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Best Music Videos Poll (deadline end of Oct. 31 UTC)

Post by Live in Phoenix » Tue Sep 01, 2020 12:16 am

List your favorite music videos, whatever you think of as a video (broadest definition: a full, singular musical piece plus visuals), from music films to present day YouTube. jamieW will tabulate up to 100 videos (minimum 15) per forum member, using the formula of 100/(rank + 2). The deadline is the end of October 31st, UTC time. Rollout is scheduled for December.

If there is more than one version of a video, please list the version. Frankie Goes to Hollywood's "Relax" and U2's "One" come to mind here. Different versions mentioned here: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=9057&p=128252#p128252
(An exception is if most people only know of one version, which you're voting for as well.) It isn't mandatory to list directors, or something like "uncensored version" or "long version." There will also be a very basic rollout for a stricter, MTV-type definition of music videos or "promo films" from 1965 to the present day. (10/10 update: There will only be 1 rollout at our current rate; virtually everything posted here has been a conventional music video.)
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Post by panam » Wed Sep 02, 2020 5:46 am

1 . Michael Jackson - Beat it
2 . Aphex Twin - Windowlicker
3 . A-ha - Take on me
4 . Blur - Coffee & TV
5 . Nine Inch Nails - Closer
6 . The Avalanches - Since I left you
7 . Fatboy Slim - Right here, right now
8 . Korn - Freak on a leach
9 . Beastie Boys - Body movin'
10 . Robbie Williams - Rock DJ
11 . Jamiroquai - Virtual insanity
12 . Nirvana - Heart shaped box
13 . Beck - Sexx laws
14 . Eminem - Stan
15 . The Verve - Bittersweet symphony
16 . Pearl Jam - Do the evolution
17 . Weezer - Buddy Holly
18 . El Guincho - Bombay
19 . Kanye West - POWER
20 . Devo - Can't get no (satisfaction)
21 . Chemical Brothers - Out of control
22 . Madonna - Like a prayer
23 . Marilyn Manson - The beautiful people
24 . David Bowie - Lazarus
25 . Bjork - Pagan poetry
26 . Franz Ferdinand - Take me out
27 . Outkast - B.O.B.
28 . Johnny Cash - Hurt
29 . Rammstein - Amerika
30 . REM - Losing my religion
31 . Pink Floyd - Another brick in the wall, part 2
32 . Moby - Bodyrock (Fire Version)
33 . Fiona Apple - Criminal
34 . Depeche Mode - Wrong
35 . Soundgarden - Black hole sun
36 . The Cranberries - Zombie
37 . Radiohead - Just
38 . Calle 13 - Atrévete-te-te
39 . The Smashing Pumpkings - Ava adore
40 . Gesaffelstein - Pursuit
41 . Coldplay - God put a smile upon your face
42 . The Rolling Stones - Anybody seen my baby?
43 . UNKLE - Rabbit on your headlight
44 . Us3 - Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia)
45 . The Black Keys - Tighten up
46 . Pulp - This is hardcore
47 . M.I.A. - Bad girls
48 . Pearl Jam - Jeremy
49 . Rage Against The Machine - Sleep now in the fire
50 . OK Go - Here it goes again
51 . The Prodigy - Smack my bitch up
52 . Red Hot Chili Peppers - Under the bridge
53 . Ricky Martin - Livin' la vida loca
54 . Bjork - All is full of love
55 . Amy Winehouse - Rehab
56 . David Bowie - Let's dance
57 . Twisted Sisters - We're not gonna take it
58 . Christina Aguilera, Lil Kim, Pink, Mya - Lady Marmalade
59 . Art of Noise - Close (to the edit) Version 1
60 . Herbie Hancock - Rockit
61 . Madonna feat. Massive Attack - I Want You
62 . Neil Young - Rockin' the free world
63 . Billy Idol - Dancing with myself
64 . Gorillaz - Clint Eastwood
65 . Gotye - Somebody that I used to know
66 . BABYMETAL - Doki Doki Morning
67 . Wax - California
68 . Stardust - Music sounds better with you
69 . Gwen Stefani - What you waiting for?
70 . Propellerheads & Shirley Bassey - History repeating
71 . Megadeth - Peace sells
72 . Foo Fighters - The pretender
73 . Rosalía - Malamente
74 . Joji - Slow dancing in the dark
75 . The Chemical Brothers - Electrobank
76 . Tame Impala - Let it happen
77 . Dr Dre & Snoop Dogg - Nuthin but the G thang
78 . U2 - Beautiful day
79 . Billie Eilish - Bury a friend
80 . Killing Joke - Love like blood
81 . Kylie Minogue - Can't get you out of my head
82 . Los Lobos - Kiko and the lavander moon
83 . Devendra Banhart - Carmencita
84 . Missy Elliot - Work it
85 . Lady Gaga - Bad romance
86 . Shakira - Ojos así
87 . Naughty Boy feat Sam Smith - La la la
88 . Kanye West - Diamonds from Sierra Leone
89 . The Killers - When you were young
90 . fka twings - Two weeks
91 . Psy - Gangnam Style
92 . Outkast - Hey ya
93 . Duran Duran - Rio
94 . P.O.D. - Alive
95 . Cypress Hill - Insane in the hill
96 . tatu - All the things she said
97 . Mac Miller - Swimming
98 . Beyonce feat Jay-Z - Crazy in love
99 . Kate Bush - Babooshka
100 . Santana & Rob Thomas - Smooth
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Re: Best Music Videos Poll (deadline end of Oct. 31 UTC)

Post by Edre Peraza » Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:01 pm

1. Radiohead - Just
2. Depeche Mode - Stripped
3. Green Day - Longview
4. Depeche Mode - Wrong
5. Taking Back Sunday - Cute Without The E
6. Keane - Crystal Ball
7. Depeche Mode - Enjoy The Silence
8. The Cranberries - Zombie
9. Smashing Pumpkins - 1979
10. Radiohead - Paranoid Android
11. Green Day - Basket Case
12. Depeche Mode - Where's The Revolution
13. Bad Religion - American Jesus
14. Keane - Atlantic
15. The 1975 - Give Yourself A Try
16. Post Malone - Goodbyes
17. The Offspring - The Kids Aren't Alright
18. Depeche Mode - Never Let Me Down
19. David Bowie - Lazarus
20. Judas Priest - Breaking The Law
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Re: Best Music Videos Poll (deadline end of Oct. 31 UTC)

Post by ordinaryperson » Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:11 pm

001 | Bjork | Hyperballad
002 | New Order | Bizarre Love Triangle
003 | Nine Inch Nails | Closer
004 | Tom Petty | Free Fallin’
005 | Tom Petty | Don’t Come Around Here No More
006 | Kate Bush | Running Up That Hill
007 | Bjork | All Is Full of Love
008 | The Smashing Pumpkins | Tonight, Tonight
009 | The Avalanches | Frontier Psychiatrist
010 | Portishead | Only You
011 | Butthole Surfers | Pepper
012 | Beastie Boys | Intergalactic
013 | Bjork | Human Behavior
014 | David Bowie | Ashes to Ashes
015 | Kate Bush | Wuthering Heights (Version 1)
016 | Nirvana | Heart Shaped Box
017 | Aerosmith | Livin’ on the Edge
018 | Massive Attack | Risingson
019 | A-ha | Take on Me
020 | The Cure | The Lovecats
021 | Pearl Jam | Jeremy
022 | Talking Heads | Once in a Lifetime
023 | Marylin Manson | The Beautiful People
024 | Jamiroquai | Virtual Insanity
025 | Aphex Twin | Come to Daddy
026 | Pink Floyd | Welcome to the Machine
027 | Jane’s Addiction | Been Caught Stealing
028 | Gorillaz | Feel Good Inc.
029 | New Order | True Faith
030 | Fatboy Slim | The Rockafeller Skank
031 | M.I.A. | Bad Girls
032 | Gorillaz | Stylo
033 | Genesis | Land of Confusion
034 | The Cure | Close to Me
035 | Van Halen | Right Now
036 | Peter Gabriel | Sledgehammer
037 | Beck | Where It’s At
038 | Madonna | Ray of Light
039 | R.E.M. | Losing My Religion
040 | Radiohead | Street Spirit (Fade Out)
041 | Pink Floyd | High Hopes
042 | Korn | Freak on a Leash
043 | Pink Floyd | Learning to Fly
044 | UNKLE feat. Thom Yorke | Rabbit in Your Headlights
045 | Foo Fighters | Best of You
046 | Alice in Chains | Would?
047 | Foo Fighters | Everlong
048 | The Afghan Whigs | Debonair
049 | Van Halen | Hot for Teacher
050 | Guns N’ Roses | November Rain
051 | Prince | 1999
052 | Primus | The Devil Went Down to Georgia
053 | The B-52’s | Roam
054 | The Chemical Brothers | Setting Sun
055 | Moby | South Side
056 | Gorillaz | DARE
057 | U2 | Mysterious Ways
058 | Red Hot Chilli Peppers | Scar Tissue
059 | Peter Gabriel | In Your Eyes
060 | Len | Steal My Sunshine
061 | Green Day | Basket Case
062 | The B-52’s | Love Shack
063 | Faith No More | Epic
064 | Tool | Stinkfist
065 | Joy Division | Atmosphere
066 | Talk Talk | It’s My Life
067 | Radiohead | Knives Out
068 | Van Halen | Jump
069 | Prince | Raspberry Beret
070 | Tom Petty | Runnin’ Down a Dream
071 | Peter Gabriel | Games Without Frontiers
072 | R.E.M. | Shiny Happy People
073 | Foo Fighters | The Pretender
074 | Metallica | Enter Sandman
075 | Red Hot Chilli Peppers | Dani California
076 | Depeche Mode | Enjoy the Silence
077 | Oasis | Don’t Look Back in Anger
078 | Primus | Wynona’s Big Brown Beaver
079 | The Bangles | Walk Like an Egyptian
080 | Gorillaz | 19-2000
081 | Warren Zevon | Werewolves of London
082 | Men at Work | Who Can It Be Now?
083 | Thomas Dolby | She Blinded Me with Science
084 | R.E.M. | Imitation of Life
085 | The Smashing Pumpkins | Cherub Rock
086 | Pearl Jam | Do the Evolution
087 | R.E.M. | The One I Love
088 | XTC | Dear God
089 | Gary Numan | Cars
090 | Smash Mouth | Walkin’ on the Sun
091 | Rush | Subdivisions
092 | OutKast | Hey Ya
093 | Blind Melon | No Rain
094 | Savage Garden | I Want You
095 | Depeche Mode | Personal Jesus
096 | Wall of Voodoo | Mexican Radio
097 | Men at Work | Down Under
098 | Madonna | Material Girl
099 | DEVO | Whip It
100 | Young MC | Bust a Move
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Re: Best Music Videos Poll (deadline end of Oct. 31 UTC)

