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Title: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Compound on May 31, 2011, 01:45:30 PM

http://www.youtube.com/v/182oUgBfoLE?fs=1

In 1981, a little cable channel launched on one cable system in New Jersey. They specialized in showing a relatively new idea called a "music video", which was a short video played along with a musical song. The channel grew and prospered and soon became nationwide. And then they began playing 10 hours of Road Rules a day and eventually lost track of the whole "Music" part of their name.

But music videos continue to be made and watched, and with that in mind, our most recent list of crap takes a look at what this forum considers to be the most memorable music videos of all time. Here goes...
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Compound on May 31, 2011, 01:46:09 PM
Oh, and today's phrase to remember - "And then things go badly."

And BTW, #53 to 45's positions were determined randomly.

Hey! I did the second post! I can stick the rundown in here.
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Compound on May 31, 2011, 01:48:58 PM
Hey! Stop foreshadowing!
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Compound on May 31, 2011, 01:50:56 PM
Number 52
(25 points, on 1 of 17 lists - Top Vote #1 by Mr. Katonic)

http://www.youtube.com/v/hsSFR43Z600?fs=1

Preacher Man
Fields of the Nephilim

Dawnrazer
1987


'Bout The Band:
Fields of the Nephilim are an English gothic metal band formed in Stevenage, Hertfordshire in 1984. They are cited by many as being highly influential in the goth noir and dark metal musical fields. Since 1991, they have released one album worth of new material, leading to Schweppes offering free Dr. Absinthe when the next CD is done.

'Bout the Video:
A post apocalyptic tale featuring a conflict between the band, a sheriff and the children of the bomb.

Up Next:
It's time to play the music!
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Compound on May 31, 2011, 01:55:00 PM
Number 51
(25 points, on 1 of 17 lists - Top Vote #1 by ScottH)

http://www.youtube.com/v/hOIsYA1QDuk?fs=1

Keep Fishin'
Weezer

Maladroit
2002
Dir- Marcos Siega


'Bout The Band:
Weezer is an American alternative rock band formed in 1992. I'm pretty sure that I used up all of my fake bio material about them in the 1990s song list.

'Bout the Video:
Weezer performs on the Muppet Show. Unfortunately, their drummer has been kidnapped by Miss Piggy. Wackiness ensues.

Fun musical fact:
According to the band, this was the first video in which the members of Weezer acted rather than just performed. This seems odd to me, but whatever.

Up Next:
Food, glorious, food.
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Compound on May 31, 2011, 01:57:39 PM
Number 50
(25 points, on 1 of 17 lists - Top Vote #1 by Pak-Man)

http://www.youtube.com/v/ZcJjMnHoIBI?fs=1

Eat It
"Weird Al" Yankovic

"Wield Al" Yankovic in 3D
1984


'Bout The Band:
Alfred Matthew "Weird Al" Yankovic  (born October 23, 1959) is an American singer-songwriter, music producer, actor, comedian, satirist, and a parodist. Yankovic is known for his humorous songs that make light of popular culture and that often parody specific songs by contemporary musical acts.

'Bout the Video:
As two rival gangs prepare to rumble, Al ponders food.

Hey, Isn't That...?
Somewhere in that crowd is Tracii Gunns (of the band LA Guns, whom no one under 30 will recognize. For that matter most folks over 30 won't either.) and Michael deLorenzo later of the TV show NY Undercover. Oh, and Al's band mates are also there as well.

Up Next:
It's from Starman. Take a guess as to what band it's from.
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Compound on May 31, 2011, 02:04:56 PM
Number 49
(25 points, on 1 of 17 lists - Top Vote #1 by Starman Relaxing Dragon )


http://www.youtube.com/v/4q_AHAMVQ9c?fs=1

I'll Go Crazy if I Don't Go Crazy Tonight
U2

No Line on the Horizon
2009
Dir- David O'Reilly


'Bout The Band:
U2 is a four member Irish rock band formed in Dublin in 1976. Their lyrics, often embellished with spiritual imagery, focus on personal themes and sociopolitical concerns.

'Bout the Video:
The lives of several people intersect over the course of an evening and leads to each of them making a change in their lives.

Fun musical fact:
A second version of this video was released and be seen  over here.  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OT6KngHmrbg&feature=related) Hopefully, that one wasn't the one voted for. If it was, whoops.

Up Next:
The next one isn't safe for work. Seriously.
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Compound on May 31, 2011, 02:07:11 PM
Number 48
(25 points, on 1 of 17 lists - Top Vote #1 by Tyrant)

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Worlock
Skinny Puppy

Rabies
1990


'Bout The Band:
Skinny Puppy is a Canadian industrial musical group, formed in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in 1982. The group is widely considered to be the founders of the electro-industrial genre.

'Bout the Video:
It's six minutes of nightmare fuel! Topics include mutilation, bad dental care, scenes from various horror films and extreme dizziness. Seriously, it's rather graphic and the more squeamish may want to avoid it.

Fun musical fact:
On the single released of this song, some copies were mispressed and instead contained Sinead O'Connor's "The Emperor's New Clothes." That might be more disturbing that the video was.

Hey, Isn't That...?
Yes, RVR, there was a scene from Dune in there. So please feel free to watch the video just to catch that segment.

Up Next:
The resistance of any physical object to a change in its state of motion or rest, or the tendency of an object to resist any change in its motion
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Compound on May 31, 2011, 02:10:45 PM
Number 47
(25 points, on 1 of 17 lists - Top Vote #1 by Tripe)

http://www.youtube.com/v/w3mn7EC-skg?fs=1

Inertia Creeps
Massive Attack

Mezzanine
1998  


'Bout The Band:
Massive Attack is a collaborative music production duo from Bristol, UK. Working with co-producers, as well as various session musicians and guest vocalists, they make records and tour live. The duo are considered to be progenitors of the trip hop genre.

'Bout the Video:
A man ponders his life while continually reviewing recent events in his life. Let's just say that things end badly for one of the people. And the girl looks remarkably like she's on the cover of a Cars' album.

Up Next:
Here comes the rain again. It's red rain. Thankfully, I'm only happy when it rains.
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Compound on May 31, 2011, 02:15:51 PM
Number 46
(25 points, on 1 of 17 lists - Top Vote #1 by Gojikranz)

http://www.youtube.com/v/pllRW9wETzw?fs=1

Cloud Bursting
Kate Bush

Hounds of Love
1985
Dir- Julian Doyle


'Bout The Artist:
Kate Bush (born Catherine Bush 30 July 1958)[1] is an English singer-songwriter, musician and record producer. Her eclectic musical style and idiosyncratic vocal style have made her one of the United Kingdom's most successful solo female performers of the past 30 years.

'Bout the Video:
A scientist and his incredibly short son attempt to create a weather making machine. Things go badly for Dad.

Fun musical fact:
The video was conceived by Bush and Terry Gilliam.

Hey, Isn't That...?
Donald Sutherland playing Wilhelm Reich? Yep. And Kate Bush is playing Keifer.

Up Next:
Wrestlers, Mr. Rico! Zillions of 'em!
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Compound on May 31, 2011, 02:19:16 PM
Number 45
(25 points, on 1 of 17 lists - Top Vote #1 by Rattrap)

http://www.youtube.com/v/LxLhytQ67fs?fs=1
http://www.youtube.com/v/5h6YJIzfpKg?fs=1

Goonies R Good Enough
Cyndi Lauper

The Goonies Original Soundtrack
1985
Dir- Richard Donner


'Bout The Band:
Cynthia Ann Stephanie "Cyndi" Lauper (born June 22, 1953) is an American singer, songwriter and actress. She achieved success in the mid-1980s with the release of the album She's So Unusual and became the first female singer to have four top-five singles released from one album. Lauper has released 11 albums and over 40 singles, and as of 2008 had sold more than 30 million records worldwide.

'Bout the Video:
Okay, Lauper's family gas station is being repossessed by a group of traveling wrestlers, so she embarks on a quest to find one-eyed Captain Lou's lost treasure. While searching she runs into the Goonies. And a bunch of pirates. And Steven Spielberg, during his brief beardless period. And Witchie-Poo from HR Puf'n'stuf.

Fun musical fact:
Lauper hates this song. It didn't appear on any of her best of albums until 2003, 18 years after the song's release. She didn't perform the song live until 2004. Cheap Trick has more affection towards "Up The Creek" than Lauper does this song.

Also, IIRC, part 2 first aired on NBC's wrassling show "Saturday Night's Main Event", which would pre-empt SNL about once a month or so.

Hey, Isn't That...?
Yes, that was pretty much every wrestler active in the 1980s. And Freddy Blasi. But those girl pirates? That was the relatively unknown at the time Bangles.

Up Next:
Seriously, thanks for all the videos that involve umlauts. That made typing this up so much funner.
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Compound on May 31, 2011, 02:23:49 PM
Number 44
(25 points, on 2 of 17 lists - Top Vote #7 by ScottH)

http://www.youtube.com/v/TEC4nZ-yga8?fs=1

It's Oh So Quiet
Björk

Post
1995
Dir- Spike Jonze


'Bout The Artist:
Björk Guðmundsdóttir (born 21 November 1965), known as Björk (pronounced /ˈbjɜrk/ BYURK in English), is an Icelandic Polar Music Prize-winning singer-songwriter, occasional actress, music composer and music producer, whose influential solo work includes seven solo albums and two original film soundtracks.

Her eclectic musical style has achieved popular acknowledgement and popularity within many musical genres, such as rock, jazz, electronic dance music, classical and folk. Her voice has been acclaimed for its distinctive qualities.
Wow. An Icelandic Polar Music Prize winner. That's some lofty heights there.

'Bout the Video:
I'm pretty sure that they just filmed one of Björk's normal days.

Okay, Björk moves in slow motion until she reaches a chorus, at which point normal speed resumes and nearby onlookers dance with her.

Fun musical fact:
The song is a renamed cover of Betty Hutton's "Blow a Fuse."

Also, for unexplained reasons, this is a rather popular song to play at Christmas-time in the UK, despite the complete lack of connection in the song to Christmas.

Up Next:
A band that once cancelled a show just because of a crying baby.
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Compound on May 31, 2011, 02:27:46 PM
Number 43
(25 points, on 2 of 17 lists - Top Vote #3 by Tripe)

http://www.youtube.com/v/IBH97ma9YiI?fs=1

Karma Police
Radiohead

Ok Computer
1997
Dir- Johnathan Glazer


'Bout The Band:
Radiohead is a six member English alternative rock band from Abingdon, Oxfordshire, formed in 1985.

'Bout the Video:
A sleepy Thom Yorke takes a drive. It ends badly.

Fun musical fact:
Glazer had previously pitched this video concept to Marilyn Manson for one of his songs. Manson declined to use the idea.

Hey, Isn't That...?
Hungarian actor Lajos Kovacs, playing the nameless chasee? Yep.

Up Next:
Wherein mumbling is involved.
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Compound on May 31, 2011, 02:30:39 PM
Number 42
(26 points, on 2 of 17 lists - Top Vote #12 by Rattrap)

http://www.youtube.com/v/FklUAoZ6KxY?fs=1

Smells Like Nirvana
"Weird Al" Yankovic

Off the Deep End
1992
Dir- Jay Levey


'Bout The Band:
Alfred Matthew "Weird Al" Yankovic  (born October 23, 1959) is an American singer-songwriter, music producer, actor, comedian, satirist, and a parodist. Yankovic is known for his humorous songs that make light of popular culture and that often parody specific songs by contemporary musical acts.

'Bout the Video:
Al replicates and parodies the video to "Smells Like Teen Spirit."

Fun musical fact:
According to Yankovic, he first sought Cobain's permission to parody the song. When he learned that Nirvana was to perform on Saturday Night Live, he called up his UHF co-star, Victoria Jackson, at the time a regular cast member of the show. Jackson got Cobain on the phone so that Yankovic could make his request. Cobain agreed, though initially, he inquired if the song would be about food.

Hey, Isn't That...?
Dick van Patten is a gimme. But also present in the video? Pro skater Tony Hawk is one of the extras in the crowd.

Up Next:
Another song by Al.... oh. wait. It's the original song. Never mind.
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Kete on May 31, 2011, 02:34:18 PM
Could we see the points as well as the rank?
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Compound on May 31, 2011, 02:34:33 PM
Number 41
(26 points, on 2 of 17 lists - Top Vote #7 by Rattrap)

http://www.youtube.com/v/dsUXAEzaC3Q?fs=1

Michael Jackson
Bad

Bad
1987
Dir- Martin Scorcese


'Bout The Artist:
Michael Joseph Jackson[1] (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American recording artist, dancer, singer-songwriter, musician, and philanthropist. Referred to as the King of Pop, Jackson is recognized as the most successful entertainer of all time by Guinness World Records. His contribution to music, dance, and fashion, along with a much-publicized personal life, made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades. The seventh child of the Jackson family, he debuted on the professional music scene along with his brothers as a member of The Jackson 5, then the Jacksons in 1964, and began his solo career in 1971.

'Bout the Video:
Upon returning from a stay at a private school, Daryl comes home to find his family missing, but his old gang mates occupy his home. After talking, they become convinced that he's gone soft so the gang takes him to a subway station to mug an old man. Daryl refuses and gang leader Mini Max berates Daryl. At that point things go badly. 'cause the song is called "Bad.' (awkward silence) Anyway, a dance fight begins.

Fun musical fact:
This song almost doesn't qualify for the list. Why? Because it's 18 frigging minutes long. Seriously. There's 10 minutes of video prior to the above clip. You do see parts of it in the opening to Weird Al's "Fat" and at the time, the video to Bad began at roughly the same point as Weird Al's version begins. Alas, I can't find that version.

Hey, Isn't That...?
The gang leader Mini Max is played by Major League's Wesley Snipe.

Up Next:
In the future begins the Robot Holocaust!
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Compound on May 31, 2011, 02:37:06 PM
Could we see the points as well as the rank?

D'oh. My apologies. I thought I was forgetting something there.
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Compound on May 31, 2011, 02:39:38 PM
Number 40
(26 points, on 3 of 17 lists - Top Vote #10 by DB Barnes)

http://www.youtube.com/v/XpvW356BPpU?fs=1

Rockit
Herbie Hancock

Future Shock
1983
Dir- Godley & Creme


'Bout The Artist:
Herbert Jeffrey "Herbie" Hancock (born April 12, 1940) is an American pianist and composer. He is regarded not only as one of the greatest living jazz musicians, but also as one of the most influential jazz musicians of the 20th century. His music embraces elements of funk and soul while adopting freer stylistic elements from jazz. In his jazz improvisation, he possesses a unique creative blend of jazz, blues, and modern classical music, with harmonic stylings much like the styles of Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel.

'Bout the Video:
Robots give you insane amounts of nightmare fuel.

Hey, Isn't That...?
The goosey looking robot? Yep. That's Crow T. Robot in one of his early roles.

Up Next:
Tomorrow, we sprint towards the halfway point of the list! We dance some! Okay, we dance a lot! Plus we'll see little people, nightmare fuel, british folk, appliances, business meetings and more! Oh, and the phrase "This ends badly" returns for even more appearances.
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Compound on May 31, 2011, 02:44:50 PM
Okay, folks, we're going to #25 tomorrow, so stay tuned until then.
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: D.B. Barnes on May 31, 2011, 03:04:43 PM
Hey, Isn't That...?
The goosey looking robot? Yep. That's Crow T. Robot in one of his early roles.

