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Unread postPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 6:27 pm 
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Greetings, fellow PtE members. I had noticed as of late that a lot of folks (myself included, albeit sparingly) had been posting a lot of music videos in several threads on the board. Between that and the fact that I had been watching some music video DVDs as of late got me to thinking, what are truly the best music videos of the past 28+ years?

This list is not full of my personal favorites (although I do enjoy a fair amount of the songs) but what I deem to be the greatest. I have already compiled my list, but will only make one new post per day with one video in each starting at 50 and counting all the way down until we reach number one.

The main things I took into consideration as to how I rated each video are as follows:

1- Direction
2- Originality
3- Entertainment Value
4- Song Quality
5- Replay Value

One more special note:

I realize that there are a handful of artists who have many great videos, but for the sake of competition I am only giving each artist one spot on my list. That simply means that if you see a certain artist at number 35 then they will not appear on the list again. I know the decision on which video to include was very difficult for some particular artists, but a man's gotta do what a man's gotta do!

Keep in mind that I have literally watched hundreds of videos over the past few weeks in order to compile this list, so you are all encouraged to participate and share your thoughts on my picks whether you agree or disagree with a video being included. However, I do not need any suggestions on videos to include because my list is already finished! I also please ask that you do not post any videos in this thread so the flow of the countdown is not interrupted. Thanks in advance for your understanding!

Without any further ado, here we go!


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50) Neil Young - This Note's For You - (1988)

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The year was 1988 and MTV had made superstars like Michael Jackson household names. A lot of popular artists were now starting to endorse completely non-music related products for no reason other than financial gain. While this is quite commonplace now, twenty years ago it was the epitome of "selling out" so to speak. Well, Neil Young was so fed up with all the commercialism that he decided to write a song about it and make it the first single off of his 1988 album of the same name. At first, MTV balked at the idea of airing it due to the fact that several products are mentioned by name, but after pressure from the record label they finally gave in and aired it. Ironically enough, the video went on to win the coveted Video Of The Year award at the 1989 MTV Video Music Awards. One of the other nominees that Neil Young beat out for the Video Of The Year award was Michael Jackson himself. Priceless!


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Interesting choice for number 50. Never of fan of Neil's voice, but the man can write write and play a good tune.


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Interesting choice for number 50. Never of fan of Neil's voice, but the man can write write and play a good tune.


A lot of similar lists I have seen either have this video much higher (I've seen it as high as 11) or do not include it at all. I think it definitely needs to be on the list, but not as high as some other people have it. It seems quite dated to me, especially because neither Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston or Spuds MacKenzie are even remotely close to being relevant in advertising and haven't been for quite some time. However, right when that video came out it was AWESOME! Granted, I was only nine, but I remember it very clearly. especially laughing at the part where the Michael Jackson lookalike gets set on fire. Classic!


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49) Billy Idol - Cradle Of Love - (1990)


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Before David Fincher (director of Se7en and Fight Club) became the outstanding filmmaker that he is today he directed music videos for some of the biggest artists in the business. Just before the time came to shoot this video, Billy Idol was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident and was unable to walk. Facing this problem, Fincher came up with the idea to have his star performing from paintings that come to life on the walls while only shooting him from the waist up for this video. Throw in a hot young actress to seduce her neighbor and we have a hit. Every guy in my sixth grade class (myself very much included) had a huge crush on Betsy Lynn George when this video was in heavy rotation on MTV and looking back at it I can remember why.


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Great Song - hot chick who hasn't been seen in 10 years - and Billy Idol. I knew 60 year old women who were swooning for him during this and earlier to his Rebel Yell & White Wedding days. Nice choice.


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48) Blind Melon - No Rain - (1992)


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The album cover of Blind Melon's self titled debut features a picture of drummer Glen Graham's little sister in a bee costume taken at a talent show back in the late 70's. For the video for the debut single, accomplished video director Samuel Bayer (Nirvana, Green Day etc.) chose to model the video after the girl on the cover. The only problem was that the girl on the cover was now in her twenties, so they sought out a lookalike and found nine year old Heather DeLoach to play the part. In full costume (tap shoes and all) we follow the infamous "bee girl" on an odyssey to find somewhere we she belongs. It's just a shame that this was Blind Melon's finest hour. Lead singer Shannon Hoon would be dead within two years of the release of this video. Another 90's rocker that fell victim to heroin. While it is a huge shame, we'll always have this video to remember how great this band's potential really was.


