"Steppin’ Out" by Joe Jackson - number 19 this week in 1983.
Yes, it’s a great song - who can resist that pulsing yet restrained beat? But this video, directed by Steve Barron, (check his Wikipedia page for the sheer number of great 80’s videos made by him) totally stands in its own right as one of the best of the decade. The traffic, road sign & building lights flashing in time to the music are compelling and Joe himself makes a classic ‘Englishman in New York’, the little look up to the hotel he gives at the end being the icing on the cake. This song & video made me ACHE to visit New York.