In the early days of MTV, music videos were mostly the domain of New Wave music, with a corresponding visual æsthetic. Then Madonna came along with
Borderline, and showed that performers really needed to do little more than prance; sheeple would watch.
For the nostalgic, and for the curious, here's Fun Boy Three,
The Telephone Always Rings (Warning: This video may be
triggering for those who know how to play the piano.)