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MTV & VH1 Top 100 Greatest Music Videos of All Time (2001)
« on: January 06, 2008, 09:56:53 AM »
Top 50 from both lists...




MTV 100 Greatest Music Videos of All Time (1999)

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50. Madonna "Lucky Star" (84)
49. Paula Abdul "Straight Up" (89)
48. Aerosmith "Janie's Got A Gun" (89)
47. Talking Heads "Once In A Lifetime" (81)
46. Fatboy Slim "Praise You" (99)
45. Guns N' Roses "November Rain” (92)
44. Janet Jackson "Rhythm Nation" (89)
43. ZZ Top "Gimme All Your Lovin" (83)
42. Alanis Morissette "Ironic" (96)
41. Bon Jovi "Wanted Dead Or Alive" (87)
40. TLC "Waterfalls" (95)
39. Cyndi Lauper "Girls Just Want To Have Fun" (83)
38. Metallica "One" (89)
37. The Verve "Bittersweet Symphony" (97)
36. Red Hot Chili Peppers "Give It Away" (91)
35. Michael Jackson "Billie Jean" (83)
34. Sinead O'Connor "Nothing Compares 2 U" (90)
33. Van Halen "Jump" (84)
32. Dr. Dre "Nuthin' But A 'G' Thang" (93)
31. Eurythmics "Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)" (83)
30. Korn "Freak On A Leash" (99)
29. Dire Straits "Money For Nothing" (85)
28. Herbie Hancock "Rock It" (83)
27. LL Cool J "Mama Said Knock You Out" (91)
26. Guns N' Roses "Welcome To The Jungle" (87)
25. The Cars "You Might Think" (84)
24. Jamiroquai "Virtual Insanity" (97)
23. Blind Melon "No Rain" (93)
22. Notorious BIG feat. Mase & Puff Daddy "Mo Money, Mo Problems" (97)
21. INXS "Need You Tonight/Mediate" (87)
20. Busta Rhymes "Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See" (97)
19. Pearl Jam "Jeremy" (92)
18. George Michael "Freedom '90" (90)
17. Nine Inch Nails "Closer" (94)
16. The Police "Every Breath You Take" (83)
15. Missy Elliott "The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)" (97)
14. a-ha "Take On Me" (85)
13. REM "Losing My Religion" (91)
12. Michael Jackson "Beat It" (83)
11. Duran Duran "Hungry Like The Wolf" (82)
10. Madonna "Express Yourself" (89)
9. TuPac feat. Dr. Dre "California Love" (96)
8. Robert Palmer "Addicted To Love" (86)
7. Beastie Boys "Sabotage" (94)
6. Guns N' Roses "Sweet Child O' Mine" (88)
5. Run DMC featuring Aerosmith "Walk This Way" (86)
4. Peter Gabriel "Sledgehammer" (86)
3. Nirvana "Smells Like Teen Spirit" (91)
2. Madonna "Vogue" (90)
1. Michael Jackson "Thriller" (83)


VH1 Top 100 Music Videos of All Time (2001)

Well, atleast "November Rain" (Guns N' Roses) & "Take On Me" (a-ha) are on the Top 10... but also disagree with many...


While "Justify My Love" was banned, the video wasn't anything special...


