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250 Greatest Music Videos Of All Time

2022 Update

This list of the 250 greatest music videos of all time is ranked through a combination of various different factors. Those include appearances on a critics’ or fans’ list, for winning or being nominated for awards, and for achieving a certain number of views on YouTube. Learn more about the methodology at this link.

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R.E.M.
The video for R.E.M.'s Man on the Moon is known for its unique visual style, which combines live-action footage with stop-motion animation.
Kiko and the Lavender Moon is a music video that has taken the world by storm with its mesmerizing visuals.
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Travis Tritt
The video for Anymore was popular among country fans, and it cemented Travis Tritt's place as one of the most popular country artists of the early 90s
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George Harrison
When We Was Fab provides an intimate look at the impact that The Beatles had on popular culture.
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The Highwaymen
The Highwayman music video is a classic country-western song written by Jimmy Webb and recorded by Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, and Kris Kristofferson.
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Ricky Skaggs
The Country Boy video has a special place in the hearts of country music fans who fondly remember the good times and simple pleasures that it captured so beautifully.
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Genesis
The video is a powerful commentary on the state of the world and the need for people to take control of their own destiny and fight against those powers that be.
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The Police
The video has an eerie and mysterious feel to it, which perfectly complements the song’s dark and melancholic lyrics.
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A$AP Rocky,Moby
This masterpiece showcases A$AP Rocky's unparalleled style and artistic prowess, as he navigates through a cityscape that seems to bend and warp with every beat.
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Vince Staples
With flashy visuals and a satirical take on the typical music video tropes, Staples invites us into his world while poking fun at the expectations of the genre.
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Tierra Whack
This 15-minute masterpiece showcases the artist's one-of-a-kind creativity, as it takes viewers on a bizarre journey through a series of 1-minute vignettes, each corresponding to a different track on her groundbreaking album.
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The Blaze
The music video for "Territory" by The Blaze is nothing short of a cinematic masterpiece.
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Bicep
The video paints a vivid picture of a rave culture filled with hypnotic dances, vibrant colors and captivating human connections.
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Haim
In the delightfully quirky music video for Want You Back by Haim, we witness an effortlessly cool trio of sisters strutting their stuff down the streets of LA.
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FKA twigs
Blending elements of high-fashion, contemporary dance, and hypnotic visuals, Glass & Patron is a feast for the eyes and a testament to FKA twigs' boundless creativity.
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M.I.A.
From the moment the screen flickers to life, M.I.A. and a sea of asylum-seekers are seen scaling barbed wire fences, crammed onto rickety boats, and trudging through murky waters.
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Lana Del Rey
Set in a luxurious beachside abode, our sultry songstress takes us on a dreamy journey, complete with sweeping ocean views and sun-drenched interiors.
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Brooke Candy
Directed by renowned fashion photographer Steven Klein, the video showcases the unique and unapologetic style of the avant-garde singer, as she navigates through opulent settings and interacts with a cast of diverse and intriguing characters.
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Chet Faker
This artistic masterpiece showcases a group of talented female roller skaters gliding effortlessly along a dimly lit highway, creating a mesmerizing display of synchronized movements.
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Gesaffelstein
In a striking display of dystopian visuals and enigmatic beats, the music video for "Pursuit" by Gesaffelstein transports viewers into a world where power, control, and mystery reign supreme.
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Goldfrapp
This enchanting spectacle transports you to a mystical realm, where the lines between reality and fantasy blur seamlessly.
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Janelle Monáe,Erykah Badu
In the visually stunning and captivating music video for Q.U.E.E.N., Janelle Monáe takes us on a vibrant journey through her quirky and stylish world.
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Lorde
In a glorious display of teenage rebellion, Lorde's music video for "Royals" is a tongue-in-cheek critique of mainstream pop culture.
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The Shins
Set against the backdrop of the band's catchy and uplifting tune, this visual delight is brimming with hilarious antics, unexpected twists, and a heartwarming resolution
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MS MR
The video's eclectic blend of vintage clips, psychedelic effects, and the duo's enigmatic presence creates a swirling vortex that draws you into its eye.
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Danny Brown
As the video transitions to the adult Danny Brown, his energetic performances and bold personality prove that he's truly embraced his inner child.
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Die Antwoord
In a mesmerizing blend of chaos and creativity, the music video for Baby's on Fire by Die Antwoord takes viewers on a wild ride through the eccentric world of South African rave-rap.
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Grimes
The juxtaposition of her delicate, otherworldly aura against the backdrop of raw, high-energy sports is nothing short of mesmerizing.
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Is Tropical
The music video for "The Greeks" by Is Tropical is a wild and whimsical ride that showcases the band's quirky sense of humor and artistic flair
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Kanye West
Set against the backdrop of a night in the desert, the video is a whirlwind of strobing lights and seductive allure, all tied together by Kanye West's unyielding charisma
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Fionn Regan
In the delightfully witty music video for "Be Good or Be Gone" by Fionn Regan, we're taken on a whimsical journey through an enchanting world filled with quirky characters and surreal landscapes.
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Yeah Yeah Yeahs
As Karen O's eyes well up with tears, the powerful lyrics resonate with anyone who has ever experienced the bittersweet sting of lost love.
Set in a retro-futuristic universe, our protagonist Kelly showcases her mad table tennis skills against a formidable robot challenger.
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Daft Punk
The video features an anthropomorphic dog wearing a walking cast who roams the streets of New York City with a boombox playing "Da Funk."
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Run the Jewels,Zack de la Rocha
The video portrays the violent confrontation between a white police officer and a young black man, who is then pursued by the police, with Zack de la Rocha's vocals amplifying the message of resistance against institutional oppression
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Beck
Our protagonist, donning a cowboy hat and carrying a boombox, roams through desolate landscapes, bustling city streets, and even finds himself surrounded by a peculiar group of onlookers.
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Nirvana
The music video for "In Bloom" is a captivating look into the world of Nirvana and the grunge sound they helped to popularize.
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Olivia Newton-John
The music video Physical by Olivia Newton-John was a landmark in its time.
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The Boomtown Rats
I Don't Like Mondays is a great music video that is produced by the Boomtown Rats. This classic was released in 1979 and is still a fan favorite. The music video is set in a post-apocalyptic world and is set up like a short film. It follows a group of
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Eminem,Rihanna
In the sizzling and emotionally charged music video for "Love the Way You Lie," Eminem and Rihanna take us on a rollercoaster ride through the turbulent world of a toxic relationship.
From a mysterious dancer gracefully expressing her pain through movement, to a room filled with rhythmic vibrations from hundreds of water-filled glasses, Adele's anguish is palpable.
The video was directed by Richard Lowenstein, who gave it a gritty, edgy feel that helped to make it stand out.
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Cardi B,Maroon 5
This music video extravaganza features a star-studded lineup of incredible women from diverse backgrounds, including the likes of Cardi B, Ellen DeGeneres, and Gal Gadot, just to name a few.
