It was called…FREESTYLE.
Fusing elements of electro and dance-pop, freestyle music was largely a product of the Latino communities of New York City and Miami in the early to mid-’80s; it began being played regularly on pop radio stations toward the end of the decade.
Aside from its ability to make your booty shake and lift your spirits like no other, freestyle also lent itself to the most AMAZING music videos on the planet.
Pretty much exclusively filmed in and around New York City apartment buildings, warehouses, and parks, these videos were a true sensory treat.
Let’s revisit this glorious, golden time in history and take a look at some of the things that only happen in freestyle music videos.
Stevie B, “Spring Love (Come Back to Me)”
Shannon, “Give Me Tonight”
Pretty Poison, “Catch Me I’m Falling”
Noel, “Silent Morning”
Lil Suzy, “Take Me in Your Arms”
Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam, “I Wonder If I Take You Home”
Stevie B, “Dreaming of You”
S/O to the freshest dance moves to ever grace your eyes at 2:40.
Coro, “My Fallen Angel”
Sa-Fire, “Let Me Be the One”
TKA, “Louder Than Love”
Laissez Faire, “In Paradise”
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