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50. Bjork "It's Oh So Quiet"  (95)
49. Cher "If I Could Turn Back Time"  (89)
48. Aerosmith "Janie's Got a Gun" (89)
47. Jane's Addiction "Been Caught Stealing" (90)
46. Twisted Sister "We're Not Gonna Take It" (84)
45. Cyndi Lauper "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" (83)
44. D'Angelo "Untitled" (00)
43. Tom Petty "Don't Come Around Here No More" (85)
42. DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince "Parents Just Don't Understand" (88)
41. David Lee Roth "California Girls" (85)
40. Madonna "Ray Of Light" (98)
39. Godley & Creme "Cry" (85)
38. Michael Jackson "Black Or White" (91)
37. Janet Jackson "Rhythm Nation" (89)
36. Billy Joel "We Didn't Start the Fire" (89)
35. Red Hot Chili Peppers "Californication" (00)
34. Michael Jackson "Billie Jean" (83)
33. The Police "Every Breath You Take" (83)
32. Metallica "Enter Sandman" (91)
31. Duran Duran "Hungry Like the Wolf" (82)
30. Robert Palmer "Addicted to Love"  (86)
29. Smashing Pumpkins "Tonight, Tonight" (96)
28. Bob Dylan, "Subterranean Homesick Blues" (65)
27. Weezer "Buddy Holly" (94)
26. TLC "Waterfalls" (95)
25. Dire Straits "Money for Nothing" (85)
24. Van Halen "Jump" (84)
23. Aerosmith "Crazy" (93)
22. Korn "Freak On a Leash"  (99)
21. Michael Jackson "Beat It" (83)
20. Foo Fighters "Learn to Fly" (99)
19. R.E.M. "Losing My Religion" (91)
18. Alanis Morissette "Ironic" (96)
17. Prince "When Doves Cry" (84)
16. Beastie Boys "Sabotage" (94)
15. Queen "Bohemian Rhapsody" (75)
14. Jamiroquai "Virtual Insanity" (97)
13. Chris Isaak, "Wicked Game" (91)
12. George Michael "Freedom 90" (90)
11. Run DMC  "Walk This Way" (86)
10. Herbie Hancock "Rockit" (83)
9. Michael Jackson & Janet Jackson "Scream" (95)
8. A-ha "Take on Me" (85)
7. Madonna, "Justify My Love" (90)
6. Pearl Jam "Jeremy"  (92)
5. Guns N' Roses, "November Rain" (92)
4. Nirvana "Smells Like Teen Spirit" (91)
3. Peter Gabriel "Sledgehammer" (86)
2. Madonna "Like A Prayer" (89)
1. Michael Jackson "Thriler" (83)
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Re: "MTV 100 Greatest Music Videos of All Time" (1999)
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2008, 12:43:39 AM »
The great majority of those seem to be from the 90s.

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Re: "MTV 100 Greatest Music Videos of All Time" (1999)
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2008, 01:21:15 AM »
Still wonder who makes those charts anyway...
And I still think some "voters" confuse video and song when they vote. i.e. Nirvana's song is great, but the video ??? No.

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Re: "MTV 100 Greatest Music Videos of All Time" (1999)
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2009, 11:45:28 AM »
If VH1, MTV, or Fuse did a new list, I'd rather not know... Besides that over 20% would be from the past decade

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Re: "MTV 100 Greatest Music Videos of All Time" (1999)
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2009, 10:32:36 PM »
I think it would be 90%.

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Re: "MTV 100 Greatest Music Videos of All Time" (1999)
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2009, 02:52:30 PM »
10 videos that were featured on "Fuse Videos That Rocked The World" miniseries (2007)...

A few good, though wouldn't call it the best or even groundbreaking/iconic...  also few  I consider awfully lame... and another few just average and the song's more known than the video... Plus tons of glaring omissions...


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Chosen because of its impact, artistic vision, reflection of the times, and landmark achievements in the respective artist’s careers, these videos are documented in a series that examines the legacy, secrets, and characters they spawned. From the grunge breakout of Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” to the scandalous lessons learned in Van Halen’s “Hot For Teacher,” Videos that Rocked the World celebrates ten legendary music videos that had a powerful impact on music, entertainment, culture and society. Each episode features rare archival footage and new exclusive interviews with the artists, directors, and record label executives behind their creation as well as experts in the field of music, entertainment and pop culture

 1: Nirvana “Smells Like Teen Spirit” (1991)
 2: Madonna “Like a Prayer” (1989)
 3: Run DMC & Aerosmith “Walk This Way” (1986)
 4: OK Go “Here It Goes Again” (2006)
 5: Guns n’ Roses “Welcome to the Jungle” (1987)
 6: Van Halen “Hot for Teacher” (1984)
 7: Britney Spears “Baby One More Time” (1999)
 8: Public Enemy “Fight The Power” (1989)
 9: Alanis Morissette “You Oughta Know” (1995)
10: Beastie Boys “Fight for Your Right” (1986)
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Most of the videos appear to be  very recent (as of 1995, when the list was ranked) and especially #1...

Plus several overrated videos that constantly appear in those "greatest" lists...

Not to mention several are long forgotten or not as memorable... Where's "Waterfalls" from TLC?


A bit odd considering VH1 actually respected music from the past, which would've included more '80's videos and some from the '70's like Queen "Bohemian Rhapsody"... 

VH1 was an adult contemporary alternative to MTV at the time, which probably why Beastie Boys "Sabotage" and  Guns N' Roses "November Rain" were omitted...
 


