Classic Videos

Highlighting some of the most memorable music videos and live performances, as well as pop culture favorites

The Bangles Manic Monday Appreciation

The first four singles by The Bangles had been completely ignored by Top 40 radio. That would all change with “Manic Monday,” penned by a mystery songwriter.

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‘Smoke on the Water’ Sung by… Pat Boone?!

One of classic rock music’s most iconic songs rendered in a way that brings new meaning to the word “interpretation.” Watch if you dare…

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Rick Wakeman, Chris Hadfield Perform Space Oddity

Some visionary rock musicians and scientific minds celebrate astronomy, space exploration and music. Watch the keyboardist and the astronaut-singer-guitarist play the Bowie hit

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Lemmy Kilmister in ‘Airheads’

Lemmy Kilmister made several feature film cameo appearances including this memorable scene in a 1994 comedy cult classic

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Foreigner ‘Cold As Ice’ Like You’ve Never Heard It

Whether you’re 5 or 75 (or somewhere in between), you’ll appreciate this kid rocking out to his favorite Foreigner tune in this Classic Video.

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Watch: Bowie, Belew Wail on ‘Pretty Pink Rose’

In 1990, Adrian Belew served as musical director for David Bowie’s Sound+Vision tour. Bowie gave him two songs for his album; this live version from the Tokyo Dome absolutely wails

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Massive Crowd Sings ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

Ever wonder what it would sound like if 65,000 people broke out into a spontaneous sing-along of the Queen classic? Give a listen!

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Blondie’s ‘Rapture’ Earns Unlikely Distinction

The band began as a cross between new wave and punk but earned chart success in other genres. One wild fact about “Rapture” can win you a lot of bar bets.

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Watch: Queen Concert Footage From 1976

An audience member at the band’s concert in NYC used a windup 8mm movie camera to shoot some tantalizing footage of a band on the rise

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Dana Carvey SNL Audition

Talk about a tough room! Imagine trying out for Saturday Night Live. The likable Carvey pretty much nails it

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