I heard the Cure sing "Pictures of You" today on Boston's best independent radio station, WERS, and it reminded me of a similar song by Duran Duran (which, it should [or shouldn't] be noted, is my favorite karaoke tune). See both videos, in all their retro irony, below.
While I grew up in the '80s, the music never really caught on until I spent a year in Japan in 2002-03. Even in college, where the "80s Party" was the biggest school-sanctioned event of the year, it wasn't really my flavor (more like Patrick Bateman than David Bowie).
But some days, sappy love songs are worth more than just a laugh.