Best Music Videos of All Time

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The Top Ten

1
Michael Jackson - Thriller
It shouldn't take a second for a sane being to tell 'whats the best album/song/music video in history' is MICHAEL JACKSON'S THRILLER babe...
A true master piece... The best of all time... and Mj was only a young guy when he did this... just shows the genius he was...

love4mjj

Absolutely the best and a trail-blazer. Michael can compete with himself only. His other videos should be on the list as No. 2, No. 3, etc. There are throngs of performers still copying "Bad", "Black or White", etc.

whateverhappens

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2Aha - Take On Me
This song is amazing, and it will never be forgotten because of its melody, its wonderful video and the great job that Morten, Mags and Paul have made in it. A-HA forever!
Magnificent idea and excellent execution! I can't listen to the song without thinking of the video! best music video ever!
One of the best songs of 80s and 2nd best music video right behind thriller
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3Linkin Park - Breaking The Habit
The best song, from the best band, sung by the best singer, in the best video. Truly the best

lukestheman4

is and will be awesome

taranggodhari

This is the best song I have ever heard and seen
Linkin Park RULES!
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4Michael Jackson - Smooth Criminal
My favorite Michael Jackson song and a amazing music video to go with it. Nice work MJ! R.I.P
Check out the Radio Edit version and the 2008 version on youtube, BETTER than the oringinal version

SmoothCriminal

The scene where the guy sneaks up behind him with a knife and then gets blown away through the wall was really a funny scene
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5Lady Gaga - Bad Romance
Any human being with a brain knows that Bad Romance was not only one of the best music videos of 2009, it was one of the best music videos of the decade. I mean the choreography, the set, the costumes, and even the song. Come on, the song was one of the best song I've heard in my life. If you're a Little Monster, you know Bad Romance was the best thing you've layed your eyes on. It was nominated so many times at the 2010 VMA's and win a lot of those nominations. Vote this up people, Gaga killed with this video.
This is probably Lady Gaga's best work. She was able to make a clean eye catching simple video with all her crazy corky ideas. It's pure genius, everybody who worked with her must have had the best chemistry ever because the result is astonishing. All of her videos always have a good idea behind it, but sometimes it doesn't take the best direction & either looks like too much at once, sort of like a mess. But Bad Romance is just perfect, I wouldn't change anything about it & could watch it all day long. Also, it's her most iconic, it really defines her as an artist & includes most of what people recognize in her.
Very good idea to video, such as video simply extraordinary and unique. With this video and no one ever beats for this high-quality video anywhere else. Poor Roman - the best thing that could ever make Lady Gaga! Lady Gaga worthy 2nd place (after Michael Jackson)..
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630 Seconds to Mars - A Beautiful Lie
They travelled to The Artic Circle and risked their lives trying to deliver the message that we are slowly killing the earth. Kudos to the boys for this AMAZING video!

30STMbabii

C'Mon, people! This music video is both great and has a message that EVERYONE needs to know!

If you don't know the message, it's to know what Global Warming has done, and what you can do to stop it.

EvilDomo

My friend knows this video by heart. She can tell when Jared making circles and when the wolf appears. And I'm really thankful to her that she had opened this video for me. They are really awesome! Not everyone are that great!

Alejandro-Bantik

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7Madonna - Express Yourself
Young Madonna in bed wearing an iron slave collar... What more can you want?
Express yourself to get what you want.. To be who you want to be.. And to have that motivation, this song can be a tool to do that... The power of positivity is what the song preaches... So go ahead express it..
This music video was years ahead of its time; it spoke of women rights and standing up for what you believe in. It made a difference.
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8Guns N Roses - November Rain
The storyline is great, full of emotion, the video is one of the most expensive music video of all time. You watch it and I'm sure that you will not regret it.

ronluna

Perfect blended emotions and music together... Everything is so great in GN'R... Slash and axl are the best... come on people... Find a way for it... It must be in the top ten..
Amazing song, amazing Slash's three solos and Axl on the piano is so grat, man this IS from top ten!
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9Michael Jackson - Beat It
Michael was great in this music video. He was the pioneer for the short film music videos. This was an amazing video and the dancing was the best... It was an early video ; but one of the best... xo MJ love xo

love4mjj

Oh ya this was a great video... for sure of all time... beside Thriller... love it...

love4mjj

The Ultimate Next To Thriller!
Obviously The BEST OF The King!
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10Evanescence - Bring Me to Life
Amy lee is enough for being best...