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Beyoncé
The "All Night" video has been praised for its celebration of love and family in all its forms, and for its contribution to Beyoncé's ongoing artistic exploration of black culture, identity, and empowerment.
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Beyoncé,Kendrick Lamar
The Freedom video is widely regarded as one of Beyoncé's most important and impactful works, and has been praised for its contribution to the ongoing fight for racial justice and equality.
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David Bowie
Throughout the video, we're treated to a cornucopia of peculiar yet fascinating imagery, keeping us hooked to the very last frame.
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Fifth Harmony,Ty Dolla Sign
The fierce fivesome dons an array of stylish workwear as they command the attention of some seriously chiseled laborers, proving that they can effortlessly lay down the bricks of a chart-topping hit.
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David Bowie
The surreal, 10-minute visual odyssey features a blindfolded Bowie, a jewel-encrusted skull, and peculiar creatures that leave viewers entranced.
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Lil Wayne,Static Major
With its catchy hook and provocative imagery, Lollipop's music video is a delightful sensory overload that leaves you craving for more.
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The White Stripes
The video plunges us into a world of black, white, and red, as we follow the iconic duo, Jack and Meg White, on a surreal journey through a seemingly endless tunnel of triangles.
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Björk
Seamlessly weaving together haunting vocals and ethereal visuals, this captivating masterpiece entrances viewers with its dreamlike atmosphere.
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Ludacris
As the music pulses and the performers groove, you'll find yourself immersed in a world where business and pleasure harmoniously coexist.
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Björk
The Pagan Poetry video remains a controversial and provocative piece of art, and is considered by many to be one of Björk's most daring and boundary-pushing works.
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Gorillaz
The catchy tune, accompanied by the memorable chorus, "I ain't happy, I'm feeling glad, I got sunshine in a bag," is contrasted by the eerie backdrop of eerie graveyard scenes, zombie gorilla invasions, and an omnipresent, sinister spirit.
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Jay-Z
In the ever-stylish realm of hip-hop, few music videos can hold a candle to the opulent extravaganza that is "Big Pimpin'."
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Shania Twain
With its engaging visuals, energetic choreography, and Twain's undeniable charisma, the "Man! I Feel Like a Woman!" music video remains a beloved and influential piece of pop culture history.
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Madonna
Madonna, dressed in a flowing black gown with intricate henna tattoos, embodies the ethereal persona of a mysterious, otherworldly figure.
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Fugees
This captivating video showcases the trio's powerful lyrics, soulful harmonies, and infectious beats as they deliver a message of resilience and determination.
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Cypress Hill
This visual extravaganza transports viewers into a zany world of oversized skulls, floating eyeballs, and luminous animations that pulsate in perfect synchrony with the iconic beats.
Interspersed with dynamic performance shots, the music video tastefully combines elements of hip-hop culture and powerful imagery, effectively capturing the essence of the song's message, urging listeners to evaluate their actions and attitude.
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Michael Jackson
The 1992 Remember the Time music video was a tribute to the King of Pop's past, with a number of references to his childhood and career. It featured an all-star cast, including Magic Johnson and Eddie Murphy.
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Michael Jackson
The video's powerful message of racial unity and harmony was seen around the world.
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LL Cool J
The video perfectly captures LL Cool J’s determination to prove all his haters wrong.
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MC Hammer
U Can't Touch This, by the one and only MC Hammer, is an iconic song from the early 90s.
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Guns N' Roses
The video for Sweet Child O' Mine features some of the band's most iconic images, such as Rose's black hat, Slash's top hat and Duff's tattoos.
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Madonna
Madonna, her dancers, and celebrities express themselves through their movements and costumes, and the video is a celebration of self-expression.
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Twisted Sister
The music video for Twisted Sister's 1984 hit single "We're Not Gonna Take It" is downright cool.
The video is set in a nightclub and features ZZ Top performing the song onstage. The band is seen wearing their iconic sunglasses and Stetson hats. The video also features a number of female dancers and models wearing skimpy outfits, adding to the overall energy of the video.
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Van Halen
With its uplifting lyrics and melodic guitar riffs, ‘Jump’ was an instant hit and the music video was just as memorable.
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Joy Division
The music video for the track, released in 1988, is a fitting accompaniment to the song, with its use of black and white footage, and the overall bleakness of the imagery.
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Michael Jackson
"Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" is a great music video that is filled with energy and creativity. The choreography, visuals, and music all combine to create a powerful piece that is sure to stay in viewers' minds for a long time.
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the Weeknd
Directed by Anton Tammi, the video features a neon-lit cityscape, with the Weeknd speeding through the streets in a vintage convertible.
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Dierks Bentley
The Drunk on a Plane video features Dierks Bentley as the lead singer of a wedding band who finds himself stranded on a plane full of rowdy passengers, including his ex-girlfriend who is getting married the next day.
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Panic! at the Disco
The video's theatrical and whimsical tone perfectly matches the quirky and catchy nature of the song, which blends pop punk and emo sensibilities with a touch of vaudeville flair.
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Red Hot Chili Peppers
The Dani California video's playful and irreverent tone perfectly matches the spirit of the song, which celebrates the rebellious and adventurous nature of rock and roll.
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Ricky Martin
The Livin' la Vida Loca video's choreography and Ricky Martin's charismatic performance helped to establish him as a major force in the Latin pop music scene.
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En Vogue
The Free Your Mind music video is a powerful and moving video that features a powerful message about freedom of self-expression and acceptance of one's identity.
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Neil Young & The Bluenotes
Through a series of humorous skits, Neil Young pokes fun at the world of advertising and consumerism, delivering a powerful message.
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Duran Duran
Girls on Film has become an iconic music video and a favorite of both fans and critics.
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Radiohead
The cinematography and use of natural lighting in Paul Thomas Anderson's video for "Daydreaming" create a surreal and dreamlike atmosphere, perfectly complementing the haunting melody of the song.
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Aphex Twin
The Windowlicker video is known for its surreal and disturbing imagery, as well as its use of visual effects to create the illusion of the man's face morphing.
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Pink Floyd
The music video features the band performing the song in a stark, minimalist setting, with scenes of children being taught in a strict and regimented school interspersed throughout. The video was a huge success, and helped to make "Another Brick in the Wall" one of Pink Floyd's most popular and
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DJ Snake,Lil Jon
Directed by The Daniels, the "Turn Down for What" video is a hilarious and over-the-top celebration of music and dance, with absurd and surreal imagery throughout.
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Jay-Z,Kanye West,Frank Ocean,The-Dream
Directed by Romain Gavras, the "No Church in the Wild" video juxtaposes images of violence and destruction with moments of beauty and transcendence, such as a young couple kissing amidst the chaos.
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"Tyler, the Creator"
The music video for "Yonkers" by Tyler, The Creator is a provocative and unsettling exploration of the rapper's dark and twisted psyche.
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Eminem
Directed by Joseph Kahn, the "Without Me" video features Eminem and Dr. Dre as comic book-style superheroes battling various pop culture figures and parodies of reality shows.