Post by Elder » Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:38 pm

1 Madonna - Like a Prayer
2 Kate Bush - Wuthering Heights (Version 1)
3 Sigur Rós - Viðrar vel til loftárása
4 Pearl Jam - Jeremy
5 Beyoncé - Formation
6 David Bowie - Life on Mars?
7 Lady Gaga - Paparazzi
8 Pink Floyd - Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2
9 Grace Jones - Slave to the Rhythm
10 Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris - We Found Love
11 Björk - All Is Full of Love
12 D'Angelo - Untitled (How Does It Feel?)
13 Madonna - Express Yourself
14 Sylvester - You Make me Feel (Mighty Real)
15 Madonna - Justify My Love
16 Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)
17 Beastie Boys - Sabotage
18 Amy Winehouse - Tears Dry on Their Own
19 Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Maps
20 Lady Gaga - Marry the Night
21 Madonna - Erotica
22 Pet Shop Boys - Being Boring
23 Tyler, the Creator - Yonkers
24 Pearl Jam - Do the Evolution
25 Björk - Pagan Poetry
26 Mac DeMarco - Chamber of Reflection
27 Azealia Banks - 212
28 George Michael - Freedom '90
29 Annie Lennox - No More I Love You's
30 Kanye West - Fade
31 Johnny Cash - Hurt
32 Michael Jackson - Thriller
33 Massive Attack with Terry Callier - Live with Me
34 The Knife - Full of Fire
35 Madonna - Vogue
36 Tears for Fears - Mad World
37 Radiohead - Just
38 Sinéad O'Connor - Nothing Compares 2 U
39 Nine Inch Nails - Closer
40 Lady Gaga feat. Beyoncé - Telephone
41 FKA Twigs - Cellophane
42 The Replacements - Bastards of Young
43 Gwen Stefani - What You Waiting For?
44 The Verve - Bitter Sweet Symphony
45 Linkin Park - Numb
46 Solange feat. Sampha - Don't Touch My Hair
47 The Knife - Pass This On
48 Fatboy Slim feat. Bootsy Collins - Weapon Of Choice
49 Blur - Charmless Man
50 Sky Ferreira - Everything Is Embarrassing
51 M.I.A. - Born Free
52 A-ha - Take On Me
53 St. Vincent - Cruel
54 Childish Gambino - This Is America
55 Oneohtrix Point Never - Replica
56 Soft Cell - Tainted Love
57 Jenny Hval - Conceptual Romance
58 Radiohead - Karma Police
59 Mitski - Your Best American Girl
60 Chris Isaak - Wicked Game
61 Danny Brown - Ain't It Funny
62 Silverchair - Ana's Song (Open Fire)
63 Missy Elliott - Work It
64 David Bowie - Space Oddity
65 OutKast - Hey Ya!
66 Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
67 Billie Eilish - Bad Guy
68 Janet Jackson - Rhythm Nation
69 Grimes - Oblivion
70 Oasis - Falling Down
71 Justice - D.A.N.C.E.
72 Soundgarden - Black Hole Sun
73 Lily Allen - Smile
74 Madonna - Ray of Light
75 Lady Gaga - Born This Way
76 My Chemical Romance - Helena (So Long and Goodnight)
77 Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Relax (Explicit)
78 Carpenters - Superstar
79 Arca - Reverie
80 Aerosmith - Crazy
81 George Michael - Too Funky
82 Beyoncé - Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)
83 Antony and The Johnsons - Thank You for Your Love
84 Lady Gaga - Bad Romance
85 O Rappa - Minha Alma ( A Paz Que Eu Não Quero )
86 Bronski Beat - Smalltown Boy
87 Rosalía - MALAMENTE (Cap.1: Augurio)
88 Daft Punk - Burnin'
89 M.I.A. - Bad Girls
90 Madonna - Everybody
91 Blind Melon - No Rain
92 The Smashing Pumpkins - Tonight, Tonight
93 Björk - It's Oh So Quiet
94 The Strokes - Hard to Explain
95 Pink Floyd - Welcome to the Machine
96 Grace Jones - Libertango (I've Seen That Face Before)
97 Depeche Mode - Wrong
98 Kate Bush - The Sensual World
99 Kylie Minogue - Come into My World
100 Arctic Monkeys - Cornerstone



It is only a provisional list.
I probably forgot some videos, because the lists of critics I searched for before are practically identical

So maybe I will change something after the other members publish their lists
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Re: Best Music Videos Poll (deadline end of Oct. 31 UTC)

Post by Live in Phoenix » Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:42 pm

Ok, so if Kate Bush is in a white dress during Wuthering Heights, then that should be version 1.

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Re: Best Music Videos Poll (deadline end of Oct. 31 UTC)

Post by prosecutorgodot » Thu Sep 03, 2020 1:54 am

Here's a few I like. I seldom watch music videos these days.

1 | Battles | My Machines
2 | Nickelback | Savin' Me
3 | Michael Jackson | Thriller
4 | Green Day | Walking Contradiction
5 | Linkin Park | What I've Done
6 | Childish Gambino | This Is America
7 | M.I.A. | Galang
8 | Radiohead | Just
9 | Green Day | Macy's Day Parade
10 | Norah Jones | Miriam
11 | ABBA | Money Money Money
12 | Green Day | When I Come Around
13 | Death Grips | Double Helix
14 | David Bowie | Blackstar
15 | Radiohead | Paranoid Android
16 | Taylor Swift | You Belong With Me
17 | Sinead O'Connor | Nothing Compares 2 U
18 | Coldplay | The Scientist
19 | U.N.K.L.E. | Rabbit in Your Headlights
20 | Amy Winehouse | Back to Black
21 | Kanye West | Flashing Lights
22 | Green Day | Basket Case
23 | Radiohead | No Surprises
24 | Tame Impala | Mind Mischief
25 | Sia | Chandelier
26 | Beyonce | Formation
27 | ABBA | Bang-a-Boomerang
28 | Paramore | Brick By Boring Brick
29 | Linkin Park | Breaking the Habit
30 | Beyonce | 7/11

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Post by mileswide » Fri Sep 04, 2020 12:02 am

I'll most likely revise my list after watching more videos, whether those of other pollsters or not, but I've tried to avoid resorting for necessarily the biggest or most expensive videos and instead going for those that elicit some strong reaction in me, tells a story, does something I've not seen before..or those with artists I think are fit...ahem, ta for directing this anyway, Live In Phoenix & JamieW!

