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Favorite Music Videos
« on: January 15, 2008, 04:21:35 PM »
What's your favorite music video?

out of many...

'80's

 a-ha "Take On Me"
Michael Jackson "Smooth Criminal" (short version)
Madonna "Material Girl"
INXS "Need You Tonight/Mediate"
The Go Go's "Our Lips Are Sealed"
Janet Jackson "Nasty"
Talking Heads "Once In A Lifetime"
Duran Duran "Rio"
Billy Idol "White Wedding"
The Cure "Close To Me"
Jody Watley "Looking For A New Love"
Def Leppard "Rock Of Ages"
Dokken "Dream Warriors"
David Lee Roth "Just A Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody"
Toni Basil "Mickey"
Neil Young "This Note's For You"



'90's

Aerosmith "Livin' On The Edge"
Prince "Cream"
U2 "Even Better Than The Real Thing"
MC Hammer "U Can't Touch This" (pretty much for it's camp value)
Warrant "Cherry Pie"
Soundgarden "Black Hole Sun"
Green Day "Longview"
Weezer "Buddy Holly"
Beastie Boys "Sabotage"
REM "Everybody Hurts"
En Vogue "Free Your Mind"
Blink 182 "All The Small Things"



2000's

...actually not many

Natasha Bedingfield "These Words"
Fountains of Wayne "Stacy's Mom"

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Re: Favorite Music Videos
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2008, 07:43:09 AM »
New Videos...well, not really new, but still...

The Cars "Hello Again", The beginning parodies "teen talk" type shows that questions about sex & violence in music videos. A bit odd since The Cars weren't known for controversy, but still good satire. The video also features a cameo of Andy Warhol.

OMD "If You Leave", One of the better "soundtrack videos", which features OMD in a dark setting with images of "Pretty In Pink" and it's actors (ie Molly Ringwald) that fits the song.

Samantha Fox "Naughty Girls (Need Love)", Leather jacket, tight jeans!  8) The only setback is that her hair in the video looked tacky.

Johnny Hates Jazz "Shattered Dreams", Great video that fits the mood of the song and has a timeless feel with the black & white imagery.


Twisted Sister "I Wanna Rock"... Basically the same video as "We're Not Gonna Take It", but wth the actor as a teacher. Not as funny, though basically deja vu.


New Edition "Popcorn Love", good song though the video's average for it's time.

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Re: Favorite Music Videos
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2008, 10:13:04 PM »
It's hard to come up with a good list of favorite music videos.  In the 80s videos were either really good or really bad.

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Re: Favorite Music Videos
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2008, 05:09:00 AM »
I usually look at music videos as a time capsule of a certain era with the fashion (especially  female artists/actresses/models in the videos) , technology, and the imagery.


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Re: Favorite Music Videos
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2008, 06:10:16 AM »
VH1 Classic will air "80's A To Z" marathon starting at 4:00 PM Eastern (11:00 Pacific) on Friday, August 29 through the weekend.

Not sure if it's by songs or artists, but worth watching.

 If artists, like the VH1 "Music Videos A to Z" that aired in the 1990's, worth checking out if any favorite videos and/or artists are included.


Though more likely the more popular selection.


The most I've seen, on regular morning video block & "Totally '80's" are from U2, John Mellencamp, and Def Leppard. Oddly, not much Madonna or Michael Jackson (which I would expect).

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Re: Favorite Music Videos
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2008, 12:10:11 PM »
Bow Wow Wow "I Want Candy", a favorite I haven't seen for about a decade  8)

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Re: Favorite Music Videos
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2008, 04:25:31 AM »
DeBarge "Rhythm Of The Night"... Sooo '80's with the graphics  :D



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Re: Favorite Music Videos
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2008, 06:35:02 AM »
Some more "No So New" music videos...


Belinda Carlisle "I Get Weak", like how the women would go gaga over the image of the guy and also enjoy the imagery


Huey Lewis & The News "If This Is It", campy video featurig a day at the beach with sight gags and the band buried up to their heads

Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam "Lost In Emotion", sets in a carnival. Music videos aren't made the way they used to...

