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« Reply #15 on: December 29, 2010, 05:21:55 PM »
MTV's 25 Most Played (not accurate considering the source, though still interesting in a way  ::))


I vaugely remember watching the special, though at that point I was watching mostly a  few specials & "Sifl & Olly" on MTV and more VH1.

Don't think they aired the videos in their entirity since I recall that the "100 Greatest" mostly had about 3 minutes of the music video  with people talking over them and "25 Lame" with second rate comedians trashing the videos. Sort of like a precursor to countless VH1 Specials from the past decade.


The '80's videos listed were omnipresent on MTV's "Greatest Videos" countdowns and/or '80's retrospects.

Also some were recent, though by the second half of the 1990's MTV only played videos during the late night/daytime hours. More likely to appeal to their "demographic" or whatever.  


Unfortunately, can't find MTV listings from the 1980's and early '90's. Though from sources (ie reading from other forums), they still aired a good amount and also on regular viewing hours.

I know MTV was all music 24/7, though aware that they've started expanding & experimenting with original programming by the later part of the '80's. Though music videos would get shafted to about 15 hours by the 1990's.

Around 1996/1997 (when I started watching the channel), I've seen Beastie Boys' "Fight For Your Right (To Plarty)" on regular rotation and even "No Sleep 'Til Brooklyn" a few times.  :o

If the list were to be accurate, it would be dominated by video clips from the '80's and maybe some from the  early '90's.


List of the 25 videos from the list (not in order)

14...'80's
6...early '90's
5...late '90's

So, MTV basically proved themselves that the they aired more videos in the '80's...  :D





Buggles - Video Killed the Radio Star (1979/first video to air on the channel  in 1981)
Duran Duran - Hungry Like The Wolf (1983)
The Police - Every Breath You Take (1983)
Michael Jackson - Thriller (1983)
Madonna - Like A Virgin (1984)
a-ha - Take On Me (1985)
Dire Straits - Money For Nothing (1985)
Run DMC/Aerosmith - Walk This Way (1986)
Peter Gabriel - Sledgehammer (1986)
Beastie Boys - Fight For Your Right (1986)
Bon Jovi - Livin' On A Prayer (1987)
U2 - With Or Without You (1987)
Guns N Roses - Sweet Child O' Mine (1988)
Aerosmith - Janie's Got A Gun (1989)
MC Hammer - U Can't Touch This (1990)
Madonna - Vogue (1990)
Guns N Roses - November Rain (1992)
Pearl Jam - Jeremy (1992)
Dr. Dre - Nuthin' But A G Thang (1993)
Boyz II Men - I'll Make Love To You (1994)
TLC - Waterfalls (1995)
Coolio - Gangsta's Paradise (1995)
Alanis Morisette - Ironic (1996)
Spice Girls - Wannabe (1997)
Brandy/Monica - The Boy Is Mine (1998)





Though odd there's only one Michael Jackson video on the list. Especially that he's omnipresent on countdowns & retrospects. Especially "Beat It" & "Billie Jean".

Also no Janet.    

The Top 10
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#10 Michael Jackson --- Thiller
#9 Pearl Jam -- Jeremy
#8 Madonna -- Like A Virgin
#7 The Police --  Every Breath You Take
#6 Beastie Boys -- Fight For Your Right to Party
#5 Guns N' Roses -- Sweet Child O' Mine
#4 The Buggles -- Video Killed the Radio Star
#3 Dire Straits -- Money for Nothing
#2 Run D.M.C with Aerosmith -- Walk This Way
#1 Peter Gaberiel -- Sledgehammer
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Re: MTV & VH1 Top 100 Greatest Music Videos of All Time (2001)
« Reply #16 on: December 29, 2010, 11:26:01 PM »
When the management that created MTV left the network in the early 90s and a new group came in, that's when everything changed.  They didn't have the same vision and they ran the channel into the ground.  I'm not sure that MTV will even exist in a few years.

