Friday, December 01, 2006

Top 20 best music videos ever

As linear music television continues its slow but inexorable decline, the music video has found an unlikely saviour in the form of the free video sharing website. To quote YouTube's About page, what "originally started as a personal video sharing service...has grown into an entertainment destination".

Whilst EMI continues to attempt to hold back the tide, the other three majors are finally starting to get with the programme and all have licensed their catalogues to YouTube in exchange for a slice of the ad revenue and the ability to police the site of copyrighted material.

All of which is just a preamble to me listing the twenty best (IMHO) music videos of all time and, Blogger beta willing, embedding them in this page.

1.) Weapon of Choice - Fatboy Slim

2.) Hurt - Johnny Cash

3.) Thriller - Michael Jackson

4.) Just - Radiohead

5.) Fell In Love With A Girl - White Stripes

6.) Here It Goes Again - OK Go

7.) Frontier Psychiatrist - The Avalanches

8.) Rabbit in Your Headlights - U.N.K.L.E. feat. Thom Yorke

9.) Hey Ya! - Outkast

9.) Knights of Cydonia - Muse

10.) Stan - Eminem

11.) My Baby Just Cares For Me - Nina Simone

12.) Californication - Red Hot Chili Peppers

13.) Criminal - Fiona Apple

14.) Street Spirit - Radiohead

15.) Everybody Hurts - R.E.M.

16.) Virtual Insanity - Jamiroquai

17.) Common People - Pulp

18.) It's Oh So Quiet - Björk

19.) Subterranean Homesick Blues - Bob Dylan

20.) Take On Me - a-ha


Anonymous said...

Any listing of best music video that hasn't got "Sabotage" on there is just plain amateur

Anonymous said...

michael jacksons thriller should definitely be number one on this list.

Anonymous said...

also consider Around the world - daft punk

D2000 said...

Um...... I have three words for you. "Money for nothing."