Belder

I don't care what everyone else says this video deserves number one.
In one word, a master piece.

The Contenders

11My Chemical Romance - Welcome to the Black Parade
It's an amazing video that expresses the true meaning of the song. The song is about a guy who died in the hospital, and death came to him in the form of his fondest memory, which was a parade. His best memory was watching a parade with his dad when he was a kid, so dead approached him in the form of a parade. The message is that death should be happy, and it should come in the form of your favorite memory, not sad and depressing as it usually seems to be. The video and song have a very deep meaning in the form of a beautiful little story. It's inspiring and great!
everybody c'mon this music video is just so powerful and epic and the story is superb! if you have never seen it you gotta cause you're gonna lose your breath watching it!
Best video with great lyrics! Your memory will carry on My Chemical Romance!
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12Michael Jackson - Earth Song
IN THE TOP TEN PLEASE

13Waiting for the End - Linkin Park
Such An Epic Video

14Linkin Park - Crawling
Chester had some sweet hair back in the day..

Chickenlegs


15Linkin Park - Castle of Glass
This should totaly be #1 because this song is too awesome.
But I'm only a crack,... in this castle of Glass!

16Metallica - One
For those who just think of One as an awesome metal track, watching the video alongside it shows the true meaning of this very moving song.
HA, It's funny how Thriller actually can be on the same list as One, One rules the most supreme, and the video scared me, so suspense
How the hell is thriller above this? Thriller is the most overrated piece of junk on this whole list. Metallica is a real band, real music.
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17Bon Jovi - Runaway
The video and music is amazing. Hard to believe that it was their first video. Words can't describe what I feel when I watch it. Simply amazing. Job well done.
great video. the first that they have done...

richie4life


18Korn - Freak On a Leash
Legendary video by a legendary band. This band helps people deal with the dark side of life.
This music video is cool

19Avenged Sevenfold - Nightmare
This music video is deserves top 5... Who didn't see the video yet, please see the music video... I just surprised when I saw the music video... This is awesome creation of avenged sevenfold... Love it
This music video is deserves top 5. The song and the music videos is just awesome. Everyone should check this out.. And yaa this is a great creation of avenged sevenfold... Love avenged sevenfold foREVer...
Just crude and straightforward. Definitely deserves a spot on the top ten.
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20Queen - I Want To Break Free
Very cool and funny clip from one of the most talented teams in the world!
At what the song is often used as an anthem of liberation of several South American countries.
Why is this not number 1?! It is so entertaining and never gets old! It does not rely on women to grab attention (although Roger Taylor appealed to some...) just Queen's crazy but innovative ideas
How can you not love this video! It not only is humerous but fitting and shows middle class life at the time. Not liking this should be illegal and the bad quality adds to the nostalgia of the video
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21Linkin Park - What I've Done

22Green Day - Jesus Of Suburbia
such a good music video the best they have ever done plus JOS is my all time fave song

idolangelx13

Jesus of Suburbia is the only music video up here that has meaning. Thriller and Smooth Criminal are okay, but its just some silly senario.
Michael jackson is just so overrated there is no words to decribe him, Thriller, I don't think so, a good horror video, but people come on
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23Michael Jackson - Remember the Time
MICHAEL JACKSON HAS SUCH AWESOME MUSIC VIDEOS. THIS ONE IS NOT MY FAVORITE THRILLER IS BUT IT IS QUITE UNDERRATED. WATCH IT IF YOU HAVEN'T

24Green Day - Basket Case

25Jonny Cash - Hurt
TOO MANY people on here that don't appreciate REAL beauty and genius.

