So here is Billy Squier. His song, The Big Beat (1980), has been sampled by Run DMC and is generally pretty catchy:
In just a few short years he released "Rock Me Tonite". According to Wikipedia, it was Squier's biggest pop hit. However, the video, which shows Squier dancing around a bedroom in a pink tank top, frequently appears on "worst music video ever" lists:
Now you know.