It is ironic that a band comprised of two geeks is remembered as the pioneer of the visual era by the slogan “Video killed the radio star.” Judging by their looks, they could have made their names in the radio days, when they could hide behind the microphone. For some reason, their music video became hugely successful after it was chosen as the very first video for MTV network. In the end, they proved that looks did NOT matter much. Well, that explains the proliferation of fashion atrocities during the 80s: afro jerry curl, headbands, leg warmers, exploding blondes. (I did two of them. I won’t say which.) Staple song: You don’t know? You’re lucky.