1. Earth, Wind & Fire feat. The Emotions - Boogie Wonderland (Dir: Denis deVallance)
2. Madonna - Like a Prayer (Dir: Mary Lambert)
3. Johnny Cash - Hurt (Dir: Mark Romanek)
4. FKA twigs - M3LL155X EP (Dir: FKA twigs)
5. Lady Leshurr - HORRID (Dir: Lady Leshurr)
6. Lizzo - Juice (Dir: Quinn Wilson)
7. Pulp - Common People (Dir: Pedro Romhanyi)
8. The Verve - Bitter Sweet Symphony (Dir: Walter A. Stern)
9. Billie Eilish - bury a friend (Dir: Michael Chaves)
10. The Pogues feat. Kirsty MacColl - Fairytale of New York (Dir: Peter Dougherty)
11. Everything but the Girl - The Only Living Boy in New York (Dir: Hal Hartley)
12. Roots Manuva - Witness (1 Hope) (Dir: Mat Kirkby)
13. Kendrick Lamar - Alright (Dir: Colin Tilley and the Little Homies)
14. Janelle Monáe feat. Erykah Badu - Q.U.E.E.N. (Dir: Alan Ferguson)
15. blur - Coffee & TV (Dir: Hammer & Tongs)
16. A-ha - Take on Me [2nd Version a.k.a. Rotoscope/stencil sketch version a.k.a. The version that everyone knows] (Dir: Steve Barron)
17. Kano - T-Shirt Weather in the Manor (Dir: Kano)
18. Tierra Whack - Whack World (Dir: Thibault Duvereux & Mathieu Leger)
19. Radiohead - Just (Dir: Jamie Thraves)
20. Plastician feat. Skepta - Intensive Snare (Dir: DR. SMOOV)
21. Portishead - Glory Box (Dir: Alexander Hemmings)
22. Arcade Fire - Sprawl II (Mountains beyond Mountains) [Original Non-Interactive Version] (Dir: Vincent Morisset)
23. M.I.A. - Jimmy (Dir: Nezar Khammal)
24. Mitski - Your Best American Girl (Dir: Zia Anger)
25. Prodigy - Firestarter (Dir: Walter A. Stern)
26. Lauryn Hill - Doo Wop (That Thing) (Dir: Andy Delaney, Big T.V. & Monty Whitebloom)
27. The B52's - Love Shack (Dir: Adam Bernstein)
28. Soul Asylum - Runaway Train (Dir: Tony Kaye)
29. Basement Jaxx feat. Vula Malinga & Skillah - Oh My Gosh (Dir: Mat Kirkby)
30. La Luz - Cicada (Dir: Ryan Daniel Browne)
31. NOISIΛ - Machine Gun (Dir: Superelectric & Henk Loorbach)
32. Busta Rhymes - Gimme Some More (Dir: Hype Williams & Busta 'Remo')
33. Wilkinson feat. Becky Hill - Afterglow (Dir: Remy Cayuela)
34. Michael Jackson - Billie Jean (Dir: Steve Barron)
35. Childish Gambino - This Is America (Dir: Hiro Murai)
36. R.E.M. - Imitation of Life (Dir: Garth Jennings)
37. Sinéad O'Connor - Nothing Compares 2 U (Dir: Johm Maybury)
38. Daft Punk - Da Funk (Dir: Spike Jonze)
39. Cadet - Closure (Dir: Underrated Legends)
40. Blondie - Heart of Glass (Dir: Stanley Dorfman)
41. Bob Dylan - Subterranean Homesick Blues (Dir: D.A. Pennebaker)
42. New Order - True Faith (Dir: Philippe Decouflé)
43. Rapman - Shiro's Story Pt. 1 (Dir: Rapman)
44. Danny Brown - Ain't It Funny (Dir: Jonah Hill)
45. Pink Floyd - Another Brick in the Wall Pt. 2 (Dir: Gerald Scarfe)
46. White Town - Your Woman (Dir: Mark Adcock)
47. Godley & Creme - Cry (Dir: Godley & Creme)
48. Nadia Rose - Skwod (Dir: Reece Proctor)
49. ACϟDC - Let There Be Rock (Dir: Eric Mistler)
50. Goldfrapp - A&E (Dir: Dougal Wilson)
51. TTC - De pauvres riches (Dir: J. C. Pas)
52. Kylie Minogue - Can't Get You out of My Head (Dir: Dawn Shadforth)
53. FKA twigs - cellophane (Dir: Andrew Thomas Huang)
54. Outkast - Miss Jackson (Dir: F. Gary Gray)
55. blur - Song 2 (Dir: Sophie Muller)
56. Nirvana - Smells like Teen Spirit (Dir: Samuel Bayer)
57. Swindle feat. Kojey Radical - Coming Home (Dir: Olivia Rose)
58. Amy Winehouse - Fuck Me Pumps (Dir: Marlene Rhein)
59. D'Angelo - Untitled (How Does It Feel) (Dir: Paul Hunter)
60. N.W.A. - Straight outta Compton (Dir: Rupert Wainwright)
61. Coldplay - The Scientist (Dir: Jamie Thraves)
62. The White Stripes - Seven Nation Army (Dir: Alex & Martin)
63. Public Enemy - Fight the Power (Dir: Spike Lee)
64. The Bangles - Walk like an Egyptian (Dir: Gary Weis)
65. Common - I Used to Love H.E.R. (Dir: I. D.U.N.N.O.)
66. Eminem - My Name Is (Dir: Philip Atwell)
67. Wham! - Last Christmas (Original Official Video) (Dir: Andy Morahan)
68. Carly Rae Jepsen - Run away with Me (Dir: David Kalani Larkins)
69. Beyoncé feat. Jay-Z - Crazy in Love (Dir: Jake Nava)
70. Shy FX feat. Shingai - We Just Don't Care (Dir: Craig Moore)
71. The Human League - Don't You Want Me (Dir: Steve Barron)
72. Against Me! - White People for Peace (Dir: Adam Egypt Mortimer)
73. Boogie Down Productions - You Must Learn (Dir: Peter McCarthy)
74. The Specials - Ghost Town (Dir: Barney Bubbles)
75. Peter Gabriel feat. Kate Bush - Don't Give up (Original 'Hug' Version) (Dir: Godley & Creme)
76. Christopher Eccleston - Evidently Chickentown [excerpt from TV drama 'Strumpet'] (Dir: Danny Boyle)
77. Jennifer Hudson - And I'm Telling You I'm Not Going [excerpt from 'Dreamgirls'] (Dir: Bill Condon)
78. Barbara Harris - It Don't Worry Me [excerpt from 'Nashville'] (Dir: Robert Altman)
79. Joy Division - Transmission (Dir: BBC/Unnamed director of 15/9/79 edition of 'Something Else')
80. Gossip - Keeping You Alive ('Puppet' (?) Version) (Dir: Unknown) OR Gossip - Heavy Cross (Dir: Lance Bangs)
81. Amyl and the Sniffers - Some Mutts (Can't Be Muzzled) (Dir: Dikayl Rimmasch)
82. PSY - Gangnam Style (Dir: Cho Soo-hyon)
83. Vril - UV (Dir: the29nov Films)
84. Les Rita Mitsouko - Les Amants (Dir: Jean Baptiste-Mandino)
85. Fleetwood Mac - Tusk (Dir: Norman Seeff)
86. Zero 7 feat. Sia & Sophie Barker - Destiny ('Rotoscope' Version) (Dir: Tommy Pallotta)
87. The Jezabels - Come Alive (Dir: Darcy Prendergast & Xin Li)
88. Jimmy Fallon (as Neil Young & Bruce Springsteen) - Whip My Hair [excerpt of 16/11/10 episode of 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon'] (Dir: Rob Crabbe)
89. Young Fathers - Toy (Dir: Salomon Ligthelm)
90. Massive Attack feat. Shara Nelson - Unfinished Sympathy (Dir: Baillie Walsh)
91. The Damned - New Rose (Dir: Nick Lowe? I seem to recall from a punk doc that he'd directed the vid as well as produced the song but may have misremembered it)
92. LCD Soundsystem - Home (Dir: Rick Darge & Mark Armes)
93. The Flaming Lips - The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song (Dir: Traktor)
94. Siouxsie and the Banshees - Hong Kong Garden (DIr: Unknown) OR Siouxsie and the Banshees - Christine (Dir: Clive Richardson)
95. En Vogue - Free Your Mind (Dir: Mark Romanek)
96. Flight of the Conchords - Business Time [excerpt from episode called 'Sally Returns' from the duo's TV series] (Dir: James Bobin)
97. Deee-Lite - Groove Is in the Heart (Dir: Hiroyuki Nakano)
98. Dr. Dre feat. Snoop Dogg - Fuck wit Dre Day (Dir:
Unknown) OR Snoop Doggy Dogg - Gin & Juice (Dir: Dr. Dre)
99. Queen - I Want to Break Free (Dir: David Mallet)
100. Sunflower Bean - Crisis Fest (Dir: Andy DeLuca)
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Re: Best Music Videos Poll (deadline end of Oct. 31 UTC)

Post by Wezzo » Fri Sep 04, 2020 3:18 pm

1 | R.E.M. | Imitation of Life
2 | Eminem | Stan
3 | Fatboy Slim | Right Here Right Now
4 | Michael Jackson | Smooth Criminal
5 | Paul Simon | You Can Call Me Al
6 | Keane | Atlantic
7 | Robbie Williams | Rock DJ
8 | Travis | Turn
9 | They Might Be Giants | Birdhouse in Your Soul
10 | "Weird Al" Yankovic | Amish Paradise
11 | Barenaked Ladies | Odds Are
12 | Fatboy Slim | Weapon of Choice
13 | A-ha | Take on Me
14 | The Prodigy | Smack My Bitch Up
15 | Radiohead | No Surprises
16 | The Boomtown Rats | I Don't Like Mondays
17 | Britney Spears | ..Baby One More Time
18 | Blur | Coffee & TV
19 | R.E.M. | Bad Day
20 | Eminem | The Real Slim Shady
21 | Jenny Lewis | Just One of the Guys
22 | Brian Fallon | Painkillers
23 | Dave Hause | C'mon Kid
24 | The Killers | Mr. Brightside
25 | Robbie Williams | Come Undone
26 | Steps | Say You'll Be Mine
27 | Keane | Is It Any Wonder
28 | R.E.M. | Nightswimming
29 | Steel Train | Bullet
30 | "Weird Al" Yankovic | Eat It
31 | Bonnie Tyler | Total Eclipse of the Heart
32 | Bruce Springsteen | Tougher Than the Rest
33 | Against Me! | I Was A Teenage Anarchist
34 | Billy Joel | Uptown Girl
35 | Lady Gaga | Bad Romance
36 | The Fratellis | Stand Up Tragedy
37 | Cyndi Lauper | Girls Just Want to Have Fun
38 | Lily Allen | Hard Out Here
39 | The National | Conversation 16
40 | The Pogues feat. Kirsty MacColl | Fairytale of New York
41 | R.E.M. | At My Most Beautiful
42 | They Might Be Giants | Put Your Hand Inside the Puppet Head
43 | The Verve | Bittersweet Symphony
44 | Sia | Chandelier
45 | Jimmy Eat World | The Middle
46 | Kanye West | Runaway
47 | The Killers | When You Were Young
48 | Blink-182 | All the Small Things
49 | Barenaked Ladies | Pinch Me
50 | The Chemical Brothers | Let Forever Be
51 | Morrissey | I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris
52 | Queen | I Want to Break Free
53 | The Offspring | The Kids Aren't Alright
54 | The Beautiful South | Don't Marry Her
55 | OK Go | This Too Shall Pass
56 | Soul Asylum | Runaway Train
57 | Sum 41 | In too Deep
58 | Bleachers | Rollercoaster
59 | Jamiroquai | Virtual Insanity
60 | Lady Gaga | The Edge of Glory
61 | OK Go | Here It Goes Again
62 | Coldplay | The Scientist
63 | R.E.M. | Losing My Religion
64 | Supergrass | Pumping On Your Stereo
65 | Taylor Swift | The Man
66 | U2 | Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of [Kevin Godley-directed version]
67 | James Blunt | You're Beautiful
68 | Michael Jackson | Thriller
69 | The Police | Every Breath You Take
70 | Pulp | Common People
71 | David Bowie | Life on Mars?
72 | Madonna | Like A Prayer
73 | Robbie Williams | Supreme
74 | Talking Heads | Once in a Lifetime
75 | Mika | Grace Kelly
76 | Alanis Morissette | Ironic
77 | Bleachers | I Wanna Get Better
78 | The Chemical Brothers | Hey Boy Hey Girl
79 | The Divine Comedy | National Express
80 | New Radicals | You Get What You Give
81 | Sam Fender | Will We Talk?
82 | Taylor Swift | Blank Space
83 | Weezer | Buddy Holly
84 | Johnny Cash | Hurt
85 | Fatboy Slim | Praise You
86 | Brandi Carlile | Hold Out Your Hand
87 | Dire Straits | Money for Nothing
88 | Childish Gambino | This is America
89 | Dave Hause | We Could Be Kings
90 | Elton John | I Want Love
91 | The National | Sea of Love
92 | R.E.M. | Everybody Hurts
93 | ABBA | One of Us
94 | Smallpools | Passenger Side
95 | Tom Petty | Free Fallin'
96 | Sinead O'Connor | Nothing Compares 2 U
97 | No Doubt | Spiderwebs
98 | Gorillaz | Clint Eastwood
99 | Codeine Velvet Club | Hollywood
100 | Dr. Dre feat Snoop Dogg | Nuthin' but a G Thang

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Post by Live in Phoenix » Fri Sep 04, 2020 4:13 pm

Elder wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:38 pm
77 Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Relax (Explicit)
It looks like there are 4(!) videos for Relax. I assume you voted for the 1st version (what I might call the Roman emperor version).
The first official video for "Relax", directed by Bernard Rose and set in an S&M themed gay nightclub, featuring the bandmembers accosted by buff leathermen, a glamorous drag queen, and an obese admirer dressed up as a Roman emperor, was allegedly banned by MTV and the BBC,

prompting the recording of a second video, directed by Godley and Creme in early 1984, featuring the group performing with the help of laser beams. However, after the second video was made the song was banned completely by the BBC, meaning that neither video was ever broadcast on any BBC music programmes.

