Avril Lavigne 2002

Complicated starts with Lavigne asking her bandmates if they want to "crash" the mall. They respond with enthusiasm and skateboard there. During the video features Lavigne and the band harassing shoppers and employees, causing havoc around the mall. This is intercut with footage of Lavigne and the band performing the song at a skatepark

8.13/108 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

The Beatles 1995

The music video for "Free as a Bird" depicts, from a bird in flight, many references to Beatles songs, such as "Penny Lane," "Paperback Writer," "A Day in the Life," "Eleanor Rigby," "Helter Skelter," "Piggies," "The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill," "Strawberry Fields Forever," "Doctor Robert," and "The Fool on the Hill." Between 80 and 100 allusions to the Beatles' story, music, and lyrics in the video have been estimated

7.67/103 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

Bob Dylan 1991

The black-and-white video shows Bob Dylan singing, playing, and carrying his guitar. Several surreal images are overlaid on the screen, and Dylan is placed in tinted boxes at other times.

6.33/103 ratings

Dire Straits 1985

The music video uses rotoscoping and shows the band performing, overlaid with images of the First World War. This contrasts with the at-that-time very modern clip in the band's video for "Money for Nothing."

8/103 ratings

David Bowie 1984

Jazzin' for Blue Jean is a 21-minute short film featuring David Bowie and directed by Julien Temple. It was created to promote Bowie's single "Blue Jean" in 1984 and released as a video single. Don't Look Down and Warszawa are also played during the video.

6.67/103 ratings

U2 2000

Beautiful Day features the band walking around in Paris' Charles de Gaulle International Airport, with scenes of the band playing on a runway interspliced with large jets taking off and landing overhead.

6.67/103 ratings

Puff Daddy Lil' Kim The Lox The Notorious B.I.G. 1997

It's All About the Benjamins has several videos. The Rock Remix, directed by Spike Jonze, was nominated for several awards, including Best Music Video at the VMAs. It features the group arriving at a high school prom to see a lackluster band performing for a bored audience. Puff Daddy goes to the stage and sings a rock version of his song to the pleasure of the audience.

5.33/103 ratings

U2 1987

Where the Streets Have No Name was filmed on the rooftop of a liquor store at East 7th Street and South Main Street in Los Angeles on March 27, 1987. Footage from this event includes the police shutting the surprise concert down due to traffic concerns. The stunt was viewed as an homage to The Beatles when they played their rooftop show on the roof of Apple Records in Savile Row.

8/104 ratings