 VH1 Art of Video countdown (ranked in 1995)

Bold=ranked on VH1 "100 Greatesr Music Videos" list

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40. The Police "Every Breath You Take" 33
39. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers "Don't Come Around Here No More" 43
38. Janet Jackson "If"
37. Des'ree "You Gotta Be"
36. Meat Loaf "I'd Do Anything For Love"
35. Paula Abdul "Opposites Attract" 89
34. Sting "If I Ever Lose My Faith In You"
33. Sinead O'Connor "Nothing Compares 2 U" 56
32. Melissa Etheridge "Come to My Window"
31. En Vogue "Free Your Mind"
30. Michael Jackson "Billie Jean" 34
29. Elton John "Believe"
28. Rolling Stones "Love is Strong"
27. The Cars "You Might Think" 76
26. Madonna "Take a Bow"
25. Michael Jackson "Black or White" 38
24. Dire Straits "Money for Nothing" 25
23. B-52's "Love Shack"
22. R.E.M. "Man on the Moon"
21. Robert Palmer "Addicted to Love" 30
20. Madonna "Like a Prayer" 2
19. Michael Jackson "Beat It" 21
18. Blind Melon "No Rain"
17. En Vogue "My Loving (Never Gonna Get It)"
16. k. d. lang "Constant Craving"
15. R.E.M. "Everybody Hurts"
14. a-ha "Take on Me" 8
13. Van Halen "Right Now"
12. Chris Isaak "Wicked Game" 13
11. Janet Jackson "Love Will Never Do (Without You)"  72
10. Don Henley "Boys of Summer" 53
9. Madonna "Express Yourself"
8. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers "Mary Jane's Last Dance"
7. R.E.M. "Losing my Religion" 19
6. Madonna "Bedtime Story"
5. George Michael "Freedom '90"  12
4. Michael Jackson "Thriller" 1
3. Madonna "Vogue"
2. Peter Gabriel "Sledgehammer" 3
1. Michael & Janet Jackson "Scream" 9

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Most of the videos appear to be  very recent (as of 1995, when the list was ranked) and especially #1...
MTV's basic philosophy is that history is no more than two years old.  That's the best way I can put it.

And, I just can't figure out why they seem to have such a deep respect for Grunge?

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MTV tend to have favoritism with whatever artist/group that was the flavor of the moment and also the genre the acts are associated with.


From the year end countdown  lists, I've noticed that the channel had more variety in the 1980's since majority of year end countdown  lists from the 1990's mostly featured alternative, hardcore rap, and R&B. Though from 1992 until around 1998 with "TRL" era pop & numetal (though MTV still reeks sweaty gym socks) ...

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MTV tend to have favoritism with whatever artist/group that was the flavor of the moment and also the genre the acts are associated with.
That, and they seem to favor certain types or classes of music and dismiss anything that's not in that favored group.  It would be really hard for a person to try and make a case for MTV that they are objective when it comes to music (also since they don't even have anything to do with music anymore).

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MTV was pretty much one of the prime examples of the media having control over what is considered "trendy" for teenagers/young adults.

I actually watched both MTV & VH1 around 1996/1997, though more VH1 by 1998. I'll admit that I listened to some '90's alternative artists like Beck, Green Day, & Red Hot Chili Peppers. Though not as much anymore.


VH1 was better since it focused on music from the past and had more music related programming/specials. Though it pretty much jumped about 8 years ago. Ironically, both are owned by Viacom.

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VH1 seemed to hold on longer than MTV did for some reason.  MTV was more into being trendy to the expense of music where VH1 jumped when they started airing those "Behind the Music" specials around the clock.

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Re: MTV & VH1 Top 100 Greatest Music Videos of All Time (2001)
« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2010, 11:04:42 AM »
Ranked on both MTV & VH1 Top 100 Greatest Music Videos countdowns:

Slightly over half...

1. DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince “Parents Just Don’t Understand” (1988)
2. Prince “1999” (1983)
3. Lenny Kravitz “Are You Gonna Go My Way” (1993)
4. Janet Jackson “Love Will Never Do (Without You)” (1990)
5. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers “Don’t Come Around Here No More” (1985)
6. Godley & Crème “Cry” (1985)
7. Twisted Sister “We’re Not Gonna Take It” (1984)
8. Devo “Whip It” (1980)
9. MC Hammer “U Can’t Touch This” (1990)
10. Don Henley “The Boys Of Summer” (1985)
11. Beastie Boys “(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party)” (1986)
12. Beck “Loser” (1994)
13. U2 “Where The Streets Have No Name” (1987)
14. Bjork “It’s Oh So Quiet” (1996)
15. Metallica “Enter Sandman” (1991)
16. Aerosmith "Janie's Got A Gun" (1989)
17. Talking Heads "Once In A Lifetime" (1981)
18. Fatboy Slim "Praise You" (1997)
19. Guns N' Roses "November Rain” (1992)
20. Janet Jackson "Rhythm Nation" (1989)
21. Alanis Morissette "Ironic" (1996)
22. TLC "Waterfalls" (1995)
23. Cyndi Lauper "Girls Just Want To Have Fun" (1983)
24. Metallica "One" (1989)
25. Red Hot Chili Peppers "Give It Away" (1991)
26. Michael Jackson "Billie Jean" (1983)
27. Sinead O'Connor "Nothing Compares 2 U" (1990)
28. Van Halen "Jump" (1984)
29. Dr. Dre "Nuthin' But A 'G' Thang" (1993)
30. Eurythmics "Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)" (1983)
31. Korn "Freak On A Leash" (1999)
32. Dire Straits "Money For Nothing" (1985)
33. Herbie Hancock "Rock It" (1983)
34. Guns N' Roses "Welcome To The Jungle" (1987)
35. The Cars "You Might Think" (1984)
36. Jamiroquai "Virtual Insanity" (1997)
37. Blind Melon "No Rain" (1993)
38. INXS "Need You Tonight/Mediate" (1987)
39. Pearl Jam "Jeremy" (1992)
40. George Michael "Freedom '90" (1990)
41. The Police "Every Breath You Take" (1983)
42. a-ha "Take On Me" (1985)
43. REM "Losing My Religion" (1991)
44. Michael Jackson "Beat It" (1983)
45. Duran Duran "Hungry Like The Wolf" (1982)
46. Robert Palmer "Addicted To Love" (1986)
47. Beastie Boys "Sabotage" (1994)
48. Run DMC "Walk This Way" (1986)
49. Peter Gabriel "Sledgehammer" (1986)
50. Nirvana "Smells Like Teen Spirit" (1991)
51. Michael Jackson "Thriller" (1983)

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Re: MTV & VH1 Top 100 Greatest Music Videos of All Time (2001)
« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2010, 12:38:09 PM »
Rolling Stone magazine Top 100 Music Videos (1993)