(http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lil503uVGe1qau8nio1_500.png)

Goosio approves.
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Tripe on May 31, 2011, 03:06:32 PM
Number 48
(25 points, on 1 of 17 lists - Top Vote #1 by Tripe)
Excellent. Now, just as I finally have a new scanner I've mislaid my beloved pics of me and Massive Attack when they played Clutch Cargos in Pontiac. It was also Ann's and My  second proper date so that's nice too. ;)

Number 44
(25 points, on 2 of 17 lists - Top Vote #3 by Tripe)
Love this song and video, have a friend whose house has a really long drive and no lights along it. So, at night, we used to start the song playing when we were getting near the place so that as the song finished we were pulling up just like in the vid.

...

OK it amused us, and that's what matters. :)
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Rattrap007 on May 31, 2011, 03:48:40 PM
Most excellent so far...

I LOVE the goonies video. So cheesy and fun.
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Starman! on June 01, 2011, 04:27:24 AM
Up Next:
It's from Starman. Take a guess as to what band it's from.

:D

Seriously though, I didn't vote for that one. I really didn't people!
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: MontyServo on June 01, 2011, 06:48:49 AM
I'm just about the only person my age (mid-30s) who hates the Goonies.  I saw it when it was out first, didn't like it then, and don't get the reverence it gets now.  

I totally agree.  Hated it then, tried to watch it recently and realized that it is just a bunch of obnoxious kids shouting their lines at each other, sometimes screaming them.  I had to turn the damn thing off after a little while, it was giving me a headache.

The music video is kinda neat though, with all the old school wrasslers.
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: MontyServo on June 01, 2011, 06:54:09 AM
Two things I have learned from the list so far,

One is that my number one is going to be on the list at least in the top 40.  Two is that I might end up regretting the placement of my number two or three videos if one or both of them don't make the list.

I will try to watch all of the videos and make with the comments when I get a chance.  Nothing from my own list so far, but it is still early.
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Kete on June 01, 2011, 07:33:02 AM
I'm just about the only person my age (mid-30s) who hates the Goonies.  I saw it when it was out first, didn't like it then, and don't get the reverence it gets now. 

I liked it:
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Compound on June 01, 2011, 10:47:47 AM
And day two begins....
The next few songs are a tad depressing, so you might want to come back a bit later, when I'll toss in some TMBG. Of course, their song is about cancer, but hey, it'll be a slight improvement.
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Compound on June 01, 2011, 10:49:17 AM
Number 39
(27 points, on 2 of 17 lists - Top Vote #12 by Starman)


http://www.youtube.com/v/5MvsyNSk20Q?fs=1

The Perfect Drug
Nine Inch Nails

Lost Highway Soundtrack
1997
Dir- Mark Romanek


'Bout The Band:
Nine Inch Nails is an American industrial rock project, founded in 1988 by Trent Reznor in Cleveland, Ohio. As its main producer, singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist, Reznor is the only official member of Nine Inch Nails and remains solely responsible for its direction. Nine Inch Nails' music straddles a wide range of genres, while retaining a characteristic sound using electronic instruments and processing. After recording a new album, Reznor usually assembles a live band to perform with him. The touring band features a revolving lineup that often rearranges songs to fit a live setting. On stage, Nine Inch Nails often employs visual elements to accompany performances, which frequently include light shows.

'Bout the Video:
Technically, it's about a grieving father on a gothic estate who loses himself in drink, but it's a NIN song. This means that tossed into that theme are a string trio, tranya drinking, buzzards and Trent going swimming.

Fun musical fact:
NIN has never performed this song live.  Reznor claims it would cause the drummer's arm to fall off. Having seen the song played in Rock Band, this may not be an exaggerated claim.

Up Next:
Wow. The first sentence without a curse word comes at the 2:18 mark.
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Compound on June 01, 2011, 10:55:35 AM
Number 38
(27 points, on 2 of 17 lists - Top Vote #9 by Tyrant)

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Windowlicker
Aphex Twin

Windowlicker
1999
Dir- Chris Cunningham


'Bout The Band:
Richard David James (born 18 August 1971), best known under the pseudonym Aphex Twin, is an electronic musician and composer described as "the most inventive and influential figure in contemporary electronic music".[1] He founded the record label Rephlex Records in 1991 with Grant Wilson-Claridge.

Aphex Twin is also known under the aliases AFX, Blue Calx, Bradley Strider, Caustic Window, DJ Smojphace, GAK, Martin Tressider, Polygon Window, Power-Pill, Prichard D. Jams, Q-Chastic, Tahnaiya Russell, The Dice Man, Soit-P.P., and, speculatively, The Tuss.

'Bout the Video:
A parody of hip-hop videos of the time, two men's window shopping for prostitutes is interrupted by the arrival of a white limo carrying James. And then the girls' faces morph into James'.

The video is under a spoiler as there's about four solid minutes of cursing in there. For an edited, sans-profanity version of the video (but  lower video quality) click here. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fmo1Sjn7dg)

Fun musical fact:
The face of the final girl revealed is based on a sketch by HR Giger entitled "Windowlicker."

Up Next:
Sweet dreams are made of this.
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Tripe on June 01, 2011, 10:58:54 AM
Oh bugger I knew I'd fogotten one. Not that but another of his.
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Compound on June 01, 2011, 11:07:27 AM
Number 37
(27 points, on 2 of 17 lists - Top Vote #6 by DB Barnes)

http://www.youtube.com/v/eBG7P-K-r1Y?fs=1

Everlong
Foo Fighters

The Colour and the Shape
1997
Dir- Michel Gondry


'Bout The Band:
Foo Fighters are an American alternative rock band originally formed in 1994 by Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl as a one-man project following the dissolution of his previous band.

'Bout the Video:
As an unseen presence moves towards a house, we enter the dreams of the residents of the home. And Trip Hawkins wears a dress. Again.

Fun musical fact:
The video of the song is longer than the actual single to accommodate the final scene.

Up Next:
Okay, I get the kilt. But why the track suit?
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Compound on June 01, 2011, 11:18:57 AM
Number 36
(28 points, on 2 of 17 lists - Top Vote #11 by Stansimpson)

http://www.youtube.com/v/jRGrNDV2mKc?fs=1

Freak on a Leash
Korn

Follow the Leader
1999
Dir- Todd McFarlane


'Bout The Band:
Korn (styled as KoЯn[2]) is an American nu metal band from Bakersfield, California, formed in 1993. The current band line up includes four members: Jonathan Davis, James "Munky" Shaffer, Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu, and Ray Luzier. The band was formed as an expansion of L.A.P.D. They released their ninth album in 2010.

'Bout the Video:
Children sneak out of their homes for a game of extreme hopscotch. When a security guard attempt to stop them, his gun falls to the ground and is accidentally fired. The bullet then heads towards one of the children before entering the real world. Then stuff blows up real good!

Up Next:
Our first cow related video.
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Compound on June 01, 2011, 11:39:06 AM
Number 35
(29 points, on 2 of 17 lists - Top Vote #7 by Tyrant)

http://www.youtube.com/v/qeMFqkcPYcg?fs=1

Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)
Eurythmics

Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)
1983
Dir- Chris Ashbrook


'Bout The Band:
Eurythmics are a British pop rock duo, consisting of members Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart formed in 1980, currently disbanded, but known to reunite from time to time.
'Bout the Video:
Annie takes in a business meeting. Then cows and cello players arrive.

Fun musical fact:
The cow? That was my last employer's director of marketing from 1995-8. She left to join the Wisconsin cheese ad campaign.

Up Next:
My only chance to make an X-Com reference on this list.
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Compound on June 01, 2011, 11:51:43 AM
Number 34
(30 points, on 2 of 17 lists - Top Vote #2 by Kete)

Really, Warner Brothers? No Embedding? Sigh. Go here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3Yc3HhSl1Q

Knights of Cydonia
Muse

Black Holes and Revelations
2006
Dir- Joseph Kahn


'Bout The Band:
Muse is an English rock band from Teignmouth, Devon, formed in 1994. They are known for their energetic and extravagant live performances, and their fusion of many music genres, including space rock, post grunge, progressive rock, alternative rock, pop music, heavy metal, classical music and electronica.

'Bout the Video:
A post apocalyptic Western, with unicorns. And robots. And martial arts.

Fun musical fact:
Muse? You uploaded this. Couldn't you have uploaded a better copy?

And the during the sex scene, you can see the film crew in the mirror to the left. Unlike certain films with Getty image watermarks, this was intentionally done.

Hey, Isn't That...?
The evil sheriff is played by Richard Brake, who was responsible for shooting the Waynes in Batman Begins. He was also in Black Dahlia and Hannibal, but hey, playing Joe Chill has to be the pinnacle of anyone's career.

Up Next:
We take a trip to The Overlook.
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Kete on June 01, 2011, 11:56:58 AM
I'm surprised that only one other person voted for Knights of Cydonia.  In my opinion, it makes up for any Twilight associations.

All these selections have a surprisingly low number of points.  I guess we all have a very diverse range of tastes.
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Compound on June 01, 2011, 12:04:08 PM
Number 33
(31 points, on 2 of 17 lists - Top Vote #5 by Relaxing Dragon)

http://www.youtube.com/v/8yvGCAvOAfM?fs=1

The Kill (Bury Me)
30 Seconds to Mars

A Beautiful Lie
2006
Dir- "Bartholomew Cubbins"


'Bout The Band:
30 Seconds to Mars is an American rock band from Los Angeles, formed in 1998. Singer Jared Leto and his brother Shannon form the core of the band.

'Bout the Video:
The band rents out a hotel for three days. Things end badly.

Fun musical fact:
Room 6277 was used as 6277 spells "Mars" on a telephone keypad.

Oh and any similarities between this video and a certain horror novel are completely coincidental.

Hey, Isn't That...?
Yeah, the lead singer was in "My So Called Life."

Up Next:
More Trent.
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Compound on June 01, 2011, 12:06:05 PM
All these selections have a surprisingly low number of points.  I guess we all have a very diverse range of tastes.

There were 425 submissions, with about 300-350 different songs nominated, so the points got spread all over the place.
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: D.B. Barnes on June 01, 2011, 12:07:28 PM
Number 38
(27 points, on 2 of 17 lists - Top Vote #6 by DB Barnes)
Everlong
Foo Fighters


Cool, nice to see it make the list.

BEWARE THE GIANT HAND OF GROHL!!!

Number 35
(30 points, on 2 of 17 lists - Top Vote #2 by Kete)

Really, Warner Brothers? No Embedding? Sigh. Go here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3Yc3HhSl1Q

Knights of Cydonia
Muse


Wow. Musical influences are all over the map here. It's like Queen meets Thin Lizzy meets Morricone. It works!

The bass player looks like a clean-cut cowboy Lemmy.
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Compound on June 01, 2011, 12:12:07 PM
Number 32
(31 points, on 4 of 17 lists - Top Vote #10 by Compound)


http://www.youtube.com/v/clq01TXQR0s?fs=1

Hurt
Johnny Cash

American IV: The Man Comes Around
2003
Dir- Mark Romanek


'Bout The Artist:
John R. "Johnny" Cash (born J. R. Cash; February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003) was an American singer-songwriter, actor, and author, who has been called one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. Although he is primarily remembered as a country music artist, his songs and sound spanned many other genres including rockabilly and rock and roll—especially early in his career—as well as blues, folk, and gospel. This crossover appeal led to Cash being inducted in both the Country Music Hall of Fame and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

'Bout the Video:
Cash reminisces about his life while surrounded by personal mementos. That description doesn't do the video justice though.

Fun musical fact:
The home where the video was shot was also Cash's home for 30 years before being turned into the Cash museum.  It had been closed and badly maintained for years prior to its use in this video. The building was destroyed in a fire in 2007.

June Carter Cash died two months after the release of this video. Johnny Cash died five months after the death of his wife.

Up Next:
And now, the comedian who has to follow up the announcement that a puppy's been run over in the parking lot.
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Compound on June 01, 2011, 12:16:19 PM
Number 31
(34 points, on 2 of 17 lists - Top Vote #4 by Johnny Unusual)

http://www.youtube.com/v/HhDVSiidt_4?fs=1

Polite Dance Song
The Bird and the Bee

Please Clap Your Hands
2007  
Dir- Tim Heidecker The Other Guy From Tim and Eric


'Bout The Band:
The Bird and the Bee is an indie/Synthpop/alternative musical duo from Los Angeles, consisting of musicians Inara George ("the bird") and Greg Kurstin ("the bee"). Kurstin,

'Bout the Video:
Older folks dance while a vulcan duo plays a song.

Up Next:
We go to the slums of Sri Lanka. Sadly, that's more upbeat than most of the videos today.
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Compound on June 01, 2011, 12:22:25 PM
Number 30
(34 points, on 3 of 17 lists - Top Vote #1 by Monty)

http://www.youtube.com/v/oOg5VxrRTi0?fs=1

Hungry Like the Wolf
Duran Duran

Rio
1982
Dir- Russell Mulcahy


'Bout The Band:
Duran Duran is an English New Wave band, formed in Birmingham in 1978. They were one of the most successful bands of the 1980s and a leading band in the MTV-driven "Second British Invasion" of the United States. Since the 1980s, they have placed 14 singles in the Top 10 of the UK Singles Chart and 21 in the Billboard Hot 100 and have, according to the Sunday Mercury, sold more than 100 million records.

'Bout the Video:
Simon Le Bon heads into the jungle to pursue a beautiful, tiger-like woman. And the rest of the band looks for Le Bon.

Fun musical fact:
During the shoot, Andy Taylor accidentally drank from a lagoon and was hospitalized after contracting a serious stomach virus. Dude. Not smart.

Hey, Isn't That...?:"
Russell Mulcahy? Yes, he directed several Duran Duran videos, as well as the recently riffed Highlander.

Up Next:
I don't think anyone would be the least bit surprised if this video is actually the case.
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Compound on June 01, 2011, 12:23:26 PM
A quick break while I start to download Devil's Hand....
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Compound on June 01, 2011, 12:29:27 PM
Number 29
(34 points, on 2 of 17 lists - Top Vote #1 by Stan Simpson)

http://www.youtube.com/v/EjAoBKagWQA?fs=1

All Is Full of Love
Björk

Homogenic
1999
Dir- Chris Cunningham


'Bout The Band:
Björk Guðmundsdóttir (born 21 November 1965), known as Björk (pronounced /ˈbjɜrk/ BYURK in English), is an Icelandic Polar Music Prize-winning singer-songwriter, occasional actress, music composer and music producer, whose influential solo work includes seven solo albums and two original film soundtracks.
Her eclectic musical style has achieved popular acknowledgement and popularity within many musical genres, such as[1] rock, jazz, electronic dance music, classical and folk. Her voice has been acclaimed for its distinctive qualities.

'Bout the Video:
The video starts with a robotic Björk lying on a white platform in the centre of a sterile room being assembled or repaired by mechanical arms in what appears to be a clinic for robots. Even before finishing the assembly, the first Björk robot meets another Björk robot, who joins in the song with her. They start to kiss passionately as machines work on assembling electronics in their backs.

