#90 – Corey Hart – Never Surrender (1985)
Why it made the list: Because the song came out over 25 years ago, and it still finds its way onto my iPod consistently.
Around the time MTV was getting huge, there was Night Tracks and Chart Busters, two blocks of music videos found on TBS. My folks used to tape them, almost weekly, and my brother and I would watch. We didn’t listen to the radio and this was before CDs were mainstream, so it was our only source of music outside of what our parents played.
For some reason Ben and I really loved this music video, and by extension this song. It wasn’t the only one we could say this about from that era, obviously, but it’s one of only two that made it onto this list. Never Surrender is hella cheesy, but sorta classic.