Eighties icons Culture Club, who scored big with hits like "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?" and "Karma Chameleon," just announced a mini-U.S. tour and are working on a new album that's set to be released in 2015. In honor of the band's reunion, which includes a show at the Beacon Theatre, here are three videos that showcase exactly why we fell in love with them way back when.
"It's A Miracle"
This surreal video finds the band cast as life-sized monopoly pieces on a gigantic board game of their career that features squares such as "Form Pop Group," "First Hit" and "Gender Bender Outrage." It all comes very close to making sense, but then drummer John Moss and bassist Mikey Craig start playing patty-cake in American football uniforms. George looks immaculate as always, serving Designing Women realness with teased locks and one of his signature shoulder-padded smocks.
"I'll Tumble 4 Ya"
This clip seemingly takes place at the dress rehearsal for a talent show at a performing arts middle school, and between the pubescent troupe and overall clad tap dancers it's all very Dexy's Midnight Dance Moms. Fun fact: One of the many blank-eyed and frozen-smiled child performers is a twelve-year-old Naomi Campbell.
Grammy Win, 1984
At the height of its popularity, Culture Club won the Grammy for Best New Artist: The ceremony clip is pure '80s gold. Rodney Dangerfield and a particularly boop boop de doop-voiced Cyndi Lauper presented the award, and Culture Club's competition included luminaries Men Without Hats and kiddie reggae ensemble Musical Youth, of the immortal "Pass the Dutchie."