Monday, August 01, 2011

The 11 Best Music Videos

Today, MTV turns 30.  I spent a lot of years of my life sitting in front of the TV absorbing the mind-numbing awesomeness of MTV in the 80s and 90s when they still showed videos and knew how to have fun.  A very surreal moment to see this young hip cultural icon step into middle age.

I'm not sure what I'm more troubled by...the fact that MTV is spending the day playing a 16 and Pregnant marathon...or the fact that I have to watch VH1 classic to see the best of MTV.  What's even worse is that in the hours of programming featuring MTV's best moments...they have yet to show one video.

Here are the 11 Best Music Videos of all Time:

1.  Michael Jackson - Thiller

2.  Beastie Boys - Sabotage

3.  Take On Me - A-ha

4.  Outkast - Hey Ya!

5. Pearl Jam - Do The Evolution

6.  U2 - Where The Streets Have No Name

7.  Peter Gabriel - Sledgehammer

8. Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit

9.  Weezer - Buddy Holly

10.  2pac and Dre - California Love

11.  Madonna - Like A Prayer


Michael said...

while i cannot really speak to the best of all time, here's 11 videos (alphabetically) that i think are pretty fun.

Basement Jaxx - Where's Your Head At?
Bjork - It's Oh So Quiet
The Cardigans - My Favourite Game
Fatboy Slim - Weapon Of Choice
Foo Fighters – Everlong
God Lives Underwater - From Your Mouth
OK Go - Here It Goes Again
R.E.M. - The Great Beyond
The Starting Line - The Best Of Me
UNKLE - Rabbit in Your Headlights
We Are Scientists - The Great Escape

KC said...

I was kinda disappointed with the 30th birthday thing by MTV. I'm a teen so I didn't grow up watching MTV, but I thought I'd watch to see what it was like. I was apprehensive from the start because the MTV 30th was airing on VH1...

But what I was more disappointed by was the fact that there were no hour-long streams of music videos from the 90s. And I was really looking froward to potentially seeing episodes of Unplugged. But no, I didn't see any. So I didn't like the 30th Birthday MTV special.