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Re: MTV & VH1 Top 100 Greatest Music Videos of All Time (2001)
« Reply #17 on: June 21, 2011, 07:16:38 AM »
Several days ago, Fuse aired their  Top 100 sexiest music videos, which majority were from the past decade.

It's ironic that Fuse (well several years ago) have poked fun at MTV since they're pretty much an example of what that channel would be now if it still focused on music... 


Though I was more focused on other things, I'm not familiar with many of the songs from the past 10 years. Except for the ones overexposed like Sisqo's "Thong Song".

Janet Jackson's videos have been omitted, though unfortunately not surprising considering the Super Bowl fiasco that ruined her career. Though there's been many "celebrities" that are mostly known for scandals that are still popular or kissed upon by the media. Go figure...

There's one Mariah Carey video, though from the past decade.


1980's:
73 Madonna - "Open Your Heart" (1987)... OK

68 Van Halen - "Hot For Teacher" (1984)... more campy, though still a fun video. Same for other hard rock/hair metal videos.  ;D :D 8)

55 Madonna - "Like A Virgin" (1984)... also OK



1990's:
75 Juvenile - "Back That Thang Up" (1998)...meh


69 TLC - "Red Light Special" (1995)... don't remember


49 Britney Spears - "...Baby One More Time" (1998)...even as a teenager, I thought it was a tad inappropriate. Ironically I also thought she would be a one hit wonder...

46 Prince - "Cream" (1991)...underated classic  8)

37 Madonna - "Erotica" (1992)... meh

33 Aerosmith - "Crazy" (1993)...overrated and they had better songs/music videos

30 Jennifer Lopez - "Waiting For Tonight" (1999)...OK song, though wouldn't place among the Top 10 since the video's average

24 George Michael - "Freedom '90" (1990)... OK, though prefer the song over the video

17 Fiona Apple - "Criminal" (1997)... ewww

07 LL Cool J - "Doin' It" (1997)...OK song, though average video

03 Chris Isaak - "Wicked Game" (1991)...indifferent

02 D'Angelo - "Untitled (How Does It Feel)" (1999)... don't remember

01 Madonna - "Justify My Love" (1990)...overrated, boring, and also one of her worst songs!


Personal favorite from the last 11 years:  ;D :-*

11 Fountains Of Wayne - "Stacy's Mom" (2003)... Rachel Hunter looked hot and liked the song/video

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Re: MTV & VH1 Top 100 Greatest Music Videos of All Time (2001)
« Reply #18 on: June 22, 2011, 10:21:01 PM »
Britney's videos were way too much for someone her age and Fiona Apple is one of the least sexy persons I've ever seen.  That emaciated, "heroine chic" look just isn't sexy at all. 

I would have put Jennifer Lopez's "My Love Don't Cost a Thing" in there.

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Re: MTV & VH1 Top 100 Greatest Music Videos of All Time (2001)
« Reply #19 on: September 27, 2013, 03:27:01 AM »
25 Most Expensive Music Videos