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47) Soundgarden - Black Hole Sun - (1994)


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Soundgarden had been around for ten years by the time they recorded their greatest album and masterpiece Superunknown, but never really broke into the mainstream until this video was released. This video came out in the summer of '94 and was just what the doctor ordered. The combination of the twisted imagery that director Howard Greenhalgh dreamed up which basically distorts the ideals of the American suburbs, coupled with just how catchy this song really is definitely plays off of each other extremely well. Ironically, lead singer Chris Cornell is wearing a fork necklace in this video that was given to him by the late Shannon Hoon who was the lead singer of Blind Melon, the artist from #48 on this countdown. I assure you the order was purely coincidental. The thing I'll always remember most about this video is the Barbie doll on the grill and the ice cream dripping from that little girl's mouth. Creepy!


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46) Nada Surf - Popular - (1996)

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This video came out in the midst of my high school years and even though it is a parody of those years, it is so over the top that you cannot help but appreciate it. The verses of this song don't at all go with the music, but the chorus is very catchy and the "loose" choreography really shines during the performance parts of the video. The final scene in the showers at the end of the clip raised eyebrows back when it was released. Some simple minded folks deemed that there were blatant homoerotic undertones between the two football players even though the vast majority of the imagery portrayed and the lyrics of the song are very much heterosexual. Bayonne High School is not a fictional school either. That is the real name of the school where this was shot, so in honor of that I say, "Go Bees!"


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48) Blind Melon - No Rain - (1992): When I first saw this video, my thought was, "How very strange?!?" Both the little bee girl and Shannon Hoon's voice. Unique and different especially at the time they hit the scene.

47) Soundgarden - Black Hole Sun - (1994): Nice Choice!

46) Never saw this video before but I am familiar with the song. Cool!


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46) Never saw this video before but I am familiar with the song. Cool!


It didn't really get a lot of airplay due to the fact that the band wasn't very successful. This was basically their "fifteen minutes" I'd say. Not a great band by any means, but a very cool video.


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45) Green Jelly - Three Little Pigs - (1992)

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Two one hit wonders in a row, but what did you expect? When this video came out it made some serious waves, both on MTV and also in a federal courtroom. This band literally went from a bunch of nobodies to the top of the charts at the end of 1992. They gained so much attention that Kraft Foods sued them for copyright infringement because their original name was Green Jello. This song is also notable for being released as a "video only" single at the time it came out. It took literally a year and a lot of success for the label to release it on a CD. Also, this song features current Tool vocalist Maynard James Keenan doing guest vocals, namely on the part where it goes, "Not by the hair on my chinny chin chin." Yep, that's him.


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OK - never saw this one either - thanx for the share, Cyril.

Maynard - really? I bet this doesn't show up on his Bio Notes very often.


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OK - never saw this one either - thanx for the share, Cyril.

Maynard - really? I bet this doesn't show up on his Bio Notes very often.


I bet there will be a Tool video somewhere on this list though, at least in the top 20 (maybe even top 10).

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OK - never saw this one either - thanx for the share, Cyril.

Maynard - really? I bet this doesn't show up on his Bio Notes very often.


I bet there will be a Tool video somewhere on this list though, at least in the top 20 (maybe even top 10).


Ain't no doubt that that :D


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44) David Lee Roth - California Girls - (1985)

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David Lee Roth's solo career never produced any truly great songs like back in his Van Halen days, but he always had entertaining videos. When it comes to Roth's videos, it is very hard to pick against "I'm Just A Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody" because that is just an awesome clip in it's own right and usually outranks this one on similar lists. However, with the Rod Serling style Twilight Zone intro and outro, how could I possibly pick against this one? I was very young when this video came out but I clearly remember it because I was just getting to the age where I found women attractive instead of riddled with cooties and there are plenty of fine specimens to be found in this clip. It's just a shame that Roth's career would flame out just a few years later. That's rock 'n roll for you!


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Roth was a good performer and a pretty good singer. Too bad he turned out to be such a weirdo douchebag egomaniac. Sounds like Bill Curtis of American Justice doing the announcing.


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Fun Video - even if Dave's always - and I mean always - been an ass.


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Fun Video - even if Dave's always - and I mean always - been an ass.


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Yeah, but I didn't he actually get back with Van Halen this past summer? The tour's probably going well, drawing a lot of old school fans. I wonder if Roth performs only his own songs or any of the Hagar ones.


