Adam Ant started the 80s as the leader of the group Adam and the Ants. That group built a large following in the U.K., with several top 10 hits there. They were prolific makers of music videos, so MTV aired them quite a bit during their early days.

Adam Ant started his solo career in 1982 with the hit Goody Two Shoes.

Here’s the music video for Friend or Foe, from his debut solo album of the same name:

From the same album, here’s Desperate But Not Serious:

This is the video for Strip, from his second solo album:

And here’s Puss N Boots from the same album:


As a bonus, here are some of my favorite videos from Adam and the Ants, starting with Ant Music:

Stand and Deliver:

Finally, here’s a live performance of 5 Guns West:


In addition to his music career, Adam Ant also achieved success as an actor, appearing on stage, television and film.


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