Fun musical fact:
This may be the only video to feature lesbian robots. Well, okay. Except for Tatu's stuff. And I'm still not sure about Katy Perry's non-robotness.

Up Next:
Curse you, Cole.
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 01, 2011, 12:32:08 PM
Number 32
(34 points, on 2 of 17 lists - Top Vote #4 by Johnny Unusual)

http://www.youtube.com/v/HhDVSiidt_4?fs=1

Polite Dance Song
The Bird and the Bee

Please Clap Your Hands
2007 


You missed the director:

Tim Heidecker of Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job.  Plus the final dancer is a regular on the show, I believe (only seen a few episodes myself).
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Compound on June 01, 2011, 12:32:53 PM
Number 28
(35 points, on 3 of 17 lists - Top Vote #10 by Gojikranz)

Yeah, Youtube doesn't have this one for reasons listed below. Google video does though at:
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=765019771919333912#

The Superbowl Shuffle
The 1985 Chicago Bears

1985

'Bout The Band:
The 1985 Chicago Bears were the NFC Champions of that season. They went 18-1 that season and prior to the Superbowl, they produced a rap song. They later beat the Patriots in Super Bowl XX, in the last Superbowl (so far) to feature two teams that had never preiously been in a Super Bowl.  

'Bout the Video:
The various members of the Bears appears to dance, poorly, and rap about their accomplishments. However, they are not there to cause any trouble. They are just there to perform the Super Bowl Shuffle.

Fun musical fact:
The copyright owner of this song is rather zealous about removing unauthorized copies of the song from sites such as Youtube. Yay her.

Hey, Isn't That...?
Future GI Joe team member William "The Refrigerator" Perry? Yep.

Up Next:
Hey, what's more upsetting than watching da Bears? This next song!
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Compound on June 01, 2011, 12:41:38 PM
Number 27
(36 points, on 3 of 17 lists - Top Vote #11 by Tripe)

http://www.youtube.com/v/3mbBbFH9fAg?fs=1

Black Hole Sun
Soundgarden

Superunknown
1994
Dir- Howard Greenhalgh


'Bout The Band:
Soundgarden is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington in 1984.
Soundgarden was one of the seminal bands in the creation of grunge, a style of alternative rock that developed in Seattle, and was one of a number of grunge bands signed to the record label Sub Pop. Soundgarden was the first grunge band to sign to a major label (A&M Records, in 1988), though the band did not achieve commercial success until they popularized "grunge" in the early 1990s with Seattle contemporaries Nirvana, Alice in Chains and Pearl Jam.

'Bout the Video:
A suburban neighborhood and its inhabitants are eventually swallowed up by a black hole, while the band performs the song somewhere in an open field.

Fun musical fact:
The necklace worn by Chris Cornell in the video was given to him by Shannon Hoon, the recently deceased lead singer of Blind Mellon.

Random MST3k Reference:
>Somehow, if they were playing this song right now in the middle
>of Tokyo with the black hole sun sucking up everything, it would
>have been sickeningly appropriate.

Crow: Oh look. We get to share a piece of someone's nightmarish
      fever dream! Isn't that nice?

-The Misting of "The Misery Senshi Neo-Zero Double Blitzkreig Debacle"
Miss ya, Bill.

Up Next:
Wherein I search for a decent version of the song.
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Compound on June 01, 2011, 12:44:10 PM
Number 26
(37 points, on 2 of 17 lists - Top Vote #3 by Pak-Man)

http://www.youtube.com/v/wH2l0LaTi4U?fs=1

Experimental Film
They Might Be Giants

The Spine
2004
Dir- Strong Sad and the Cheat


'Bout The Band:
They Might Be Giants (TMBG) is an American alternative rock band formed in 1982 by John Flansburgh and John Linnell. They are best known for an unconventional and experimental style of alternative music. They currently have 14 studio albums released.

'Bout the Video:
The video itself is a cartoon experimental film and is ostensibly directed by Homestar Runner cartoon characters Strong Sad and The Cheat. Their individual contributions are wildly different: Strong Sad's footage looks like it has been shot on black-and-white film, while The Cheat's portions are animated in his singularly basic style. Initially the video just cuts between the two, but they're superimposed and mixed together more and more until the two become indistinguishable. The video is full of references to other experimental films.

A version which doesn't make your ears hurt may be found here: http://www.homestarrunner.com/expfilm.html

Hey, Isn't That...?
A lion? Yes. It's a lion.

Up Next:
The first chapter in a saga.
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Compound on June 01, 2011, 12:47:45 PM
Number 25
(38 points, on 2 of 17 lists - Top Vote #2 by Cole Stratton)

http://www.youtube.com/v/YAUpYszoSms?fs=1

Trapped in the Closet
R. Kelly

Trapped in the Closet
2005
Dir- R. Kelly


'Bout The Band:
Robert Sylvester Kelly (born January 8, 1967), better known by his stage name R. Kelly is an American R&B singer-songwriter, arranger, performer and record producer. He is widely regarded as the King of R&B.

'Bout the Video:
The first chapter of "Trapped in the Closet" begins with the protagonist, Sylvester (Kelly), waking up and realizing that he is not in his own bed. He recalls leaving a nightclub with a strange woman the previous night, and that he was in her bed. As Sylvester is scolding himself for what he has done as a married man, the woman comes back into the bedroom from the bathroom. Sylvester tells her that he has to leave quickly. She tells him he can't leave out the door because she hears her husband coming up the stairs. Sylvester says he'll jump out the window, but she reminds him that they are on the fifth floor. Sylvester thinks frantically, and then decides to hide in the closet. A few seconds later, the husband walks in, and the couple ends up fooling around on the bed. Sylvester reflects that the woman deserves an Oscar for her skillful acting. Suddenly, Sylvester's cell phone rings and he hurries to put it on vibrate. The husband hears the ring and suspects something is wrong. He searches the house for another person. He looks behind the shower curtain, under the bed, in the dresser, and then walks towards the closet. The first part ends with Sylvester reaching for his Beretta and the husband opening the closet.

I'm not posting all 22 chapters.

Fun musical fact:
Yes, this video contains more than just chapter one. Eh. Whatever.

And yes, he looked in the dresser for the mystery person.

Up Next:
The next half of the list! Martial arts! Drinking! Bad fitting suits! Smart fitting suits! Claymation! CGI! Goofy hats! More nightmare fuel! And the dangers of using gasoline as a home dry cleaning material! All this and more tomorrow!
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Compound on June 01, 2011, 01:16:38 PM
But we're not done with today yet!

You know, folks often ask, "What's the worst music video of all time?" You'll get a number of different answers there. If you search on Youtube, you'll see a number of videos that are billed that way, often with good cause. Sometimes it refers to Blotto's "I wanna Be a Lifeguard." Those people are fools as that song rocks. Cracked chimes in withthese (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRhBa3qbues) and these (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWnT3I2zDrA&feature=relmfu). But let's stick with big name videos.

A local music station proclaimed Madonna's early video "Burning Up" to be the worstly made  video, due to its relatively cheap FX and lazy theme, plus the random images. Sigh. Warner Brothers, why must you vex me so? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pufec0Hps00

MTV though once had a one hour special that proclaimed Nelson's After the Rain to be the worst video over. Why? Well, the completely over the top story, along with dragging in child abuse for a cheesy pop song. Plus, you know, Nelson.
http://www.youtube.com/v/dFLggqjddKM?fs=1

Not to be confused with this Nelson, of course.
(http://img844.imageshack.us/img844/4863/nelsonmk2.jpg)

Then again, MTV later reversed course and said Don Johnson's Hearbeat was the worst video ever. Why? Well, once again, the over the topness of the video. Plus, you know, Don Johnson.
http://www.youtube.com/v/ULI5kolBpAk?fs=1

Oh, there's a limit to the video links? Oh Well then,  I'll cut out a number of other mentions and just jump to this one then, for being bad on multiple levels:
http://www.youtube.com/v/0359hSerDeE?fs=1

Catch everyone tomorrow.
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: MontyServo on June 01, 2011, 01:36:07 PM
Number 31
(34 points, on 3 of 17 lists - Top Vote #1 by Monty)
Hungry Like the Wolf
Duran Duran


At least I can take some consolation that my number one finished higher than a lot of other folks number ones.   :D

Now I wish I had swapped this with my number two.  This one would have only dropped a couple of spaces and both videos would have made the list.  I guess it still might show up, but it is more likely forgotten.

Props to the other two voters for remembering this classic of the music video genre.   :highfive:

Really one of the first big scale music videos that showed you could do something really theatrical in a short form music video.  Should be considered one of the videos that set the trail for all of the other videos on this list.
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: MontyServo on June 01, 2011, 01:44:57 PM
But we're not done with today yet!

You know, folks often ask, "What's the worst music video of all time?" You'll get a number of different answers there. If you search on Youtube, you'll see a number of videos that are billed that way, often with good cause. Sometimes it refers to Blotto's "I wanna Be a Lifeguard." Those people are fools as that song rocks. Cracked chimes in withthese (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRhBa3qbues) and these (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWnT3I2zDrA&feature=relmfu). But let's stick with big name videos.

A local music station proclaimed Madonna's early video "Burning Up" to be the worstly made  video, due to its relatively cheap FX and lazy theme, plus the random images. Sigh. Warner Brothers, why must you vex me so? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pufec0Hps00

MTV though once had a one hour special that proclaimed Nelson's After the Rain to be the worst video over. Why? Well, the completely over the top story, along with dragging in child abuse for a cheesy pop song. Plus, you know, Nelson.
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Not to be confused with this Nelson, of course.
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Then again, MTV later reversed course and said Don Johnson's Hearbeat was the worst video ever. Why? Well, once again, the over the topness of the video. Plus, you know, Don Johnson.
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Oh, there's a limit to the video links? Oh Well then,  I'll cut out a number of other mentions and just jump to this one then, for being bad on multiple levels:
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Catch everyone tomorrow.

All three of those videos are all sorts of awesome.  (well,maybe not Nelson.)

The long form Heartbeat video is even better. An hour long mini-movie that is basically one long music video with all of the songs from the Heartbeat album.  I still have a copy of that around here somewhere.  It is hilariously bad, but even funnier if you first get a copy of the album.  Listen to it a bunch to really get the songs in your head (album isn't half bad, Don was a passable singer and he had a lot of guest help with it), then watch the video.

And Dog Police was a cult favorite for a few months back in the day.  It won an MTV contest where people could make their own music video and the viewers would vote for their favorite.  This would have been '83, maybe '84.
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: D.B. Barnes on June 01, 2011, 02:04:47 PM
Number 33
(31 points, on 4 of 17 lists - Top Vote #10 by Compound)
Hurt
Johnny Cash


Excuse me while I open up my wrists. I didn't put this on my list but man, it's a crusher.

Number 31
(34 points, on 3 of 17 lists - Top Vote #1 by Monty)
Hungry Like the Wolf
Duran Duran


Right on. Had it at #21. Those outfits! They're like eighties fish out of water.

Number 30
(34 points, on 2 of 17 lists - Top Vote #1 by Stan Simpson)
All Is Full of Love
Björk


Wow. I've never seen this. Very cool.

Björk Guðmundsdóttir? Wouldn't those letters look better in neon green cascading down my monitor?

Number 29
(35 points, on 3 of 17 lists - Top Vote #10 by Gojikranz)
The Superbowl Shuffle
The 1985 Chicago Bears


Had it at #20 because it just doesn't get much cheesier than this.

Number 28
(36 points, on 3 of 17 lists - Top Vote #11 by Tripe)
Black Hole Sun
Soundgarden


Three lists...nice! Had it at #14. Such an awesome song. Matt Cameron is a great drummer IMO. Nothing flashy, but that guy can lay down a groove and come up with some very cool, creative fills.


Good ol' Nelson. I love how one of 'em drops to his knees about two seconds after the music kicks in. It's like, where do you go from there?
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 01, 2011, 02:27:52 PM
Man, I just realized I had forgotten a favourite band that's all about the videos.  I hope one of them shows up.  Fingers crossed.
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Compound on June 01, 2011, 02:44:19 PM
Still nothing of mine.

You had an unfortunate number of "songs that got multiple votes but didn't get enough points to place on the list" in your submissions. But there's still about 8-ish of yours to come.
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 01, 2011, 03:13:28 PM
Oops, I made a mistake. It was Eric Wareheim of Tim and Eric who directed Polite Dance Song.  Tim is the one with the singing career.  Sort of.  Still, thanks to Compound for his speedy editing,
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Starman! on June 01, 2011, 05:29:11 PM
The Perfect Drug wasn't #2 on my list, it was #11.  ;)

The Super Bowl Shuffle  :speechless:

By the way, the other person who voted for Knights of Cydonia? *points to self* It's ridiculous that the official Muse channel has such a low quality version of the video.

And it's nice to see a U2 video voted for that wasn't from me.  ;)
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Watchman on June 01, 2011, 10:08:00 PM
'Bout the Video:
Cash reminisces about his life while surrounded by personal mementos. That description doesn't do the video justice though.

Technically, Cash is reminiscing about Trent Reznor's life.

RE: "Windowlicker": most people say "Come To Daddy" is the creepiest Aphex Twin video, but "Windowlicker" is what creeps the hell out of me! That hairy limo orgy is the stuff of nightmares. This video should've been titled "Being Richard James". *shudder*

And it's nice to see a U2 video voted for that wasn't from me.  ;)
Speaking of, have you seen the Beavis & Butthead version of "Numb"?

Still nothing of mine.
 :'(

At least that means you can look forward to your #1 being higher up in the list. Only one of mine has shown up so far: my #1. And I'm not going to hold out much hope for my lower votes. There's only one or two I think others may have voted for, but expectations be gone. Anyone want my soul? Will you eat my soul?

Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: stansimpson on June 01, 2011, 10:11:32 PM
Number 30
(34 points, on 2 of 17 lists - Top Vote #1 by Stan Simpson)
All Is Full of Love
Björk


Wow. I've never seen this. Very cool.

I will chalk this up to having been little seen.  Eh... I dunno. I guess all us #1-ers feel the same about our number ones.  And I realize that defending this too much may make me seem like a creepo.  I still stand by my placing.  At least one other person voted for it.  Thanks, um, you.

All (well, most of) these videos made my original Top 60 list.  I've had to hold off on Michael Jackson, Bjork, Weird Al, and NIN ones.  I tried to choose one from each.  Really a great list so far, guys (and gals)!  There's about 5 videos I had never (and have yet to) see.  The company they keep make them extraordinarily promising.   :D  
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Pak-Man on June 01, 2011, 10:14:12 PM
I have Bjork on my list, but not that Bjork. With some luck, maybe my Bjork of choice will find its way somewhere up the list. Bjork Bjork Bjork! :^)
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: RoninFox on June 01, 2011, 10:35:52 PM
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_xHDVEqxPvTE/SwW-T1cTuPI/AAAAAAAAAcY/GJLZw1eZUtE/s1600/swedish-chef.jpg)
Bjork Bjork Bjork! :^)
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Watchman on June 01, 2011, 10:45:11 PM
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_xHDVEqxPvTE/SwW-T1cTuPI/AAAAAAAAAcY/GJLZw1eZUtE/s1600/swedish-chef.jpg)
Bjork Bjork Bjork! :^)

Is that a clip from Dancer In the Dark?
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: stansimpson on June 01, 2011, 10:45:21 PM
 :D :D

I never put those two together!  Googled to see if anyone else had.  Turns out "Robot Chicken" did... and it's pretty funny (http://www.milkandcookies.com/link/48339/detail/).
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: ScottotD on June 02, 2011, 01:13:26 AM
Knights of Cydonia
Muse


Wow. Musical influences are all over the map here. It's like Queen meets Thin Lizzy meets Morricone. It works!

