Best Music Video’s Ever Recorded

Well I suppose MTV started the video revolution off properly and it’s moved on somewhat since the 1980s – technology it’s a wonderful thing!  This list covers MY favourite videos (not necessarily my favourite songs).  Some may not be in the other ‘all time best of lists’ that are all over the web, but it’s my blog so I get to choose!!  I decided not to include any UK TOTP appearances as they don’t strictly count (perhaps that’s another list one day?).

If you haven’t seen these classics, just check out YouTube or Vevo etc.  – I really couldn’t’ be bothered to add the relevant hyperlinks!



Adam & The Ants Prince Charming 1981
Adam & The Ants Goody Two Shoes 1982
Ah-Ha Take on Me 1985
Alestorm Drink 2014
Asking Alexandria Moving On 2013
Avril Lavigne Girlfriend 2007
Bauhaus Bela Lugosi’s Dead 1979
Beastie Boys (You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party) 1986
Billy Joel We Didn’t Start the Fire 1989
Bjork Not Get (VR 360° headset needed) 2015
Bjork Mutual Core 2011
Blink-182 All the Small Things 1999
Bloodhound Gang The Bad Touch 1999
Blur Park Life 1994
Bob Dylan Subterranean Homesick Blues 1965
Counting Crows Mr. Jones 1993
Danielle Dax Cathouse 1987
David Bowie Hallo Spaceboy (Pet Shop Boys mix) 1995
David Lee Roth Just A Gigolo / I Ain’t Got Nobody 1985
Depeche Mode Personal Jesus 1990
Duran Duran Rio 1982
Duran Duran Girls on Film 1981
Editors Papillon 2009
Foo Fighters Learn to Fly 1999
Foo Fighters Everlong 1997
Foo Fighters Long Road To Ruin 2007
Foo Fighters The Pretender 2007
Genesis Land of Confusion 1986
Golden Earring Twilight Zone 1982
Grace Jones Pull Up To The Bumper 1981
Grace Jones Slave to the Rhythm 1985
Green Day American Idiot 2004
Guns N’ Roses November Rain 1992
Jamiroquai Virtual Insanity 1996
Johnny Cash Hurt 2002
Kate Bush Cloudbusting 1985
Kate Bush Experiment IV 1986
Kate Bush Running Up That Hill 1985
Kid Rock All Summer Long 2007
Kid Rock American Bad Ass 2006
Lady Gaga Bad Romance 2009
Linkin Park Bleed it Out 2007
Linkin Park Crawling 2000
Linkin Park What I’ve Done 2007
Madonna Vogue 1990
Marilyn Manson The Beautiful People 1996
Marilyn Manson (s)AINT 2003
Marilyn Manson mOBSCENE 2003
Marilyn Manson No Reflection 2012
Marilyn Manson Tourniquet 1996
Metallica Enter Sandman 1991
Metallica Spit out the Bone 2016
Michael Jackson Thriller 1982
Michael Jackson Beat It 1982
Neil Young Rockin’ in the Free world 1989
New Order The Perfect Kiss 1985
New Order True Faith 1987
New Order World (The Price of Love) 1993
Nickelback Rockstar 2005
Nine Inch Nails Closer 1994
OK Go Here It Goes Again 2005
Outkast Hey Ya! 2003
Paul Simon You Can Call Me Al 1986
Paramore Crushcrushcrush 2007
Paramore Misery Business 2007
Pat Benatar Love Is a Battlefield 1983
Peter Gabriel Sledgehammer 1986
Peter Gabriel Big Time 1986
Placebo Every You Every Me 1998
Placebo The Bitter End 2003
Plus 44 When Your Heart Stops Beating 2006
Prince Raspberry Beret 1985
Queen I Want to Break Free 1984
Queen Bohemian Rhapsody 1975
R.E.M. Losing My Religion 1991
Ramones Psychotherapy 1983
Rammstein Mein Land 2011
Red Hot Chilli Peppers Californication 1999
Red Hot Chilli Peppers Can’t Stop 2002
Red Hot Chilli Peppers Dani California 2006
Red Hot Chilli Peppers Give It Away 1991
Robert Palmer Addicted to Love 1985
Run-D.M.C. & Aerosmith Walk This Way 1986
Special AKA What I Like Most About You Is Your Girlfriend… 1984
Stereophonics Dakota 2005
Stereophonics Indian Summer 2013
Stereophonics The Bartender And The Thief 1998
Stereophonics Graffiti on the Train 2013
Talking Heads Once in a Lifetime 1982
Tears For Fears Sowing The Seeds Of Love 1989
The Cars You Might Think 1984
The Cure The Love Cats 1983
The Dandy Warhols Bohemian Like You 2000
The Offspring Pretty Fly (For a White Guy) 1998
The Tiger Lillies Public Sin 2016
The Smashing Pumpkins Tonight, Tonight 1995
The Smiths Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before 1987
The Urban Voodoo Machine Orphan’s Lament 2009
The Vaccines Norgaard 2011
Tom Petty Mary Jane’s Last Dance 1993
Twisted Sister We’re Not Gonna Take It 1984
Warren Zevon Werewolves of London 1978
Weezer Buddy Holly 1994
ZZ Top Gimme All Your Lovin’ 1983

Marko 31 May 2016

Last updated 15 Sep 2017

3 thoughts on “Best Music Video’s Ever Recorded

  1. Kym Bradshaw

    Pretty damn good list, and a few on there I don’t know and need to investigate.

    However, if we’re talking best music videos ever recorded, there are some glaring omissions.

    These are some of the best videos I’ve ever seen which aren’t on your list, Marko:

    Aphex Twin – Come To Daddy –
    Aphex Twin – Windowlicker –
    NSFW ^^^
    Beastie Boys – Intergalactic –
    Bjork – All is Full of Love –
    Bjork – Human Behaviour –
    The Cardigans – My Favourite Game –
    Kali Uchis – After The Storm –
    Radiohead – Just –
    Radiohead – Burn The Witch –
    Radiohead – Karma police –
    Radiohead – Paranoid Android –
    The Pharcyde – Drop –
    The Prodigy – Smack My Bitch Up –
    Squarepusher – Come On My Selector –
    Tyler, The Creator – IFHY
    NSFW ^^^

    I’m sure I’m missing some obvious ones, but that’s a pretty tight list! 🙂

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