And all the sunglasses.
No song epitomizes the 80s quite as much as Corey Hart’s Sunglasses at Night. Though the song popularized the idea of wearing your sunglasses at night, the video actually portrays sunglasses as being the tools of an authoritarian state. Hart is thrown in prison because he doesn’t wear his sunglasses at night. Fortunately, Hart is released by a sympathetic female police officer. The officer is played by future VJ Laurie Brown and the video was shot at the Don Jon Jail in Toronto, Canada.
This is a song that continues to live on because of its use in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. There’s nothing like stealing a car in the middle of the night and going on a high-speed police chase while listening to Sunglasses at Night.