George Michael 1990

Freedom '90 features many supermodels, including Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington, Tatjana Patitz, Cindy Crawford, and male models John Pearson, Mario Sorrenti, and Peter Formby to mouth the words. Michael refused to appear in the music video. Still, the video shows the destruction of various symbols of Michael's past, including the famous guitar, jukebox, and leather jacket of the Faith era.

7/102 ratings

Justin Timberlake Jay-Z 2014

Justin Timberlake puts his moves on display in the video for Suit & Tie. It starts with Timberlake preparing for a stage performance. He dresses to the nines and sings and dances in the black-and-white video. Jay-Z joins him.

6.75/104 ratings

The Rolling Stones 1994

Love Is Strong features giant versions of The Rolling Stones and models roaming around New York City. Acclaimed filmmaker David Fincher directed it.

5.67/103 ratings

Madonna 1989

Oh Father was filmed at Culver Studios in Culver City, California, and shot entirely in black-and-white. The video is said to have taken stylistic inspiration from the Orson Welles film Citizen Kane.

6.67/103 ratings

Madonna 1990

Vogue was filmed in black and white and recalled the look of 1930s Hollywood films. Some of the close-up poses reenacted noted portraits of such stars as Marilyn Monroe, Veronica Lake, and Marlene Dietrich. The video features the dancers and back-up vocalists for Madonna's then-upcoming Blond Ambition Tour. The choreography was set by "Punk Ballerina" Karole Armitage.

8/104 ratings

Don Henley 1989
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJcJecsqXUk
David Fincher directed this black and white video. Henley ensured there would be two political comments in the video. At the line "armchair warriors often fail," it shows a TV set showing scenes of the congressional testimony of Oliver North. At the line "they're beating plowshares into swords, for this tired old man that we elected king," it shows a series of posters of President Ronald Reagan.

6/103 ratings

Aerosmith 1989

Janie's Got a Gun was very groundbreaking at the time, featuring gruesome realistic scenes that would later be the basis for many videos of the 1990s. The theme of the song often goes over many listeners' heads, but the video makes the story of incest and retribution explicit.

4/103 ratings

Steve Winwood 1988

Future Oscar nominee David Fincher directed the animated video for Steve Winwood's bluesy Roll With It. The video was shot in sepia and showed Winwood performing his hit in a bar while people dance to the music. The song itself spent four straight weeks as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

5/103 ratings