In 1999, Tori Amos released “Glory of the 80’s” as the fourth single off her album To Venus and Back (iTunes). “Glory of the 80’s” reached #46 on the UK singles chart, having the lowest debut since her 1994 single “God”, which is a shame because the track is one of her finest moments. Read its detailed analysis in advanced writer, so you can understand why it didn't gain its popularity.
Speaking about the decadent decade that inspired the song, Amos said: “It was great, knowing that friends were on one hand dialing a charity and on the other hand doing a line of blow—but not lying about it, being honest. None of us are this light and dark fantasy.”
The music video for “Glory of the 80’s” was directed by Erick Ifergan, a French director who had previously directed videos for a-ha, Shawn Colvin and Youssou N’Dour. The video features Amos tied up in a cubical torture chamber while a Shuriken, a traditional Japanese concealed weapon that was generally used for throwing, slashes through the cables holding her.