Anyhow, if you can somehow get through your extremely biased views (I'm talking to you Michael Jackson worshipers, among others), this is clearly the best video. It shows the emotion of the song. The music video is (Supposed to be, at least) a form of art. You can play this video non stop in an art museum. It has no flaws. It's absolutely perfect.
The raw pain and emotion in his voice and expressions alone make this worthy of the top 5. To be able to still make music after going through the death of your true love is just astounding. Johnny Cash will always be a huge influence on all genres of music and will never be forgotten.
Not the best cash song but I agree that out of the few videos he did this is the best
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26Bullet for My Valentine - Tears Don't Fall

27Lady Gaga Ft. Beyoncé - Telephone
Yep, this should be way higher than JLo, Shakira, Selena Gomez, and all those other wannabes. Telephone was not just a music video, but a short film. She really outdid herself, and she was a genius for making this part 2 of Paparazzi. Which also should have been up higher on this list.
This one should be higher
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28Disturbed - Asylum

29Lady Gaga - G.U.Y (An ARTPOP Film)
Best for this decade.
This video is great

30Madonna - Vogue
Oh it was 1990

31Michael Jackson - Black or White

32Billy Talent - Red Flag
This video is great...
The song is very good and has a message

33Michael Jackson - They Don't Care About Us

34Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
How can this be nirvana should be way up this list, come on they express every ounce of their energy to create a perfect song that took mj songs off the charts?
Most amazing video ever the power when the guitar solo comes in and it's a MASH PIT, I go to 1 every year and it ain't pretty
This video still sends chills down my spine like it did when I first saw it 22 years ago.
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35Lady Gaga - Applause
Best music video in the world.
This video is not the best of gaga but it have a massage for all the fans

36OK Go - Here It Goes Again
The treadmills are so hard trust me I've tried it. I love the song to. I love this video. when I'm bored I watch this video.

kross2424

All the Ok Go videos are creative. I watch all of them with my mouth open.
Really? 32? I may not listen to ok go but everyone remembers this music video, it is iconic.
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37Madonna - Hung Up

38Escape the Fate - Ungrateful

39Avenged Sevenfold - Seize The Day
It almost made me cry, by far my favourite, then buried alive (for the head banging skeletons) then a little piece of heaven as it's so messed up.

40Shakira - Hips Don't Lie Listen to sample

41Slipknot - Psychosocial

42Lady Gaga - Alejandro

43Muse - Knights Of Cydonia
It has robots, lasers, Kung-Fu, cowboys, aliens, spaceship, sex and incredible music all in one music video, what more could you want?
Its just such an epic music video and a epic song, go watch it now - first time I saw it was just brilliant.
Muse and Matt Bellamy's everything is already perfect, unbelievable and really brilliant. Who wants more? How can?
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44My Chemical Romance - Teenagers

45Justin Timberlake - Mirrors

46Avenged Sevenfold - So Far Away
In this music video we can see that their friendship are true... This is one of the best video I've ever watched. Just extremely touching...

47Metallica - The Unforgiven

48System of a Down - Chop Suey!
Great video, especially as they filmed it at a hotel!
System of a Down lives

49Soundgarden - Black Hole Sun
Wonderfully creepy. CG looks a bit dated now, but the concept still works great.

50Madonna - Sorry

51Peter Gabriel - Sledgehammer
Most cute and inteligent music video ever made!

52Red Hot Chili Peppers - Can't Stop

Greatest Video Ever by the Greatest Band Ever

RHCPfan

so clever and strange at the same time!


53Shania Twain - You're Still The One

54Michael Jackson - Who Is It

55Beyoncé & Shakira - Beautiful Liar

56Beat It - Michael Jackson
Great video..awesome song...makes me wanna punch somebody..laugh out loud...he turned a lot of classics...sad though a child in a grown mans body...
Is he second of Michael after Black or white
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57Linkin Park - New Divide
Why no vote here... I think You guys are not thinking clearly. This a must watch. The song all the more awesome. Linkin Park's best if you ask me... Please vote for it guys. If you don't believe me listen to the song first.
The visuals are the best ever.. LP rules..
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58Black Veil Brides - Coffin

59U2 - Vertigo

60Amy Winehouse - Back to Black

61Tom Petty - Don't Come Around Here No More

6230 Seconds to Mars - Kings and Queens Listen to sample

63Madonna - Justify My Love

64Green Day - Boulevard of Broken Dreams

65Evanescence - Everybody's Fool

66Gwen Stefani - Hollaback Girl

67Lindsay Lohan - Rumors

68Michael Jackson - Ghost
This video was and is the best video of all time. It was amazing dancing and planning that went into the structure of the mini movie. Michale was amazing and his dancing was so unique as well as his dancers in this video. It is one of a kind and should be on the top of this list... Love MJ xo
Awsome video... Michael was pure genius with his dance moves and the organization to put this lengthy video together... It was at the masters hand... xo love mjj