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Janelle Monáe,Grimes
The "Pynk" video's playful and provocative imagery, which includes a pair of pants shaped like a vagina, is meant to challenge traditional gender norms and celebrate all aspects of femininity.
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Adele
The "Hello" video features Adele wandering through an abandoned house and reminiscing about a past love, all while singing directly to the camera.
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The Band Perry
The music video for "If I Die Young" by The Band Perry is a beautiful and haunting tribute to a life cut short.
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Bruno Mars,Mark Ronson
The "Uptown Funk" video features Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars dressed in flashy outfits as they dance and sing their way through the streets of New York City.
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Sugarland
The music video for "Stay" by Sugarland is a poignant and emotional depiction of a relationship on the brink of collapse.
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Carrie Underwood
The music video a powerful visual representation of  the "Before He Cheats" revenge fantasy, and it's no wonder it has over 120 million views on YouTube.
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Kanye West
The Jesus Walks video shows Kanye West engaging in various forms of physical and spiritual struggle, such as wrestling with a man in a Ku Klux Klan hood and carrying a heavy wooden cross through a barren landscape
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50 Cent
Throughout the "In da Club" video, 50 Cent is shown performing the song's lyrics with swagger and confidence, as well as engaging in various forms of mischief and mayhem, such as smashing a television set and playing with a flamethrower.
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Missy Elliott
The Get Ur Freak On music video draws on a wide range of influences, from African and Asian culture to futuristic and sci-fi aesthetics, creating a sense of playful and imaginative fun.
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Lee Ann Womack
The music video for "I Hope You Dance" by Lee Ann Womack, directed by Gary Wenner, features the country singer performing the song against a series of backdrops that evoke the themes of the lyrics.
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Aerosmith
The music video for Janie's Got a Gun sheds light on the meaning behind the lyrics that many overlook when listening to the song.
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Robert Palmer
The music video for Robert Palmer’s ‘Addicted to Love’ is an iconic piece of music video history.
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Run the Jewels,DJ Shadow
The music video for "Nobody Speak" is a tongue-in-cheek political satire that imagines a world in which political debates are settled through physical violence.
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Kanye West
The music video for "Bound 2" by Kanye West, directed by Nick Knight, features the rapper and his then-fiancée, now ex-wife, Kim Kardashian, in a series of dreamlike, surreal scenes set against a backdrop of majestic natural landscapes.
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Snoop Dogg,Katy Perry
The California Gurls video show Kety Perry exploring a series of candy-themed landscapes, complete with giant lollipops, cupcake mountains, and gummy bear forests.
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SOS
Rihanna
Rihanna is shown in a variety of vibrant outfits, ranging from a red leather jacket to a green polka dot dress, as she performs a series of choreographed dance routines with a group of backup dancers.
The Suerte (Whenever, Wherever) video's vibrant colors, lively energy, and Shakira's undeniable charisma helped make it a huge hit when it was released in 2001, and it remains a fan favorite to this day.
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Britney Spears
The music video for "Oops!... I Did It Again" by Britney Spears, directed by Nigel Dick, is set on Mars and features Spears as a futuristic space explorer who is being watched by a group of astronauts on Earth.
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Massive Attack
The music video for "Teardrop" by Massive Attack, directed by Walter Stern, features a fetus developing inside a womb, interspersed with shots of an angelic figure floating underwater.
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Radiohead
Directed by Magnus Carlsson, the "Paranoid Androis" video features a series of disjointed and bizarre animated sequences, including a man with a television for a head, a giant creature made of garbage, and a group of humanoid creatures being hunted down and killed.
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The Notorious B.I.G.
The music video for "Hypnotize" by The Notorious B.I.G. is a stylish and visually stunning tribute to the rapper's lavish lifestyle and rise to fame.
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The Notorious B.I.G.,Mase,Puff Daddy
The music video for "Mo Money Mo Problems" by The Notorious B.I.G., featuring Diddy and Mase, is a lavish and celebratory visual representation of the song's themes of fame and excess.
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The Roots
The music video for "What They Do" by hip-hop group The Roots is a satirical commentary on the music industry and the portrayal of rappers in the media.
The "It's All Coming Back to Me Now" video's opulent aesthetic, dramatic camera angles, and sweeping landscapes perfectly capture the song's grandiose emotional themes, while Céline Dion's soaring vocals and impassioned performance add a sense of urgency and longing.
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Mariah Carey
Directed by Mariah Carey herself, the "Fantasy" video features her driving through the streets of New York City in a red convertible, before being transported to a surreal amusement park where she rides roller coasters, dances with friends, and flirts with a handsome young man.
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Björk
The video's kinetic energy is matched by Björk's infectious performance, as she dances and twirls in a billowing orange dress, surrounded by a diverse group of dancers and revelers.
The video for If I Could Turn Back Time was iconic, featuring Cher in a skimpy black outfit, singing on the decks of a navy battleship surrounded by sailors.
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Array
The music video is designed to emphasize the song's themes of the struggles of rural America and the importance of family.
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Janet Jackson
The Pleasure Principle music video was a groundbreaking video and it is still considered one of the best music videos from the 80s.
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Hole
Hole's "Violet" music video is an iconic representation of the band's grunge-rock sound and chaotic energy.
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Danny Brown
The music video for "Ain't It Funny" by American musician and comedian, Danny Brown, is a dark and surreal satire of 1990s sitcoms.
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Flying Lotus,Kendrick Lamar
Never Catch Me's powerful imagery and moving choreography highlight the fleeting nature of life, and the way in which death can both unite and divide us.
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The Chemical Brothers
The music video for "Let Forever Be" by The Chemical Brothers is a psychedelic and surreal exploration of the nature of reality and perception.
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Wu-Tang Clan
The video for Triumph features the Wu-Tang Clan rapping their verses while surrounded by a dystopian, post-apocalyptic cityscape.
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The Smashing Pumpkins
The "1979" video's grainy, handheld camera style adds to the sense of raw energy and authenticity.
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Radiohead
The video for "Just" by Radiohead is a commentary on the struggles of modern life and the need for genuine human connection, with the man's injury serving as a metaphor for the pain and isolation many people experience.
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Dr. Dre,Snoop Dogg
The video for Nuthin' but a 'G' Thang helped to further establish the careers of both Dr. Dre and Snoop (Doggy) Dogg, and it remains one of the most iconic rap videos of all time.
The powerful video, aimed at police brutality and racism, made a huge impact on the hip-hop genre, and its influence is still felt today
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Guns N' Roses
The video for Welcome to the Jungle was an instant hit, and helped make the band one of the most popular rock bands of the late 80s.
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David Bowie
The combination of the eerie, otherworldly visuals and David Bowie's haunting vocal performance make for a truly memorable and captivating viewing experience.
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David Bowie
Mick Rock later explained that "it wasn't so much an idea as a moment in time," clarifying that he "wanted to do something that looked a little bit like a painting."