A live performance video of the song was directed by David Mallet, making the rounds at MTV.

Another MTV video of the studio version includes footage from the Brian De Palma film Body Double. Body Double, a popular 1984 erotic thriller film, contains a film within a film sequence in which Frankie Goes to Hollywood performs Relax on the set of a porn film.
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By the way, no one's voted yet for U2's "One," but there are 3 versions:
Three music videos were created for "One". The first, directed by Anton Corbijn, was filmed in Berlin and features the band members performing at Hansa Studios interspersed with footage of Trabants (an East German automobile they became fond of as a symbol for a changing Europe) and shots of them dressed in drag. Bono explained that the idea to crossdress "had been based on the idea that if U2 can't do this, we've got to do it!", and it was fostered by the group's experiences dressing in drag for the Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. However, the band pulled the video, fearing the single's status as an AIDS benefit would result in critics finding AIDS-related interpretations of the video. The Edge explained, "We didn't want to be involved in putting back the AIDS issue into the realm of sexuality... It wasn't worth the risk of people imagining we were saying something about the AIDS issue through the drag footage, which was totally not what we were trying to say."

The second video was directed by Mark Pellington. It comprises images of blooming flowers, the title word in several languages, and slow-motion footage of buffaloes running, leading up to Wojnarowicz's "Falling Buffalo" photograph. Much like for the first video, the band did not believe Pellington's video would be good for promoting the single.

The group filmed a third video in an attempt to appeal to a broader audience. It was directed by Rattle and Hum director Phil Joanou and edited by Glenn Lazzaro and was primarily filmed in early March 1992 at Nell's, a Manhattan nightclub. The video depicts Bono sitting at a table smoking a cheroot and drinking beer, interspersed with footage of the band performing in concert. While Bono was filmed, the rest of the band, along with models and transvestites, attended a party in the basement, awaiting their turns to be filmed. However, they were never called to the set and by 3 a.m., they realised that the video was to focus on Bono.
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Re: Best Music Videos Poll (deadline end of Oct. 31 UTC)

Post by Elder » Fri Sep 04, 2020 7:48 pm

Live in Phoenix wrote:
Fri Sep 04, 2020 4:13 pm
Elder wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:38 pm
77 Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Relax (Explicit)
It looks like there are 4(!) videos for Relax. I assume you voted for the 1st version (what I might call the Roman emperor version).

Yes, this is the version
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Re: Best Music Videos Poll (deadline end of Oct. 31 UTC)

Post by Live in Phoenix » Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:34 pm

I'm not tabulating, but I'm trying to not be caught totally flat-footed either. So far there are already approx. 77 videos with at least two votes (counting my work-in-progress list).

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Post by whuntva » Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:36 pm

1) Peter Gabriel-Sledgehammer
2) David Bowie-Lazarus
3) A-ha-Take On Me
4) Bjork-All is Full of Love
5) Fatboy Slim-Weapon of Choice
6) The Smashing Pumpkins-Tonight, Tonight
7) Johnny Cash-Hurt
8) OK GO-This Too Shall Pass (Version 2)
9) Tool-Stinkfist
10) Incubus-Drive
11) Yeasayer-O.N.E.
12) Muse-Knights of Cydonia
13) Avalanches-Frontier Psychiatrist
14) 30 Seconds to Mars-Kings and Queens
15) New Order-Blue Monday (1988 version)
16) The White Stripes-Fell in Love with a Girl
17) Hozier-Take Me to Church
18) Radiohead-Paranoid Android
19) The Verve-Bittersweet Symphony
20) Birds of Tokyo-Plans
21) Michael Jackson-Thriller
22) Pearl Jam-Jeremy
23) Modest Mouse-Float On
24) Coldplay-The Scientist
25) The Raconteurs-Steady, As She Goes
26) Outkast-Hey Ya!
27) Gorillaz-Feel Good Inc.
28) Gnarls Barkley-Crazy
29) Three Days Grace-Break
30) Bjork-Human Behaviour
31) Of Monsters and Men-Little Talks
32) Queen-Bohemian Rhapsody
33) Linkin Park-Breaking the Habit
34) Kanye West-Runaway (extended version)
35) Stone Sour-Through Glass
36) Coldplay-Viva La Vida
37) Duffy-Mercy
38) Shinedown-Monsters
39) OK GO-Here it Goes Again
40) AFI-Miss Murder
41) Nine Inch Nails-Head Like a Hole
42) Korn-Freak on a Leash
43) La Roux-Bulletproof
44) David Bowie-Blackstar
45) Weird Al Yankovic-Eat It
46) Foo Fighters-Everlong
47) 30 Seconds to Mars-Hurricane
48) Civil Twilight-Fire Escape
49) Sum 41-In Too Deep
50) My Chemical Romance-Welcome to the Black Parade
51) Tool-Sober
52) Muse-Supermassive Black Hole
53) Velvet Revolver-Slither
54) The Chemical Brothers-Galvanize
55) OK GO-WTF
56) All-American Rejects-Move Along
57) Savage Garden-I Want You
58) Nine Inch Nails-Head Like a Hole
59) Bon Jovi-Wanted Dead or Alive
60) The Cure-Just Like Heaven
61) Apocalyptica feat. Adam Gontier-I Don't Care
62) MIA-Paper Planes
63) Eels-Novocaine for the Soul
64) Adele-Rolling in the Deep
65) My Glorious-James Dean
66) Incubus-Stellar
67) Birds of Tokyo-Good Lord
68) Veer Union-Seasons
69) Coheed and Cambria-The Suffering
70) Nickelback-Savin' Me
71) Flobots-Handlebars
72) Green Day-Holiday
73) Tool-Schism
74) Chevelle-Send the Pain Below
75) Linkin Park-In the End
76) Birds of Tokyo-The Saddest Thing I Know
77) Matchbox 20-Unwell
78) Peter Gabriel-Big Time
79) Rihanna and Jay-Z-Umbrella
80) Cryoshell-Bye Bye Babylon
81) Gorillaz-On Melancholy Hill
82) The Flaming Lips-Race for the Prize
83) Lady Gaga-Judas
83) The Killers-Mr. Brightside (Version 2)
84) Outkast-Ms. Jackson
85) 30 Seconds To Mars-The Kill (Bury Me)
86) Radiohead-No Surprises
87) Green Day-Boulevard of Broken Dreams
88) Chevelle-Face to the Floor
89) Nirvana-Come As You Are
90) King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard-Gamma Knife
91) Macklemore and Ryan Lewis-Thrift Shop
92) Kasabian-Empire
93) Manchester Orchestra-Shake it Out
94) Tool-Parabola
95) The Foo Fighters-The Pretender
96) Goo Goo Dolls-Iris
97) The White Stripes-Seven Nation Army
98) Ghost-Dance Macabre
99) Of Monsters and Men-Alligator
100) You Am I-Trigger Finger
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Re: Best Music Videos Poll (deadline end of Oct. 31 UTC)

Post by Live in Phoenix » Wed Sep 09, 2020 5:12 pm

whuntva wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:36 pm
41) Nine Inch Nails-Head Like a Hole
58) Nine Inch Nails-Head Like a Hole
Thank you, whuntva. I noticed that you have Head Like a Hole listed twice.

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whuntva wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:36 pm
83) The Killers-Mr. Brightside (Version 2)
Wezzo wrote:
Fri Sep 04, 2020 3:18 pm
24 | The Killers | Mr. Brightside
whuntva and Wezzo, are you both voting for the U.S. "burlesque" version, then?
There are two videos for this song: the first version (also known as the UK version) was filmed in Staten Island, New York, and was directed by Brad and Brian Palmer under their studio Surround.

Later on in the year the label decided to create a more mainstream video for the US market: the second video (also known as the US version) was filmed in Los Angeles, California. Directed by Sophie Muller, the video stars Flowers, Izabella Miko, and Eric Roberts in a love triangle, occurring within the context of a burlesque show.

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Wezzo wrote:
Fri Sep 04, 2020 3:18 pm
55 | OK Go | This Too Shall Pass
whuntva wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:36 pm
8) OK GO-This Too Shall Pass (Version 2)
whuntva and Wezzo, are you both voting for the Rube Goldberg Machine version, then?

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Since everyone has been making conventional choices so far, I’m inclined to weasel out of making 2 rollouts, since any unorthodox choices will likely make up a tiny portion of submissions at best.

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Post by jamieW » Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:02 pm

Thanks for sorting out the multiple versions, Live in Phoenix. Once I start entering data, I will post any questions I have in this thread for those who haven't specified a version where multiple options are available.

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Re: Best Music Videos Poll (deadline end of Oct. 31 UTC)

Post by Wezzo » Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:10 am

Live in Phoenix wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 5:12 pm
whuntva wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:36 pm
83) The Killers-Mr. Brightside (Version 2)
Wezzo wrote:
Fri Sep 04, 2020 3:18 pm
24 | The Killers | Mr. Brightside
whuntva and Wezzo, are you both voting for the U.S. "burlesque" version, then?
There are two videos for this song: the first version (also known as the UK version) was filmed in Staten Island, New York, and was directed by Brad and Brian Palmer under their studio Surround.

Later on in the year the label decided to create a more mainstream video for the US market: the second video (also known as the US version) was filmed in Los Angeles, California. Directed by Sophie Muller, the video stars Flowers, Izabella Miko, and Eric Roberts in a love triangle, occurring within the context of a burlesque show.

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Wezzo wrote:
Fri Sep 04, 2020 3:18 pm
55 | OK Go | This Too Shall Pass
whuntva wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:36 pm
8) OK GO-This Too Shall Pass (Version 2)
whuntva and Wezzo, are you both voting for the Rube Goldberg Machine version, then?
Yes to both. :)

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Re: Best Music Videos Poll (deadline end of Oct. 31 UTC)

Post by whuntva » Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:37 am

Live in Phoenix wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 5:12 pm
whuntva wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:36 pm
41) Nine Inch Nails-Head Like a Hole
58) Nine Inch Nails-Head Like a Hole
Thank you, whuntva. I noticed that you have Head Like a Hole listed twice.

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whuntva wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:36 pm
83) The Killers-Mr. Brightside (Version 2)
Wezzo wrote:
Fri Sep 04, 2020 3:18 pm
24 | The Killers | Mr. Brightside
whuntva and Wezzo, are you both voting for the U.S. "burlesque" version, then?
There are two videos for this song: the first version (also known as the UK version) was filmed in Staten Island, New York, and was directed by Brad and Brian Palmer under their studio Surround.