The bass player looks like a clean-cut cowboy Lemmy.


Annoyed I forgot this (and Cloud Bursting), so much Alejandro Jodorowsky influence.

Yay for Hurt, glad to see so much Bjork too.


Only 3 in so far, wonder how many made it?
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Starman! on June 02, 2011, 04:43:52 AM
And it's nice to see a U2 video voted for that wasn't from me.  ;)
Speaking of, have you seen the Beavis & Butthead version of "Numb"?


Yes I have! It's been a while though.
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Kete on June 02, 2011, 07:39:14 AM
I had a lot of Bjork on my initial list, but she didn't make the final cut.  I really had a hard time getting my list down to just 25.

I've had three on the list so far (Knights of Cydonia, Everlong, and Karma Police).  There are another 12 from my list that would really surprise me if they didn't make the final cut.  I'm glad to see that Spike Jonze, Michel Gondry, and Jonathan Glazer have made the list already, and I'm sure they will have a lot more entries.
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: stansimpson on June 02, 2011, 09:43:47 AM
I've had three on the list so far (Knights of Cydonia, Everlong, and Karma Police).  There are another 12 from my list that would really surprise me if they didn't make the final cut.  I'm glad to see that Spike Jonze, Michel Gondry, and Jonathan Glazer have made the list already, and I'm sure they will have a lot more entries.

And Mark Romanek as well... IIRC.  If I just made that up, then I'm sure he will be.
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Compound on June 02, 2011, 10:03:20 AM
Hey! Youtube changed its embedding over the night! Yay! Let's see if the videos still show up!

(And yes, I have "use old embedding" checked. It didn't seem to make a difference with the update.)
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 02, 2011, 10:05:38 AM
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_xHDVEqxPvTE/SwW-T1cTuPI/AAAAAAAAAcY/GJLZw1eZUtE/s1600/swedish-chef.jpg)
Bjork Bjork Bjork! :^)

Is that a clip from Dancer In the Dark?

"This is the next to last Bjork"
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Compound on June 02, 2011, 10:33:36 AM

And Mark Romanek as well... IIRC.  If I just made that up, then I'm sure he will be.

"Hurt" is one of his. There will be more.
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: MontyServo on June 02, 2011, 10:57:12 AM
Some thoughts -

#53 -"Preacher Man" - Fields of the Nephilim
Was never really into the heavier goth music back then.  I thought the video was interesting though.

#52 - "Keep Fishin'" - Weezer
Not the Weezer video I voted for, but this one did cross my mind when making my list.

#51 - "Eat It" - "Weird Al" Yankovic
Probably my favorite "Weird" Al video, just spot on perfect.  Although I am hoping for great things from "Perform This Way"

#50 - "I'll Go Crazy if I Don't Go Crazy Tonight" - U2
Love animated videos (my #2 vid is animated), never seen this one before. Nice story in this one and I liked the visuals.  Not too crazy about the song though.  I really want to go see U2 in Miami at the end of the month, don't know if I will be able to but I am gonna try to swing it.

#49 - "Worlock" - Skinny Puppy       
Don't really get it.   B-movie horror clips are supposed to be nightmarish?  I really wanted to like all of the videos on this list but I hated this one. Sorry.

#48 - "Inertia Creeps" - Massive Attack
Now this on the other hand is a fantastic video.  Draws you in and tells a story.  Having great music helps.

#47 - "Cloudbusting" - Kate Bush
I love this song, but never really cared for the video.  I always preferred my Kate Bush spazing out with crazy devil eyes (like in "Sat In Your Lap" for example).

Think I will stop there for now.  Will watch some more later and comment.
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Compound on June 02, 2011, 11:05:07 AM
And now, a "whoops!" moment.

I've just noticed that one of the upcoming songs (the one that was at #19) appears twice in the list. What this means in practical terms is that all the previously listed songs have moved up one place. So, yay!
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Compound on June 02, 2011, 11:05:27 AM
Number 24
(38 points, on 2 of 17 lists - Top Vote #6 by Cole S.)


http://www.youtube.com/v/I1wg1DNHbNU?

Once in A Lifetime
Talking Heads

Remain in Light
1981
 


'Bout The Band:
Talking Heads were an American New Wave band formed in 1974 in New York City[1] and active until 1991. In 2002, they were inducted in to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

'Bout the Video:
David Byrne sings, dances and takes a swim. Plus he sweats more than Nixon in the 1960 Presidential debate.

Fun Musical Fact:
David Byrne based his dancing moves in this video on the movements made by folks suffering from epilepsy. The choreographer who showed him this footage was Toni Basil.

Up Next:
Oh no! Poor monkey Jesus! And I get out the spoilers again.
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Compound on June 02, 2011, 11:06:17 AM

#50 - "I'll Go Crazy if I Don't Go Crazy Tonight" - U2
Love animated videos (my #2 vid is animated), never seen this one before. Nice story in this one and I liked the visuals.  Not too crazy about the song though.  I really want to go see U2 in Miami at the end of the month, don't know if I will be able to but I am gonna try to swing it.

Go for it. Everyone whom I talked to in Denver after their show two weeks ago absolutely raved about it.
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Compound on June 02, 2011, 11:17:08 AM
Number 23
(40 points, on 2 of 17 lists - Top Vote #2 by Starman)

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Closer
Nine Inch Nails

The Downward Spiral
1994
Dir- Mark Romanek


'Bout The Band:

'Bout the Video:
The video shows events in what appears to be a 19th century-style mad-scientist's laboratory that deals with religion, sexuality, animal cruelty, politics, and terror. Its imagery, which included a nude bald woman with a crucifix mask, a monkey tied to a cross, a pig's head spinning on some type of machine, a diagram of a vulva, Reznor wearing an S&M mask while swinging in shackles, and of him wearing a ball gag. Several times, Reznor, wearing leather pants, floats and rotates through the air, suspended by invisible wires. There are also scenes of Reznor being blown back by a wind machine while wearing aviator goggles.

Fun Musical Fact:
The video got its old-timey look by being filmed on an old, never previously exposed canister of film stock.

Up Next:
Hey! More S&M references! Yay! And more spoilers, although for a completely different reason.
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Compound on June 02, 2011, 11:28:14 AM
Number 22
(41 points, on 3 of 17 lists - Top Vote #1 by Imharil)

Yeah, embedding off. You can see it here: http://youtu.be/IIEVqFB4WUo
Or watch it backwards behind the spoiler.
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Whip It
Devo

Freedom of Choice
1980


'Bout The Band:
Devo  is an American band formed in 1973 consisting of members from Kent and Akron, Ohio. They have maintained a cult following throughout its existence. Their style over time has shifted between punk, art rock, post-punk, and New Wave. Their music and stage show mingle kitsch science fiction themes, deadpan surrealist humor, and mordantly satirical social commentary. Their often discordantpop songs feature unusual synthetic instrumentation and time signatures that have proven influential on subsequent popular music, particularly New Wave, industrial andalternative rock artists. Devo was also a pioneer of the music video, creating many memorable clips for the Laser Disc format,

'Bout the Video:
The band performs at a ranch while Mark Mothersbaugh whips a girl's clothing off.

Fun Musical Fact:
The video was based on a 1962 article in "Dude" magazine about a man who did the same thing for tourists.

In addition, the video was funded entirely out of the band member's pockets.

Hey, Isn't That...?
No one really recognizable in this video, but here's Pearl Jam performing the song in costume at a Halloween concert. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0MtvJZU920

Up Next:
I'll decide when you've had enough, man.
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Starman! on June 02, 2011, 11:35:52 AM
Go see them, Monty! There are a few rarities that you might not have heard in their set, but you'll still love the show (for the record, I haven't seen them yet, but I am this July. Twice.  8))
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Compound on June 02, 2011, 11:41:39 AM
Number 21
(43 points, on 2 of 17 lists - Top Vote #2 by Rattrap)

http://www.youtube.com/v/uFlQNtL8F9s?version=3

Sweep the Leg
No More Kings

No More Kings
2007
Dir- William Zabka


'Bout The Band:
No More Kings are a Los Angeles-based rock band fronted by lead singer Pete Mitchell (born September 7, 1973 in Providence, Rhode Island). No More Kings' music is known for its frequent references to figures in pop culture, most notably Johnny Lawrence from The Karate Kid, Michael and K.I.T.T. from Knight Rider, Johnny 5 from Short Circuit, and Dungeons and Dragons.

'Bout the Video:
An out of work actor is haunted by memories of the past, and by a mysterious band.

Fun Musical Fact:
Almost the entire male cast of the Karate Kid appears in this video.

Hey, Isn't That...?
Principal Belding? Yep.

Up Next:
I think I'll have myself a beer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCgX4ixCRcQ), but this next song apparently has a problem with that.
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Compound on June 02, 2011, 11:52:16 AM
Number 20
(45 points, on 3 of 17 lists - Top Vote #4 by Tyrant)

http://www.youtube.com/v/hglVqACd1C8?version=3

Sober
Tool

Undertow
1993
Dir- Fred Stuhr


'Bout The Band:
Tool is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California. Since its formation in 1990 Tool has won three Grammy Awards, performed worldwide tours, and produced albums topping the charts in several countries.

'Bout the Video:
A small humanoid lives in a drab room inside an abandoned mansion. After finding a mysterious box, things begin to go quite badly for him.

Fun Musical Fact:
Kurt Cobain, during a rare critique of music videos, called this a rip off of the Brothers Quay and stated Tool should be sued for this.

Up Next:
Vincent Price is not set afire in this one.
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Compound on June 02, 2011, 12:11:05 PM
Number 19
(48 points, on 2 of 17 lists - Top Vote #1 by Compound)

http://www.youtube.com/v/56u6g0POvo0?version=3

Beautiful World
Devo

New Traditionalists
1981
 


'Bout The Band:
Devo  is an American band formed in 1973 consisting of members from Kent and Akron, Ohio. They have maintained a cult following throughout its existence. Their style over time has shifted between punk, art rock, post-punk, and New Wave. Their music and stage show mingle kitsch science fiction themes, deadpan surrealist humor, and mordantly satirical social commentary. Their often discordantpop songs feature unusual synthetic instrumentation and time signatures that have proven influential on subsequent popular music, particularly New Wave, industrial and alternative rock artists. Devo was also a pioneer of the music video, creating many memorable clips for the Laser Disc format,

'Bout the Video:
A viewer watches footage of life on Earth.

Fun Musical Fact:
The video is 90% clips from various public domain sources.

Hey, Isn't That...?
Rifftrax fans may note that a few clips in there seem familiar. Well, they are. "More Dangerous than Dynamite", for example, is the source of the clip at the "Hey! Tell me what I say!" mark.

Up Next:
The only connection with Final Fantasy X-2 that this list has.
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Compound on June 02, 2011, 12:13:30 PM
Number 18
(50 points, on 3 of 17 lists - Top Vote #2 by Stan Simpson)

Fun with EMI-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2RXvh4jeiaU
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x22gvc_smashing-pumpkins-tonight-tonight_music
http://www.dailymotion.com/embed/video/x22gvc

Tonight, Tonight
Smashing Pumpkins

Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness,
1996
Dir- Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris


'Bout The Band:
The Smashing Pumpkins is an American alternative rock band that formed in Chicago, Illinois in 1988. Disavowing the punk rock roots of many of their alt-rock contemporaries, the Pumpkins have a diverse, densely layered and guitar-heavy sound, containing elements of gothic rock, heavy metal, dream pop, grunge, psychedelic rock, progressive rock, shoegazer-style production and, in later recordings, electronica. Frontman Billy Corgan is the group's primary songwriter—his grand musical ambitions and cathartic lyrics have shaped the band's albums and songs, which have been described as "anguished, bruised reports from Billy Corgan's nightmare-land"

'Bout the Video:
A couple takes a trip to the moon.

Fun Musical Fact:
The original concept for the video was for a Busby Berkeley-style music video with dancing and people diving into champagne glasses. Unfortunately, the Red Hot Chili Peppers had just finished a video with just that concept. So they went with the trip to the Moon instead.

Additionally, the crew had trouble getting costumes for the video as at the time, James Cameron had rented every Victorian costume in Los Angeles for his obscure film about a boat trip that ended badly.

Hey, Isn't That...?
The Victorian explorers are Jill Talley and Tom Kenny, who appeared on Mr. Show. And Sky High. And Comic Book: The Movie. And a gazillions different animated shows and video games. Oh, and Tom Kenny plays Spongebob too.

Up Next:
Dominoes! No, not the Genesis song. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIa3r12oCo8)
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Compound on June 02, 2011, 12:17:21 PM
Number 17
(52 points, on 3 of 17 lists - Top Vote #8 by Imharil and Johnny Unusual)

http://www.youtube.com/v/qybUFnY7Y8w?version=3

This Too Shall Pass
OK Go

Of the Blue Colour of the Sky
2010
Dir- James Frost


'Bout The Band:
OK Go is a rock band originally from Chicago, Illinois, USA, now residing in Los Angeles, California, USA. They are perhaps best known for their often elaborate and quirky music videos.

'Bout the Video:
A rube goldberg-esque machine performs in time with the song.

Fun Musical Fact:
A second version of this video was also released with the band performing with the Notre Dame marching bad. Hopefully no one voted for that version instead.

Hey, Isn't That...?
The mars rover? Yes, some of the folks who assembled the setup also worked on the mars rover and had a model of it available.

Up Next:
A video about Ben Roethlisberger.
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Compound on June 02, 2011, 12:19:14 PM
Number 16
(52 points, on 4 of 17 lists - Top Vote #7 by Imharil)


http://www.youtube.com/v/XcATvu5f9vE?version=3

Addicted to Love
Robert Palmer

Riptide
1986
Dir- Terence Donovan


'Bout The Artist:
Robert Allen Palmer (19 January 1949 – 26 September 2003), born in Batley, Yorkshire, was a Grammy Award-winning English singer-songwriter. He was known for his distinctive voice and the eclectic mix of musical styles on his albums, combining soul, jazz, rock, pop, reggae and blues. He found success both in his solo career and in the supergroup Power Station, and had Top 10 songs in both the US and the UK.

'Bout the Video:
Palmer and his strangely similar band perform the song.

Fun Musical Fact:
The laaaaaadies in the band could not play their instruments and they don't really fake it too well. This may be attributed to the fact that the trainer gave up on teaching them to fake it after about an hour of trying it, or it may be due to the fact that the director got the laaaaaadies tipsy prior to the shoot.

Also, this was originally intended to be a duet with Chaka Khan.

Up Next:
People talking to themselves? That happens every time I ride the bus.
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Compound on June 02, 2011, 12:19:36 PM
Posting quickly here as I have to leave soon....
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Compound on June 02, 2011, 12:21:04 PM
Number 15
(55 points, on 3 of 17 lists - Top Vote #3 by ScottH)

http://www.youtube.com/v/cud_k9f6tqk?version=3

Rabbit in Your Headlight
UNKLE

Psyence Fiction
1998
Dir- John Glazer


'Bout The Band:
UNKLE (also written as U.N.K.L.E.) is a British musical outfit founded in 1994 by school friends James Lavelle and Tim Goldsworthy. Originally categorized as trip-hop, the group once included producer DJ Shadow and has employed a variety of guest artists and producers.

'Bout the Video:
Wow. An informative Youtube comment. I'm so stealing this.

He's travelling along the road of life. He's trying to work to a solution to a problem that faces all of us: Who am I? What is my purpose? What's the point of living this life?
As he walks along, the people around him either try to help him, ignore him, or hit him. Each time he get's hit however, he recovers quicker than the last, and he realized his purpose. He comes out of his shell, stronger than ever.

Fun Musical Fact:
This song was written by Radiohead's Thom Yorke and Josh Davis.

Hey, Isn't That...?
The members of UNKLE, along with actor Craig Kelly (Queer as Folks) are the occupants of the car which tries to help the nameless man.

Up Next:
Actually, I prefer the video to the 2001 cover more.
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Compound on June 02, 2011, 12:21:59 PM
Number 14
(56 points, on 4 of 17 lists - Top Vote #3 by Stansimpson)


http://www.youtube.com/v/sFvENQBc-F8?version=3
(Yeah, I didn't put up the Moonwalker version. Those weren't embeddable See it here though (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWucYbAp8Lk))

Smooth Criminal
Michael Jackson

Bad
1987
Dir- Colin Chilvers


'Bout The Band:
Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American recording artist, dancer, singer-songwriter, musician, and philanthropist. Referred to as the King of Pop, Jackson is recognized as the most successful entertainer of all time by Guinness World Records. His contribution to music, dance, and fashion, along with a much-publicized personal life, made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades. The seventh child of the Jackson family, he debuted on the professional music scene along with his brothers as a member of The Jackson 5, then the Jacksons in 1964, and began his solo career in 1971.

'Bout the Video:
A segment from the larger "Moonwalker" film, Jackson infiltrates Mr. Big's club and starts a dance fight.

Hey, Isn't That...?
Joe Pesci as Mr. Big? Sure. And one of the kids is Sean Lennon.

Up Next:
While this video had the edge in quantity of hats, the next one wins the quality of hats award.
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Compound on June 02, 2011, 12:23:09 PM
Number 8
(61 points, on 3 of 17 lists - Top Vote #1 by Kete)

http://www.youtube.com/v/4JkIs37a2JE?version=3

Virtual Insanity
Jamiroquai

Travelling without Moving
1996
Dir- Jonathan Glazer


'Bout The Band:
Jamiroquai is a British jazz funk and acid jazz band formed in 1992. Jamiroquai were initially the most prominent component in the early-1990s London-based acid jazz movement, alongside groups such as Incognito, the James Taylor Quartet, the Brand New Heavies, Galliano, and Corduroy. Subsequent albums have explored other musical directions such as pop, rock and electronica. Jamiroquai have sold more than 25 million albums worldwide and won a Grammy Award in 1997.

'Bout the Video:
Jay Kay dances!

Fun Musical Fact:
If I recall my "Pop Up Videos" correctly the moving stuff effect was achieved by
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
The blood was CGI.

Up Next:
Another example as to why photoshop is evil.
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Compound on June 02, 2011, 12:23:57 PM
Number 12
(65 points, on 4 of 17 lists - Top Vote #2 by Mr. Katonic)


http://www.youtube.com/v/5Az_7U0-cK0?version=3

Come to Daddy
Aphex Twin

Come to Daddy
1997
Dir- Chris Cunningham


'Bout The Band:

'Bout the Video:
An old woman walks a dog, and then the children of the damned appear. It ends badly.

Fun Musical Fact:
Richard James describes the song like so: " Come to Daddy came about while I was just hanging around my house, getting pissed and doing this crappy death metal jingle. Then it got marketed and a video was made, and this little idea that I had, which was a joke, turned into something huge. It wasn't right at all."


Hey, Isn't That...?
This video was shot in the same location as parts of A Clockwork Orange.

Up Next:
A performer even more disturbing that Richard James.
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: MontyServo on June 02, 2011, 12:25:38 PM
Number 14
(56 points, on 4 of 17 lists - Top Vote #3 by Stansimpson)

Smooth Criminal
Michael Jackson



#15 on my list, but I did mean the longer version.  (Understand that one you couldn't embed, just wanted to make sure everyone knew I was referring to the longer version.    I would guess everyone who voted meant that one. ;D  )
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Compound on June 02, 2011, 12:30:37 PM
Number 11
(66 points, on 4 of 17 lists - Top Vote #5 by Starman)

http://www.youtube.com/v/Zi_XLOBDo_Y?version=3

Billie Jean
Michael Jackson

Thriller
1982
Dir- Steve Barron


'Bout The Band:
Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American recording artist, dancer, singer-songwriter, musician, and philanthropist. Referred to as the King of Pop, Jackson is recognized as the most successful entertainer of all time by Guinness World Records. His contribution to music, dance, and fashion, along with a much-publicized personal life, made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades. The seventh child of the Jackson family, he debuted on the professional music scene along with his brothers as a member of The Jackson 5, then the Jacksons in 1964, and began his solo career in 1971.

'Bout the Video:
Jackson dances while a photographer follows him.

Fun Musical Fact:
Folks at CBS (Jackson's label) claims that the video only received airplay after threatening to remove all CBS content from MTV if it was not given airtime. Folks at MTV however claim that there was no hesitation on their end to play the song. It's unclear if MTV is covering their behinds here or if CBS is overplaying  the "Look how brave we were in getting this aired" card.

Hey, Isn't That...?
Michael Jackson? Yeah, he looks different in later videos.

Up Next:
The top 10! Puppets! CGI! Folks exercise! Then drink coffee! And eat a burger! And donuts! Then have some fruit! And more dancing! And the reveal of the dreaded number 2 song! (It slipped down with the last few lists.) All this and more, tomorrow!
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Kete on June 02, 2011, 12:32:12 PM
Once again, I had Whip It, Once In A Lifetime, and This Too Shall Pass on my initial list, but not my final.  Glad to see them on here.  Sober did make my final list at #10.

Here are some thoughts on some of the  videos I'm seeing for the first time:
#51 Weezer-Keep Fishing
I like Weezer, and I like their videos, but I like some of their others better.

#49 U2-I'll Go Crazy
I just can't get into U2.  The animation is cool

#47 Massive Attack-Inertia Creeps
I don't really know much about these guys, but they seem cool.  The video looks great, and it could do with multiple viewings.

#33 30 Seconds To Mars-The Kill
I thought for sure that Leto was going to make out with himself.  Was the bear BJ supposed to be creepy or funny?  I thought it was funny.

#31 The Bird And The Bee-Polite Dance Song
I like it a lot.  I've never heard of the band, but I like the music.  

#26 R.Kelly-Trapped In The Closet
Really?  Is that a song that people would listen too?  It sounds like someone singing a soap opera script.
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Compound on June 02, 2011, 12:32:52 PM


#15 on my list, but I did mean the longer version.  (Understand that one you couldn't embed, just wanted to make sure everyone knew I was referring to the longer version.    I would guess everyone who voted meant that one. ;D  )


Yeah, the longer version is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWucYbAp8Lk

The radio edit seems rather disjointed. Almost as if random frames were sliced out of it.
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Compound on June 02, 2011, 12:40:55 PM

#33 30 Seconds To Mars-The Kill
I thought for sure that Leto was going to make out with himself.  Was the bear BJ supposed to be creepy or funny?  I thought it was funny.


I'd be surprised if the band hasn't seen odder things than that while on tour. "Guy in a bear suit orally pleasuring the bass player? Eh. Must be Tuesday."
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Rattrap007 on June 02, 2011, 12:56:59 PM
Yay! several more of mine made it.

Sweep the Leg - How cool is it to get ALL the cobra Kai's, Sensei Kreese, Ralph Machio, Mr. Belding, and the slutty sister from Yes Dear all in one video? Very..

This too Shall pass - Awesome video. Nuff said

Billie Jean - Ahh the memorable lighted floor steps.

Addicted to love - Who can forget the lllllllaaaaaaadies? iconic

Whip it - Odd and fun..
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Rattrap007 on June 02, 2011, 01:08:11 PM
Ok looking at my list, I see about 7 that are extremely high chances of making the top 10. 2 are iffy at best. The rest probably not.
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: MontyServo on June 02, 2011, 01:14:48 PM
Ok looking at my list, I see about 7 that are extremely high chances of making the top 10. 2 are iffy at best. The rest probably not.

I've got, at best, three videos yet to come from my list. My numbers 7 and 14 definitely and 13 a strong maybe.

I guess my number 3 has an outside shot at being the dreaded video that made it to number 2 on this list.  But going by what has been listed so far I doubt it.
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: stansimpson on June 02, 2011, 02:19:47 PM
Dang.... already burned through most of my top ones (I think).  Btw, the director for the Billie Jean music video?  Also directed the first TMNT movie.
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Rattrap007 on June 02, 2011, 06:44:27 PM
A few that I think will be in the top 10:

Thriller - a must
Take on Me - You know it will be there
Weapon of Choice - Christopher Walken = automatic top 10
Land of Confusion - puppets!!!
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 02, 2011, 09:23:55 PM
Man, I can't wait to watch a lot of these videos.  I've just been too busy.

Once again, I had Whip It, Once In A Lifetime, and This Too Shall Pass on my initial list, but not my final.  Glad to see them on here.  Sober did make my final list at #10.

Here are some thoughts on some of the  videos I'm seeing for the first time:

#31 The Bird And The Bee-Polite Dance Song
I like it a lot.  I've never heard of the band, but I like the music.  



I really got into the band after a friend (who really likes Tim and Eric) got me into it and it haunted me for days, despite being quite (intentionally) silly.  I got their second album that contains that song, "Ray Guns Are Not Only Just the Future" which has some fantastic songs, including "You're a Cad", "Ray Gun" (which sounds like a James Bond in outer space theme), and  "Love Letter to Japan".  Their most recent album is all Hall and Oates covers, which made me realize that I might kind of love Hall and Oates COMPLETELY WITHOUT IRONY (One on One is still kind of dumb).  It also has a neat all original opening track called "Heard it on the Radio" where the beginning was used one of the Comedy Death Ray Bang Bang games, Guess the Real Lyric (the joke being the "real lyric" is a really dumb joke).

Glad Beautiful World made it.  It's a good song, but it almost needs the video, I think.  I like Whip It OK, but Devo has so many great songs and videos.  Oh, and the guy watch the video is Devo's creepy-ass mascot Booji Boy (pronounced Boogie Boy), who is actually Mark Mothersbaugh in a baby mask.  Often Booji Boy will sing a falsetto version of Beautiful World on stage at some point during a concert.

In reference to Jill Talley and Tom Kenny from Tonight, Tonight: They are also married.
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: ScottotD on June 03, 2011, 12:48:39 AM
Why was 'Whip It' hidden?

'Once in a Lifetime' was the last cut from my list, really pleasantly suprised that I wasn't the only one voting for 'Rabbit in your Headlights'



#52 - "Keep Fishin'" - Weezer
Not the Weezer video I voted for, but this one did cross my mind when making my list.

Not the only one of theirs I voted for but, Weezer + Muppets = a very happy Scott
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Compound on June 03, 2011, 01:43:49 AM
Why was 'Whip It' hidden?


Because the only embeddable copy of the original video plays backwards and I didn't want folks to have to listen to it that way as, you know, it's backwards.
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: D.B. Barnes on June 03, 2011, 02:51:27 AM
Number 24
(38 points, on 2 of 17 lists - Top Vote #6 by Cole S.)
Once in A Lifetime
Talking Heads


Had this at #8. It's just screams "video"!!! I picture Jerry Sands manning the controls in a tan leisure suit with gigantic lapels.

Number 22
(41 points, on 3 of 17 lists - Top Vote #1 by Imharil)
Whip It
Devo


Godammit. There's always one entry on a LOC that makes me smack my forehead and say "how the fuck did you forget that one?!?" Apologies to the three who didn't forget; it should've ranked higher. Great shame has been heaped on me and my entire family. Glad my vapor lock didn't prevent it from making the list, though. Classic video.

Number 21
(43 points, on 2 of 17 lists - Top Vote #2 by Rattrap)
Sweep the Leg
No More Kings


I can't believe I've never seen this! Very entertaining. The music's pretty cool too, although I wish it was a bit heavier.

Number 20
(45 points, on 3 of 17 lists - Top Vote #4 by Tyrant)
Sober
Tool


Nice! Had this at #19. My second favorite Tool video...

Number 18
(50 points, on 3 of 17 lists - Top Vote #2 by Stan Simpson)
Tonight, Tonight
Smashing Pumpkins


Lucky #13 on my list. Great song and a great video.

Number 16
(52 points, on 4 of 17 lists - Top Vote #7 by Imharil)
Addicted to Love
Robert Palmer


"Also, this was originally intended to be a duet with Chaka Khan."

Anybody else glad they shelved that idea?

Number 8
(61 points, on 3 of 17 lists - Top Vote #1 by Kete)
Virtual Insanity
Jamiroquai


What the hell happened to these guys? This was huge back in the day. Awesome bass playing in this song.

Number 12
(65 points, on 4 of 17 lists - Top Vote #2 by Mr. Katonic)
Come to Daddy
Aphex Twin


This video scares the shit out of me.


Only put one MJ video on my list and those ain't it. I'm starting to think the one I picked isn't going to make the list. Although it's not a huge surprise as that video has been known to swallow huge handfuls of pills.


#26 R.Kelly-Trapped In The Closet
Really?  Is that a song that people would listen too?  It sounds like someone singing a soap opera script.

 :D

Top ten should be interesting. It's been a bit of a kooky list so far.
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Kete on June 03, 2011, 09:34:31 AM
I really got into the band after a friend (who really likes Tim and Eric) got me into it and it haunted me for days, despite being quite (intentionally) silly.  I got their second album that contains that song, "Ray Guns Are Not Only Just the Future" which has some fantastic songs, including "You're a Cad", "Ray Gun" (which sounds like a James Bond in outer space theme), and  "Love Letter to Japan".  Their most recent album is all Hall and Oates covers, which made me realize that I might kind of love Hall and Oates COMPLETELY WITHOUT IRONY (One on One is still kind of dumb).  It also has a neat all original opening track called "Heard it on the Radio" where the beginning was used one of the Comedy Death Ray Bang Bang games, Guess the Real Lyric (the joke being the "real lyric" is a really dumb joke).

Yes, I recognize that song from Comedy Death Ray.  I like these guys a lot.

Number 8
(61 points, on 3 of 17 lists - Top Vote #1 by Kete)
Virtual Insanity
Jamiroquai


What the hell happened to these guys? This was huge back in the day. Awesome bass playing in this song.

I've been a huge Jamiroquai fan for quite some time.  They still put out some amazing stuff after Virtual Insanity, but not much of it was popular outside of Europe (their song Canned Heat is the song that Napoleon Dynamite dances to at the end of the movie).  Unfortunately, as things progressed, they lost members and relevance.  The first album was all about world peace and ending hunger, the second was all about smoking weed, the third (the one with Virtual Insanity) and fourth were about dancing, and after that they just became about Jay Kay.  The bassist, Stewart Zender, left just after Virtual Insanity, so his excellent playing is only found on the first three albums.  Some other videos of note are:
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Compound on June 03, 2011, 12:13:19 PM
Hey Youtube? Stop showing me ads for Spanish language songs. You're wasting everyone's time with that. And trying to show me "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" three times in a row was a bit much too.

Anyway, it's top 10 time.
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Compound on June 03, 2011, 12:23:07 PM
Number 10
(80 points, on 5 of 17 lists - Top Vote #2 by Tyrant)


http://www.youtube.com/v/urrbhgC8PB0?version=3

Human Behaviour
Björk

Debut
1993
Dir- Michael Gondry


'Bout The Band:
Björk Guðmundsdóttir (born 21 November 1965), known as Björk (pronounced /ˈbjɜrk/ BYURK in English), is an Icelandic Polar Music Prize-winning singer-songwriter, occasional actress, music composer and music producer, whose influential solo work includes seven solo albums and two original film soundtracks.
Her eclectic musical style has achieved popular acknowledgement and popularity within many musical genres, such as[1] rock, jazz, electronic dance music, classical and folk. Her voice has been acclaimed for its distinctive qualities.

'Bout the Video:
Björk reenacts the three bears, then plants a commie flag on the moon. Then things end badly.

Fun Musical Fact:
Little commie Timmy Treadwell here was nominated for a Grammy in 1994  for this video and lost to Peter Gabriel's "Steam" with its much more wholesome theme of shaking the baby tree. Wooo! U. S...er... Rue Brittania! Wooo!

Gondry later re-examined the themes of this video in his film "Human Nature." See? You were still kinda right with that title, person who called it that.

Hey, Isn't That...?
Pretty sure the bear suited person also showed up in the earlier 30 seconds to Mars video. It's a shame when they have to go blue like that.

Up Next:
Namedropping.
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Compound on June 03, 2011, 12:26:22 PM
Number 9
(80 points, on 5 of 17 lists - Top Vote #2 by Imharil)

http://www.youtube.com/v/2KZLojGm7s0?version=3

Money for Nothing
Dire Straits

Brothers in Arms
1985
Dir- Steve Barron


'Bout The Band:
Dire Straits were a British rock band from 1977 to 1995. They have sold over 120 million albums worldwide.

'Bout the Video:
A pair of warehouse workers lament their lives and extol the virtues of rock stardom.

Fun Musical Fact:
This was the first song ever aired on MTV Europe.

Another fun fact, playing this song in its album form in Newfoundland is illegal as it is deemed to be a hate crime. (http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/dire-straits-money-for-nothing-banned-in-canada-20110114)  Gosh. I hope I didn't accidentally post that version.

Hey, Isn't That...?
Sting? Yeah. the dude's everywhere. I even hear that he was in this sci-fi movie set in a desert once.

Up Next:
Seriously, I hear the fish is quite good.
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Compound on June 03, 2011, 12:31:12 PM
Number 8
(88 points, on 6 of 17 lists - Top Vote #7 by Monty)

http://www.youtube.com/v/kemivUKb4f4?version=3

Buddy Holly
Weezer

Weezer
1994
Dir- Spike Jonze


'Bout The Band:
Weezer is an American alternative rock band. It was originally founded in 1992 as the band Weeze, featuring lead singer Eliza Cuthbert, Patrick Wilson on drums, Brian Bell on keyboards and guitar and Scott Shriner on bass. This lineup lasted for several years until one performance where Cuthbert was unable to perform and manager Rivers Cuomo stepped in to take over the vocal duties. Afterwards, Cuthbert left the band and the band was hastily renamed Weezer.

'Bout the Video:
Weezer performs at Arnold's.

Fun Musical Fact:
This was included as a promo video on the Windows 95 installation disc.

Hey, Isn't That...?
Bob Loblaw? Yes, in his pre-law school days.

Up Next:
Puppets? There weren't any puppets in this video!
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Compound on June 03, 2011, 12:42:02 PM
Number 7
(90 points, on 5 of 17 lists - Top Vote #4 by Gojikranz and Rattrap)

http://www.youtube.com/v/zU9lv_WqK6k?version=3

Land of Confusion
Genesis

Invisible Touch
1986
Dir- John Lloyd & Jim Yukich


'Bout The Band:
Genesis are an English rock band that formed in 1967. The band currently comprises the longest-tenured members Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford and Tony Banks. Genesis are among the top 30 highest-selling recording artists of all time with approximately 150 million albums sold worldwide.

'Bout the Video:
Money bad! Bush evil! Vague Nazi imagery about the G7 nations! Animation good! Blue lantern rings used without a green lantern nearby! Jets... oh, wait. That's the Distrubed cover. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmE-fh6oqJ4&feature=related) Hang on.

Ah. In the Genesis video, the Spitting Image folks make slightly more subtle political commentary.

Fun Musical Fact:
This video was nominated for "Best Music video" in 1987. However it lost, once again, to a Peter Gabriel song. In your face, England!

Hey, Isn't That...?
No. I'm afraid that's just a puppet.

Up Next:
A video summed up in four words.
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Compound on June 03, 2011, 12:48:54 PM
Number 6
(94 points, on 6 of 17 lists - Top Vote #3 by Compound)

http://www.youtube.com/v/dTAAsCNK7RA?version=3

Here It Goes Again
OK Go

Oh No
2006
Dir- Trish Sie


'Bout The Band:
OK Go is a rock band originally from Chicago, Illinois, USA, now residing in Los Angeles, California, USA. They are perhaps best known for their often elaborate and quirky music videos.

'Bout the Video:
OK Go on treadmills.

Fun Musical Fact:
This was take 17.

Up Next:
We have worm sign! Plus, the top vote getter without a #1 vote.
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Compound on June 03, 2011, 12:56:07 PM
Number 5
(124 points, on 7 of 17 lists - Top Vote #4 by Kete and DB Barnes)


http://www.youtube.com/v/XQ7z57qrZU8?version=3

Weapon of Choice
Fatboy Slim

Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars
2001
Dir- Spike Jonze


'Bout The Band:
Norman Quentin Cook (born Quentin Leo Cook on 31 July 1963 in Surrey, England), better known by his stage name Fatboy Slim, is an English DJ, big beatmusician and record producer. He is a pioneer of the electronic dance genre that achieved mainstream popularity in the 1990s. Cook has achieved considerable success in the UK charts, performing as Fatboy Slim and with The Housemartins, Beats International and Freak Power. He currently performs as the Brighton Port Authority.

'Bout the Video:
A man dances around an empty hotel.

Fun Musical Fact:
If you walk without rhythm/you won't attract the worm is a reference to, yep, Dune.

Hey, Isn't That...?
Christopher Walken? Why, yes. I believe that it might in fact be him.

Oh, and the vocals are by Bootsy Collins.

Up Next:
Brought to you in living color.
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Compound on June 03, 2011, 01:00:50 PM
Number 4
(133 points, on 7 of 17 lists - Top Vote #1 by DB Barnes)

http://www.youtube.com/v/z5rRZdiu1UE?version=3

Sabotage
Beastie Boys

Ill Communication
1994
Dir- Spike Jonze


'Bout The Band:
Beastie Boys is an American hip hop group from Brooklyn, New York.

'Bout the Video:
An homage to 1970s cop shows.

Fun Musical Fact:
Sabotage was widely nominated for various music video aw
http://www.youtube.com/v/pudOFG5X6uA?version=3

Yeah, if you got why I just did that, give yourself some music nerd points. Or click here. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTA1wwsSSRk&feature=related)

Up Next:
I'd toss in an MST3k quote here, but it would give it away, give it away now.

Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Compound on June 03, 2011, 01:06:17 PM
Number 3
(141 points, on 8 of 17 lists - Top Vote #1 by Cole Stratton)

http://www.youtube.com/v/hqyc37aOqT0?version=3

Sledgehammer
Peter Gabriel

So
1986
Dir- Stephen R. Johnson


'Bout The Artist:
Peter Brian Gabriel (born 13 February 1950) is a British singer, musician, and songwriter who rose to fame as the lead vocalist and flautist of the progressive rockgroup Genesis. After leaving Genesis, Gabriel went on to a successful solo career. More recently he has focused on producing and promoting world music and pioneering digital distribution methods for music. He has also been involved in various humanitarian efforts. In 2007 Gabriel was honoured as a BMI Icon at the 57th annual BMI London Awards for his “influence on generations of music makers.” Gabriel was also awarded the Polar Music Prize in 2009 and inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Genesis in 2010.

'Bout the Video:
Peter sings. Lot of stop animation stuff happens.

Fun Musical Fact:
Gabriel lay under a sheet of glass for 16 hours while filming this video. He may also do that on a normal day too. Pete's a bit out there.

This was also the missing #19 song.

Hey, Isn't That...?
Those dancing chickens? Yes, those were animated by Nick Park of Wallace & Grommit fame. Congrats on recognizing his unique style.

MST3k Reference #1:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PmISVjsYhc&NR=1

MSt3k Reference:
Eh, it's in Pod People. You can look for it.

Up Next:
Rage. Raaaaage.
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Compound on June 03, 2011, 01:10:43 PM
Please let me tell you a little story.

You see, on this list I was having a tough time finalizing it, so I stuck in a joke entry as a place holder at my #4 slot, just so I could start compiling votes. I intended to swap it out as soon as that "Oh yeah. That song" moment of remembrance happened. But as I started counting votes, I noticed that about half of the lists included the song too.

See, I thought that I was just having a little private joke with myself, but apparently a number of you decided to make the same joke.  When first total showed it at #14, I was concerned. When more lists came it and it was at number 1, well, I started pounding my head on the desk.

Could I have swapped out my vote then? Yeah, probably. I did at one point. It didn't help. Eventually, I added it back in, figuring that I got myself into this mess, so I had to live with it.

However, thankfully, the final sets of votes knocked this out of the #1 slot and down to #2, and for that I am very thankful. And frankly, if I expected a joke entry to appear on the list, I was expecting it was going to be "Whip My Hair",  just because of the rules in the first post. Nope. You chose one worse. Well, about half of you did.

Everyone, here is what you voted for as your number 2 video. On the bright side, it has a Rifftrax connection.
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Compound on June 03, 2011, 01:12:30 PM
Number 2
(159 points, on 9 of 17 lists - Top Vote #4 by Compound)

http://www.youtube.com/v/CD2LRROpph0?version=3

Friday
Rebecca Black

Friday
2011


'Bout The Band:
Rebecca Black (born June 21, 1997) is an American pop singer who gained worldwide notoriety with her 2011 single "Friday". After the video went viral on YouTube and other social media sites, "Friday" was derided by many music critics and viewers, who dubbed it "the worst song ever". The music video, uploaded to YouTube, has received more than 153.9 million views (as of May 30, 2011) causing Black to gain international attention as a "viral star". The official video of "Friday" on YouTube has over 3 million dislikes as of May 30, 2011. The song was released as a single and made the Billboard Hot 100 and other charts.

'Bout the Video:
Black has a typical Friday. She goes to school, meets friends and drives around.

Fun Musical Fact:
Friday's initial round of recognition may have come from Mike Nelson, whose initial Twitter mention of the song was retweeted very extensively. Thanks Mike.

On No, I'm Not Letting You Out of Here Without Making You Pay For This
I can't embed this, but here's Black's follow up to this song.  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4R-7ZO4I1pI) Grrrr.....

Up Next:
The number one song. Which was much better than this.
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on June 03, 2011, 01:17:08 PM
I find that amazingly satisfying, on this site where guys make snarky comments during movies. lol
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: MontyServo on June 03, 2011, 01:20:10 PM
Duh!  I wasn't even thinking that it could be a joke video.  Now it makes more sense.

Didn't vote for this, never crossed my mind.  Wish I had thought of it though.   :clap:
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Kete on June 03, 2011, 02:09:41 PM
What happened?
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Compound on June 03, 2011, 02:25:16 PM
What happened?

Had to run out for a few minutes.  Back now.

And no one clicked on the link while I was gone. Or noticed what letters each paragraph in my post started with. Sigh.
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Compound on June 03, 2011, 02:26:20 PM
Number 2
(211 points, on 12 of 17 lists - Top Vote #1 by Johnny Unusual)

Really Rhino? No embedding? For Pete's sake. Grrr... Here's the literal version. Just ignore the lyrics.
http://www.youtube.com/v/8HE9OQ4FnkQ?version=3
Purists, go here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djV11Xbc914

Take On Me
A-Ha

Hunting High and Low
1984
Dir- Steve Barron


'Bout The Band:
A-ha (spelled "a-ha" in lower-case on their releases) was a New Wave/Synthpop band from Norway. The band was founded in 1982 by Morten Harket (vocals),Magne Furuholmen (keyboards), and Pål Waaktaar (guitars). The group initially rose to fame during the mid 1980s and had continued global success in the 1990s and 2000s.

'Bout the Video:
A cafe patron becomes drawn into a comic. And Altered States is referenced. Plus there's a pipe wrench fight.

Fun Musical Fact:
A-Ha is a trio. However, there are four band members in the song. The drummer? Not a real person.

Another fun fact? This was in the lead until the last vote came in.

Up Next:
Your number one choice. Hmmm. What hasn't shown up yet? I bet it's Paul Stanley's "Live to Win." (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QdQS1QhQA0) We'll see!
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Compound on June 03, 2011, 02:30:23 PM
Due to my strong personal convictions, I wish to stress that this entry in no way endorses a belief in the occult.

Number 1
(222 points, on 11 of 17 lists - Top Vote #1 by Starman)

http://www.youtube.com/v/sOnqjkJTMaA?version=3

Michael Jackson's Thriller
Michael Jackson

Thriller
1984
Dir- John Landis


'Bout The Artist:
Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American recording artist, dancer, singer-songwriter, musician, and philanthropist. Referred to as the King of Pop, Jackson is recognized as the most successful entertainer of all time by Guinness World Records. His contribution to music, dance, and fashion, along with a much-publicized personal life, made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades. The seventh child of the Jackson family, he debuted on the professional music scene along with his brothers as a member of The Jackson 5, then the Jacksons in 1964, and began his solo career in 1971.

'Bout the Video:
After watching a movie, Michael Jackson and his date head home, and decide to take a shortcut by a nearby graveyard. Things go badly after that.

Fun Musical Fact:
The closing credit of "Any similarity to actual events or characters living, dead, (or undead) is purely coincidental"  was borrowed from An American Werewolf in London which, coincidentally, Landis also directed.

Hey, Isn't That...?
MJ's date in the video is Ola Ray. She was also Miss June in 1980. Just mentioning that. Also mentioning that she's a grandmom now.

Oh, and the last zombie in the video? The one that leers at the camera at 13:40? Under the makeup, that's actually Vincent Price. No joke.