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Michael Jackson
Leave Me Alone is a classic Michael Jackson music video and one of the most memorable of his career.
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Soundgarden
"Black Hole Sun," by Soundgarden and directed by Howard Greenhalgh, features surreal and disturbing imagery that depicts a dark and dystopian world.
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Taylor Swift
"Love Story" by American singer Taylor Swift tells a modern-day Romeo and Juliet-style love story.
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Brad Paisley,Alison Krauss
"Whiskey Lullaby," by Brad Paisley and Alison Krauss, tells a tragic story of love and loss through the lens of alcohol abuse.
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Nas
"One Mic" emphasizes the importance of using peaceful means to resolve conflicts and encourages the African American community to use their voices to speak out against injustice.
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The Cars
The Cars’ music video for their hit song “You Might Think” is an important piece of music history. Not only did it help the band reach a wider audience, but it was also one of the first popular music videos to incorporate computer animation.
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Kendrick Lamar,Taylor Swift
"Bad Blood" Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar, was directed by Joseph Kahn and features a star-studded cast of female celebrities as Swift's "squad," including Selena Gomez, Cara Delevingne, and Gigi Hadid.
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WAP
Cardi B,Megan Thee Stallion
The WAP video features Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion in a lavish and opulent mansion, surrounded by an array of surreal and over-the-top imagery, including tigers and snakes.
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Drake
The Hotline Bling video takes place in a series of minimalist sets, including a brightly-lit cube and a room full of slowly rotating globes
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Blink-182
The video for All the Small Things features Blink-182 performing the song in a brightly lit, white room, while various parodies of popular music videos from the late 1990s and early 2000s are interspersed throughout.
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Jay-Z
"The Story of O.J." highlights the message of financial empowerment, encouraging African Americans to invest in themselves and their community.
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Björk
The music video for "Bachelorette" by Björk is a visually stunning and surreal work of art that blurs the boundaries between reality and fantasy.
The Outtasite (Outta Mind) video features Wilco performing in a variety of settings, including a small club, a deserted street, and a beach.
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Foo Fighters
The "Everlong" video features the Foo Fighters performing in a surreal and dreamlike setting, with scenes of lead singer Dave Grohl interacting with a woman who appears in his dreams.
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A Tribe Called Quest,Leaders of the New School,Busta Rhymes
The music video for A Tribe Called Quest's single "Scenario" was an iconic moment in hip-hop.
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Kate Bush
The music video features Kate Bush as the character Catherine Earnshaw from Emily Brontë's novel of the same name.
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Nirvana
The "Heart-Shaped Box" video features Nirvana performing in a surreal and eerie setting, with scenes of the band playing in a white room intercut with footage of a young girl and an old man engaged in various disturbing and unsettling activities.
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Korn
The Freak on a Leash video features an animated character known as "The Bullet," who travels through the world of the video and interacts with the band members in various ways.
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Madonna
The video for Madonna's "Ray of Light" was directed by Jonas Åkerlund and received critical acclaim for its innovative and visually stunning approach.
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Beyoncé
Part of the visual album Lemonade, the "Sorry" music video is a powerful and visually stunning production that features music icon Beyoncé showcasing her raw and uncompromising talent.
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The White Stripes
The video for The White Stripes' Hardest Button to Button was directed by Michel Gondry and received critical acclaim for its imaginative concept and visual style.
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Radiohead
With its stunning visuals, enigmatic storyline, and powerful musical performance, the "Karma Police" music video is a timeless masterpiece that continues to captivate and intrigue audiences to this day.
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Blind Melon
No Rain by Blind Melon memorably follows "the bee girl," who wanders a desolate landscape wearing a bee costume.
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One
Metallica
This powerful video shows how war can strip away a person's identity and leave them with nothing.
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Jay-Z,Rihanna
The Umbrella video shows Rihanna performing the song in a dark, futuristic setting, with various scenes featuring water, fire, and lighting effects.
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Aerosmith
The video for Aerosmith's Cryin' features actress Alicia Silverstone as a rebellious teenager who breaks free from the constraints of her suburban life and embarks on a thrilling and dangerous adventure.
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Taylor Swift
The music video for "Blank Space" by Taylor Swift is a playful and self-aware parody of the singer's public persona and the tabloid media's portrayal of her love life.
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Kendrick Lamar
The "Alright" music video by Kendrick Lamar, directed by Colin Tilley, is a visually striking and politically charged work of art that uses imagery and symbolism to comment on police brutality, racism, and oppression in America.
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Calvin Harris,Rihanna
Set against a backdrop of neon-lit clubs, abandoned warehouses, and sprawling countryside, the video for We Found Love creates a sense of urgency and immediacy, capturing the raw and unpredictable nature of love.
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Michael Jackson
The video is an example of Jackson's creativity and innovation in the music video genre, and it has stood the test of time as a true classic.
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Chris Isaak
Isaak's soulful vocals and Christensen's sultry beauty create an atmosphere of romantic longing and sensuality that is both timeless and captivating.
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Michael Jackson
The music video for Michael Jackson's Beat It is one of the most iconic music videos of all time.
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Dido,Eminem
The "Stan" video has been praised for its raw and unflinching look at the darker side of fame and fandom.
The music video for "Montero (Call Me By Your Name)" by Lil Nas X is a visually stunning and provocative exploration of queer identity and self-acceptance.
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Nicki Minaj
The Anaconda video features Nicki Minaj and a cast of dancers performing a series of provocative and energetic dance routines, showcasing Minaj's signature curves and unapologetic confidence.
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The B-52's
The video prominently features a huge, brightly-colored house, known as the “Love Shack”, which serves as the backdrop of the entire video.
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New Order
The Perfect Kiss set the standard for future music videos and showed that bands could make videos as artistic and complex as feature films.
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The Chemical Brothers
Directed by Michel Gondry, the Star Guitar video takes place on a train journey, with the scenery passing by in time with the beat of the music.
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Aerosmith,Run-D.M.C.
Walk This Way was a revolutionary music video which was unlike anything else that came before it.
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Madonna
The "Material Girl" music video was a big step forward in the evolution of music videos and helped Madonna become the superstar she is today.
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Beyoncé,Jay-Z
The video for APESHIT takes place in the Louvre Museum in Paris, with Beyoncé and Jay-Z performing in front of some of the world's most famous works of art.
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NSYNC
The music video for "Bye Bye Bye" by *NSYNC is a classic example of the boy band aesthetic of the late 1990s and early 2000s.
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Beyoncé,Lady Gaga
The Tarantino-inspired music video for "Telephone" by Beyoncé and Lady Gaga is a cinematic masterpiece that blends elements of pop music, fashion, and film.
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Cyndi Lauper
The song and video have a bright and energetic feel to them, showcasing Lauper's wild style and colorful personality.
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Fatboy Slim
The "Praise You" music video is a classic example of the creativity and humor that made Fatboy Slim a household name in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
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Beck
With its era-specific visuals and a jangly guitar-driven melody, the video for Loser by Beck serves as a time capsule to the 90s.
