Céline Dion 1996
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDxoj-tDDIU
The video opens with a man dying in an explosive motorcycle crash after lightning strikes a tree down in his path. Dion's character is haunted by her lover's image, which she sees through a mirror, and images of them together through picture frames. Dion is seen running alone through a dark, gothic mansion, with the wind blowing through the open windows.

6.2/105 ratings

Babyface Stevie Wonder 1997

The music video for this song, directed by F. Gary Gray, shows several people in the same building ignoring the shouts and screams and multiple fights between a married couple, ending with a twist, indicating that the woman killed her abusive husband, ending with her being arrested.

6.5/102 ratings

Phil Collins 1989

Another Day in Paradise features scenes of the problem of homelessness interspersed with close-ups of Phil Collins singing the song and stats on the number of people who live on a street.

7.33/103 ratings

Mike + The Mechanics 1989

The Living Years features Mike Rutherford with his then eight-year-old son, Tom, walking around West Somerset, England, near Porlock Weir and the hamlet of Culbone. Interspersed are scenes with the band on a soundstage with a choir behind them.

7.33/103 ratings

Tina Turner 1984

Private Dancer was filmed in The Rivoli Ballroom, London, and features Tina as a high-class prostitute who dreams about walking among other dancers.

8/103 ratings

R.E.M. 1993

Everybody Hurts was filmed along I-10 in San Antonio, Texas, and shows the band stuck in a traffic jam. Subtitles show us the thoughts of the other people tuck in traffic. In the end, all the people leave their cars and walk instead. They then vanish.

7.38/108 ratings

Chris Isaak 1990

Wicked Game was shot in Hawaii and featured supermodel Helena Christensen rolling and frolicking on the beach with Isaak. Christensen was topless, and Isaak was shirtless through most of the video, although clever camera angles concealed any actual nudity. A previous version of the video was commissioned for the Wild at Heart soundtrack and was directed by David Lynch.

6.4/105 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

Godley & Creme 1985

The soft rock English duo Godley & Creme directed their own music video. They had experience making videos for Herbie Hancock and The Police earlier in the decade. This video consists of a succession of faces dissolving and wiping into each other. The simple style is powerful and moving.

7.33/103 ratings

The Police 1983

Sting's signature song, Every Breath You Take, has been played on the radio more often than any other song in history. The abstract video was based on a 1944 short film called Jammin' the Blues. It was shot in black-and-white and given a navy blue tint. It was played in heavy rotation in the early days of MTV.

5.75/104 ratings