Later on in the year the label decided to create a more mainstream video for the US market: the second video (also known as the US version) was filmed in Los Angeles, California. Directed by Sophie Muller, the video stars Flowers, Izabella Miko, and Eric Roberts in a love triangle, occurring within the context of a burlesque show.

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Wezzo wrote:
Fri Sep 04, 2020 3:18 pm
55 | OK Go | This Too Shall Pass
whuntva wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:36 pm
8) OK GO-This Too Shall Pass (Version 2)
whuntva and Wezzo, are you both voting for the Rube Goldberg Machine version, then?

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Since everyone has been making conventional choices so far, I’m inclined to weasel out of making 2 rollouts, since any unorthodox choices will likely make up a tiny portion of submissions at best.
#41 on the List should be "Perfect Drug" instead.

And yes, you are correct for both "Version 2" selections. I wanted the more "elaborate" versions of both videos.
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Re: Best Music Videos Poll (deadline end of Oct. 31 UTC)

Post by bonnielaurel » Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:01 am

The golden age of music videos was the eighties until early noughties, when cable TV was hugely popular and people zapped to music channels during commercial breaks or boring moments. Everything had to be fast and glimming. A pop star had to be a good dancer and telegenic. This shallow but enticing culture collapsed when MTV made the dreadful decision to switch from music videos to reality soaps, and younger audiences turned from television to the internet. After that there were still a lot of good videos, but they're not on television anymore. The colums stand for Artist, Title, Video Release Year and Director.

Top 125 Music Videos:
  1. Michael Jackson | Billie Jean | 1983 | Steve Barron
  2. Grimes | Flesh Without Blood | 2015 | Grimes
  3. Christina Aguilera ft. Lil' Kim | Can't Hold Us Down | 2002 | David LaChapelle
  4. Madonna | Material Girl | 1985 | Mary Lambert
  5. Britney Spears | Toxic | 2003 | Joseph Kahn
  6. Robyn | Indestructible | 2010 | Max Vitali
  7. Foxes | Let Go for Tonight | 2014 | Marc Klasfeld
  8. Björk | Human Behaviour | 1993 | Michel Gondry
  9. Charli XCX | Break the Rules | 2014 | Marc Klasfeld
  10. Michael Jackson | Thriller | 1983 | John Landis
  11. Destiny's Child | Survivor | 2001 | Darren Grant
  12. Jamiroquai | Virtual Insanity | 1996 | Jonathan Glazer
  13. Lady Gaga | Poker Face | 2008 | Ray Kay
  14. The Veronicas | 4ever | 2005 | Dave Meyers
  15. Aaliyah | More Than a Woman | 2002 | Dave Meyers
  16. Michael Jackson | Smooth Criminal | 1988 | Colin Chilvers
  17. Britney Spears | ...Baby One More Time | 1998 | Nigel Dick
  18. Samantha Fox | Touch Me | 1986 | Tony van den Ende
  19. Kylie Minogue | Slow | 2003 | Baillie Walsh
  20. Janet Jackson | That's the Way Love Goes | 1993 | René Elizondo
  21. Vanessa Paradis | Be My Baby | 1992 | John Lindauer
  22. Paul Simon | You Can Call Me Al | 1986 | Gary Weis
  23. Sade | No Ordinary Love | 1992 | Sophie Muller
  24. Spice Girls | 2 Become 1 | 1996 | Big TV!
  25. All Saints | Never Ever | 1997 | Sean Ellis
  26. Charli XCX | White Mercedes | 2019 | Colin Solal Cardo
  27. Michael Jackson | Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough | 1979 | Nick Saxton
  28. Dua Lipa | New Rules | 2017 | Henry Scholfield
  29. Queen | Bohemian Rhapsody | 1975 | Barry Dodd
  30. ABBA | Dancing Queen | 1976 | Lasse Hallström
  31. Avril Lavigne | Don't Tell Me | 2004 | Liz Frielander
  32. The Cranberries | Zombie | 1994 | Samuel Bayer
  33. Kim Petras | Icy | 2019 | Alexandre Moors
  34. TLC | Waterfalls | 1995 | F. Gary Gray
  35. The Cardigans | My Favourite Game | 1998 | Jonas Akerlund
  36. Christina Aguilera | Candyman | 2007 | Matthew Rolston
  37. Ultravox | Vienna | 1980 | Russell Mulcahy
  38. Blondie | Heart of Glass | 1979 | Stanley Dorfman
  39. Garbage | Only Happy When It Rains | 1995 | Samuel Bayer
  40. Bee Gees | Stayin' Alive | 1977 | Bruce Gowers
  41. Destiny's Child | Bills Bills Bills | 1999 | Darren Grant
  42. Tracey Ullman | They Don't Know | 1983 | Dave Robinson
  43. Zara Larsson | Don't Worry Bout Me | 2019 | Grant Spanier
  44. Björk | It's Oh So Quiet | 1995 | Spike Jonze
  45. Cyndi Lauper | Girls Just Want to Have Fun | 1983 | Edd Griles
  46. Paramore | Ignorance | 2009 | Honey
  47. Kelis | Caught Out There | 1999 | Hype Williams
  48. Kate Bush | Babooshka | 1980 | Keef
  49. En Vogue | Free Your Mind | 1992 | Mark Romanek
  50. The Pretty Reckless | Make Me Wanna Die | 2010 | Meiert Avis
  51. Mýa | My Love Is Like... Wo | 2003 | Paul Hunter
  52. Nick Cave & Kylie Minogie | Where the Wild Roses Grow | 1995 | Rocky Schenk
  53. Culture Club | Karma Chameleon | 1983 | Peter Sinclair
  54. Demi Lovato | Neon Lights | 2013 | Ryan Pallotta
  55. Neneh Cherry | Buffalo Stance | 1988 | John Maybury
  56. Robyn | Ever Again | 2018 | Colin Solal Cardo
  57. Ashanti | Baby | 2002 | Irv Gotti
  58. Ciara | Got Me Good | 2012 | Joseph Kahn
  59. Vanessa Carlton | A Thousand Miles | 2002 | Marc Klasfeld
  60. Alesha Dixon | The Boy Does Nothing | 2008 | Michael Gracey
  61. Salt-N-Pepa | Let's Talk About Sex | 1991 | Millicent Shelton
  62. The Divine Comedy | Catherine the Great | 2016 | Raphaël Neal
  63. Kerli | Walking on Air | 2008 | Alex Topaller
  64. Whitney Houston | I Wanna Dance with Somebody | 1987 | Brian Grant
  65. Kacey Musgraves | Follow Your Arrow | 2013 | Honey
  66. Natalia Imbruglia | Torn | 1997 | Alison Maclean
  67. Kate Bush | Wuthering Heights | 1978 | Keef
  68. Madonna | Like a Virgin | 1984 | Mary Lambert
  69. Jennifer Lopez | Love Don't Cost a Thing | 2001 | Paul Hunter
  70. First Aid Kit | It's a Shame | 2017 | Mats Udd
  71. Sugababes | Overload | 2000 | Phil Poynter
  72. AC/DC | Thunderstruck | 1990 | David Mallet
  73. Christina Aguilera | Fighter | 2002 | Floria Sigismondi
  74. Billie Eilish | Bad Guy | 2019 | Dave Meyers
  75. Spice Girls | Wannabe | 1996 | Johan Camitz
  76. ABBA | The Day Before You Came | 1982 | Kjell-Ake Anderson
  77. Madonna | Like a Prayer | 1989 | Mary Lambert
  78. Sabrina | Boys | 1988 | Tino Calla
  79. Rihanna | Russian Roulette | 2009 | Anthony Mandler
  80. Lauryn Hill | Doo Wop (That Thing) | 1998 | Big TV!
  81. Buggles | Video Killed the Radio Star | 1979 | Russell Mulcahy
  82. Cheryl Cole | Fight for This Love | 2009 | Ray Kay
  83. Sade | Smooth Operator | 1984 | Julien Temple
  84. Nicki Minaj | Super Bass | 2011 | Sanaa Hamri
  85. George Michael | Careless Whisper | 1984 | Duncan Gibbins
  86. Miley Cyrus | Wrecking Ball | 2013 | Terry Richardson
  87. Pia Zadora & Jermaine Jackson | When the Rain Begins to Fall | 1984 | Bob Giraldi
  88. Peter Gabriel | Sledgehammer | 1986 | Stephen R. Johnson
  89. Ava Max | Sweet But Psycho | 2018 | Shomi Patwary
  90. Mariah Carey | Dreamlover | 1993 | Doiane Martel
  91. Rosalía | Malamente | 2018 | Canada
  92. Beyoncé | Love on Top | 2011 | Ed Burke
  93. Gnarls Barkley | Crazy | 2006 | Robert Hales
  94. St. Vincent | Los Ageless | 2017 | Willo Perron
  95. Wham! | Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go | 1984 | Andy Morahan
  96. Pat Benatar | Love Is a Battlefield | 1983 | Bob Giraldi
  97. Shakira | Whenever Wherever | 2001 | Francis Lawrence
  98. Katy Perry | I Kissed a Girl | 2008 | Kinga Burza
  99. Duran Duran | The Reflex | 1983 | Russell Mulcahy
  100. Gloria Estefan | Oye Mi Canto | 1989 | Paula Walker
  101. Marina and the Diamonds | I Am Not a Robot | 2009 | Chris Cottam
  102. Charli XCX | You're the One | 2012 | Dawn Shadford
  103. Avril Lavigne | Hot | 2007 | Matthew Rolston
  104. Sophie Ellis-Bextor | Catch You | 2007 | Sophie Muller
  105. Evanescence | Call Me When You're Sober | 2006 | Marc Webb
  106. Crystal Waters | Gypsy Woman | 1991 | Mark Pellington
  107. Pet Shop Boys | It's a Sin | 1987 | Derek Jarman
  108. Alicia Keys | If I Ain't Got You | 2003 | Diane Martel
  109. Taylor Swift | I Knew You Were Trouble | 2012 | Anthony Mandler
  110. Toni Braxton | Un-Break My Heart | 1996 | Bille Woodruf
  111. Blondie | Call Me | 1980 | David Mallet
  112. Green Jellÿ | Three Little Pigs | 1992 | Fred Stuhr
  113. Whitney Houston | Greatest Love of All | 1986 | Peter Israelson
  114. Gwen Stefani | 4 in the Morning | 2007 | Sophie Muller
  115. Bangles | Walk Like an Egyptian | 1986 | Gary Weis
  116. Janet Jackson | Rhythm Nation | 1989 | Dominic Sena
  117. Ellie Goulding | Lights | 2010 | Sophie Muller
  118. Selena Gomez & The Scene | Love You Like a Love Song | 2011 | Geremy Jasper
  119. Janelle Monáe | Dance Apocalyptic | 2013 | Wendy Morgan
  120. Tori Amos | Silent All These Years | 1992 | Cindy Palmano
  121. Solange | Cranes in the Sky | 2016 | Solange
  122. Lorde | Green Light | 2017 | Grant Singer
  123. Paolo Nutini | Pencil Full of Lead | 2009 | Corin Hardy
  124. Angélique Kidjo | Batonga | 1991 | Michel Meyer
  125. Skunk Anansie | Charity | 1995 | David Mould
Countries:
62x USA
33x UK
8x Sweden
7x Australia
3x Canada