69Linkin Park - Faint

70U2 - Where the Streets Have No Name

71Faith No More - Epic

72Shakira - She Wolf

73Michael Jackson - Bad

74Britney Spears - Toxic
The new queen of pop. Other than Madonna and possibly Whitney, no one has been praised by the amount of new artists E.G. Katy perry, Selena Gomez, lady gaga etc than Brit. This video completely changed the face of 21st century music videos with characters something hardly ever seen other than MJs videos. This inspired videos such as Kanyes stronger, and the song inspired 'don't phunk with my heart' by black eyed peas. Iconic.
Queen of pop. That is all

75Stan - Eminem
Oh so what you're saying TAYLOR SWIFT IS BETTER THEN EMINEM?! This is an outrage! Number 2 at least! (Thriller is the best though. R.I.P. the King Of Pop, He will be missed. )

izakronalddonnelly

Why is this so low? This is my favorite music video other than thriller. I want to find out who puts these things so low. No one knows music these days.
77 what!?! This is one of the best music videos and best song of all time!

76Madonna - Take A Bow

77Say Anything - X Japan Listen to sample

78Madonna - Like a Prayer

79U2 - Sunday Bloody Sunday

80Halestorm - Love Bites (So Do I) Listen to sample

81Kelly Clarkson - Go

82Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)

83Avenged Sevenfold - Beast And The Harlot

84L'Arc~en~Ciel - Drink It Down
the best promotional video of the band besides finale and Kasou

ronluna


85Kelly Clarkson - Because of You
The music video goes along perfectly with the story the song is telling. It helps create emotion
Such a great message!

86Beyonce - If I Were a Boy

87Linkin Park - Numb
This is one of the greatest songs ever should be ranked higher
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88Foo Fighters - The Pretender Listen to sample

89Katy Perry - Firework
This is on of katy perry best music video behind wide awake. this video has a message that you are your own firework has good direction, this video and it own music could become an anthem

90INXS - Never Tear Us Apart
Beautiful video, Beautiful song, Beautiful city, Beautiful man...R.I. P Michael Hutchence, we miss you and real music.
'The Most Beautiful Music Video Ever' if not the best, but surely in the 10 best!
Please vote people, push it ahead!

91Sandra - Nights In White Satin

92Love and Death - Meltdown

93A-ha - Minor Earth Major Sky

one of the rare kind of videos with a proper story, impressive pictures and a good sense of humour! :) (like quite a few of the newer a-ha videos, by the way)

This song are great and video too


9430 Seconds to Mars - The Kill Listen to sample

95Green Day - 21st Century Breakdown
I just can't listen to this song without the video! Just the way it's put together is amazing, the way they are all graffittified (whatever it's called), the format, camera positions, every little thing they did to it makes it a great, awesome music video. (Plus Billie's really sexy in the end) Watch it! Please, trust me, it's an awesome video!
Probably their best video.

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96Foo Fighters - Learn to Fly
It must be the funniest movie video I've ever seen. Actually all Foo Fighters videos made by Jesse Peretz are hilarious.
If you have not seen this music video. you should because it is the funniest video on Earth. Dave Grohl plays 6 people
This is so funny, and its my fave song.

dragon13304


97Britney Spears - Oops!...I Did It Again
... Baby one more time and oops! ... I did it again are one of the most iconic videos of all time, I thought it would be like 3rd or something! Beyoncé and katy perry are in front of her? Is this a joke! Slave 4 u, Toxic, Womanizer, Lucky, Someday, circus, SO MANY!
The queen of all time. She sexy talented and a legend. This video change the game. From schoolgirl to alien babe
This video is extremely iconic! Everyone knows oops I did it again! Britney is the princess of pop!
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98Britney Spears - Piece of Me

99Taylor Swift - White Horse
TAYLOR, TAYLOR, TAYLOR! ONLY HER! I LIKE EVERYONE OF HER MUSIC VIDEOS, BUT I THINK THIS ONE GETS ALOT OF CREDIT.

YesGirl9


100Michael Jackson - In the Closet

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