The vibrant colors, the bright lighting, and the upbeat music all come together to create a truly memorable music video.
Subterranean Homesick Blues was one of the first "modern" promotional film clips, the forerunner of what was later known as the music video. The original clip was the opening segment of D. A. Pennebaker's film Dont Look Back, a documentary on Dylan's 1965 tour of England. In the film, Dylan, who came up
74
Young Thug
The video for Wyclef Jean opens with the title card announcing that Young Thug never showed up for the shoot. The rest of the video consists of a series of humorous vignettes that illustrate the challenges of trying to make a music video without the artist.
73
Beyoncé
Beyoncé's artistry as a musician, songwriter, and performer is also on full display in "Hold Up," which has garnered praise and admiration from both fans and critics.
72
Psy
The Gangnam Style music video's quirky humor and infectious energy quickly made it a viral hit, earning billions of views on YouTube and making PSY an international superstar.
71
Kanye West,Pusha T
The "Runaway" music video is a compelling and memorable production that showcases Kanye West's artistic vision and unique style.
70
The Prodigy
The Smack My Bitch Up music video stirred up controversy upon its release due to its explicit content, but it also earned critical acclaim for its innovative approach to storytelling and immersive cinematography.
69
Dr. Dre,Tupac Shakur
Directed by famed filmmaker Hype Williams, the California Love video features a host of memorable images, including fire-breathing monsters, motorcycle gangs, and a giant mechanical scorpion.
68
David Bowie
The video for Ashes to Ashes by David Bowie has been praised by critics for its creative use of imagery and symbolism. Its combination of surreal visuals and captivatingly dark imagery speak volumes about the song's deeply personal nature.
67
Missy Elliott
The "Work It" music video is a high-energy, dance-heavy production that features Grammy-winning rapper Missy Elliott and a diverse cast of dancers showcasing their impressive moves in a variety of colorful, eye-catching settings.
66
Christina Aguilera,Lil' Kim,Mýa,Pink
The colorful, sexy music video for "Lady Marmalade" features Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mya, and Pink performing the hit song from the movie "Moulin Rouge!"
65
Lauryn Hill
The video for Doo Wop (That Thing) is notable for its juxtaposition of the old-school doo-wop sound and visuals with contemporary urban culture, and for Lauryn Hill's powerful performance and message.
64
Janet Jackson,Joni Mitchell,Q-Tip
The "Got 'til It's Gone" music video by Janet Jackson, directed by Mark Romanek, is a visually stunning and socially conscious work of art that pays tribute to the resilience of black culture in the face of oppression.
63
Alanis Morissette
The "Ironic" music video by Alanis Morissette, directed by Stéphane Sednaoui, is a humorous and satirical take on the concept of irony, featuring a series of absurd and unlikely scenarios that are described in the song's lyrics.
62
Talking Heads
The song itself is a testament of the band's creative genius, but the music video takes it to the next level. It features the band members in a desert with a strange, almost robotic dance which perfectly captures the strange and unique sound of the song.
61
Dire Straits,Sting
The iconic music video for “Money for Nothing” by Dire Straits is one of the most memorable of all time. Released in 1985, the video was groundbreaking in its use of computer-generated imagery.
60
Herbie Hancock
The music video Rockit by Herbie Hancock is an important milestone in the history of the form.
59
the Verve
The "Bitter Sweet Symphony" music video by the Verve features lead singer Richard Ashcroft walking down a busy street while bumping into and dodging various people.
58
R.E.M.
The song’s lyrics, which are about faith and doubt, are brought to life in the visuals, which slowly become more and more abstract as the video progresses.
57
Guns N' Roses
The video for November Rain features lead singer Axl Rose at a wedding, with his bandmates providing the music.
57
The Pharcyde
The video for "Drop" is shot entirely in reverse, with The Pharcyde lip-synching their lyrics and performing their movements in reverse, while the surrounding environment and people move forward in time.
56
Sia
The music video for "Chandelier" was directed by Sia and Daniel Askill, and it features dancer Maddie Ziegler performing a interpretive dance routine in a dingy apartment.
55
Array
The "Jeremy" video was nominated for several awards and it is widely regarded as one of the most controversial music videos of all time.
54
The Chicks
Goodbye Earl was directed by Evan Bernard and features The Chicks performing the song in a country setting, while a woman named Wanda (played by Jane Krakowski) takes revenge on her abusive husband Earl (played by Dennis Franz) with the help of her friend Mary Anne (played by Lauren Holly).
54
Britney Spears
The "Toxic" video features Britney Spears as a seductive and dangerous secret agent, who uses her sexuality and martial arts skills to complete various missions.
53
Björk
The "It's Oh So Quiet" music video by Björk, directed by Spike Jonze, is a visually stunning and surreal production that captures the playful and upbeat energy of the song.
52
Michael Jackson,Janet Jackson
The music video for the song ‘Scream’ by Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson was released in 1995 and remains one of the most iconic and innovative music videos of all time.
51
Jennifer Lopez
"Waiting for Tonight" remains an iconic work of 1990s pop culture, showcasing Jennifer Lopez's talent and charisma as a performer and cementing her status as a global superstar.
50
Britney Spears
The controversial video for ...Baby One More Time became one of the most iconic and memorable of the 1990s, and helped launch Britney Spears' career.
49
Kylie Minogue
The music video for Come into My World was directed by Michel Gondry and features Kylie Minogue performing the song on a busy city street, while simultaneously appearing in several different parallel universes.
48
Blur
The video for Blur's Coffee & TV was animated using stop-motion techniques and was praised for its creativity and uniqueness.
47
Unkle,Thom Yorke
The music video for Rabbit in Your Headlights was directed by Jonathan Glazer and features Thom Yorke walking through a deserted urban landscape at night, while a car with its headlights on approaches him from behind.
46
Aphex Twin
The music video for Aphex Twin's Come to Daddy was directed by Chris Cunningham and is known for its disturbing and unsettling imagery.
45
Cibo Matto
Directed by Michel Gondry, the Sugar Water music video follows a group of young people as they explore a mysterious world of surreal imagery and vibrant colors.
44
Paula Abdul
The music video features Paula Abdul performing the song with a cartoon character named MC Skat Kat, who was created specifically for the video.
43
OutKast
B.O.B. features several people dancing and performing stunts, and incorporates elements of science fiction and fantasy.
Untitled (How Does It Feel) is known for its highly sexualized and provocative nature, with D'Angelo appearing nude or partially clothed throughout.
40
FKA twigs
The Cellophane video's ethereal, dreamlike aesthetic, combined with FKA twigs' raw and emotive performance, creates a haunting and powerful experience for viewers.
39
Fiona Apple
Despite the controversy surrounding it, the "Criminal" video cemented Fiona Apple's status as a fearless artist who was unafraid to explore the darker corners of human experience.
38
Missy Elliott
The music video for The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly) was directed by Hype Williams and features Missy Elliott performing the song in a futuristic setting, wearing a silver bodysuit and surrounded by dancers.
