood in this one, but love instead.
“Dancing with Myself” – Billy Idol
The rebellious rockstar has once again found himself in a sticky situation, specifically for the music video of “Dancing With Myself”. Idol takes his sweet time singing about being alone while the horde of undead slowly get to him.