Tom Tom Club "Genius Of Love", though not the greatest animated video, it's fun to watch

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Re: Favorite Music Videos
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2008, 01:10:54 PM »
Madonna "Who's That Girl"

Don't think I've ever seen it before, but it's OK

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Re: Favorite Music Videos
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2008, 10:19:26 PM »
"Live to Tell" and "Open Your Heart" may have been Madonna's best videos.

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Re: Favorite Music Videos
« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2008, 01:32:30 PM »
Favorite old school rap videos:


Tone Loc "Wild Thing"

...with only a budget of $500, it spoofs Robert Palmer's "Addicted To Love" video with women in tight dresses pretending to play instruments in the background


Young MC "Bust A Move"

...a fun video with non stop dancing and cute female models

notes: features a cameo from Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers

LL Cool J "Going Back To Cali"

... classy black & white video featuring LL driving around Los Angelas


DJ Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince "Parents Just Don't Understand"

...one of the funniest old school hip hop videos that's basically goes by the lyrics of the song

Biz Markie "Just A Friend"

... the scenes with the rapper wearing a  17th century wig on piano is classic

Run DMC "It's Tricky"

... funny video with Penn & Tellar.


Beastie Boys "No Sleep 'Til Brooklyn"

...another great clip that pokes fun at hair metal videos


Salt N' Pepa "Push It"

...performance video with the trio in '80's hip hop fashion (ie gold chains, large jackets)

De La Soul "Me, Myself, & I"

...if that's what goes on during detention in "High School Musical", it's one detention that's worth sitting through  :D

MC Hammer "U Can't Touch This"

...this pretty much epitomizes early '90's dance/hip hop videos
 

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Re: Favorite Music Videos
« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2008, 11:47:33 AM »
hard rock/metal videos  8)


Warrant "Cherry Pie", Bobbie Brown (model, not the R&B singer/Whitney's ex) has to be the ultimate 'video vixen'  8) :-*

Def Leppard "Rock Of Ages", for some reason the director probably was watching "Masters of the Universe"  since the video kinda reminds me of the cartoon. Great imagery.

Van Halen "Hot For Teacher", sooo very politically incorrect by today's standards but it's a fun video. Known for "Waldo" and the scene with Eddie Van Halen walking on desks in the library.

Twisted Sister "We're Not Gonna Take It", one of the funniest videos that starts off with the angry father lecturing (actually screaming like a drill sargeant) at his kid and the kid turns into Dee Synder.

Dokken "Dream Warriors", It appears if the band's part of a Freddy Kruger movie, which the song's actually part of the soundtrack of the third sequel of "A Nightmare on Elm Street".

Motley Crue "Home Sweet Home", great power ballad and one of my favorite concert type videos.

Poison "Fallen Angel", a story of a  young woman to runsway to Los Angelas and meets a crooked "agent".

Cinderella "Shake Me", basically a retelling of the classic fairy tale.

Guns N' Roses "November Rain", an epic video that's well done. Probably among the best from the 1990's.

Bon Jovi "Bad Medince", featuring scenes that were filmed by the fans. Also featured a cameo from Sam Kinison in the beginning.

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Re: Favorite Music Videos
« Reply #12 on: October 22, 2008, 10:28:35 PM »
Warrant "Cherry Pie", Bobbie Brown (model, not the R&B singer/Whitney's ex) has to be the ultimate 'video vixen'  8) :-*

You've got a crush on Bobbie Brown don't you?  Nothing wrong with that.

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Re: Favorite Music Videos
« Reply #13 on: November 12, 2008, 06:41:48 AM »
Best video of 2008: Ting Tings "Shut Up & Let Me Go"  8)

Natasha Bedingfield "Pocketful Of Sunshine" was good too and Duffy's "Mercy" was OK

Not enough for a Top 10... not even a Top 5




Worst: too much to mention (though haven't seen much)

Good song, bad video: Duffy "Warwick Avenue"


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Re: Favorite Music Videos
« Reply #14 on: November 12, 2008, 03:49:09 PM »
While many of my older favorites have already been mentioned here. Below are two of my current favorites.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dfy0j7g8h0g

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4A6Dvdb6KUU