37
OutKast
The Hey Ya! video is set in a fictional club called "The Love Below," and features the members of OutKast dressed in colorful, oversized suits.
36
Miley Cyrus
Wrecking Ball features Miley Cyrus performing the song wearing a white tank top and underwear, and later naked, swinging on a giant wrecking ball.
35
TLC
The video for Waterfalls visualizes two verses of the song, while intercutting scenes of liquefied versions of TLC performing the song while standing on top of an ocean and in front of a waterfall.
34
R.E.M.
The video was heavily inspired by the traffic jam in the opening dream sequence of Fellini's 8½ and was filmed in downtown San Antonio. Although Michael Stipe is featured prominently in the video, he remains silent until the final "Hold On, Hold On" part of the song.
33
Duran Duran
As it was described in the pop culture book, The 1980s, the video was lush and cinematic, with shots of jungles, rivers, elephants, cafes and marketplaces evoking the atmosphere of the film Raiders of the Lost Ark. Andy Taylor, who contracted a stomach virus serious enough to require hospitalization from accidentally drinking water in the
32
Jay-Z
Due to the research and influence of director Mark Romanek and the videos cinematographer, Joaquin Baca Asay, the video borrows visual characteristics from many New York street photographers and black and white photographs (Martin Dixon and Eugene Richards to name a few). The video is shot entirely on black-and-white film and consists mainly of
31
George Michael
The video for Freedom! '90 is known for its elaborate, stylized production and its innovative use of the supermodels as stand-ins for Michael.
30
Daft Punk
"Around the World" was Michel Gondry's first attempt at bringing organized dancing to his music videos. "I was sick to see choreography being mistreated in videos like filler with fast cutting and fast editing, really shallow. I don't think choreography should be shot in close-ups."
Video Killed the Radio Star was the first music video shown on MTV in the US, airing at 12:01 a.m. on 1 August 1981, and the first video shown on MTV Classic in the UK on 1 March 2010.
28
Prince
The music video (directed by Prince himself) was released on MTV in June 1984. The video sparked controversy among network executives, who thought that its sexual nature was too explicit for television.
27
Jamiroquai
"Virtual Insanity" is Jamiroquai's best-known music video. It was directed by English filmmaker, director, and screenwriter Jonathan Glazer. At the 1997 MTV Video Music Awards in September 1997, it earned 10 nominations, winning four awards, including "Breakthrough Video" and the "Best Video of the Year."
26
The White Stripes
Fell in Love with a Girl was shot frame by frame with each frame having the Lego bricks rebuilt, sometimes in a complex manner to seem as if it were an actual shot, and then formed together to give the illusion of motion.
The video is often cited as one of the best of all time and a milestone in computer animation.
24
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
The video controversially ends with Petty swallowing Alice whole, burping softly, and wiping his mouth with a napkin.
23
Madonna
The music video for "Vogue", directed by David Fincher, was shot in black-and-white and takes stylistic inspiration from the 1920s and 1930s.
22
Michael Jackson
It introduced a number of Jackson's signatures, including the moonwalk, black sequined jacket, high-water pants, and was widely imitated.
21
Spice Girls
The music video became a big success on the British cable network The Box, which sparked press interest in the group.
20
Fatboy Slim
Christopher Walken appears as a man in a hotel lobby who awakes from a nap and dances to the song.
19
Kendrick Lamar
HUMBLE. tells of those who have made it in life to remain humble and remember where they came from.
It was once uncommon for bands to create music videos for their music at the time. That changed with Bohemian Rhapsody.
17
Lady Gaga
Set in a white bathhouse, the music video for "Bad Romance" tells the story of a woman kidnapped by a group of supermodels who plan to sell her to the Russian Mafia for sexual slavery.
16
The Smashing Pumpkins
The Smashing Pumpkins released this song in 1996, with Tom Kinney and Jill Talley starring in the video as a couple celebrating a zeppelin reaching the moon.
15
Childish Gambino
A commentary on the treatment of BIPOC people in the United States.
14
Nine Inch Nails
The controversial video, "Closer," features the band in what appears to be a mad scientist's laboratory.
13
Sinéad O'Connor
The video was stood out amongst the typical high production of the videos for other ballads of the era.
12
Johnny Cash
Johnny Cash passed away only 7 months after the video had been completed, making this a sad reminder that we all have a limited amount of time left on earth.
Inspired by a 1969 Bob Fosse Routine called "Mexican Breakfast," this music video features Beyoncé lip-synching and dancing to the track alongside two other women.
10
Beyoncé
A particularly poignant scene featuring Beyoncé dancing on top of a police car flooded by the waters of Hurricane Katrina.
9
Janet Jackson
Jackson's record label made numerous attempts to prevent her from filming and releasing the video.
8
Madonna
Madonna's "Like A Prayer," which uses symbols she was familiar with from her Catholic upbringing.
7
Weezer
Footage from "Happy Days" blends with the band seamlessly as if it was all real.
The one-shot video shows the band dancing to the song using 8 treadmills, choreographed by Trish Sie.
5
Beastie Boys
The Beastie Boys play with the tropes of widely syndicated shows such as Hawaii Five-0, S.W.A.T, and Starsky and Hutch, featuring shaky fight scenes and foot chases.
4
Michael Jackson
As zombies rose from their graves, Michael Jackson introduced the world to the iconic "Thriller" dance.
This song was a staple for many high school students who felt dammed by a system that taught normality and conformance instead of individuality and rebellion.
2
Peter Gabriel
The music video was created using stop motion animation, a filming technique in which objects are moved slightly in each frame, creating the illusion of free movement.
1
A-ha
Incorporating pencil sketch animation with live-action, the video takes the viewer through a comic book-style world from the perspective of a young girl in a coffee shop.
The Avalanches
Foo Fighters
Doja Cat
Bad
Michael Jackson
The Cure
Björk
Radiohead
Radiohead
Madvillain
Kanye West
Frank Ocean
Nicki Minaj,Ariana Grande
Giorgio Moroder
Blondie
Gloria Gaynor
The Chemical Brothers
Miley Cyrus
Gorillaz
Coldplay
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Pearl Jam
Shakira,Wyclef Jean
Green Day
Calvin Harris,Rihanna
My Chemical Romance
Beastie Boys
"""Weird Al"" Yankovic"
The Beatles
The Beach Boys
Coolio,L.V.
M.I.A.