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25. “The Wild Boys” by Duran Duran (1984), Directed by Russell Mulcahy for $1,100,000
24. “Stronger” by Kanye West (2007), Directed by Hype Williams for $1,200,000
23. “Here Comes The Hammer” by MC Hammer (1991), Directed by MC Hammer for $1,300,000
22.  “Give Me All Of Your Luvin” by Madonna featuring Nicki Minaj and M.I.A. (2012), Directed by Megaforce for $1,500,000
21. "Girlfriend/Boyfriend” by Blackstreet featuring Janet Jackson (1999), Directed by Joseph Kahn for $1,500,000
20. "November Rain" by Guns 'n' Roses (1992), Directed by Andy Morahan for $1,500,000
19. “Unpretty” by TLC (1999), Directed by Paul Hunter for $1,600,000
18. “My Name’s Women” by Ayumi Hamasaki (2005), Directed by Wataru Takeishi for $2,000,000
17. "Freeek!” by George Michael (2002), Directed by Joseph Kahn for $2,000,000
16. “She’s A Bitch” by Missy Elliot (1999), Directed by Hype Williams for $2,000,000
15. "Miami” by Will Smith (1998), Directed by Wayne Isham for $2,000,000
14. “Remember The Time” by Michael Jackson (1992), Directed by John Singleton for $2,000,000
13. “Larger Than Life” by the Backstreet Boys (1999), Directed by Joseph Kahn for $2,100,000
12. “Bad” by Michael Jackson (1987), Directed by Martin Scorsese for $2,200,000
11. "It’s All Coming Back To Me Now” by Celine Dion (1996), Directed by Nigel Dick for $2,300,000
10. "What’s It Gonna Be!?” by Busta Rhymes featuring Janet Jackson (1999), Directed by Hype Williams and Busta Rhymes for $2,400,000
9. "Heartbreaker” by Mariah Carey featuring Jay-Z (1999), Directed by Brett Ratner for $2,500,000
8. “Too Legit To Quit” by MC Hammer (1991), Directed by Rupert Wainwright for $2,500,000
7. “Victory” by Puff Daddy featuring the Notorious B.I.G. & Busta Rhymes (1998), Directed by Marcus Nispel for $2,700,000
6.  “Estranged” by Guns ‘n’ Roses (1993), Directed by Andy Morahan for $4,000,000
5. "Black Or White” by Michael Jackson (1991), Directed by John Landis for $4,000,000
4. “Bedtime Story” by Madonna (1995), Directed by Mark Romanek for $5,000,000
3. "Express Yourself” by Madonna (1989), Directed by David Fincher for $5,000,000
2. "Die Another Day” by Madonna (2002), Directed by Traktor for $6,100,000
1. "Scream” by Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson  (1995), Directed by Mark Romanek for $7,000,000

From the selection, big budget doesn't always mean it's great or memorable.

Granted that most are from the late 1990's and 2000's when MTV/VH1  was airing more original/non-music relating programming, the novelty of music videos wore down, and are only seen by fans of the artist on YouTube, "Scream" (MJ & Janet), "Estranged" (Guns n' Roses), and "2 Legit 2 Quit" (Hammer) appear to be over the top cheesy and have appeared on several "worst video" lists. 

I remember seeing the Busta Rhymes and Janet Jackson duet 15 years ago, which even then I thought it looked tacky with all the silver imagery.

"November Rain" was a classic video and also "Remember the Time"

There's actually several low budget videos that are memorable such as Tone Loc "Wild Thing" from 1988, which cost $500 to make or some early '80's videos such as The Go-Go's "Our Lips Are Sealed", which featured the band driving in a rented car around LA and dancing in a fountain.

