On this date in 1981 MTV launched with Video Killed The Radio Star by The Buggles. (Bonus Retro Vid below) So when Men At Work's Down Under came out MTV was still so new. Meaning artists who SANG and PLAYED INSTRUMENTS suddenly had to become actors in a story to describe their song. And it was hilariously awful for awhile.
Like hairy dude in the opening scene of this vid wearing what looks like a Kim Kardashian one-piece pounding on stuff in the desert. Can't make this stuff up. Classic 80's!