Best ’80s Video Contest

Andrew Sullivan —  Nov 20 2007 @ 4:30pm

A classic, I’d say. I’d reiterate what I wrote when I first posted this:

If you were gay and young in the 1980s, the pop music was a form of emancipation and revelation. Early PSBs, Erasure and Bronski Beat captured the breakthrough. Many of us as teens lived in small towns and yearned for the big city. And no music video spoke to our lives as powerfully as "Smalltown Boy." Even now, it chokes me up.

You can vote for it here, or pick from nine others in the Best category: