A while back I had a post entitled “Best Live Performances”. This quickly became one of my highest viewed posts. Well this time I figured I would focus on music videos. I am sure, like all my other posts, many people will disagree…Yeah, I’m ok with that. However, I would love to hear your additions to my list.
One last thing, these are in no particular order.
Johnny Cash – Hurt – Simple and poignant.
When Doves Cry – Prince – Some may think I’m crazy but the song and the video show exactly why Prince is freakishly strange and talented.
Thriller – Michael Jackson – I hope I don’t need to justify this.
Sabotage – Beastie Boys – I actually don’t care for the song that much but the video made me want to dress up and run around like a spy/robber.
Tonight/Tonight – Smashing Pumpkins – Beautiful.
This too shall pass – OK GO – Seriously one of the coolest videos I have ever seen.
Weapon of Choice – Fatboy Slim – Anything with Christopher Walken not being creepy has a place on this list…and it’s an awesome video.
Fell in Love With a Girl – The White Stripes – Although Seven Nation Army is a better song, this video encapsulates the creative genius that is Jack White.
It’s Oh so Quiet – Bjork – Sure she is strange, sure she wore a swan dress once…but come on! This is a great video.
Sweet Child O Mine – Guns N Roses – Classic and necessary.
The Rain – Missy Elliot – Crazy, inventive, and in some ways terrifying…
No Rain – Blind Melon – Two words – Bee Girl.
Janie’s Got A Gun – Aerosmith – By far their best video and one that to this day is disturbing and sad.
Where the Streets Have No Name- U2 – Because U2 is part of the soundtrack to my life.
Do Wop (That Thing) – Lauren Hill – Catchy, fun, and intelligent. Most people don’t really pay attention to the lyrics but you should.
Single Ladies – Beyonce – I don’t care who you are…you know you like this video.
Float On – Modest Mouse – It’s just that good.
House of Cards – Radiohead – Trying to pick just one Radiohead video for a greatest list is like trying to stop a river with a poncho…kind of difficult.
Blaze of Glory – Bon Jovi – Young Guns II…there I said it.
Everlong – Foo Fighters – Because Dave Grohl is a funny genius.