Non-stop Nena? Give us Frankie and Peter instead.
VH1 Classic -- the channel most dear to all 80s fans -- is going to air the video for "99 Luftballoons" non-stop for a full hour this Sunday (from 2 to 3 pm eastern time). Why? It's part of the channel's "Pay to Play for Hurricane Katrina Relief" campaign. One contributor paid enough to choose all the videos for a specified hour -- and chose to play the 1984 hit by Nena. Both the English and German versions will rotate during the hour.
But why this particular song? We may never know. Here's 5 videos we'd rather see played non-stop for a full hour:
-- Hungry Like the Wolf: Duran Duran's classic cost an unheard-of $1-million to make back "in the day." Let's give it some more airtime.
-- Frankie Goes to Hollywood's Relax: If we play this enough times, maybe they'll reform again and hit the road. I'd pay big-time to any relief fund to see our Liverpool pals again.
-- Sledgehammer: Peter Gabriel's video masterpiece never gets old. Even if the song does.
-- You Shook Me All Night Long: AC/DC's wasn't known for their videos, but after seeing this one, with the girl on the bull machine, you'll wonder why not.
-- Destination Unknown: There's something about Missing Persons, a paint tarp drapped over their instruments and hubcaps over breasts that is - dare we say - classic.