Up Next:
Up next- List #49! See everyone then!
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on June 03, 2011, 02:31:12 PM
And DUH
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Compound on June 03, 2011, 02:31:17 PM
Final thoughts in a few.
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Kete on June 03, 2011, 02:31:28 PM
Here's my list:

1   Jamiroquai   Virtual Insanity
2   Muse   Knights of Cydonia
3   Beastie Boys   Sabotage
4   Fatboy Slim   Weapon of Choice

5   Chemical Brother   Let Forever Be (See Below)
6   White Stripes   Seven Nation Army (http://youtu.be/0J2QdDbelmY)
7   Electric Six   Danger High Voltage (See Below)
8   Michael Jackson   Thriller
9   Lucas   Lucas with the Lid Off (http://youtu.be/zhJp2gVtgpA)
10   Tool   Sober
11   Michael Jackson   Billie Jean
12   OK Go   Here It Goes Again

13   Beastie Boys   Body Movin (http://youtu.be/uvRBUw_Ls2o) Diabolik didn't make it?!
14   Dirty Vegas   Days Go By (http://youtu.be/eIyVABf1rtk)
15   White Stripes   The Hardest Button To Button (http://youtu.be/gLESpHrtvxs)
16   Jamiroquai   Space Cowboy (http://youtu.be/OBw_Om29Y1w)
17   Gun's And Roses   November Rain (http://youtu.be/8SbUC-UaAxE)
18   Weezer   Buddy Holly
19   Foo Fighters   Everlong

20   Gorillaz   Feel Good Inc (http://youtu.be/pw8PpYBiDsc)
21   Modest Mouse   Dashboard (http://youtu.be/penvn9VL32Y)
22   Michael Jackson   Smooth Criminal
23   Fatboy Slim   Rockafeller Skank (http://youtu.be/nmsTwQb1csc)
24   Radiohead   Karma Police
25   Blind Melon   No Rain (http://youtu.be/3qVPNONdF58)

Here are two that really need to be viewed.  I can only assume that they would be on the list if more people

were familiar with them.
http://www.youtube.com/v/2a4gyJsY0mc?version=3&hl=en_US
Yes, that is Jack White's voice, and this video is the inspiration for FOTC I Told You I Was Freaky.

http://www.youtube.com/v/s5FyfQDO5g0?version=3&hl=en_US

and a bonus one that I really should have included (spoilered since it's NSFW):
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Also check out Lucas With The Lid Off (another Michel Gondry): http://youtu.be/zhJp2gVtgpA
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: MontyServo on June 03, 2011, 02:32:19 PM
I'm confused.  Friday at number 2 was a joke?  and A-Ha is the real number two?

I thought it was strange that so many people would have it on their list high enough to have that many points.  I could see a few poeple maybe throwing it on there as a joke at 24 or 25.

Well then.

I had A-Ha on my list at 19 and Sabotage at 14.

That gives me five of my 25 that made the final list.  If number one is what I think it is then it is not on my list.
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 03, 2011, 02:48:04 PM
Yeah, I'm confused too.  Why are there two number 2s?  I actually think that Friday did make it and that saddens me.  I don't mind the spoofs but the fact is that it's a meme and it's probably going to seem really cheesy in a few years, like the Macarena or Austin Powers impressions.  BTW, never sat through the entire thing (though I did listen to the Colbert/Fallon version and a podcast (pop my culture, I believe) where the James Urbaniak and others read it as different characters.  I tuned out the moment she rhymed cereal and bowl and said, "yeah, the joke is it's a dumb song.  I don't need any more thank you."  Also, I don't know here back story, but I pity Rebecca Black, as this is going to bite her in the ass a lot in life and she was just some tween who thought it would be cool to star in a music video.  Too me, that's far less insidious then Ke$ha, who may be history's greatest monster.

Anyway, great list!  The top two were my top two.  I know they are pretty cliche, but they are really good music videos and there was no other video I felt strongly enough, despite liking to break past those two.
Here's my list:

13   Beastie Boys   Body Movin (http://youtu.be/uvRBUw_Ls2o) Diabolik didn't make it?!


I think this almost made it onto my list.  I loved all those videos from that era.
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: MontyServo on June 03, 2011, 03:07:53 PM
Here is my list!


1 - Duran Duran - Hungry Like The Wolf
2 - Alan Parsons Project - Don't Answer Me
3 - Whitesnake - Here I Go Again
4 - The Beautiful South - A Little Time
5 - The Housemartins - Happy Hour
6 - George Michael - Freedom! '90
7 - Weezer - Buddy Holly
8 - Don Henley - The Boys Of Summer
9 - Greg Kihn Band - Jeopardy
10 - The Tubes - She's A Beauty
11 - J. Geils Band - Centerfold
12 - Madonna - Vogue
13 - Nirvana - In Bloom
14 - Beastie Boys - Sabotage
15 - Michael Jackson - Smooth Criminal
16 - Spice Girls - 2 Become 1
17 - Duran Duran - Rio
18 - Lady Gaga - Bad Romance
19 - a-ha - Take On Me
20 - The Cars — You Might Think
21 - Gowan - A Criminal Mind
22 - Adrian Belew - Oh Daddy
23 - Billy Idol - Cradle Of Love
24 - Shakespears Sister - Stay
25 - Smashing Pumpkins - Disarm

5 videos in total from my list made the main list.

Here are some clips of my also rans:

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: MontyServo on June 03, 2011, 03:25:27 PM
Nice, I had "You Might Think" as well.

Looking over my list I probably should have had it higher, everything past my top 4 or 5 is mostly arbitrarily ranked.
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 03, 2011, 04:30:34 PM
1. “Take On Me” A-Ha
2. “Thriller” Michael Jackson
3. “Beautiful World” Devo
4. “Polite Dance Song” The Bird and the Bee
5. “Buddy Holly” Weezer
6. “Sledgehammer” Peter Gabriel
7. “Sabotage” Beastie Boys
8. “This Too Shall Pass” OK Go

9. “Dare to be Stupid” Weird Al Yankovic
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
As a Devo fan, this is a pitch perfect send up of their sound and look to the point that Devo front man Mark Mothersbaugh called it the perfect Devo song and said.  "I was in shock. It was the most beautiful thing I had ever heard. He sort of re-sculpted that song into something else and, umm ... I hate him for it, basically."
10. “Land of Confusion” Genesis
11. “Human Behaviour” Bjork
12. “Experimental Film” They Might Be Giants
13. “Tonight, Tonight” Smashing Pumpkins

14. “Hotride” Prodigy
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
This is actually safe for work, but considering the guys who wrote the song "Smack My Bitch Up" were upset about the violent content...  I think this is more about the fact that the video is about violent children.  Not a prodigy fan, but this is a cool video.
15. “Don’t You Want Me” Human League
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
I only recently discovered this when the song was covered on AV Undercover.  I know the song, but I had never seen the video and it's pretty cool and a little more sinister than I expected.
16. “Mr. Wilson” Optiganally Yours
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Whatever happened to this band?  The idea was that the main instrument was an obscure musical instrument from the 70's called the optigan.  Also I'm a sucker for well done faux-vintage
17. “My Favourite Game” The Cardigans
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
18. “Through Being Cool” Devo
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
19. “Body Movin’” Beastie Boys
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvRBUw_Ls2o
(Oh, I did have it.  I guess Intergalactic wasn't on my list)
20. “Good Day Today” David Lynch
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
NSFW-ish.  Not directed by Lynch, but it sure feels like it!
21. “Bizarre Love Triangle” Frente
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
22. “Mad World” Gary Jules
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
23. “Rockit” Herbie Hancock
24. "Heimdalsgate Like a Promethean Curse" Of Montreal
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Second video on the list done by the Brothers Chaps.  If you guys are gonna stop doing Homestar, you got a great career in music videos.
25. “Three Little Pigs” Green Jelly
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Huh, really surprised this didn't make it.
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Compound on June 03, 2011, 05:01:38 PM
I'm confused.  Friday at number 2 was a joke?  and A-Ha is the real number two?

Yeah, I'm confused too.  Why are there two number 2s?  I actually think that Friday did make it and that saddens me. 

Okay, I was a tad too subtle here.  Friday got a grand total of 2 points as someone actually did vote for it. And that person should be very ashamed. But, no, it wasn't number two. That was just a joke. A joke I spent a lot of time setting up, but a joke still. See the original post I made:

Please let me tell you a little story.

You see, on this list I was having a tough time finalizing it, so I stuck in a joke entry as a place holder at my #4 slot, just so I could start compiling votes. I intended to swap it out as soon as that "Oh yeah. That song" moment of remembrance happened. But as I started counting votes, I noticed that about half of the lists included the song too.

See, I thought that I was just having a little private joke with myself, but apparently a number of you decided to make the same joke.  When first total showed it at #14, I was concerned. When more lists came it and it was at number 1, well, I started pounding my head on the desk.

Could I have swapped out my vote then? Yeah, probably. I did at one point. It didn't help. Eventually, I added it back in, figuring that I got myself into this mess, so I had to live with it.

However, thankfully, the final sets of votes knocked this out of the #1 slot and down to #2, and for that I am very thankful. And frankly, if I expected a joke entry to appear on the list, I was expecting it was going to be "Whip My Hair",  just because of the rules in the first post. Nope. You chose one worse. Well, about half of you did.

Everyone, here is what you voted for as your number 2 video. On the bright side, it has a Rifftrax connection.

Also, Miss Black's next song is probably not written by Mr. Richard D. Roll. His friends call him Rick.
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Darth Geek on June 03, 2011, 05:18:09 PM
Given this crowd, I'm really surprised that Leonard Nimoy singing The Ballad of Bilbo Baggans didn't make it.

Also, I am verys surprised that Tenacious D Tribute didn't make it.
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Compound on June 03, 2011, 05:28:05 PM
A few quick notes- surprisingly, a number of big name artists were missing - The Chilli Peppers, Madonna, Art of Noise. Foo Fighters, Duran Duran, Peter Gabriel, Beastie Boys? All got one winning slot each.

Most Nominated Artist?
At second place? Madonna. Six different songs. First place? Weird Al. 10 different songs.

Song with the most votes not on the list?
Beat it. 4 different votes. 14 points.
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Compound on June 03, 2011, 05:41:37 PM
Oh, and a list:
1   Beautiful World    Devo
2   Take On Me    A-Ha
3   Here It Goes Again    Ok, Go
4   Virtual Insanity    Jamiroquai
5   Thriller    Michael Jackson
6   Learn to Fly    Foo Fighters (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VQ_3sBZEm0)
7   Weapon of Choice    Fatboy Slim
8   Take Me Out (NYC Subway version)   Atomic Tom (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19KBAcJ53ak)
9   White Knuckles    Ok, Go (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHlJODYBLKs)
10   Hurt    Johnny Cash
11   Right Now    Van Halen (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkxB6PqQsoY)
12   Rio    Duran Duran (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3W6yf6c-FA)
13   Freak on a Leash    Korn
14   I Would Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)    Meatloaf (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAGQQby-r5Q)
15   Sledgehamer    Peter Gabriel
16   The Kill   30 Seconds to Mars
17   Shadows of the Night    Pat Benatar (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66aqcOsnP2E)
18   Romeo & Juliet    Dire Straits (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxfjSnMN88U)
19   Pork & Beans    Weezer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQHPYelqr0E)
20   1,2,3,4    Feist (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABYnqp-bxvg)
21   Total Eclipse of the Heat    Bonnie Tyler (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=840B27zYfOk)
22   Dreams    Van Halen (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bwi8m4SIejE)
23   Crash and Burn    Savage Garden (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjGSXGCi4Fc)
24   Material Girl    Madonna (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CQHIP-38jA)
25   Everyone Else Has Had More Sex Than Me   TISM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENnAa7rqtBM)
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 03, 2011, 06:16:42 PM
I'm confused.  Friday at number 2 was a joke?  and A-Ha is the real number two?

Yeah, I'm confused too.  Why are there two number 2s?  I actually think that Friday did make it and that saddens me. 

Okay, I was a tad too subtle here.  Friday got a grand total of 2 points as someone actually did vote for it. And that person should be very ashamed. But, no, it wasn't number two. That was just a joke. A joke I spent a lot of time setting up, but a joke still. See the original post I made:

Please let me tell you a little story.

You see, on this list I was having a tough time finalizing it, so I stuck in a joke entry as a place holder at my #4 slot, just so I could start compiling votes. I intended to swap it out as soon as that "Oh yeah. That song" moment of remembrance happened. But as I started counting votes, I noticed that about half of the lists included the song too.

See, I thought that I was just having a little private joke with myself, but apparently a number of you decided to make the same joke.  When first total showed it at #14, I was concerned. When more lists came it and it was at number 1, well, I started pounding my head on the desk.

Could I have swapped out my vote then? Yeah, probably. I did at one point. It didn't help. Eventually, I added it back in, figuring that I got myself into this mess, so I had to live with it.

However, thankfully, the final sets of votes knocked this out of the #1 slot and down to #2, and for that I am very thankful. And frankly, if I expected a joke entry to appear on the list, I was expecting it was going to be "Whip My Hair",  just because of the rules in the first post. Nope. You chose one worse. Well, about half of you did.

Everyone, here is what you voted for as your number 2 video. On the bright side, it has a Rifftrax connection.

Also, Miss Black's next song is probably not written by Mr. Richard D. Roll. His friends call him Rick.

Wait, how do you spell "Psych!"?

Maybe he's saying that he is inside your head.
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Compound on June 03, 2011, 06:21:05 PM

Wait, how do you spell "Psych!"?

Well, obviously I was referring to the interaction between Psyche and Cupid, implying that Miss Black had been scratched by her own magic arrows and as a result, the world would soon become a loveless planet with no one mating or falling in love. I mean, duh.
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: ColeStratton on June 03, 2011, 06:25:32 PM
Overall, this list shaped up nicely. Here's mine, with links to the videos that didn't make the cut ('cuz I don't know how to embed on here and I hate learning how to do things)

1. Sledgehammer – Peter Gabriel
2. Trapped in the Closet Part 1– R. Kelly
3. Sabotage – Beastie Boys

4. Sugarcube – Yo La Tengo (http://youtu.be/zDgpQBaziy0) **Surprised this didn't make it! Yo La Tengo go to rock school, run by David Cross & Bob Odenkirk!
5. Hell Bent – Kenna (http://tinyurl.com/yclaj7v) **Just a brilliant piece of animation
6. Once In A Lifetime—Talking Heads
7. Thriller – Michael Jackson
8. Weapon of Choice – Fatboy Slim

9. No Surprises – Radiohead (http://youtu.be/u5CVsCnxyXg) ** Thom Yorke fills up with water. Hooray!
10. Here it Goes Again – OK Go
11. Take On Me—A-Ha

12. You Can Call Me Al – Paul Simon (http://youtu.be/dMwzaa6sdxM) ** Chevy Chase classic!
13. The Super Bowl Shuffle – The 85 Chicago Bears
14. Buddy Holly – Weezer
15. Rabbit In Your Headlights – UNKLE

16. Homeboy – Adorable (http://youtu.be/KzYfKcuTrao) ** Cool, watery video for one of my fave songs ever...
17. Land of Confusion – Genesis
18. We Will Become Silhouettes – The Postal Service (http://youtu.be/gEILFf2XSrM) ** Ben Gibbard singing with his collar up = GOLD.
19. Rockit – Herbie Hancock
20. Just a Gigolo – David Lee Roth (http://youtu.be/lN-4lX0QyZc) ** DAVE TV!
21. Hello – Lionel Richie (http://youtu.be/b_ILDFp5DGA) ** "Mr. Reynolds, there's something going on in the sculpture class that you oughtta check out."
22. Hungry Like the Wolf – Duran Duran
23. Fat – “Weird Al” Yankovic (http://youtu.be/t2mU6USTBRE) **YO! DING DONG, MAN! DING DONG! DING DONG! YO!
24. Fell In Love With A Girl – The White Stripes (http://youtu.be/q27BfBkRHbs) ** Legos!
25. 1,2,3,4 – Feist (http://youtu.be/ABYnqp-bxvg) ** Pretty darn impressive one-take video!
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: ColeStratton on June 03, 2011, 06:28:33 PM
2 - Alan Parsons Project - Don't Answer Me

LOVE that video (and song!) Wish I had thought of it...
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: ColeStratton on June 03, 2011, 06:31:03 PM
BTW, never sat through the entire thing (though I did listen to the Colbert/Fallon version and a podcast (pop my culture, I believe) where the James Urbaniak and others read it as different characters.  