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MTV "100 Greatest Music Videos Ever Made" and the "25 Lame" (1999)
« Reply #20 on: November 04, 2014, 12:55:53 PM »
MTV 100 Greatest Music Videos Ever Made (1999)
100. Green Day “Basket Case” (1994)
99. DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince “Parents Just Don’t Understand” (1988)
98. REM “Everybody Hurts” (1993)
97. Human League “Don’t You Want Me” (1982)
96. The Replacements “Bastards Of Young” (1986)
95. George Michael “Faith” (1987)
94. Wyclef Jean “Gone Til November” (1997)
93. U2 “Sunday Bloody Sunday” (1983)
92. LL Cool J “Goin’ Back To Cali” (1988)
91. Prince “1999” (1983)
90. Lenny Kravitz “Are You Gonna Go My Way” (1993)
89. They Might Be Giants “Don’t Let’s Start” (1987)
88. Janet Jackson “Love Will Never Do (Without You)” (1990)
87. Prodigy “Firestarter” (1996)
86. Billy Idol “Cradle Of Love” (1990)
85. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers “Don’t Come Around Here No More” (1985)
84. Method Man & Mary J. Blige “You’re All I Need” (1995)
83. Godley & Crème “Cry” (1985)
82. Def Leppard “Pour Some Sugar On Me” (1988)
81. Twisted Sister “We’re Not Gonna Take It” (1984)
80. The Cure “Close To Me” (1985)
79. Fiona Apple “Criminal” (1997)
78. Adam Ant “Goody Two Shoes” (1982)
77. Radiohead “Fake Plastic Trees” (1995)
76. Devo “Whip It” (1980)
75. Public Enemy “Fight The Power” (1989)
74. C+C Music Factory “Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)” (1990)
73. Band Aid “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” (1984)
72. Chemical Brothers “Setting Sun” (1996)
71. MC Hammer “U Can’t Touch This” (1990)
70. New Order “True Faith” (1987)
69. Smashing Pumpkins “1979” (1996)
68. Duran Duran “Girls On Film” (1982)
67. Don Henley “The Boys Of Summer” (1985)
66. Beastie Boys “(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party)” (1986)
65. Garbage “Stupid Girl” (1996)
64. Beck “Loser” (1994)
63. Tone Loc “Wild Thing” (1989)
62. U2 “Where The Streets Have No Name” (1987)
61. Van Halen “Right Now” (1992)
60. ‘til tuesday “Voices Carry” (1985)
59. En Vogue “My Lovin’ (You’re Never Gonna Get It)” (1992)
58. David Bowie “Ashes To Ashes” (1980)
57. Bjork “It’s Oh So Quiet” (1996)
56. Metallica “Enter Sandman” (1991)
55. David Lee Roth “Just A Gigolo/I Ain’t Got Nobody” (1985)
54. Marilyn Manson “The Beautiful People” (1997)
53. Madness “Our House” (1983)
52. Lauryn Hill “Everything Is Everything” (1999)
51. Golden Earring “Twilight Zone” (1982)
50. Madonna "Lucky Star" (1984)
49. Paula Abdul "Straight Up" (1989)
48. Aerosmith "Janie's Got A Gun" (1989)
47. Talking Heads "Once In A Lifetime" (1981)
46. Fatboy Slim "Praise You" (1999)
45. Guns N' Roses "November Rain” (1992)
44. Janet Jackson "Rhythm Nation" (1989)
43. ZZ Top "Gimme All Your Lovin" (1983)
42. Alanis Morissette "Ironic" (1996)
41. Bon Jovi "Wanted Dead Or Alive" (1987)
40. TLC "Waterfalls" (1995)
39. Cyndi Lauper "Girls Just Want To Have Fun" (1983)
38. Metallica "One" (1989)
37. The Verve "Bittersweet Symphony" (1997)
36. Red Hot Chili Peppers "Give It Away" (1991)
35. Michael Jackson "Billie Jean" (1983)
34. Sinead O'Connor "Nothing Compares 2 U" (1990)
33. Van Halen "Jump" (1984)
32. Dr. Dre "Nuthin' But A 'G' Thang" (1993)
31. Eurythmics "Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)" (1983)
30. Korn "Freak On A Leash" (1999)
29. Dire Straits "Money For Nothing" (1985)
28. Herbie Hancock "Rock It" (1983)
27. LL Cool J "Mama Said Knock You Out" (1991)
26. Guns N' Roses "Welcome To The Jungle" (1987)
25. The Cars "You Might Think" (1984)
24. Jamiroquai "Virtual Insanity" (1997)
23. Blind Melon "No Rain" (1993)
22. Notorious BIG featuring Mase & Puff Daddy "Mo Money, Mo Problems" (1997)
21. INXS "Need You Tonight/Mediate" (1987)
20. Busta Rhymes "Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See" (1997)
19. Pearl Jam "Jeremy" (1992)
18. George Michael "Freedom '90" (1990)
17. Nine Inch Nails "Closer" (1994)
16. The Police "Every Breath You Take" (1983)
15. Missy Elliott "The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)" (1997)
14. a-ha "Take On Me" (1985)
13. REM "Losing My Religion" (1991)
12. Michael Jackson "Beat It" (1983)
11. Duran Duran "Hungry Like The Wolf" (1982)
10. Madonna "Express Yourself" (1989)
9. TuPac feat. Dr. Dre "California Love" (1996)
8. Robert Palmer "Addicted To Love" (1986)
7. Beastie Boys "Sabotage" (1994)
6. Guns N' Roses "Sweet Child O' Mine" (1988)
5. Run DMC featuring Aerosmith "Walk This Way" (1986)
4. Peter Gabriel "Sledgehammer" (1986)
3. Nirvana "Smells Like Teen Spirit" (1991)
2. Madonna "Vogue" (1990)
1. Michael Jackson "Thriller" (1983)

