Billie Eilish Rosalía 2021

The music video for Lo Vas a Olvidar features Rosalía and Billie Eilish in separate parts of a dark, windy room with a sand-covered floor. A single spotlight allows enough light for us to see the performers expressively sing and dance, enacting the pain of a breakup.

8/101 rating

Talking Heads 1981

Once in a Lifetime features a bespectacled David Byrne dancing like a marionette. In the background, Byrne dances in perfect synchronization; in the foreground, a larger Byrne is getting further and further out of synch. The video is exhibited in the New York Museum of Modern Art.

8/104 ratings

Kate Bush 1978

Two music videos with similar choreography were made to accompany "Wuthering Heights." Bush created the choreography and dance moves to suggest her character is a ghost (as in this scene in the novel), without explicitly stating as such. In the first version, made for the UK and European release, Bush is shown performing the song in a dark room filled with white mist while wearing a white dress.

8.5/104 ratings

FKA Twigs 2019

In a statement accompanying the release of the "Cellophane," Barnett revealed that she expressly learned to pole dance over a year before the music video was shot to realize her vision for it. It depicts Twigs pole dancing in front of an unseen audience, climbing the pole to meet a large flying insect which wears her face, falling into an "underworld," and then being covered in clay by two female creatures

5.5/102 ratings

Björk 1993

Human Behaviour features Björk being hunted by a bear in a forest. It is a loose take on the children's tale "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" with visuals inspired by Yuri Norstein's animated film Hedgehog in the Fog. She ends up being eaten by the bear and trapped in its stomach.

8/104 ratings

Kanye West Pusha T 2010

Kanye West directed the video, drawing from director Stanley Kubrick as an inspiration. West drew inspiration from other long-form music videos and music-related cinema, including Purple Rain, Pink Floyd The Wall, and Michael Jackson's Thriller. The music video revolves around a love story between West (known as "Griffin" in the narrative) and a phoenix he discovers while driving through the woods.

8.17/106 ratings

Gotye Kimbra 2011

The gorgeous video uses stop motion animation to color Gotye and Kimbra's bodies as they perform the song. Gotye's expressive faces and eyes take viewers on his journey of heartbreak, while Kimbra nails her role.

7.67/106 ratings