'Twas Pop My Culture, indeed--I had the idea of having them all read it. Urbaniak, in fact, did the bit again at a Paul and Storm show, I believe.
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Starman! on June 03, 2011, 06:48:19 PM
Here's my list!

1. Thriller - Michael Jackson
2. Closer - NIN
3. Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me - U2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_WDG8iLT1o)
4. Take on Me - A-Ha
5. Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
6. Even Better Than the Real Thing - U2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yrch66gdjjk)
7. Crash Into Me - Dave Matthews Band (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7in-9E3ImQ)
8. Smooth Criminal - Michael Jackson
9. It's All About the Pentiums - Weird Al Yankovic (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpMvS1Q1sos)
10. Numb - U2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2lbiS1fris)
11. Life in Technicolor ii - Coldplay (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXSovfzyx28)
12. The Perfect Drug - NIN
13. Wish - NIN (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuoFiIFkdAA)
14. Smells Like Nirvana - Weird Al Yankovic
15. I'm Afraid of Americans - David Bowie (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slKNd22GGaQ)
16. The Saga Begins - Weird Al Yankovic (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEcjgJSqSRU)
17. Black Hole Sun - Soundgarden
18. The Memory Remains- Metallica (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDN4awrpPQQ)
19. Enter Sandman - Metallica (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2jfV1DzcuQ)
20. Knights of Cydonia - Muse
21. Hurt - Johnny Cash
22. Jeremy - Pearl Jam (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MS91knuzoOA)
23. Build Me Up Buttercup - The Goops (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtlEMhwEtr8)
24. No Rain - Blind Melon (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qVPNONdF58)
25. We're Not Gonna Take It - Twisted Sister (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xmckWVPRaI)

Honorable mention: Discotheque by U2. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Crpw-nfCok)  ;)
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Rattrap007 on June 03, 2011, 06:56:15 PM
1   Goonies R Good Enough - Cindy Lauper - as i said before I LOVE this video. So much cheese
2   Sweep the Leg - No More Kings - How cool is it to get the near entire cast of Karate Kid for a music video. Even the apartment Complex is there!
3   Thriller - Michael Jackson - Iconic!
4   Land of Confusion - Genesis - Kick ass puppets
5   Take on Me - aHa - Pipe Wrench Fight. Cool use of live action and sketch animation
6   Weapon of Choice - Fatboy Slim - Walken automatically makes it
7   Bad - Michael Jackson - You ain't bad. you ain't nothing.
8   Land Down Under - The music video is nearly shot for shot what is said in the lyrics.
9   Billie Jean - M. Jackson - memorable with the light up steps
10   This Too Shall Pass - OK Go - one long shot full of random crap going on
11   Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand - Weird and kick ass video
12   Smells like nirvana - Weird Al - Fantastic parody video
13   Sledgehammer - Peter gabriel - Another iconic video
14   We didn't start the fire - Billy Joel - All around good video
15   Money for Nothing - Dire Straights - Early CGI animated video
16   I Ran so Far Away - Flock of Seagulls - Mirrors mirrors mirrors
17   Bohemian rhapsody = Queen - Think of the song and you immediately think of the four of them with a light overhead
18   Don't Come Around here no more - Tom Petty - Alice in Wonderland music video.
19   Man on the Moon - REM
20   Addicted to Love - Robert Palmer - Hot chicks..
21   Around the World - Daft Punk - I remember the mummys
22   Whip It - Devo - love the hats
23   Fat - Weird Al - Ding dong yo!
24   Head over Heels - Monkey in a library (also kinda for the literal video
25   CNR - Weird Al - Love Charles Nelson Riley and JibJab. combine both and get awesome video/song
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Darth Geek on June 03, 2011, 08:14:12 PM

http://www.youtube.com/v/2KZLojGm7s0?version=3

Money for Nothing
Dire Straits

Wow! I had no idea that the Wierd Al parody video in UHF was so much like the real thing. I just thought it was a wierd video. But he really got the whole thing down pat, shitty CGI, camera motion, the band color effects, everything.


Number 8
(61 points, on 3 of 17 lists - Top Vote #1 by Kete)
Virtual Insanity
Jamiroquai


I am really loving this song. The video is cool, too. Thanks to those who put this on their lists for introducing me to this band. I had never heard of them (or this song) before.
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: ScottotD on June 03, 2011, 08:19:08 PM
Weezer - Keep Fishin'
Beastie Boys - Sabotage
UNKLE – Rabbit In Your Headlights
Michael Jackson - Thriller
Blur – Coffee & TV - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oqXVx3sBOk
Fatboy Slim - Weapon of Choice
Bjork - It's oh so Quiet
Bob Dylan - Subterranean Homesick Blues - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-J4O2-nsFBA
Weezer - Buddy Holly
Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse of the Heart (the funniest video ever I think) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcOxhH8N3Bo
Aphex Twin - Come to Daddy
Ween – Freedom Of '76 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_vsJuxYGwg
A-Ha - Take on Me
David Bowie – "Ashes to Ashes" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMThz7eQ6K0
Radiohead - Just - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_qMagfZtv8
The Flaming Lips – Do You Realize? - http://new.music.yahoo.com/videos/TheFlamingLips/Do-You-Realize--157430440
The Birthday Party - Nick the Stripper - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RwjuQ-ivOo
The Cure – Close To Me - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjvfIJstWeg
Bjork - Hyperballad - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CSiU0j_lFA
AC/DC - A Long Way To The Top - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9iOk8PqkKs
2Pac - California Love - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWOsbGP5Ox4
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Do You Love Me? - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJTjsVSzQ1Q
Johnny Cash - Hurt
Duran Duran - Girls on Film -
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- NSFW
Beastie Boys - Intergalactic - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qORYO0atB6g


25. 1,2,3,4 – Feist (http://youtu.be/ABYnqp-bxvg) ** Pretty darn impressive one-take video!

Can't believe I forgot this! it's my happy song,

Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: stansimpson on June 03, 2011, 08:51:39 PM
1.) Bjork - All Is Full of Love
2.) Smashing Pumpkins - Tonight, Tonight
3.) Michael Jackson - Smooth Criminal

4.) R.E.M. - Losing My Religion (http://www.youtu.be.com/if-UzXIQ5vw)
Michael Stipe sings through a very rustic-y Renaissance. Same director as "The Cell"
5.) A-ha - Take On Me
6.) Dire Straits - Money For Nothin
7.) Michael Jackson - Thriller

8.) Sigur Ros - Glosoli (http://youtu.be/Zr_MJAOyOeU)
Surely an unforgettable video for anyone who's seen it. Children gather themselves to the top of a mountain. To say anything about the ending would ruin it.
9.) M.I.A. - Born Free
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Has no one seen this? One of the most intense and politically charged music videos I've ever seen. YouTube requires you to be 18 to watch it due to violence (which, actually, isn't that bad).
10.) NIN - Closer
11.) Korn - Freak On A Leash
12.) Jamiroquai - Virtual Insanity
13.) Michael Jackson - Billie Jean

14.) Bone Thugs - Tha Crossroads
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Death comes to take away loved ones.
15.) Ok Go - Here It Goes Again
16.) Prodigy - Smack My Bitch Up
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Banned from MTV, it's a highly-visceral first-person look at a night of sex, booze, and debauchery. Merely watching it will give you a hangover. VERY NSFW.
17.) Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit
18.) Madonna - Express Yourself (http://youtu.be/okFF0pgFyiI)
Every movie from this era copied this cinematography and production.
19.) Johnny Cash - Hurt
20.) Daft Punk - Around the World
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Mummies, skeletons, robots, swimmers, and, uh, more all dance on a thing.
21.) Van Halen - Right Now (http://youtu.be/VkxB6PqQsoY)
Van Halen is barely even in this one. Instead, text accompanies the screen to maybe make us stop and think about, well... right now.
22.) Billy Joel - We Didn't Start the Fire
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Billy Joel watches a family in a kitchen-dining room evolve from the 50's to the 80's as a post-apocalyptic world burns around just outside.
23.) Peter Gabriel - Sledgehammer
24.) Bob Dylan - Subterranean Homesick Blues
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What!? No one voted for what might be the most copied and iconic video of all time?  I mean the song is okay... but the video!  C'mon!  Hm.  Guess we're too big of Weird Al fans here.  ;)  EDIT: Thanks, ScottH.
25.) Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
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You know this one, so I've embedded the Muppet version.  Waitasec... the Muppet version might actually be better!

While I don't really care for Pearl Jam, I really thought "Jeremy" would be here.  And is there a better 2D animated music video than their "Do the Evolution" video?
http://www.youtube.com/v/aDaOgu2CQtI?version=3&hl=en_US
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Watchman on June 03, 2011, 10:06:00 PM
Damn, I'm feeling alienated, haha. What does it say that the only commonality I have here is Aphex Twin? And that "Come To Daddy" is one of the less dark pieces of music I listen to?

This was one of the "humor" videos in my list (kinda Showgirls meets The Shining), an ultra-sleazy cover of the Rod Stewart song (yes, that's the head of Ministry's Al Jourgensen on top of the dancer):
WARNING: POSSIBLY NSFW (depends where you work, I suppose)
http://www.youtube.com/v/Z6zqYSezqwo
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Kete on June 04, 2011, 07:12:20 AM
Number 8
(61 points, on 3 of 17 lists - Top Vote #1 by Kete)
Virtual Insanity
Jamiroquai


I am really loving this song. The video is cool, too. Thanks to those who put this on their lists for introducing me to this band. I had never heard of them (or this song) before.

Cool!  Make sure you check out the other videos that I posted:
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I would start listening to The Return Of The Space Cowboy or Traveling Without Moving.

While I don't really care for Pearl Jam, I really thought "Jeremy" would be here.  And is there a better 2D animated music video than their "Do the Evolution" video?
I love this video, and it was on my initial list.  This song was inspired by the book Ishmael, which is a great book about evolution, our sense of self-importance, and talking apes.
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: D.B. Barnes on June 04, 2011, 04:12:44 PM
1. Sabotage - Beastie Boys
2. Sledgehammer - Peter Gabriel
3. Prison Sex - Tool
4. Weapon of Choice - Fatboy Slim
5. Land Of Confusion - Genesis 
6. Everlong - Foo Fighters
7. Tommy The Cat - Primus 
8. Once in a Lifetime - Talking Heads
9. Here It Goes Again - OK Go
10. Rockit - Herbie Hancock
11. Knives Out - Radiohead
12. Money For Nothing - Dire Straits 
13. Tonight Tonight - Smashing Pumpkins
14. Black Hole Sun - Soundgarden 
15. Buddy Holly - Weezer
16. Hot for Teacher - Van Halen
17. This Note's For You - Neil Young
18. Nuthin' But a G Thang - Dr. Dre
19. Sober - Tool 
20. Super Bowl Shuffle - Chicago Bears Shufflin' Crew
21. Hungry Like the Wolf - Duran Duran
22. Beat It - Michael Jackson 
23. Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before - The Smiths
24. Give It Away - Red Hot Chili Peppers 
25. We're Not Gonna Take It - Twisted Sister

Figures. My only MJ vid was Billie Jean. Maybe only because it's my my last hope he isn't pawing little kids in hell.

Given this crowd, I'm really surprised that Leonard Nimoy singing The Ballad of Bilbo Baggans didn't make it.

Yeah, I missed your list, Deek,

Yeah!!! Listen y'alll , it's SABOTAGE!!!
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 04, 2011, 04:15:13 PM
BTW, I remembered that I forgot Gorillaz.  I loves me some Jamie Hewlett.
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Watchman on June 04, 2011, 04:43:14 PM
Given this crowd, I'm really surprised that Leonard Nimoy singing The Ballad of Bilbo Baggans didn't make it.

Did he do a music video for "How Illogical"? I almost died when Mike started reciting its lyrics in the Star Trek 2009 riff.

I tell ya, this CD's brought me more amusement than it should:
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Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Tripe on June 08, 2011, 04:58:58 AM
Here we go:

1.   Massive Attack - Inertia Creeps
2.   6 Underground - Sneaker Pimps
3.   Karma Police - Radiohead
4.   Fuck You – Cee Lo Green
5.   Rabbit In Your Headlight - Unkel
6.   Inbetweener - Sleeper
7.   Sweep the Leg – No More Kings
8.   The Ballard Of Tom Jones – Space ft Cerys Mathews
9.   Your Missus is a Nutter – Goldie Lookin Chain
10.   Boyz In The Hood - Dynamite Hack
11.   Black Hole Sun - Soundgarden
12.   Hypnotise – Notorious B.I.G.
13.   Babies - Pulp
14.   Vindaloo - Fat Les
15.   21 Seconds – So Solid Crew
16.   Becoming More Like Alfie – The Divine Comedy
17.   Bohemian Like You - The Dandy Warhols -
18.   Horse Outside – Rubber Bandits
19.   Sabotage –Beastie Boys
20.   It Was A Good Day – Ice Cube
21.   The Beautiful People - Marilyn Manson
22.   Parklife – Blur
23.   You're In A Bad Way - Saint Etienne
24.   Do Re Me So Far So Good- Carter USM
25.   Doctorin’ The TARDIS – The Timelords
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: ScottotD on June 08, 2011, 07:28:49 AM
delay
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 17, 2011, 09:54:38 AM
Man, finally got through watch all the videos.  Do the Evolution is one I forgot about.  It's pretty cool.  So was Coffee and TV, Hyperballad, and Ashes to Ashes.  Surprised I never saw that You Can Call Me Al video before.  Dad was a big Paul Simon fan when I was young.
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Starman! on June 17, 2011, 10:01:21 AM
Did you watch Discotheque?  ;)
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 17, 2011, 10:11:18 AM
Unfortunately.  I don't think I ever want to be that close to any member of U2.  Back off.
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: ScottotD on June 17, 2011, 10:41:52 AM
\Do the Evolution is one I forgot about.  It's pretty cool.  So was Coffee and TV, Hyperballad, and Ashes to Ashes. 

You're welcome  ;)
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Starman! on June 17, 2011, 11:49:48 AM
Unfortunately.  I don't think I ever want to be that close to any member of U2.  Back off.

 :D
Title: Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
Post by: Kete on June 22, 2011, 11:32:53 AM
18. We Will Become Silhouettes – The Postal Service (http://youtu.be/gEILFf2XSrM) ** Ben Gibbard singing with his collar up = GOLD.

Still going through videos.  I'm a fan of Postal Service, but I hadn't seen this video before.  It was directed by Jared Hess (Mormon).  I showed it to my wife (we are also Mormon), and the only thing she said afterwards was, "We need to work on our food storage".