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Re: MTV "100 Greatest Music Videos Ever Made" and the "25 Lame" (1999)
« Reply #21 on: November 04, 2014, 02:43:28 PM »
MTV 25 Lame (1999)
25. Spin Doctors "Two Princes" (1993)
24. Hammer "2 Legit 2 Quit" (1991)
23. Wilson Phillips "Hold On" (1990)
22. Chumbawamba "Tubthumping" (1997)
21. Billy Squier "Rock Me Tonight" (1984)
20. 4 Non Blondes "What's Up" (1993)
19. Motley Crue "Without You" (1990)
18. Snow "Informer" (1993)
17. Paula Abdul "Rush Rush" (1991)
16. Warrant "Heaven" (1989)
15. Crash Test Dummies "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm" (1994)
14. Aqua "Barbie Girl" (1997)
13. Journey "Separate Ways" (1983)
12. Winger "Seventeen" (1989)
11. Wham! "Wake Me Up Before You Go Go" (1984)
10. Debbie Gibson "Electric Youth” (1989)
9. Vanilla Ice "Ice, Ice, Baby" (1990)
8. Milli Vanilli "Girl You Know It's True" (1989)
7. Gerardo "Rico Suave" (1991)
6. Hall & Oates "Maneater" (1982)
5. Los Del Rio "Macarena" (1996)
4. Nelson "After The Rain" (1990)
3. Eddie Murphy featuring Michael Jackson "Whazupwitu" (1993)
2. Chunky A "Owww!" (1989)
1. Don Johnson "Heartbeat" (1986)

Looking back on two lists from 15 years ago...

By 1999, music videos were mainly shown in the dusk where the day is filled with reality shows, cartoons such as "Daria" and "Celebrity Deathmatch", gameshows, and something called "TRL".


"The 100 Greatest Music Videos Ever Made" was ranked by MTV and TV Guide in late 1999 with a 5 part special, which mainly featured celebrities and musicians talking with brief clips of music videos. Similar to the group of comedians making snarky commentary on "25 Lame" in early 1999 and VH1 "Greatest" and "Worst" countdowns from the past decade. Both MTV countdowns ("25 Lame" and "25 Greatest") were shown in rerun for a few years on MTV and MTV2. .

Thoughts about the 100 Greatest:

As for the '80's selection...there's too many though there's some "popular" clips that I don't really see how they would be placed on these lists (other than being in heavy rotation) such as Van Halen "Jump", which is just the band performing on a soundstage, Eurythmics "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)", which featured the band playing on a field and boardroom with cows, and Don Henely "The Boys of Summer", which I find the song and video rather unmemorable.


Several of the '80's alternative bands such as The Cure, They Might Be Giants, Replacements, and New Order only had airplay on "120 Minutes" though "Close To Me" was very creative with The Cure inside of a chest being dropped from a cliff into the ocean. Not really surprised since the network favored alternative.


