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GODLEY & CREME

Godley & Creme were an English rock duo formed in Manchester in 1977 by Kevin Godley and Lol Creme. In 1979, they directed their first music video with the single “An Englishman in New York.” Godley and Creme achieved their greatest success as the innovative directors of more than fifty music videos in the early 1980s. The duo split at the end of the 1980s. Both have since been involved in music videos, TV commercials, and sporadic music projects.

7.33/103 ratings
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.
6.5/106 ratings
1983
Jazz pianist Herbie Hancock became a household name with the synthesizer-heavy single Rockit. The music video keys in on the song's futuristic vibe, featuring robots dancing to music in a virtual London house. Hancock himself appears only on a TV inside the video.
5.75/104 ratings
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.
4.33/103 ratings
1988
George Harrison stands in front of a brick wall, playing his guitar and singing about his time with The Beatles. Ringo Starr, Jeff Lynne, Elton John make cameos. Harrison told everyone Paul McCartney was inside the Walrus suit, but that wasn't true. When We Was Fab was Harrison's last Top 40 hit.
4/103 ratings
1983
Girls on Film, which features topless women mud wrestling and other sexual fetishes, was filmed just two weeks after MTV launched in the United States. It was released together with Hungry Like the Wolf in 1983, and won the first-ever Grammy Award for Music Video of the Year.
7.33/103 ratings
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.
6.5/106 ratings
1983
Jazz pianist Herbie Hancock became a household name with the synthesizer-heavy single Rockit. The music video keys in on the song's futuristic vibe, featuring robots dancing to music in a virtual London house. Hancock himself appears only on a TV inside the video.
5.75/104 ratings
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.
4.33/103 ratings
1988
George Harrison stands in front of a brick wall, playing his guitar and singing about his time with The Beatles. Ringo Starr, Jeff Lynne, Elton John make cameos. Harrison told everyone Paul McCartney was inside the Walrus suit, but that wasn't true. When We Was Fab was Harrison's last Top 40 hit.
4/103 ratings
1983
Girls on Film, which features topless women mud wrestling and other sexual fetishes, was filmed just two weeks after MTV launched in the United States. It was released together with Hungry Like the Wolf in 1983, and won the first-ever Grammy Award for Music Video of the Year.

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