Wednesday, March 23, 2016

17 Most Memorable Music Videos

Ever since the first airing of a music video  on MTV in 1979, bands and artists have been broadcasting music videos. Television channels that were once based on popular music news information, such as MTV, VH1, and CMT don’t air as many music videos as they used to. However, these videos still get seen most commonly through the rise of the internet. Some win awards and some are mocked, but listed below are some of the most memorable music videos of my generation:

1. “Thriller” – Michael Jackson

                A scary Halloween-themed extended video of one of MJ’s top hits that won Album of the Year


2. “Elastic Heart” – Sia

Maddie Ziegler, of Dance Moms, stars in her 2nd music video of Sia’s alongside Shia Labeouf in a poetic contemporary dance number

3. “I Believe in a Thing Called Love” – The Darkness

A British rock song performed inside of a space station that gets attacked by a giant octopus; very interesting to say the least

4. “Ass Like That” – Eminem

                A comedic video featuring puppets including Triumph, the infamous insult dog.

Memorable Music Video: Ass Like That

5. “Hotline Bling” – Drake

While it’s probably one of the most boring music videos, the dance moves Drake performs have become grounds for hundreds of memes

6. “Hey Ya” – Outkast

This Grammy award winning song for record of the year has a video set in the 1960’s where Andre 3000 plays all the characters of the video

7. “Stacy’s Mom” – Fountains of Wayne

This video made every teenage boy wish they were the star in the music video which illustrates exactly the thoughts that the song’s lyrics mention

8. “Yonkers” – Tyler, the Creator

                The Odd Future rapper eats a cockroach, that is all

9. “Last Friday Night” – Katy Perry

A nerdy character hosts a house party with guests including: Hanson, Kenny G, Rebecca Black (from Friday), and Corey Feldman, making me wish I was invited;  won People’s Choice Award for music video of the year

10. “Animals” – Maroon 5

Frontman, Adam Levine, models in a bloody meat locker with his current wife; this video has been criticized for being grotesque and gross

Memorable Music Video: Animals
11. “Same Love” – Macklemore ft. Mary Lambert

Won the MTV VMA for best  video with a social message and that message is that gay rights are important; a very emotional and significant video

12. “Bound 2” – Kanye West

Kanye West sits on a motorcycle with an extremely fake looking desert background, but the parody that James Franco and Seth Rogen made is what makes this music video hilarious

13. “Here it Goes Again” – OK GO

I’ve probably watched this video a hundred times trying to figure out how this band successfully shot this choreography in one take on treadmills; Also won Grammy award for music video of the year

14. “Heart Shaped Box” – Nirvana

An extremely controversial video featuring Santa nailed on a cross and a KKK member; a trippy video that won the MTV award for best alternative video and best art direction

15, 16, & 17. “Everytime” – Britney Spears ,  “Stole” – Kelly Rowland,   “How to Save a Life” – The Fray

All 3 of these videos share a powerful message about suicide and its aftermath

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