Guessing "Pour Some Sugar On Me" from Def Leppard was ranked since it spent the longest at #1 on "Dial MTV" for 68 days in the Summer of 1988 though would rank their US breakout "Photograph". Though a bit interesting MTV would place it on the list since they very much shunned '80's hard rock/glam metal. Also overexposure can be said for most videos on the list. "Pour Some Sugar On Me" is a good clip, though videos featured live concert footage was very much overdone.

As for the '90's selection, they should've added Weezer "Buddy Holly", which featured clips of "Happy Days" and made it appeared as if the band was on the show, the surrealistic "Black Hole Sun" from Soundgarden, and En Vogue "Free Your Mind". Not to mention many that are either forgettable, bad, or both...


Funny that C+C Music Factory was placed at #75 considering the scandal where they featured a model lip syncing to Martha Wash.

Guns N' Roses "November Rain" is a bit low and honestly "Sweet Child O' Mine" is a typical clip with the band performing at a warehouse.


Then again, it was from MTV...

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Re: MTV & VH1 Top 100 Greatest Music Videos of All Time (2001)
« Reply #22 on: November 05, 2014, 12:00:18 AM »
If you look at the lists by MTV you very quickly notice a theme and that is one of historical revisionism.  Their lists are consistently inconsistent and seem to disproportionately favor songs and their videos from 1992 onward.  I find it odd that somehow just about all of the greatest songs and videos came about in a four year period starting in the summer or fall of 1992. 

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Re: MTV & VH1 Top 100 Greatest Music Videos of All Time (2001)
« Reply #23 on: September 30, 2016, 06:18:15 AM »
VH1 Top 90 of the 90's (1999)


