Madness was a British ska band with several hits in the UK. Getting heavy rotational play on MTV, their song Our House became a hit in the U.S. and internationally.

For any Harry Potter fans out there, when I hear it now, Our House always makes me think of the Weasley family. Here’s the music video:

This is the video for one of their early UK hits, One Step Beyond:

This is video for House of Fun, a #1 hit in the UK:


Madness hit their peak in the U.S. with Our House. Though they reached the top 10 in the U.K. charts in the following years, eventually the band broke up. Like many 80s bands, after a time, Madness re-formed. They recently released a new album, and are touring in support of it.

Feel free to comment below about your impressions of Madness or other 1980s nostalgia.