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43) Fiona Apple - Criminal - (1997)


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I'll be honest here. The first time I saw this video when it was first released I thought it was just plain weird and nothing more than Fiona Apple showing some skin to get airplay and record sales. As the years passed and I grew in both age and maturity, I realized I was dead wrong. Mark Romanek knew exactly what he was doing when he directed this clip. For someone whom I never deemed to be more than just "pretty" and a little bit "trashy" to be made out to be so beautiful, innocent and lonely is quite a feat. I'm not a big fan of Apple's music per say, but I have become quite partial to this song over the years due to this great video. It may take a while, but Apple and this video sure do grow on you. As for Romanek, I assure you this will not be the last time you see his name mentioned here.


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I'll be honest here. The first time I saw this video when it was first released I thought it was just plain weird and nothing more than Fiona Apple showing some skin to get airplay and record sales. As the years passed and I grew in both age and maturity, I realized I was dead wrong. Mark Romanek knew exactly what he was doing when he directed this clip. For someone whom I never deemed to be more than just "pretty" and a little bit "trashy" to be made out to be so beautiful, innocent and lonely is quite a feat. I'm not a big fan of Apple's music per say, but I have become quite partial to this song over the years due to this great video. It may take a while, but Apple and this video sure do grow on you. As for Romanek, I assure you this will not be the last time you see his name mentioned here.


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42) The Chemical Brothers - Let Forever Be - (1999)


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This is the first entry on my countdown from acclaimed director Michel Gondry, but I assure you it will not be the last. This is also the first entry on my countdown that isn't a "rock" song either and I assure you it will not be the last like that as well. As for the song itself, it's a modern take on the classic Beatles song Tomorrow Never Knows featuring guest vocalist Noel Gallagher of Oasis. I'm not very into this style of music, but this is an extremely catchy song and the video is visually stunning and just a prelude of great things to come in Gondry's career. The visual effects in this video were truly groundbreaking at the time of it's release and this one still holds up very well ten years later. Just remember this name: Michel Gondry!


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41) Dire Straits - Money For Nothing - (1985)

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What kind of countdown would this be if it didn't include this video? Back when I first started watching MTV as a young kid this was one of their flagship videos that was in heavy rotation. This was also one of the very first music videos to use computer animation or CGI of any sort. This clip usually ranks higher on a lot of people's lists of great videos, but as great as this video is it just seems very dated to me. Perhaps the fact that I was never a big fan of the song itself (or Dire Straits at all for that matter) may have something to do with it, but who knows? In any event, if you watched MTV at all during 1985-1987 then you should know this one. So to me, while this is a great and groundbreaking video, I do seem to think it is slightly overrated. But then again, what do I know?


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43 & 42 - nothing to rave about in my opinion. Fiona is cute and sexy. Chemical Bros is far more appealing to me - it has that late 60's visual feel to it. Kinda like Bob Fosse on an acid trip. For visual and direction, "Let Forever Be" would have been a little higher on my charts - but at least it made it.

41 - Money for Nothing. This is in the top 5 Definitive MTV Generation video. Computer Generated 3D graphics in its infancy. Probably about 90% of Dire Straights videos had unique compositions about them - and this is definitely one of their best.


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40) Aerosmith - Cryin' - (1993)


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The first clip cracking my top 40 is the first of the "Alicia Silverstone trilogy" of Aerosmith videos. All three videos (this one, along with Amazing and Crazy) are all very good, but this one is the crown jewel that started it all. While this video unfortunately does contain some of Steven Tyler's trademark weirdness, it also has a pretty good story and pretty good chemistry for a non-speaking part between the main characters, the aforementioned Silverstone and actor Steven Dorff. This video also won the coveted Video Of The Year award at the 1994 MTV Video Music Awards, along with the Viewer's Choice award and the Best Group Video award. It has aged a bit, but it still holds up pretty well compared to some of the older entries. And seriously, who ever heard of a belly button piercing before they saw this video?


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39) Captain Beefheart - Ice Cream For Crow - (1982)


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At the time of this video's release, MTV was a brand new channel and mostly featured ordinary performance style videos. However, when they received the final cut of this video they rejected it for being "too weird" by their standards. The Museum Of Modern Art saw things entirely different and immediately started showing the video there where it is still shown to this day. Shortly after this video (the only one Captain Beefheart ever made) was made, Captain Beefheart (aka Don Van Vliet) retired from music to focus on his art full time. Some of his earlier pieces can be seen in this clip. He still lives in the desert in the middle of nowhere, just like this video depicts, to this very day. He never recorded another thing after this video.


