Greatest Music Videos

Being a poor Idaho boy, I didn't grow up with MTV or VH1, only 3, 6, 8 and 10 (Southeastern Idahoans know what I'm talking about). Every chance I had after moving out of the house to watch music videos I pretty much got sucked in. This was when MTV and VH1 actually played videos. After much debate with Melanie I decided to post some of my favorite music videos. This seemed like an easy topic at first, but is surprisingly difficult. I'm curious to hear your feedback, whether you agree with any of my suggestions, or if you are like Mel and think that a greatest videos list has to have Jacko and Madonna in it. So without further ado, the greatest music videos of all time:

1. The Darkness - I Believe In A Thing Called Love
This video has it all, nudity, rockin guitar solos, extremely tight low-cut outfits, a rotten-toothed falsetto lead singer and a gaint space squid. This is my wildcard, if you haven't seen the video before then click on the link and prepare to be amazed.

2. Beastie Boys - Sabotage
A couple Jewish rappers getting down old school Starsky and Hutch style. I don't think it gets much better then this.

3. Devo - Whip It
The coolest hats in a music video ever.

4. Johnny Cash - Hurt
A Nine Inch Nails song redone by the master. So many illusions of soul searching, pain and death. This was the best way for the great one to end his career.

5. Fatboy Slim - Weapon of Choice
Probably the best work Christopher Walken has ever done that did not involve a Cowbell.

6. Nirvana - Heart Shaped Box
Perhaps the greatest band ever and the imagery pretty much sums up what they were all about. I would have loved to have included Smells Like Teen Spirit as well.

7. Blind Melon - No Rain
Two words, Bee Girl.

8. Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg - Nuthin But A G Thang
This video turned me into the gangsta I am today.

9. The White Stripes - Fell In Love With A Girl
Most fun with Legos since you were six years old.

10. Foo Fighters - Big Me
Amazing Mentos knock off.

Honorable Mention
Missy Elliot - Work It
Fatboy Slim - Praise You
Weezer - Buddy Holly
Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody


Krista said...

Mark- AWESOME choices. I remember the first time M and I saw the Darkness video- we just about died...nice!! Also, loved the rest of your Early-mid 90's videos. Totally took me back. I loved watching videos. Now they mostly just show crap on MTV and VH1. I say "bring back the videos!" I also have another good candidate for your list. Ever heard of Monster Magnet? "Space Lord mutha mutha..."

mindi said...

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:) Take care!

Melissa said...

Fantastic. This is an awesome post.
What about Meat Loaf's "I would do anything for love" vid? Didn't make the cut?