90. "If It Makes You Happy" - Sheryl Crow
89. "Under The Bridge" - Red Hot Chili Peppers
88. "Iris" - Goo Goo Dolls
87. "Come To My Window" - Melissa Etheridge
86. "I Want It That Way" - Backstreet Boys
85. "Streets Of Philadelphia" - Bruce Springsteen
84. "Loser" - Beck
83. "No Scrubs" - TLC
82. "Free Fallin' - Tom Petty
81. "Big Me" - Foo Fighters
80. "Jump, Jive, & Wail" - Brian Setzer Orchestra
79. "Steam" - Peter Gabriel
78. "Nothin' But A G Thang" - Dr. Dre
77. "Fly Away" - Lenny Kravitz
76. "Walking On Broken Glass" - Annie Lennox
75. "Closer" - Nine Inch Nails
74. "The Sweetest Thing" - U2
73. "It's All Coming Back To Me Now" - Celine Dion
72. "Cream" - Prince
71. "Beautiful Stranger" - Madonna
70. "Smack My Bitch Up" - Prodigy
69. "Opposites Attract" - Paula Abdul
68. "Come As You Are" - Nirvana
67. "Tha Crossroads" - Bone Thugs N Harmony
66. "Crash Into Me" - Dave Matthews Band
65. "Praise You" - Fatboy Slim
64. "Lightning Crashes" - Live
63. "Kiss From A Rose" - Seal
62. "If You Had My Love" - Jennifer Lopez
61. "Killing Me Softly" - Fugees
60. "Freak On A Leash" - Korn
59. "Got Til It's Gone" - Janet Jackson
58. "Time Of Your Life" - Green Day
57. "You're Still The One" - Shania Twain
56. "Woo Hah! Got Y'all In Check" - Busta Rhymes
55. "I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)" - Meatloaf
54. "One Sweet Day" - Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men
53. "Human Behaviour" - Bjork
52. "Say You'll Be There" - Spice Girls
51. "Buddy Holly" - Weezer
50. "I Will Always Love You" - Whitney Houston
49. "Cryin'" - Aerosmith
48. "1979" - Smashing Pumpkins
47. "Free Your Mind" - En Vogue
46. "Mysterious Ways" - U2
45. "U Can't Touch This" - MC Hammer
44. "Black Hole Sun" - Soundgarden
43. "Doo Wop (That Thing)" - Lauryn Hill
42. "Take A Bow" - Madonna
41. "Criminal" - Fiona Apple
40. "Honey" - Mariah Carey
39. "Sober" - Tool
38. "Torn" - Natalie Imbruglia
37. "Baby Got Back" - Sir Mix A Lot
36. "Tears In Heaven" - Eric Clapton
35. "Don't Speak" - No Doubt
34. "Vogue" - Madonna
33. "Been Caught Stealing" - Jane's Addiction
32. "Wild Wild West" - Will Smith
31. "We Didn't Start The Fire" - Billy Joel
30. "Love Will Never Do (Without You)" - Janet Jackson
29. "No Rain" - Blind Melon
28. "Crazy" - Aerosmith
27. "Epic" - Faith No More
26. "Black Or White" - Michael Jackson
25. "California Love" - 2Pac f/ Dr. Dre
24. "Enter Sandman" - Metallica
23. "Cradle Of Love" - Billy Idol
22. "Everybody Hurts" - R.E.M.
21. "Love Shack" - The B-52's
20. "Livin' La Vida Loca" - Ricky Martin
19. "Mary Jane's Last Dance" - Tom Petty
18. "My Heart Will Go On - Celine Dion
17. "Justify My Love" - Madonna
16. "Virtual Insanity" - Jamiroquai
15. "Bohemian Rhapsody (Wayne's World Version)" - Queen
14. "Waterfalls" - TLC
13. "Janie's Got A Gun" - Aerosmith
12. "Right Now" - Van Halen
11. "Scream" - Michael & Janet Jackson
10. "Ironic" - Alanis Morissette
09. "Wicked Game" - Chris Isaak
08. "Jeremy" - Pearl Jam
07. "Nothing Compares 2 U" - Sinead O'Connor
06. "November Rain" - Guns N Roses
05. "Freedom '90" - George Michael
04. "Sabotage" - Beastie Boys
03. "Ray Of Light" - Madonna
02. "Losing My Religion" - R.E.M.
01. "Smells Like Teen Spirit" - Nirvana
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Re: MTV & VH1 Top 100 Greatest Music Videos of All Time (2001)
« Reply #24 on: September 30, 2016, 06:55:08 AM »
Very uneven, which a 1970's Queen video with clips of "Wayne's World" and several from 1989 were ranked (B-52's "Love Shack", "Tom Petty "Free Fallin", Billy Joel "We Didn't Start the Fire", and Aerosmith "Janie's Got a Gun")

Will Smith "Wild Wild West", a forgotten song from an equally forgettable film, was ranked rather than "Summertime" from DJ Jazzy Jeff and Fresh Prince, one of the best rap songs from the '90's. Interesting to see "Vogue" placed at #34, which MTV/VH1 tend to put in the Top 10 on their lists.  



With music channels cutting down on music videos and programs such as "Friday Night Videos" and "Night Tracks" cancelled, the novelty have waned a bit and there weren't that many memorable clips.  I think the last video that had a pop culture impact, which everybody was familiar with in regards of their taste in music or age, would be Britney Spears "Baby One More Time." Not a favorite, but the infamous clip was Britney's trademark video where she's associated with the school girl outfit much like Michael Jackson's "Thriller" jacket. Mainly due to the controversy considering she was underage. Can't think of any more examples from the late 1990's.  

 Beastie Boys "Sabotage" from 1994, which spoofed '70's cop shows, was popular and among the best from the decade. The Aerosmith videos with Alicia Silverstone from that time frame were also popular and TLC "Waterfalls" from 1995.


