Guns N' Roses 1987

Welcome to the Jungle begins with a shot of Axl Rose disembarking a bus in New York. Slash can be seen briefly, sitting against a wall and drinking from a clear glass bottle in a brown paper bag. He watches clips of the band on TVs through a store window. By the end of the video, Axl has transformed into a city punk, wearing the appropriate clothing, after going through a process similar to the Ludovico technique.

7.25/104 ratings

Michael Jackson 1983

Beat It opens in a diner/pool hall, where two men walk outside, and then the members of two warring gangs gather and march to a "rumble" inspired by the film West Side Story at a warehouse. Many of the participants in the video's dance sequences were actual street gang members, brought in to authenticate the look and feel of the piece.

8.17/106 ratings

Run-D.M.C. Aerosmith 1986

Walk This Way places Aerosmith and Run-D.M.C. in a musical duel in neighboring studios before Tyler literally breaks through the wall that separates them. The video then segues to the bands' joint performance on stage. The highly popular video was the first rap hybrid video ever played in heavy rotation on MTV and is regarded as a classic of the medium.

8.33/106 ratings

Evanescence 2003

Bring Me to Life features Amy Lee climbing up buildings to the apartment where her band members are. Near the end, Amy falls off the ledge, and John LeCompt tries to pull her back up. He loses his grip, and Amy falls, although it was a dream as she slept in her bed.

7.75/104 ratings

Queen 1975

The video's opening scene is one of the most memorable in music history and is the first thing most people picture when they think of the band. It took only four hours to film the video and five to edit it - it was shipped to BBC for air that same week.

8/107 ratings

Gary Clark Jr. 2019

The video for the bluesy song shows a young Black boy living in the rural south. Images throughout the video hint at racism. A broken rope hangs from a tree, and Gary Clark Jr. himself performs in a plantation-style home.

5.5/102 ratings

Aerosmith 2001

The video for the song, directed by Joseph Kahn, was very futuristic and high-tech. The video also stars the actress Jessica Biel and Steven Tyler's youngest daughter Chelsea portraying Steven as a child.

4.33/103 ratings

Aerosmith 1997

Pink was shot in a studio. The video used CGI to morph characters' faces to other bodies. A variety of random characters mixed in with band members towards the camera, morphing into different characters in the process. The uncensored version caused minor controversy and MTV asked Nichol to censor the video for daytime airings.

5.75/104 ratings

Trevor Rabin 1989

The video for Something to Hold On To features Trevor Rabin and a woman in various locations, including a bright red room with white doors and a spotted room with the two wearing dalmatian fur a la Cruella de Ville.

6.5/102 ratings

Guns N' Roses 1992

November Rain shows a wedding between Axl and then-girlfriend Stephanie Seymour, interspersed with a live performance in a theatre. It can particularly be noted for its massive budget (about $1.5 million) and stunning cinematography.

7/105 ratings