Decades:
1970s: 07
1980s: 30
1990s: 29
2000s: 30
2010s: 29

Artists:
4x Michael Jackson
3x Madonna
3x Christina Aguilera
3x Charli XCX

Directors:
4x Sophie Muller
3x Dave Meyers
3x Marc Klasfeld
3x Mary Lambert
3x Russell Mulcahy

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Re: Best Music Videos Poll (deadline end of Oct. 31 UTC)

Post by Live in Phoenix » Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:17 pm

bonnielaurel wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:01 am
MTV made the dreadful decision to switch from music videos to reality soaps
Yes, would it have killed them to make a couple of hours of prime-time appointment viewing every weekday -- one night, it could be the top 10 hottest songs in the country, what with how they used to do countdowns; another night, the hottest rock songs; another night, a different genre; another night, a music video spotlight on a popular artist.

(And this is off the top of my head at 6 in the morning when I'm not even awake enough yet to remember that I'd already warmed up my tea.)

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Post by Live in Phoenix » Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:40 pm

Elder wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:38 pm
So maybe I will change something after the other members publish their lists
If this helps, I have another unordered 50 or so. The great majority here should make my final list.

Above the Law – Black Superman
Bryan Adams – Can't Stop This Thing We Started
Aphex Twin – Come to Daddy
Beastie Boys – Intergalactic
Beastie Boys – Shadrach
Beastie Boys – So What'cha Want
Beck – Loser
Beyoncé – Check on It
Björk – Big Time Sensuality
Björk – Human Behaviour

David Bowie – Blackstar
David Bowie – Blue Jean
David Bowie – Lazarus
Garth Brooks – The Dance (I've seen this maybe once and wanted to track it down again...good luck finding this)
Candlebox – Understanding
Chemical Brothers – Setting Sun
Coldplay – The Scientist
D'Angelo – Untitled (How Does It Feel)
Depeche Mode – Stripped
Bob Dylan – Series of Dreams

Jimmy Fallon (as Neil Young) – Pants on the Ground
Fatboy Slim – Weapon of Choice
Peter Gabriel – Steam
Genesis – Land of Confusion
Grateful Dead – Touch of Grey
Billy Idol – Dancing with Myself
Janet Jackson – Love Will Never Do (Without You)
Kendrick Lamar – HUMBLE.
Luke – Cowards in Compton
Madonna – Express Yourself

Madonna – Like a Prayer
Martini Ranch – Reach (directed by James Cameron in the '80s, recommended by David Byrne of all people)
Donald O'Connor – Make 'em Laugh
Sinéad O'Connor – Nothing Compares 2 U
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers – Don't Come Around Here No More
Porno for Pyros – Pets (not on YouTube -- I saw it again on Vimeo)
Pretenders – Back On The Chain Gang
Ramones – Psycho Therapy
Rammstein – Mein Land
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Around the World

Red Hot Chili Peppers – Californication
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Scar Tissue
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Under the Bridge
Republica – Ready to Go
Run-D.M.C – King of Rock (where they dump on the Hall of Fame)
Smashing Pumpkins – Tonight, Tonight
Soundgarden – Outshined
South Central Cartel – Gang Stories
Strokes – Last Nite
Sugar Ray – When It’s Over
U2 – Mysterious Ways

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Post by Elder » Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:30 pm

Live in Phoenix wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:40 pm
Elder wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:38 pm
So maybe I will change something after the other members publish their lists
Some of these videos are already on my list

D'Angelo – Untitled (How Does It Feel)
Fatboy Slim – Weapon of Choice
Madonna – Express Yourself
Madonna – Like a Prayer
Sinéad O'Connor – Nothing Compares 2 U
Smashing Pumpkins – Tonight, Tonight

other videos if it was a top 200 they would be included ;)

But I don't know I'll change my original list ...
There are other videos that I forgot like Galvanize from "Chemical Brothers", "sweetest thing" from U2 and mainly the Björk clip that she dates a cat (I don't know how I went to forget this masterpiece)
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Post by Elder » Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:32 pm

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There are few lists sent so far ...
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Post by Madzong » Tue Sep 29, 2020 4:33 am

Aphex Twin - Windowlicker
Radiohead - Just
UNKLE - Rabbit In Your Headlights
Foo Fighters - Everlong
Radiohead - Karma Police
Beastie Boys - Sabotage
Beck - Girl
Prodigy - Smack My Bitch Up
Beastie Boys - Intergalactic
Ladyhawke - Dusk Till Dawn
Cibbo Matto - Sugar Water
Aphex Twin - Come To Daddy
Weezer - Buddy Holly
Chemical Brothers - Let Forever Be
Blur - Coffee And TV
The Pharcyde - Drop
Leftfield - Afrika Shox
Björk - Bachelorette
M.I.A. - Bad Girls
A-ha - Take On Me
Soundgarden - Black Hole Sun
Massive Attack - Karmacoma
Neneh Cherry - Manchild
White Stripes - Fell In Love With A Girl
R.E.M. - Imitation Of Life
The Avalanches - Frontier Psychiatrist
Justice - D.A.N.C.E.
Radiohead - Street Spirit
Weezer - Undone (The Sweater Song)
Chemical Brothers - Hey Boy, Hey Girl
Breeders - Cannonball
Supergrass - Pumping On Your Stereo
Beastie Boys - Sure Shot
Chemical Brothers - Setting Sun
Eels - Last Stop This Town
Fatboy Slim - Right Here, Right Now
Tom Petty - Don’t Come Around Here No More
Supergrass - Goin’ Out
Foo Fighters - Learn To Fly
Nirvana - Come As You Are
Red Hot Chili Peppers- Give It Away
Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
Fujiya Miyagi - Ankle Injuries
Fatboy Slim - Bird Of Prey
Bush - Greedy Fly
Ting Tings - Shut Up And Let Me Go
Blondes Shoot Brunettes - Knock Knock
White Stripes - Seven Nation Army
Squarepusher - Come On My Selector
Michael Jackson - Thriller
OK GO - Here It Goes Again
OK GO - This Too Shall Pass (Version 2)
OK GO - This Too Shall Pass (Version 1)
OK GO - The Writing’s On The Wall
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Post by Live in Phoenix » Thu Oct 01, 2020 12:08 am

Most all credits from IMDb

1. Peter Gabriel – Sledgehammer (1986; Director Stephen R. Johnson)
2. Nine Inch Nails – Closer (1994; Director Mark Romanek)
3. Michael Jackson – Thriller (1983; Director John Landis)
4. Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit (1991; Director Samuel Bayer)
5. The Beatles – A Hard Day's Night (1964; Director Richard Lester)
6. Sinéad O'Connor – Nothing Compares 2 U (1990; Director John Maybury)
7. Childish Gambino – This Is America (2018; Director Hiro Murai)
8. R.E.M. – Imitation of Life (2001; Director Garth Jennings)
9. Madonna – Like a Prayer (1989; Director Mary Lambert)
10. Guns N' Roses – November Rain (1992; Director Andrew Morahan)

11. U2 – Mysterious Ways (1991; Director Stephane Sednaoui)
12. a-ha – Take on Me (1985; Director Steve Barron)
13. The Cars – You Might Think (1984; Directors Charlex, Charlie Levi, Jeff Stein, Alex Weil)
14. Red Hot Chili Peppers – Give It Away (1991; Director Stephane Sednaoui)
15. David Bowie – Life on Mars? (1973; Director Mick Rock)
16. Queen – These Are the Days of Our Lives (1991; Directors Rudi Dolezal, Hannes Rossacher)
17. The Beatles – Can't Buy Me Love (1964; Director Richard Lester)
18. Smashing Pumpkins – Tonight, Tonight (1996; Directors Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris)
19. Genesis – Land of Confusion (1986; Directors John Lloyd, James Yukich)
20. Garth Brooks – The Dance (1990; Director John Lloyd Miller)

21. Nirvana – In Bloom (1992; Director Kevin Kerslake)
22. Beastie Boys – So What'cha Want (1992; Director Adam Yauch)
23. Phil Collins – In the Air Tonight (1981; Director Stuart Orme)
24. Peter Gabriel – Steam (1992; Director Stephen R. Johnson)
25. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers – Don't Come Around Here No More (1985; Director Jeff Stein)
26. Porno for Pyros – Pets (1993; Directors Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris)
27. Chris Isaak – Wicked Game (1991; Director Herb Ritts)
28. "Weird Al" Yankovic – White & Nerdy (2006; Director 'Weird Al' Yankovic)
29. Beastie Boys – Intergalactic (1998; Director Adam Yauch)
30. Gene Kelly – Singin' in the Rain (1952; Directors Gene Kelly, Stanley Donen)

31. Deee-Lite – Groove Is In The Heart (1990; Director Hiroyuki Nakano)
32. Metallica – One (1989; Directors Bill Pope, Michael Salomon)
33. Nirvana – Come As You Are (1992; Director Kevin Kerslake)
34. Soundgarden – Outshined (1991; Director Matt Mahurin)
35. Guns N' Roses – You Could Be Mine (1991; Directors Jeffrey Abelson, Andrew Morahan, Stan Winston)
36. 2Pac feat. Digital Underground – I Get Around (1993; Director David Dobkin)
37. 2pac – Keep Ya Head Up (1993; Director David Dobkin)
38. Talking Heads – Burning Down The House (1983; Director David Byrne)
39. Republica – Ready to Go (1996; Director Guy Nisbett)
40. Van Halen – Right Now (1992; Director Mark Fenske)

