This morning’s mixtape is from Maria Solorio in Hayward, she sent in three songs with artistically animated videos!
Each of these songs is a special memory for you if you were around in the MTV days when you waited and waited for your favorite video to come on. These performers took the video art form to a whole new level! Thank you Maria for sending in this mixtape, and for being a school counselor at Cabrillo Middle School in Santa Clara!
A-ha Take On Me (This video where the comics come to life was directed by Steve Barron who brought many classic videos to the MTV screen including Michael Jackson’s Billie Jean, Bryan Adams Summer of ’69, and Toto’s Rosanna!)
Peter Gabriel Sledgehammer (The most played MTV video ever!)
Dire Straits Money For Nothing (This video, also directed by Steve Baron, features early computer animation)