100 "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" - Devo (1977)
99 "One" - U2 (1992)
98 "Silent All These Years" - Tori Amos (1992)
97 "Groove Is In The Heart" - Deee-Lite (1990)
96 "Human Behaviour" - Björk (1993)
95 "Janie's Got A Gun" - Aerosmith (1989)
94 "Beethoven (I Love To Listen To)" - Eurythmics (1987)
93 "Orange Crush" - R.E.M. (1988)
92 "Back On The Chain Gang" - The Pretenders (1982)
91 "Freedom 90" - George Michael (1990)
90 "The Perfect Kiss" - New Order (1985)
89 "Thunderstuck" - AC/DC (1990)
88 "She Blinded Me With Science" - Thomas Dolby (1983)
87 "The Thunder Rolls" - Garth Brooks (1991)
86 "Sweet Dreams" - Eurythmics (1983)
85 "Little Red Corvette" - Prince (1982)
84 "Alive" - Pearl Jam (1992)
83 "It Was A Good Day" - Ice Cube (1993)
82 "Rapture" - Blondie (1981)
81 "Free Your Mind" - En Vogue (1992)
80 "Straight Up" - Paula Abdul (1989)
79 "Voices Carry" - 'til tuesday (1984)
78 "Dirty Boots" - Sonic Youth (1991)
77 "White Wedding" - Billy Idol (1982)
76 "Mysterious Ways" - U2 (1991)
75 "One" - Metallica (1989)
74 "Psycho Therapy" - Ramones (1983)
73 "Wicked Game" - Chris Isaak (1991)
72 "Shadrach" - Beastie Boys (1989)
71 "Rosalita" - Bruce Springsteen (1978)
70 "I Want Your (Hands On Me)" - Sinéad O'Connor (1988)
69 "Tennessee" - Arrested Development (1992)
68 "Smells Like Nirvana" - Weird Al Yankovic (1992)
67 "Money For Nothing" - Dire Straits (1985)
66 "Oh Father" - Madonna (1989)
65 "Blue Jean" - David Bowie (1984)
64 "Brilliant Disguise" - Bruce Springsteen (1987)
63 "Rockit" - Herbie Hancock (1983)
62 "It's My Life" - Talk Talk (1984)
61 "Every Breath You Take" - The Police (1983)
60 "Epic" - Faith No More (1990)
59 "Justified & Ancient" - The KLF (1992)
58 "Manchild" - Neneh Cherry (1989)
57 "Fish Heads" - Barnes & Barnes (1980)
56 "Faith" - George Michael (1987)
55 "Wild Thing" - Tone Loc (1988)
54 "And She Was" - Talking Heads (1985)
53 "Shock The Monkey" - Peter Gabriel (1982)
52 "Black Or White" - Michael Jackson (1991)
51 "Back To My Roots" - RuPaul (1993)
50 "When I Think Of You" - Janet Jackson (1986)
49 "By The Time I Get To Arizona" - Public Enemy (1992)
48 "China Girl" - David Bowie (1983)
47 "Undercover Of The Night" - Rolling Stones (1983)
46 "Goin' Back To Cali" - LL Cool J (1988)
45 "Whip It" - Devo (1980)
44 "Night Of The Living Baseheads" - Public Enemy (1988)
43 "Justify My Love" - Madonna (1990)
42 "Series Of Dreams" - Bob Dylan (1991)
41 "Man On The Moon" - R.E.M. (1993)
40 "Baby Got Back" - Sir Mix-A-Lot (1992)
39 "In Bloom" - Nirvana (1992)
38 "Ashes To Ashes" - David Bowie (1980)
37 "Atlantic City" - Bruce Springsteen (1982)
36 "Jeremy" - Pearl Jam (1993)
35 "Love Shack" - The B-52's (1989)
34 "Slave To The Rhythm" - Grace Jones (1985)
33 "Mind Playing Tricks On Me" - The Geto Boys (1991)
32 "Burning Down The House" - Talking Heads (1983)
31 "Kool Thing" - Sonic Youth (1990)
30 "You Might Think" - The Cars (1984)
29 "Close (To The Edit)" - Art Of Noise (1984)
28 "Vogue" - Madonna (1990)
27 "Billie Jean" - Michael Jackson (1983)
26 "Hot For Teacher" - Van Halen (1984)
25 "Give it Away" - Red Hot Chili Peppers (1991)
24 "Borderline" - Madonna (1983)
23 "The Boys Of Summer" - Don Henley (1984)
22 "Girls Just Want To Have Fun" - Cyndi Lauper (1983)
21 "Gett Off" - Prince (1991)
20 "Like A Prayer" - Madonna (1989)
19 "B@$>#^<s Of Young" - The Replacements (1985)
18 "Kiss" - Prince (1986)
17 "Been Caught Stealing" - Jane's Addiction (1990)
16 "Thriller" - Michael Jackson (1983)
15 "Once In A Lifetime" - Talking Heads (1980)
14 "Don't Come Around Here No More" - Tom Petty & Heartbreakers (1985)
13 "Love Will Never Do (Without You)" - Janet Jackson (1991)
12 "Beat It" - Michael Jackson (1983)
11 "Walk This Way" - Run-D.M.C. & Aerosmith (1986)
10 "Express Youself" - Madonna (1989)
9 "Take On Me" - a-ha (1985)
8 "Leave Me Alone" - Michael Jackson (1989)
7 "Subterranean Homesick Blues" - Bob Dylan (1967)
6 "Right Now" - Van Halen (1992)
5 "Nothing Compares 2 U" - Sinéad O'Connor (1990)
4 "This Note's For You" - Neil Young (1989)
3 "Losing My Religion" - R.E.M. (1991)
2 "Smells Like Teen Spirit" - Nirvana (1991)
1 "Sledgehammer" - Peter Gabriel (1986)

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Re: MTV & VH1 Top 100 Greatest Music Videos of All Time (2001)
« Reply #14 on: December 06, 2010, 04:00:59 PM »
Though Rolling Stone magazine is overrated, I like that they ranked Van Halen's "Hot For Teacher" instead of "Jump". And that "Take On Me" (a-ha) is on the Top 10.



Though majority of the list appear to be more  alternative and many are unknown or weren't hits.


While I find "Thriller" overrated, I wouldn't rank it out of the Top 10.


Noticed many glaring omissions. Suprised that Duran Duran weren't ranked since they had several memorable music videos. Not to mention they had two comeback singles in 1993, when the list was ranked.

Well, atleast there's a few pre-MTV era clips. Though no mentioning of Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody".


Just checked out "Shadrach" Beastie Boys, OK song and the animation looks cool. Though their only video ranked and don't think I've seen it before on television.  Though wasn't a hit according to Wiki.

While the list predated "Sabotage", they had several classics clips from their parody of hair metal "No Sleep Til Brooklyn", '70's disco spoof "Hey Ladies", and the very popular "Fight For Your Right (To Party)"

Not suprised with the lack of hair metal videos (yeah, I'll admit that I enjoy watching 'em  ;D) since they were shunned at the time.