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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

The Top 100 Videos of All Time

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This list, which has now grown to be an aggregate of 50 best-of lists, was the first best-of list posted on the DMDB Facebook page back on February 5, 2010.


1. Thriller: Michael Jackson (1984)


2. Take on Me: a-ha (1985)


3. Sledgehammer: Peter Gabriel (1987)


4. Smells Like Teen Spirit: Nirvana (1991)


5. Weapon of Choice: Fatboy Slim (2001)


6. Money for Nothing: Dire Straits (1985)


7. Sabotage: Beastie Boys (1994)


8. Like a Prayer: Madonna (1989)


9. Nothing Compares 2 U: Sinead O’Connor (1990)


10. Hurt: Johnny Cash (2003)



11. Jeremy: Pearl Jam (1993)


12. November Rain: Guns N’ Roses (1992)


13. Vogue: Madonna (1990)


14. Billie Jean: Michael Jackson (1983)


15. Once in a Lifetime: Talking Heads (1981)


16. Tonight, Tonight: Smashing Pumpkins (1996)


17. Learn to Fly: Foo Fighters (1999)


18. Walk This Way: Run-D.M.C. with Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler & Joe Perry (1986)


19. Losing My Religion: R.E.M. (1991)


20. Addicted to Love: Robert Palmer (1986)



21. Wicked Game: Chris Isaak (1991)


22. Virtual Insanity: Jamiroquai (1997)


23. Scream: Michael Jackson/Janet Jackson (1995)


24. Hungry Like the Wolf: Duran Duran (1982)


25. Beat It: Michael Jackson (1983)


26. Bohemian Rhapsody: Queen (1975)


27. Freak on a Leash: Korn (1999)


28. Girls Just Want to Have Fun: Cyndi Lauper (1983)


29. Every Breath You Take: The Police (1983)


30. Coffee + TV: Blur (1999)



31. Rock-It: Herbie Hancock (1983)


32. Don’t Come Around Here No More: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (1985)


33. Praise You: Fatboy Slim (1999)


34. Bastards of Young: The Replacements (1985)


35. Sweet Dreams Are Made of This: Eurythmics (1983)


36. Ray of Light: Madonna (1998)


37. One: Metallica (1989)


38. Closer: Nine Inch Nails (1994)


39. Baby One More Time: Britney Spears (1999)


40. You Might Think: The Cars (1984)



41. True Faith: New Order (1987)


42. Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It): Beyoncé (2008)


43. Here It Goes Again: OK Go (2006)


44. Buddy Holly: Weezer (1995)


45. Girls on Film: Duran Duran (1981)


46. Ashes to Ashes: David Bowie (1980)


47. Video Killed the Radio Star: The Buggles (1979)


48. Janie’s Got a Gun: Aerosmith (1990)


49. Heart Shaped Box: Nirvana (1993)


50. Express Yourself: Madonna (1989)



51. Hey Ya!: OutKast (2004)


52. Smack My Bitch Up: The Prodigy (1997)


53. Fell in Love with a Girl: The White Stripes (2002)


54. Freedom ’90: George Michael (1990)


55. Hot for Teacher: Van Halen (1984)


56. Just: Radiohead (1995)


57. Subterranean Homesick Blues: Bob Dylan (1967)


58. Ironic: Alanis Morissette (1996)


59. Waterfalls: TLC (1995)


60. Justify My Love: Madonna (1990)



61. Without Me: Eminem (2002)


62. It’s Oh So Quiet: Bjork (1995)


63. The Boys of Summer: Don Henley (1984)


64. Black Hole Sun: Soundgarden (1994)


65. Everybody Hurts: R.E.M. (1993)


66. Right Now: Van Halen (1992)


67. Land of Confusion: Genesis (1986)


68. Been Caught Stealing: Jane’s Addiction (1990)


69. Dirrty: Christina Aguilera/Redman (2002)


70. Californication: Red Hot Chili Peppers (2000)



71. Human Behaviour: Bjork (1993)


72. Love Will Never Do without You: Janet Jackson (1990)


73. Whip It: Devo (1980)


74. Missy Elliott: Get Ur Freak On (2001)


75. Big Me: Foo Fighters (1996)


76. Cry Me a River: Justin Timberlake (2003)


77. When Doves Cry: Prince (1984)


78. Material Girl: Madonna (1985)


79. California Love: 2pac & Dr. Dre (1996 – original version; also check out the remix)


80. Clint Eastwood: Gorillaz (2001)



81. 1979: Smashing Pumpkins (1996)


82. We’re Not Gonna Take It: Twisted Sister (1984)


83. Cry: Godley & Creme (1985)


84. Enter Sandman: Metallica (1991)


85. Just a Gigolo/I Ain’t Got Nobody: David Lee Roth (1985)


86. Give It Away: Red Hot Chili Peppers (1991)


87. Rio: Duran Duran (1982)


88. White Wedding: Billy Idol (1982)


89. In Da Club: 50 Cent (2002)


90. This Note’s for You: Neil Young (1989)



91. Bittersweet Symphony: The Verve (1997)


92. Doo Wop (That Thing): Lauryn Hill (1999)


93. Hello: Lionel Richie (1984)


94. Another Brick in the Wall Pt. II: Pink Floyd (1979)


95. Black or White: Michael Jackson (1991)


96. Rabbit in Your Headlights: U.N.K.L.E. (1998)


97. Need You Tonight/Mediate: INXS (1988)


98. Welcome to the Jungle: Guns N’ Roses (1987)


99. Legs: ZZ Top (1984)


100. I Want to Break Free: Queen (1984)


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