What is your favorite music video? I’m sure you have one but which one is it? We, after all, belong to the generation who grew up watching MTV at home. This was back in time when Youtube wasn’t even invented yet. So, we saw and appreciated a lot of music videos back then than we do now. But the point is, those moments were priceless. Those authentic moments of not having the option to click on another video. During those moments, what music video struck you the most? Here is a short list of the best music videos of all time to refresh your memory.
Everyone will agree with me that Jay Kay, the leader of U.K. funk-pop band Jamiroquai, was phenomenal in this video. In the group’s breakthrough, one-shot video for “Virtual Insanity,”Jay Kay is seen effortlessly dancing about as the floor and furniture moves below and around him in a small room. The video was then nominated for ten VMA nominations and won Video of the Year in 1997.
Filmed in black-and-white, the video recalls the look of films and photography from The Golden Age of Hollywood. The video also involves an irresistible dance routine which was choreographed by “Punk Ballerina” Karole Armitage. There are two versions of the video, the regularly aired television music video, and the 12″ remix, which is the extended version over three minutes longer.
Baby One More Time
The teenage Britney won the love of millions of fans with this instant pop classic. Everybody recognized this as her debut video, where her journey to becoming a pop princess started. The video begins with Spears appearing bored in class at a Catholic high school. When the bell rings, Britney runs out into the hall and begins a choreographed dance in the corridor and in the gym.
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Girls Just Want to Have Fun is actually a song written by and first recorded in 1979 by American musician Robert Hazard. However, it is much better known as a single by American singer Cyndi Lauper, whose version was released in 1983. The music video is a 1980’s gem with wrestler Captain Lou Albano playing as Cyndi’s dad. Also in the cast were Lauper’s manager, David Wolf, her brother, Butch Lauper, fellow musician Steve Forbert, and some secretaries borrowed from Lauper’s record label.
Thriller is probably the most memorable music video of all time and everyone will agree with me. It won’t surprise you, then, that the video was nominated for several VMAs even a year later when the awards show kicked off. And almost 30 years after Micheal Jackson danced his way into the delight of music lovers, it’s still tops with Billboard.com’s voters. He, then, is not just the King of Pop, he’s the king of music videos too.