Eminem
The Kinks
Van Halen
Prince
Beyoncé
ZZ Top
Public Enemy
Eurythmics
Yo La Tengo
Justin Timberlake
TLC
Madonna
Justice
Jay-Z,Kanye West,Otis Redding
Beyoncé
Array
Sonic Youth
LL Cool J
George Michael
The Replacements
Elton John
Frankie Goes To Hollywood
Pharrell Williams
Justin Bieber
Ed Sheeran
Luis Fonsi,Daddy Yankee
Charli XCX
Young Thug,Camila Cabello
Van Halen
Don Henley
Britney Spears
Fall Out Boy
1
A-ha
2
Peter Gabriel
4
Michael Jackson
5
Beastie Boys
7
Weezer
8
Madonna
9
Janet Jackson
10
Beyoncé
12
Johnny Cash
13
Sinéad O'Connor
14
Nine Inch Nails
15
Childish Gambino
16
The Smashing Pumpkins
17
Lady Gaga
19
Kendrick Lamar
20
Fatboy Slim
21
Spice Girls
22
Michael Jackson
23
Madonna
24
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
26
The White Stripes
27
Jamiroquai
28
Prince
30
Daft Punk
31
George Michael
32
Jay-Z
33
Duran Duran
34
R.E.M.
35
TLC
36
Miley Cyrus
37
OutKast
38
Missy Elliott
39
Fiona Apple
40
FKA twigs
43
OutKast
44
Paula Abdul
45
Cibo Matto
46
Aphex Twin
47
Unkle,Thom Yorke
48
Blur
49
Kylie Minogue
50
Britney Spears
51
Jennifer Lopez
52
Michael Jackson,Janet Jackson
53
Björk
54
The Chicks
54
Britney Spears
55
Array
56
Sia
57
Guns N' Roses
57
The Pharcyde
58
R.E.M.
59
the Verve
60
Herbie Hancock
61
Dire Straits,Sting
62
Talking Heads
63
Alanis Morissette
64
Janet Jackson,Joni Mitchell,Q-Tip
65
Lauryn Hill
66
Christina Aguilera,Lil' Kim,Mýa,Pink
67
Missy Elliott
68
David Bowie
69
Dr. Dre,Tupac Shakur
70
The Prodigy
71
Kanye West,Pusha T
72
Psy
73
Beyoncé
74
Young Thug
77
Beck
78
Fatboy Slim
79
Cyndi Lauper
80
Beyoncé,Lady Gaga
81
NSYNC
82
Beyoncé,Jay-Z
83
Madonna
84
Aerosmith,Run-D.M.C.
86
The Chemical Brothers
87
New Order
88
The B-52's
89
Nicki Minaj
91
Dido,Eminem
92
Michael Jackson
93
Michael Jackson
93
Chris Isaak
95
Calvin Harris,Rihanna
96
Kendrick Lamar
97
Taylor Swift
98
Aerosmith
99
Jay-Z,Rihanna
100
One
Metallica
101
Blind Melon
102
Radiohead
103
The White Stripes
104
Beyoncé
105
Madonna
106
Korn
107
Nirvana
108
Kate Bush
109
A Tribe Called Quest,Leaders of the New School,Busta Rhymes
110
Foo Fighters
113
Björk
114
Jay-Z
115
Blink-182
116
Drake
117
WAP
Cardi B,Megan Thee Stallion
118
Kendrick Lamar,Taylor Swift
119
The Cars
120
Nas
121
Brad Paisley,Alison Krauss
122
Taylor Swift
123
Soundgarden
124
Michael Jackson
125
David Bowie
126
David Bowie
127
Guns N' Roses
129
Dr. Dre,Snoop Dogg
130
Radiohead
131
The Smashing Pumpkins
132
Wu-Tang Clan
133
The Chemical Brothers
134
Flying Lotus,Kendrick Lamar
135
Danny Brown
136
Hole
137
Janet Jackson
138
Array
140
Björk
141
Mariah Carey
143
The Roots
144
The Notorious B.I.G.,Mase,Puff Daddy
145
The Notorious B.I.G.
146
Radiohead
147
Massive Attack
148
Britney Spears
150
SOS
Rihanna
151
Snoop Dogg,Katy Perry
152
Kanye West
153
Run the Jewels,DJ Shadow
154
Robert Palmer
155
Aerosmith
156
Lee Ann Womack
157
Missy Elliott
158
50 Cent
159
Kanye West
160
Carrie Underwood
161
Sugarland
163
The Band Perry
163
Bruno Mars,Mark Ronson
164
Adele
165
Janelle Monáe,Grimes
166
Eminem
167
"Tyler, the Creator"
168
Jay-Z,Kanye West,Frank Ocean,The-Dream
169
DJ Snake,Lil Jon
170
Pink Floyd
171
Aphex Twin
172
Radiohead
173
Duran Duran
174
Neil Young & The Bluenotes
175
En Vogue
176
Ricky Martin
177
Red Hot Chili Peppers
178
Panic! at the Disco
179
Dierks Bentley
180
the Weeknd
181
Michael Jackson
182
Joy Division
183
Van Halen
185
Twisted Sister
187
Guns N' Roses
187
Madonna
188
MC Hammer
189
LL Cool J
190
Michael Jackson
191
Michael Jackson
193
Cypress Hill
194
Fugees
195
Madonna
196
Shania Twain
197
Jay-Z
198
Gorillaz
199
Björk
200
Ludacris
201
Björk
202
The White Stripes
203
Lil Wayne,Static Major
204
David Bowie
205
Fifth Harmony,Ty Dolla Sign
206
David Bowie
207
Beyoncé,Kendrick Lamar
208
Beyoncé
209
Cardi B,Maroon 5
212
Eminem,Rihanna
213
The Boomtown Rats
214
Olivia Newton-John
215
Nirvana
216
Beck
217
Daft Punk
217
Run the Jewels,Zack de la Rocha
219
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
220
Fionn Regan
221
Kanye West
222
Is Tropical
223
Grimes
224
Die Antwoord
225
Danny Brown
226
MS MR
227
The Shins
228
Lorde
229
Janelle Monáe,Erykah Badu
230
Goldfrapp
231
Gesaffelstein
232
Chet Faker
233
Brooke Candy
234
Lana Del Rey
235
M.I.A.
236
FKA twigs
237
Haim
238
Bicep
239
The Blaze
240
Tierra Whack
241
Vince Staples
242
A$AP Rocky,Moby
243
The Police
244
Genesis
245
Ricky Skaggs
246
The Highwaymen
247
George Harrison
248
Travis Tritt
250
R.E.M.