41. Red Hot Chili Peppers – Californication (2000; Directors Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris)
42. Beastie Boys – Shadrach (1989; Directors Adam Yauch as Nathaniel Hornblower, Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris)
43. Grimes – Realiti (2015; Director Grimes)
44. Michael Jackson – Billie Jean (1983; Director Steve Barron)
45. Pearl Jam – Jeremy (1992; formal video, Director Mark Pellington)
46. Pearl Jam – Evenflow (1992; Director Josh Taft)
47. Aphex Twin – Come to Daddy (1997; Director Chris Cunningham)
48. Fatboy Slim – Weapon of Choice (2001; Director Spike Jonze)
49. Prince and the Revolution – When Doves Cry (1984; Director Prince)
50. Red Hot Chili Peppers – Under the Bridge (1992; Director Gus Van Sant)

51. Van Halen – Hot for Teacher (1984; Directors Pete Angelus, David Lee Roth)
52. Red Hot Chili Peppers – Around the World (1999; Director Stephane Sednaoui)
53. Grateful Dead – Touch of Grey (1987; Director Gary Gutierrez)
54. Billy Idol – Dancing with Myself (1983; Director Tobe Hooper)
55. Kendrick Lamar – HUMBLE. (2017; Directors The Little Homies, Dave Meyers)
56. R.E.M. – Drive (1992; Director Peter Care)
57. Elvis Presley – Jailhouse Rock (1957; Director Richard Thorpe)
58. Weezer – Buddy Holly (1994; Director Spike Jonze)
59. Red Hot Chili Peppers – Scar Tissue (1999; Director Stephane Sednaoui)
60. Run-D.M.C. and Aerosmith – Walk This Way (1986; Director Jon Small)

61. Guns N' Roses – Estranged (1993; Director Andrew Morahan)
62. Neil Young – This Note's for You (1988; Director Julien Temple)
63. David Bowie – Blue Jean (1984; Director Julien Temple)
64. David Bowie – Lazarus (2016; Director Johan Renck)
65. Madonna – Express Yourself (1989; Director David Fincher)
66. Rammstein – Mein Land (2011; Director Jonas Åkerlund)
67. Ramones – Psycho Therapy (1983; Director Francis Delia)
68. Rob Zombie – Dragula (1998; Director Rob Zombie)
69. Run-D.M.C – King of Rock (1985; Director Joe Butt)
70. Notorious B.I.G. feat. Puff Daddy and Mase – Mo Money Mo Problems (1997; Director Hype Williams)

71. Alien Ant Farm – Smooth Criminal (2001; Director Marc Klasfeld)
72. Stone Temple Pilots – Vasoline (1994; Director Kevin Kerslake)
73. Smashing Pumpkins - Cherub Rock (1993; Director: Kevin Kerslake)
74. Jimmy Fallon (as Neil Young) – Pants on the Ground (2010; Director ?)
75. Lou Reed – No Money Down (1986; Directors Kevin Godley & Lol Creme)
76. D'Angelo – Untitled (How Does It Feel) (1999; Directors Paul Hunter, Dominique Trenier)
77. Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) (1983; Directors Chris Ashbrook, David A. Stewart)
78. Lauryn Hill – Doo Wop (That Thing) (1998; Directors Andy Delaney, Big T.V., Monty Whitebloom)
79. Naughty by Nature - Hip Hop Hooray (1993; Director Spike Lee)
80. Ratt – Round and Round (1984; Director ?)

81. Notorious B.I.G. – Hypnotize (1997; Director Paul Hunter)
82. Björk – Big Time Sensuality (1993; Director Stephane Sednaoui)
83. Strokes – Last Nite (2001; Director Roman Coppola)
84. Dire Straits – Money for Nothing (1985; Director Steve Barron)
85. Beck – Loser (1994; Director Steve Hanft)
86. Sugar Ray – When It’s Over (2001; Director McG)
87. Donald O'Connor – Make 'em Laugh (1952; Directors Gene Kelly, Stanley Donen)
88. Coldplay – The Scientist (2002; Director Jamie Thraves)
89. David Bowie – Blackstar (2015; Director Johan Renck)
90. Luke feat. JT Money and Clayvoisie – Cowards in Compton (c. 1993; Director ?)

91. Johnny Cash - Hurt (2003; Director Mark Romanek)
92. Bryan Adams – Can't Stop This Thing We Started (1991; Director Kevin Godley)
93. Above the Law – Black Superman (c. 1994; Director Marty Thomas)
94. Robert Palmer – Addicted to Love (1986; Director Terence Donovan)
95. Pretenders – Back on the Chain Gang (1982; Director Don Letts)
96. Björk – Human Behaviour (1993; Director Michel Gondry)
97. Talking Heads – Once in a Lifetime (1981; Directors Toni Basil, David Byrne)
98. Depeche Mode – Stripped (1986; Director Peter Care)
99. Beyoncé feat. Bun B & Slim Thug – Check on It (2005; Director Hype Williams)
100. The Buggles - Video Killed the Radio Star (1979; Director Russell Mulcahy)


1960s: The Beatles – A Hard Day's Night
1970s: David Bowie – Life on Mars?
1980s: Peter Gabriel – Sledgehammer
1990s: Nine Inch Nails – Closer
2000s: R.E.M. – Imitation of Life
2010s: Childish Gambino – This Is America

Of the “pure” (non-film musical) video directors, the most frequent of mine are:
Stephane Sednaoui (5)
Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris (4, including with others)
Kevin Kerslake (4)
Steve Barron (3)
Andrew Morahan (3, sole or co-director)
Adam Yauch (3, sole or co-director)
David Byrne (2, sole or co-director)
Peter Care (2)
David Dobkin (2)
Kevin Godley (2, sole or with Lol Creme)
Paul Hunter (2, sole or co-director)
Stephen R. Johnson (2)
Spike Jonze (2)
Johan Renck (2)
Jeff Stein (2, sole or co-director)
Julien Temple (2)
Hype Williams (2)
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Re: Best Music Videos Poll (deadline end of Oct. 31 UTC)

Post by jamieW » Thu Oct 01, 2020 12:26 am

I'll probably be posting my list sometime close to the end. (What else is new?) But I do already know what my #1 will be (and it's one off the grid a bit). New Order's "The Perfect Kiss" was directed by Jonathan Demme, about a half-decade before "The Silence of the Lambs." For me, this is the perfect illustration of the joy I get from music:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3XW6NLILqo

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Post by Live in Phoenix » Fri Oct 02, 2020 4:08 am

Probably best not to tabulate my list until the actual deadline...

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Post by ordinaryperson » Tue Oct 06, 2020 2:46 am

Hello Live in Phoenix, I've made some changes to my list. I've added Rabbit in Your Headlights, Don't Look Back in Anger, and Debonair, while I've removed Liberation, Never Let Me Down Again, and Crazy.
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Post by jamieW » Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:03 pm

ordinaryperson wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 2:46 am
Hello Live in Phoenix, I've made some changes to my list. I've added Rabbit in Your Headlights, Don't Look Back in Anger, and Debonair, while I've removed Liberation, Never Let Me Down Again, and Crazy.
I probably won't begin tabulating the lists until the last week of October, since I know a lot of people will want to make changes. Once I begin, I'll still allow changes right up until I'm finished, but I'll then probably ask everyone to let me know if they do make any.

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Post by Live in Phoenix » Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:30 pm

Just like the U.S. election, 2 weeks and change left to go!

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Re: Best Music Videos Poll (deadline end of Oct. 31 UTC)

Post by Dan » Thu Oct 15, 2020 4:01 pm

Nice idea for a poll. I haven't exactly watched thousands of music videos, but here's a top 35 from me...

01 | The Chemical Brothers | Believe
02 | M.I.A. | Bad Girls
03 | Björk | Bachelorette
04 | Doves | Kingdom of Rust
05 | Stromae | Tous les mêmes
06 | Stromae | Papaoutai 
07 | Pearl Jam | Do the Evolution
08 | a-ha | Take On Me
09 | M83 | Midnight City
10 | Hercules & Love Affair feat. John Grant | I Try to Talk to You
11 | Childish Gambino | This Is America
12 | Hozier | Take Me to Church
13 | Janet Jackson | Rhythm Nation
14 | Beyoncé | Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)
15 | Beyoncé | Formation
16 | Perfume Genius  | Slip Away
17 | Tame Impala | The Less I Know the Better
18 | Kanye West feat. Pusha T | Runaway
19 | Björk | It's Oh So Quiet
20 | Goldfrapp | Happiness
21 | Radiohead | Street Spirit
22 | Arcade Fire | Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)
23 | Les Rita Mitsouko | Les amants
24 | OK Go | This Too Shall Pass
25 | Justice | D.A.N.C.E.
26 | Michael Kiwanuka | Black Man in a White World
27 | Goldfrapp | Annabel
28 | Tove Styrke | Sway
29 | Bob Dylan | Subterranean Homesick Blues
30 | Blur | Song 2
31 | Lykke Li | I Follow Rivers
32 | Laura Marling | Night Terror (Version 2)
33 | Beck | Lost Cause (Version 1)
34 | David Bowie | Life on Mars?
35 | D'Angelo | Untitled (How Does It Feel)
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Post by Live in Phoenix » Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:51 pm

I've been working on director info. I have found or confirmed a director for every video except the ones below. (One of them is today's Biggest Fan selection.) A couple of these surprised me. Some of these I just don't expect to be figured out. For instance, after inquiring at a Carpenters forum, I now know everything under the sun regarding the "Superstar" video, except who directed it. Anyway, if you know the director for any of these, please let me know.


Carpenters – Superstar
If you'd enjoy reading my Carpenters thread:
https://forum.amcorner.com/threads/dire ... deo.17684/

Civil Twilight - Fire Escape

Codeine Velvet Club | Hollywood

Jimmy Fallon (as Neil Young) – Pants on the Ground

Luke feat. JT Money and Clayvoisie – Cowards in Compton

Mac DeMarco - Chamber of Reflection

Ratt – Round and Round

Replacements - Bastards of Young
--This is an "anti-video," but has shown up on best-of lists over the years, so this one is frustrating

South Central Cartel feat. 3-2 & Big Mike – Gang Stories
--This is from my list, and it's probably not surviving the next revision anyway

Steps | Say You'll Be Mine

Sylvester - You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)

TTC - De pauvres riches
--A director name was provided, and I'll take it, but I'm having trouble confirming it anywhere
mileswide wrote:
Fri Sep 04, 2020 12:02 am
TTC - De pauvres riches (Dir: J. C. Pas)
(Mileswide, can you help me on this one?)

