1980s America's morbid fascination with its own seemingly inevitable destruction in a nuclear war spilled over into almost every pop culture arena, especially the music video. MTV viewers were treated to a slew of devastated cityscapes strewn with evil mutants and battered guitars that somehow escaped the blasts that destroyed civilization as we know it.

Billy Idol - "Dancing With Myself"
Scandal - "The Warrior"
KISS - "Lick It Up"
Tom Petty - "You Got Lucky"
The Police - "Synchronicity II"

Am I leaving anyone out?