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The worst music video ever created

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There have been some terrible music videos to come out of the 80s.  After all, this was the era of Culture Club, Dexy’s Midnight Runners and Kajagoogoo.  But one video has stood the test of time as the WORST video ever produced: “Dancing In The Street” by David Bowie and Mick Jagger. Even the fact that it was produced for charity, debuting at Live Aid, doesn’t forgive just how awful this video is.

Perhaps the biggest problem with “Dancing In The Street” comes from the disappointment of how great a collaboration between David Bowie and Mick Jagger could have been.  Instead of creating a musical masterpiece, this legendary duo butchered a cover of a song that never really needed to be covered in the first place. The embarrassingly cheesy choreography and cheap production value are icing on the cake.  Oh, and then there’s the awkward sexual innuendo. Years before Angela Bowie revealed that she found Mick and David in bed together, this video served as a creepy PDA shared in front of the entire world.

As an 8-year-old, watching MTV after school, I thought this was the worst video ever produced.  Watching it now, I know it’s the worst.

Salsa dancing, high kicks, skipping, that slow motion leap off the stairs, David Bowie and Mick Jagger’s way-too-close faces singing at each other… this video has it all  And wraps it up with a nice close up of some serious twerking before twerking was even a thing.  If you haven’t seen “Dancing In The Street” in a while, take a few minutes now and enjoy it in all of it’s terrible glory:

Do you think this deserves to be the worst music video of all time?  Let us know if you can find one that’s even worse!

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