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Re: Best Music Videos Poll (deadline end of Oct. 31 UTC)

Post by mileswide » Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:07 pm

Live in Phoenix wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:51 pm
mileswide wrote:
Fri Sep 04, 2020 12:02 am
TTC - De pauvres riches (Dir: J. C. Pas)
(Mileswide, can you help me on this one?)
Lame French pun, I'm afraid- J. C. Pas = << je sais pas >> = "I don't know" because I don't! I'll try to do more digging for the actual director, I'm planning to watch a few more vids to round my list off anyway. That'll include Pants on the Ground if it's a patch on Jimmy Fallon as Young & Springsteen doing Whip My Hair, pure comedy gold :mrgreen:
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Post by mileswide » Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:25 pm

Live in Phoenix wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:51 pm
mileswide wrote:
Fri Sep 04, 2020 12:02 am
TTC - De pauvres riches (Dir: J. C. Pas)
(Mileswide, can you help me on this one?)
Didn't take me long to find some of my selection's directors http://www.animatedreview.com/2011/09/t ... s.html?m=1 "Animated by Luna Cohiba in collaboration with illustrator Alexandra Compain-Tissier". No director is given for the live-action shots but I'd say for Cohiba and Compain-Tissier to be at least kept as placeholders for the director credits.
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Post by mileswide » Fri Oct 23, 2020 3:28 am

Another post from me but should be the last on the thread for now! I've made the final additions to my list from 76 to 100 with none of the prior positions affected. It was mainly videos I'd forgotten about but also a few musical sketches/scenes once I realised these would fit criteria.

One more thing:
Live in Phoenix wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:51 pm
Jimmy Fallon (as Neil Young) – Pants on the Ground
Rob Crabbe was allegedly the director throughout Fallon's run as Late Night host, so he's your man here.
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Re: Best Music Videos Poll (deadline end of Oct. 31 UTC)

Post by Romain » Fri Oct 23, 2020 5:43 am

Almost only Gondry's videos(1 to 10), why Romain why?
Because!

1) Björk : bachelorette
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNJv-Ebi67I

2) Daft Punk - Around the world
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7exajMfNiFQ

3) The Chemical Brothers - Star Guitar
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0S43IwBF0uM

4) Cibo Matto - Sugar Water
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EN9auBn6Jys

5) The Chemical Brothers - Let Forever Be
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5FyfQDO5g0

6)The White Stripes - Hardest Button To Button
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4dx42YzQCE

7) Kylie Minogue - Come Into My World
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63vqob-MljQ

8) IAM - Je danse le Mia
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ceNf9qJjgc

9) The White Stripes - Dead Leaves And The Dirty Ground
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OyytKqYjkE

10) The White Stripes - The Denial Twist
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6LuwU3LPLE

11) Stromae - Tous Les Mêmes (Dir. Henry Scholfiedet )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAMWdvo71ls

12) David Bowie - Lazarus (Dir. Johan Renck)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-JqH1M4Ya8

13) Les Rita Mitsuko - Les amants(Dir. Jean-Baptiste Mondino)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwllzZuzz58

14) Fatboy Slim - Weapon Of Choice (Dir. Spike Jonze)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCDIYvFmgW8

15) Outkast - Hey ya! (Dir. Bryan Barber)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWgvGjAhvIw

16) Serge Gainsbourg & Brigitte Bardot - Bonnie and Clyde
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wa7wjr1NwhA

17) Mylène Farmer - Libertine (Dir. Laurent Boutonnat)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0DwIefImuA

18) a-ha - Take On Me
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djV11Xbc914

19) Justice - D.A.N.C.E.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sy1dYFGkPUE

20) Stomae - Papaoutai
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiKj0Z_Xnjc

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Post by Live in Phoenix » Tue Oct 27, 2020 5:20 pm

Last warning!

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Post by jamieW » Thu Oct 29, 2020 2:21 am

Just an update on this: I'll be posting my own list on Saturday. (I pretty much have my list complete, but I'm revisiting a lot of the videos since it's been a while for some of them.) At that point, I'll begin tabulating the lists. If you make a change after that, please let me know. You're more than welcome to change your lists (or even post a new list) until I finish the calculations and send it along to Live in Phoenix (which should take less than a week).

Hopefully, we'll get some more lists by the deadline (or even a little afterward). Thank you to everyone who's participated so far!


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Re: Best Music Videos Poll (deadline end of Oct. 31 UTC)

Post by Zombeels » Fri Oct 30, 2020 7:27 am

01 Spinto Band - Living Things
02 Eels - Last Stop: This Town
03 Starlight Mints - Popsickle
04 Radiohead - Street Spirit (Fade Out)
05 Blur - The Universal
06 Of Men And Monsters - Little Talks
07 Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Don’t Come Around Here No More
08 Animals - House Of The Rising Sun
09 Johnny Cash - Hurt
10 Lily Allen - LDN
11 Ween - Transdermal Celebration
12 Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Learning To Fly
13 Devo - (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
14 Outkast - Hey Ya!
15 Radical Face - Always Gold
16 Erland & The Carnival - Trouble In Mind
17 First Aid Kit - It's A Shame
18 Of Monsters and Men - King And Lionheart
19 Violent Femmes - American Music
20 Cloud Cult - Everybody Here Is a Cloud
21 Spoon - The Underdog
22 Sigur Rós - Untitled Vaka
23 Moonbabies - War On Sound
24 Dandy Warhols - Bohemian Like You
25 Ramona Falls - I Say Fever
26 Pulp - Common People
27 Gorillaz - Feel Good Inc.
28 Pepe Deluxé - The Mischief Of Cloud Six
29 Beatles - I Am The Walrus
30 Primal Scream - Rocks
31 Dope Lemon - Uptown Folks
32 Gorillaz - El Mañana
33 Radiohead - Just
34 The Bees - Chicken Payback
35 Tori Amos - Winter
36 Broken Social Scene - Almost Crimes
37 Mutual Benefit - Advanced Falconry
38 Staggers - Wild Teens
39 Cardigans - My Favourite Game
40 Broken Bells - The Ghost Inside
41 King Charles - Mississippi Isabel
42 Moody Blues - Your Wildest Dreams
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Post by Miguel » Fri Oct 30, 2020 11:40 am

1. The Connells: ’74-‘75
2. Duffy: Mercy
3. Mojave 3: Some Kinda Angel
4. Brian Fallon: Forget Me Not
5. Yo La Tengo: Sugarcube
6. Prince: Raspberry Beret
7. Talking Heads: The Lady Don’t Mind
8. Madness: Johnny the Horse
9. Talking Heads: Burning Down the House
10. Los Punsetes: Fondo de armario
11. La Casa Azul: La revolución sexual
12. Talking Heads: Wild Wild Life
13. The Kinks: Do it Again
14. Neleonard: Coger frío
15. Talking Heads: Road to Nowhere
16. Teenage Fanclub: Ain’t that Enough
17. Talking Heads: Love for Sale
18. Leonard Cohen:First, We Take Manhattan
19. Grateful Dead: Touch of Grey
20. Teenage Fanclub: I’m in Love
21. R.E.M.: Shinny Happy People
22. Madness: One Step Beyond
23. Michael Jackson: Thriller
24. She and Him: In the Sun
25. Neil Young: Rockin’ in the Free World
26.Red House Painters: All Mixed Up
27. Cosmen Adelaida: Becerro de oro
28. R.E.M.: What’s the Frequency, Kenneth?
29. Super Furry Animals: (Drawing) Rings Around the World
30. The Beatles: Penny Lane
31. Tachenko: Amable
32. Cornershop: Brimful of Asha
33. B’52: Love Shack
34. Los Flechazos: A toda velocidad
35. Pink Floyd: One Slip
36. Nirvana: Smells Like Teen Spirit
37. Mojave 3: Breaking the Ice
38. Right Said Fred: Too Sexy
39. Swimming Tapes: Pashing Ships
40. Sodastream: Heaven on the Ground
41. David Bowie: Day in Day out
42. R.E.M.: Stand
43. Talking Heads: This Must Be the Place (Naïve Melody)
44. Dire Straits: Money for Nothing
45. David Bowie: Ashes to Ashes
46. Madness: Our House
47. Purr: Gain
48. R.E.M.: Turn You Inside Out
49. Bee Gees: Stayin’ Alive
50. Peter Gabriel: Sledgehammer
51. The Verve: Bittersweet Symphony
52. Michael Jackson: Bad
53. Bronski Beat: Smalltown Boy
54. Alaska y Dinarama: Perlas ensangrentadas
55. Outkast: Hey Ya
56. Kiko Veneno: Memphis Blues Again
57. Four Tops: Loco in Acapulco
58. Bruce Springsteen: Philadelphia
59. Los Punsetes: Una persona sospechosa
60. U2: With or Without You
61. Leonard Cohen: Dance Me to the End of Love
62. Talking Heads: And She Was
63. Michael Jackson: Smooth Criminal
64. ABBA: Dancing Queen
65. Automatics: Watch Over You
66. Gorky's Zygotic Mynci: Poodle Rockin'
67. The Communards: Don’t Leave My This Way
68. The Beatles: Strawberry Fields Forever
69. Vancouvers: Reach Out
70. Talking Heads: Nothing (But Flowers)
71. Johnny Cash: Hurt
72. Oasis: Wonderwall
73. Pet Shop Boys: Se A Vida E (That's The Way Life Is)
74. Os Resentidos: Galicia Caníbal (Fai un sol de carallo)
75. Queen: I Want to Break Free
76. Madonna: Into the Groove
77. George Harrison: When We Was Fab
78. Los Enemigos: ¿Porqué yo?
79. Paul Simon: Obvious Child
80. The Black Keys: Lonely Boy
81. The Rolling Stones: Undercover the Night
82. Michael Jackson: Liberian Girl
83. R.E.M.: The One I Love
84. The Human League: Don't You Want Me
85. Camera Obscura: Teenager
86. Billy Joel: Uptown Girl
87. Ultravox: Vienna
88. Paul McCartney: Pipe of Peace
89. The Travelling Wilburys: Handle With Care
90. Paul Simon: You Can Call Me Al
91. Madness: It Must Be Love
92. La Casa Azul: El final del amor eterno
93. Living Colour: Cult of Personality
94. Tom Waits: It’s Allright With Me
95. Talking Heads: Once in a Lifetime
96. U2: Where the Streets Have No Name
97. The Kinks: Come Dancing
98. Michael Jackson: Beat it
99. Peter Gabriel feat. Kate Bush: Don't Give up
100. The Smashing Pumpkins: Tonight, Tonight

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