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OK - I'm with ya on Cryin' - great video and good song.

Never a Captain Beefheart fan - nor Zappa for that matter - just didn't have any substance in my eyes & ears. The video - on the other hand - is what music video was all about in the late 70's early 80's. Experimental and expressionistic. It didn't need to to match or even have anything to do with the song in most cases. Foundling free form - which is the essence of music - even Captain Beefheart's.


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38) Red Hot Chili Peppers - Under The Bridge - (1992)

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Selecting the entry on my countdown for the Red Hot Chili Peppers was tough, as they have several excellent videos. I was practically sold on the Stéphane Sednaoui directed Give It Away, but as I studied a bit more I had to pick this video instead. Not only is this the Chili Peppers' best video, it is also one of their best and most recognizable songs in their entire catalog. These guys literally became overnight sensations after this clip was released, even though they had been together for nearly ten years at the time. Bass player Flea credits the video as "the thing that really made us break through the mainstream of American and worldwide pop culture" and who am I to call him a liar? Besides, who can forget that kick ass outfit that John Frusciante wore?


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37) The Verve - Bitter Sweet Symphony - (1997)


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When this video came out I was thinking, "How freaking cool is that?" You know that the first time just about anyone saw this clip that they wanted to walk down the street like they owned the whole city just as vocalist Richard Ashcroft did in it. Not only is this an awesome video, but also an extremely well written song to boot. It's just too bad that the band had to surrender 100% of all profits of this worldwide hit to the Rolling Stones because of the sample used in it. Like the Stones didn't already have enough money before 1997, give me a break. It's too bad, because this band never had another remotely moderate hit song after this one. I also heard that in the rehearsals for this video, a random man walking down the street attacked Ashcroft for bumping into him. Apparently he didn't know they were shooting a music video. Maybe it was Mick Jagger himself.


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36) Herbie Hancock - Rockit - (1983)

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This was the very first instrumental track to get heavy airplay on MTV and this video is also one of the very first not to show a single human being in it, save for Herbie Hancock's image on a television set's screen. Directed by the world renowned duo Godley & Creme, this clip took home an impressive five awards at the inaugural MTV Video Music Awards in 1984 and was nominated for several more. It won the awards for Best Concept Video, Most Experimental Video, Best Special Effects In A Video, Best Art Direction In A Video and Best Editing In A Video. It was also nominated for Best Male Video, The Viewer's Choice Award and for Video Of The Year. Not too shabby for a video that almost didn't get any airplay on MTV because it had no lyrics.


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When this video came out I was thinking, "How freaking cool is that?" You know that the first time just about anyone saw this clip that they wanted to walk down the street like they owned the whole city just as vocalist Richard Ashcroft did in it. Not only is this an awesome video, but also an extremely well written song to boot. It's just too bad that the band had to surrender 100% of all profits of this worldwide hit to the Rolling Stones because of the sample used in it. Like the Stones didn't already have enough money before 1997, give me a break. It's too bad too, because this band never had another remotely moderate hit song after this one. I also heard that in the rehearsals for this video, a random man walking down the street attacked Ashcroft for bumping into him. Apparently he didn't know they were shooting a music video. Maybe it was Mick Jagger himself.


Oh THAT's the name of this song. I always wondered, since I've heard it used so much on TV shows and in movies, I think even in the pilot episode for Journeyman. Bittersweet Symphony by The Verve, cool. Didn't they used to be called The Verve Pipe?


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Didn't they used to be called The Verve Pipe?


Completely different band.

The Verve: http://www.myspace.com/theverve

The Verve Pipe: http://www.myspace.com/thevervepipe


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Ah okay. I was thinking they were like Ben Folds Five/Ben Folds.

Oh yeah, now I remember the first time I heard that Verve Song. It was when I watched Cruel Intentions.


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I bet there will be a Tool video somewhere on this list though...


Drumroll please...


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35) Tool - Sober - (1993)


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This was an extremely tough decision to make as to which video by Tool I should include. All of their videos are of the highest quality and there are some I personally enjoy more than this one, but this is the one that started the stop-motion animation that they would use in many future videos. Another reason this clip is the one that made the cut is because this song (and video) was the first time most people ever heard Tool and the impression it left on most folks was incredible. I was just about to start high school when this came out and I remember everyone was talking about it. Hell, even my dad bought the CD after seeing this video. At the time of it's release, there was quite simply nothing else like it. However, I honestly had to flip a coin between this and Parabola but I feel I made the correct choice in the end.


