Friday, September 19, 2008

Friday Top 10: Best Music Videos Ever

1 - "Take on Me" (1985) by a-ha

2 - "Billie Jean" (1983) by Michael Jackson

3 - "Sledgehammer" (1986) by Peter Gabriel

4 - "Hurt" (2002) by Johnny Cash

5 - "Thriller" (1983) by Michael Jackson

6 - "Smells Like Teen Spirit" (1991) by Nirvana

7 - "Subterranean Homesick Blues" (1965) by Bob Dylan

8 - "Vogue" (1990) by Madonna

9 - "One" (1989) by Metallica

10 - "Addicted to Love" (1985) by Robert Palmer


Anonymous said...

I agree with "Take on Me" (#1). The use of the pencil sketches as a window to another world were fascinating. It told a story that you didn't quite understand, but that was part of its appeal. I always stop to watch that video whenever I see it. It's a song that wouldn't have captured much attention at all without the video.

Dylan (#7) was ahead of his time. The video (film?) is a technological antique (the opposite of "Take on Me"), but I still like watching him flip those cue cards.

And "Addicted to Love," (#10) well, it's fascinating for other reasons. It's a wonderful mixture of the bizarre, the beautiful and the mundane. Palmer wore a tie! And he just stands there and sings - but everybody watches.

James Elston said...


you're insane.

(and I do appreciate Nirvana, but they shouldn't be in this opinion)

I realize this is subjective, and God love ya, go ahead and keep Vogue in there if you like. It would be #5307 on my list of best videos ever.

Keith H. McIlwain said...

I dig Vogue! I think it's her best video.

Anonymous said...

Keith and Mitch,

I'm afraid you need to sit at home and wait for your bishops to call. It does not matter how cool the video was the song "Take on Me" is an abomination. I'm sure there is something in Leviticus to back me up on this.