’80s Music-Video Gems

Among the countless reasons I still love ’80s music is because it reminds me how anyone could, and did, release an album — and get significant airtime.

Here are my four favorite examples of actors that released Top 40 songs in the mid ’80s:

1984: Jack Wagner, “All I Need”

1985: Eddie Murphy, “Party All the Time”

1986: Don Johnson, “Heartbeat”

1987: Bruce Willis, “Respect Yourself”