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Plan on posting any classic metal, besides Green Jelly? Maybe Twisted Sister, Quiet Riot, Ratt, Metallica, or cheesy ass Poison perhaps?


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Plan on posting any classic metal, besides Green Jelly? Maybe Twisted Sister, Quiet Riot, Ratt, Metallica, or cheesy ass Poison perhaps?


I guess you'll just have to wait and see. The truth of the matter is that most of those artists never had any good videos though.


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Nice choice! I kind of figured Sober would be the logical choice and you've stated why. I love a lot of songs by Tool, but [i]Stinkfist[u] may be my personal favorite. Looking forward to the next picks.

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Nice choice! I kind of figured Sober would be the logical choice and you've stated why. I love a lot of songs by Tool, but Stinkfist may be my personal favorite. Looking forward to the next picks.


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yes, we are waiting patiently Cyril nothing yet today, must be watching the convention... :clap:

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34) George Michael - Faith - (1987)



There weren't many cooler dudes in the music business than George Michael in the mid-eighties and this video made him seem even cooler than he he already was. This song was the best selling single of 1988 and I'd like to think that this video was very responsible for that fact. Around the time that this came out, videos were starting to evolve into a more theatrical and big budget sort of thing, but George Michael decided to strip it down and do it old school. All he needed was a jukebox, a leather jacket, a pair of dark sunglasses and his guitar to make a truly awesome video. When this came out all the guys in my school wanted to be as cool as him and all the girls had crushes on him. It's just too bad that he turned out to be the way he is now. We'll always have memories of 1987 though.


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Greetings Cyril,

I have Faith that there will be a video posted in this illustrious lineage of video history that makes a social commentary on the nineteen-eighties video stars. Specifically 1985 ... 8)

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Yeah, I remember that song well, I always liked his stuff, but then he kinda wigged out in that Santa Monica bathroom and has been trying to get it back ever since.....not that there's anything wrong with that, but....good choice..... :clap:

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33) Radiohead - Just - (1995)


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I remember wondering what the hell that guy in the middle of the sidewalk says the very first time I saw this video back when I was in high school. And guess what? I still am wondering because the band nor director Jamie Thraves has ever revealed just exactly what the man uttered. The latter has even gone on to say, "To tell you would deaden the impact, and would probably make you want to lie down in the road too." I have no idea exactly what that means, but I don't care. It's still a very great video and was something totally original for it's time. I'm not a very big fan of Radiohead (although I do like their OK Computer album a lot) but this video belongs on any list of great clips, especially if we're just talking about the nineties or rock n' roll in general.


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32) Depeche Mode - Enjoy The Silence - (1990)

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When famed director Anton Corbijn presented the concept of the video to the band, which at the time was simply "vocalist Dave Gahan dressed up as a king, walking around with a deck chair", they initially rejected it. They changed their minds, when he explained that the idea was that the King (Dave) was represented "a man with everything in the world, just looking for a quiet place to sit." Depeche Mode's keyboard player Andy Fletcher jokes that he favored the video because "[he] only had to do about an hour's worth of work." It's a good thing for all of us that they changed their minds, as this is the finest video out of the many that Depeche Mode ever released and is also one of their best and most recognizable songs. What better song to transition the 80's to the 90's then this one?


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31) Talking Heads - Once In A Lifetime - (1980)

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And here we have the oldest video on my countdown, coming out the year I was born. It still got heavy airplay on MTV throughout the mid 80's so I remember it well. You've got to love watching David Byrne flailing around like a marionette wearing those pre-emo style glasses. The choreography in this video was actually done by Toni Basil (yes, the chick that sang that horrible 80's song Mickey) and the end result is phenomenal. While a lot of similar charts have this clip in the top twenty, I just don't have the heart to place it there as it does seem a little dated, but not as much as some other videos do. You have to remember that this video is damn near thirty years old as well. It's just crazy to stop and think that the Talking Heads have been broken up since 1991. That doesn't seem possible, but it's a fact.


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The choreography in this video was actually done by Toni Basil (yes, the chick that sang that horrible 80's song Mickey) and the end result is phenomenal.


So you mean you aren't going to have Basil and "Mickey" in your video countdown.....................? :dance:

Not that it was good (because it wasn't), but it sure was a tired ass staple back then. :|

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So you mean you aren't going to have Basil and "Mickey" in your video countdown.....................? :dance:


Well, it certainly was an iconic video around the beginning of the MTV days, but it wasn't that "good" though and is extremely dated in my opinion.


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