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There's a lot to love about Loverboy -- those Canadian power-pop rock heroes who play St. Petersburg's Tropicana Field on Saturday night after the Rays-Royals game.

They're one of the friendliest bands of the 80s. (Check out our podcast interview from 2006.) They've stuck to their musical roots over the decades. (The new album is great. Vintage Mike Reno.) And when it came to making music videos, they kept it simple, cheeky and straight-forward.

Our guys from Calgary aren't about to win an MTV Lifetime Achievement work for their videos of the '80s, but not every band aspires to see Claymation versions of their heads turn into newspaper boxes with dragons flying overhead. And so, to get you fired up for the concert, we proudly present...


5. HEAVEN IN YOUR EYES (1986): The oft-forgotten song from the "Top Gun" soundtrack. In video form, expect plenty of shots of Kelly McGillis along with sexy line delivery: "So long, Pete Mitchell..." [WATCH]

4. LOVIN' EVERY MINUTE OF IT (1985): I love the plot line: There's a party in Mike Reno's apartment ... and everyone is invited. Just like a Lionel Richie video ... without the dancing on the ceiling. [WATCH]

3. THIS COULD BE THE NIGHT (1986): Looks like it was filmed on the "Streets of Fire" set. I keep waiting for The Sorels to break out some "I Could Dream About You."  [WATCH]

2. WORKING FOR THE WEEKEND (1981): You'll think, "Oh, standard fake live performance video." But then the stop-frames on that crazy drummer. It's soooo 80s, it should be wearing leg-warmers and eating Pudding Pops. (Lampooned great in this video.) [WATCH]

1. QUEEN OF THE BROKEN HEARTS (1983): It's a mix between Tom Petty's "You Got Lucky," ZZ Top's "Legs" and every other Loverboy performance video. In other words, it's perfect. [WATCH]

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