RankTitleYearArtistDirectorLink
26Fell in Love with a Girl2002The White StripesMichel GondryWATCH
27Virtual Insanity1996JamiroquaiJonathan GlazerWATCH
28When Doves Cry1984PrincePrinceWATCH
29Video Killed the Radio Star1979The BugglesRussell MulcahyWATCH
31Freedom! '901990George MichaelDavid FincherWATCH
3299 Problems2004Jay-ZMark RomanekWATCH
33Hungry Like the Wolf1982Duran DuranRussell MulcahyWATCH
34Everybody Hurts1993R.E.M.Jake ScottWATCH
35Waterfalls1994TLCF. Gary GrayWATCH
36Wrecking Ball2013Miley CyrusTerry RichardsonWATCH
37Hey Ya!2003OutKastBryan BarberWATCH
38Criminal1997Fiona AppleMark RomanekWATCH
39The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)1997Missy ElliottHype WilliamsWATCH
40Cellophane2019FKA twigsAndrew Thomas HuangWATCH
41Untitled (How Does It Feel)2000D'AngeloDominique Trenier, Paul HunterWATCH
42Goodbye Earl2000The ChicksEvan BernardWATCH
43B.O.B.2000OutKastDave MeyersWATCH
44Opposites Attract1989Paula AbdulCandace Reckinger, Michael PattersonWATCH
45Sugar Water1996Cibo MattoMichel GondryWATCH
46Come to Daddy1997Aphex TwinChris CunninghamWATCH
47Rabbit in Your Headlights1998Unkle, Thom YorkeJonathan GlazerWATCH
48Coffee & TV1999BlurHammer & TongsWATCH
49Come Into My World2002Kylie MinogueMichel GondryWATCH
50...Baby One More Time1998Britney SpearsNigel DickWATCH
51Waiting for Tonight1999Jennifer LopezFrancis LawrenceWATCH
52Scream1995Janet Jackson, Michael JacksonMark RomanekWATCH
53It's Oh So Quiet1995BjörkSpike JonzeWATCH
54Toxic2003Britney SpearsJoseph KahnWATCH
55Jeremy1992Pearl JamMark PellingtonWATCH
56Chandelier2014SiaDaniel Askill, SiaWATCH
57November Rain1992Guns N' RosesAndy MorahanWATCH
58Losing My Religion1991R.E.M.Tarsem SinghWATCH
59Bitter Sweet Symphony1997the VerveWalter SternWATCH
60Rockit1983Herbie HancockGodley & CremeWATCH
61Money for Nothing1985Dire Straits, StingSteve BarronWATCH
62Once in a Lifetime1981Talking HeadsDavid Byrne, Toni BasilWATCH
63Ironic1996Alanis MorissetteStéphane SednaouiWATCH
64Got 'til It's Gone1997Janet Jackson, Joni Mitchell, Q-TipMark RomanekWATCH
65Doo Wop (That Thing)1998Lauryn HillBig TV!WATCH
66Lady Marmalade2001Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mýa, PinkPaul HunterWATCH
67Work It2002Missy ElliottDave Meyers, Missy ElliottWATCH
68Ashes to Ashes1980David BowieDavid Bowie, David MalletWATCH
69California Love1995Dr. Dre, Tupac ShakurHype WilliamsWATCH
70Smack My Bitch Up1997The ProdigyJonas ÅkerlundWATCH
71Runaway2010Kanye West, Pusha THype WilliamsWATCH
72Gangnam Style2012PsyCho Soo-hyunWATCH
73Hold Up2016BeyoncéBeyoncé, Jonas Åkerlund, Kahlil JosephWATCH
74Wyclef Jean2017Young ThugPomp&CloutWATCH
75Subterranean Homesick Blues1965Bob DylanD.A. PennebakerWATCH
76I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)1987Whitney HoustonBrian GrantWATCH
77Loser1993BeckSteve HanftWATCH
78Praise You1998Fatboy SlimSpike JonzeWATCH
79Girls Just Want to Have Fun1983Cyndi LauperEd GrilesWATCH
80Telephone2009Beyoncé, Lady GagaJonas ÅkerlundWATCH
81Bye Bye Bye2000NSYNCWayne IshamWATCH
82Apeshit2018Beyoncé, Jay-ZRicky SaizWATCH
83Material Girl1984MadonnaMary LambertWATCH
84Walk This Way1986Aerosmith, Run-D.M.C.Jon SmallWATCH
85Drop1995The PharcydeSpike JonzeWATCH
86Star Guitar2002The Chemical BrothersMichel GondryWATCH
87The Perfect Kiss1985New OrderJonathan DemmeWATCH
88Love Shack1989The B-52'sAdam BernsteinWATCH
89Anaconda2014Nicki MinajColin TilleyWATCH
90Montero (Call Me By Your Name)2021Lil Nas XTanu Muino, Lil Nas XWATCH
91Stan2000Dido, EminemDr. Dre, Philip AtwellWATCH
92Beat It1983Michael JacksonBob GiraldiWATCH
93Smooth Criminal1988Michael JacksonColin ChilversWATCH
94Wicked Game1990Chris IsaakHerb RittsWATCH
95We Found Love2011Calvin Harris, RihannaMelina MatsoukasWATCH
96Alright2015Kendrick LamarColin Tilley, The Little HomiesWATCH
97Blank Space2014Taylor SwiftJoseph KahnWATCH
98Cryin'1994AerosmithMarty CallnerWATCH
99Umbrella2007Jay-Z, RihannaChris ApplebaumWATCH
100One1989MetallicaBill Pope, Michael SalomonWATCH
101No Rain1992Blind MelonSamuel BayerWATCH
102Karma Police1997RadioheadJonathan GlazerWATCH
103Hardest Button to Button2003The White StripesMichel GondryWATCH
104Sorry2016BeyoncéKahlil Joseph, BeyoncéWATCH
105Ray of Light1998MadonnaJonas ÅkerlundWATCH
106Freak on a Leash1999KornJonathan Dayton, Todd McFarlane, Valerie FarisWATCH
107Heart-Shaped Box1993NirvanaAnton CorbijnWATCH
108Wuthering Heights1978Kate BushKeefWATCH
109Scenario1992A Tribe Called Quest, Leaders of the New School, Busta RhymesJim SwaffieldWATCH
110Everlong1997Foo FightersMichel GondryWATCH
111Outtasite (Outta Mind)1997WilcoBill FishmanWATCH
112Close Your Eyes (and Count to Fuck)2014Run the Jewels, Zack de la RochaAG RojasWATCH
113Bachelorette1997BjörkMichel GondryWATCH
114The Story of O.J.2017Jay-ZMark RomanekWATCH
115All the Small Things1999Blink-182Marcos SiegaWATCH
116Hotline Bling2015DrakeDirector XWATCH
117WAP2020Cardi B, Megan Thee StallionColin TilleyWATCH
118Bad Blood2015Kendrick Lamar, Taylor SwiftJoseph KahnWATCH
119You Might Think1984The CarsAlex Weil, Charlie Levi, Jeff SteinWATCH
120One Mic2002NasChris RobinsonWATCH
121Whiskey Lullaby2004Brad Paisley, Alison KraussRicky SchroderWATCH
122Love Story2008Taylor SwiftTrey FanjoyWATCH
123Black Hole Sun1994SoundgardenHoward GreenhalghWATCH
124Leave Me Alone1988Michael JacksonJim Blashfield, Paul DienerWATCH
125Life On Mars?1973David BowieMick RockWATCH
126Space Oddity1973David BowieMick RockWATCH
127Welcome to the Jungle1987Guns N' RosesNigel DickWATCH
128Straight Outta Compton1989N.W.A.Rupert WainwrightWATCH
129Nuthin' but a 'G' Thang1992Dr. Dre, Snoop DoggDr. DreWATCH
130Just1995RadioheadJamie ThravesWATCH
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