Even with You Tube, audiences are very limited since mostly fans of the artist or genre would be familiar with the video in contrast to a typical MTV or VH1 block or countdown show that would play any random clip. (ie  a Whitney Houston, Whitesnake, Madonna, Paul Simon, and INXS video in the same hour)
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Re: MTV & VH1 Top 100 Greatest Music Videos of All Time (2001)
« Reply #25 on: September 30, 2016, 06:58:16 AM »
VH1 Top 80 of the '80's

 from 2001



80. "We Are The World" USA For Africa
79. "What I Like About You" Romantics
78. "Legs" ZZ Top
77. "You Might Think" The Cars
76. "Hold Me Now" Thompson Twins
75. "Every Rose Has It's Thorn" Poison
74. "Mickey" Toni Basil
73. "One" Metallica
72. "I Want To Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)" Whitney Houston
71. "Rapture" Blondie
70. "Do You Really Want To Hurt Me" Culture Club
69. "Maneater" Daryl Hall & John Oates
68. "Our Lips Are Sealed" The Go Go's
67. "Cum On Feel The Noize" Quiet Riot
66. "Wild Thing" Tone Loc
65. "I Love Rock N Roll" Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
64. "The Safety Dance" Men Without Hats
63. "Rock This Town" Stray Cats
62. "Pressure" Billy Joel
61. "Love Is A Battlefield" Pat Benatar
60. "Let's Dance" David Bowie
59. "Whip It" Devo
58. "Girls Just Want To Have Fun" Cyndi Lauper
57. "Wanted Dead Or Alive" Bon Jovi
56. "Relax" Frankie Goes To Hollywood
55. "She Works Hard For The Money" Donna Summer
54. "I Want A New Drug" Huey Lewis & The News
53. "Jack & Diane" John Cougar
52. "White Wedding" Billy Idol
51. "99 Luft Balloons" Nena
50. "Where The Streets Have No Name" U2
49. "Girls, Girls, Girls" Motley Crue
48. "Beat It" Michael Jackson
47. "Need You Tonight/Mediate" INXS
46. "Just Like Heaven" The Cure
45. "Faith" George Michael
44. "Owner Of A Lonely Heart" Yes
43. "Like A Virgin" Madonna
42. "Come On Eileen" Dexy's Midnight Runners
41. "Voices Carry" Til Tuesday
40. "Hot For Teacher" Van Halen
39. "The Boys Of Summer" Don Henley
38. "Walk Like An Egyptian" Bangles
37. "Born In The USA" Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
36. "Close (To The Edit)"  Art Of Noise
35. "Straight Up" Paula Abdul
34. "Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)" Eurythmics
33. "Down Under" Men At Work
32. "Don't You (Forget About Me)" Simple Minds
31. "Video Killed The Radio Star" The Buggles
30. "Parents Just Don't Understand" DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
29. "Cry" Godley & Creme
28. "Don't Come Around Here No More" Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
27. "Everybody Have Fun Tonight" Wang Chung
26. "What's Love Got To Do With This" Tina Turner
25. "We're Not Gonna Take It" Twisted Sister
24. "Once In A Lifetime" Talking Heads
23. "Shout" Tears For Fears
22. "Rock The Casbah" The Clash
21. "Rock It" Herbie Hancock
20. "Rhythm Nation" Janet Jackson
19. "Here I Go Again" Whitesnake
18. "She Blinded Me With Science" Thomas Dolby
17. "Centerfold" J. Geils Band
16. "Walk This Way" Run DMC featurng Aerosmith
15. "I Ran (So Far Away)" A Flock Of Seagulls
14. "Addicted To Love" Robert Palmer
13. "When Doves Cry" Prince & The Revolution
12. "Money For Nothing" Dire Straits
11. "(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party)" Beastie Boys
10. "Hungry Like The Wolf" Duran Duran
9. "Welcome To The Jungle" Guns N' Roses
8. "Thriller" Michael Jackson
7. "Every Breath You Take" The Police
6. "Photograph" Def Leppard
5. "Take On Me" a-ha
4. "Jump" Van Halen
3. "Like A Prayer" Madonna
2. "Sledgehammer" Peter Gabriel
1. "Billie Jean" Michael Jackson