Best Music Videos of All Time

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The Top Ten

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...


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.


[Newest]Hey, Where is Take Me Out?

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
[Newest]The animation was so ahead of it's time. Such a beautiful animation, cinematography and editing all blended together to show a great story, along with a great pop song, makes this the greatest of all time.

3Linkin Park - Breaking The Habit
The best song, from the best band, sung by the best singer, in the best video. Truly the best


is and will be awesome


This is the best song I have ever heard and seen
Linkin Park RULES!
[Newest]Best Of The Best Music & Music Video...


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


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
[Newest]This should be on second place

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)..
[Newest]A legend was born.

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!


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.


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!


[Newest]This music video must be on 3 top

7Michael 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


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


Michael Jackson's music videos were and still are the best to watch because their like mini movies. Rest In Paradise MJ The King of Pop

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.


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..
Okay, one question... why is lady Gaga above guns n roses?! Axl is 10 times the musician she is, without a doubt in my mind. November rain is a beautiful song, and the video may be the only thing that even comes close to it! I love the part where slash leaves the church to play his solo.

9Evanescence - Bring Me to Life
Amy lee is enough for being best...


In one word, a master piece.
This is a very good video, when I first saw the video I downloaded it. laugh out loud..
[Newest]Laugh out loud, best music video ever. Very action and ultimate EPIC

10Michael Jackson - Earth Song
Strong song and message

The Contenders

11Madonna - 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.
[Newest]A truly iconic video for so many reasons.

12My 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!

13Michael Jackson - Remember the Time
Now I don't mean to say that this should be at 1st position but this should surely be under top 10 because its really very good. Please watch it if you haven't and I'm sure that you'll love it

14Waiting for the End - Linkin Park
The best song of off Linkin Parks worst album but its not anywhere near the best song to me but this one of the all time greatest music videos to me
Such An Epic Video
Best music video, thriller is overrated in my opinion.
[Newest]Best song. best video


15Linkin Park - Crawling
Chester had some sweet hair back in the day..


Super cool song.. classic

16Bon 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...


17Linkin 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!

18Metallica - 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.

19Lady 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.
Two pop legends. Slaying the world. Crazy, creative, and highly influential.
This video is iconic

20Korn - 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
Like this video if you're watching it in 2015!

21Queen - 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

22Michael Jackson - Black or White

23Green Day - Jesus Of Suburbia
such a good music video the best they have ever done plus JOS is my all time fave song


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.
Amazing, it's not on the top for one reason, the rest of the voters haven't seen this...
[Newest]When life turns it's back on you, you kick life's ass

24Avenged 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
Just crude and straightforward. Definitely deserves a spot on the top ten.
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...


25Linkin Park - What I've Done
The best video so far
Expressing all that needs to be known by the new generation.
A great song with the deep message... Explained by the video

26Justin Timberlake - Mirrors

27Green Day - Basket Case

28Jonny 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
[Newest]For me the best music video ever!

29Bullet for My Valentine - Tears Don't Fall

30Disturbed - Asylum

31Soundgarden - Black Hole Sun
Wonderfully creepy. CG looks a bit dated now, but the concept still works great.

32Beyonce - If I Were a Boy

33Lady Gaga - G.U.Y (An ARTPOP Film)
Highly underrated. Very thought through, and beautifully shot
Best for this decade.
This video is great

34Rihanna - Diamonds

35Smells 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.
This is one of the most influential bands of all time with this iconic video and personally Michael Jackson is mentioned to much in this list

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.


All the Ok Go videos are creative. I watch all of them with my mouth open.
Pretty much any OK Go video could be on this list but this is definitely the most well known.

37Billy Talent - Red Flag
This video is great...
The song is very good and has a message

38Michael Jackson - They Don't Care About Us
A really good video tells about the injustice that was done to the blacks

39Stan - Eminem
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.
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. )


77 what!?! This is one of the best music videos and best song of all time!

40Lady Gaga - Applause
Best music video in the world.
I live for the applause applause x3!
This video is not the best of gaga but it have a massage for all the fans

41Beyoncé & Shakira - Beautiful Liar

42Beat 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
Why is the title reverse?

43Escape the Fate - Ungrateful

44Avenged 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.

45Slipknot - Psychosocial

46Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication
93? This disappoints me. I don't see how such a delightful video, paired with such an amazing song is this low. It'll always beat Thriller in my mind.
Californication -i just love the song man! After'all its Gun's and roses we are talking about!

47My Chemical Romance - Teenagers

48Lady Gaga - Alejandro
One of her most controversial, truly artistic and has so much depth. Props to her artistry. You can tell it's genuine.

49Smashing Pumpkins - 1979

50Avenged 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...

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

52Shakira - Hips Don't Lie

53Metallica - The Unforgiven
This is a song that could change a persons life.

54Eminem - Not Afraid

55System of a Down - Chop Suey!
Great video, especially as they filmed it at a hotel!
System of a Down lives

56Lil Wayne - Prom Queen

57Dinosaur Jr. - Little Furry Things

58Red Hot Chili Peppers - Can't Stop
Greatest Video Ever by the Greatest Band Ever


so clever and strange at the same time!

59Katy 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

60Chief Keef - Love Sosa

61Michael Jackson - Who Is It

62Nelly - Stepped On My J'z

63Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You

64Dire Straits - Money for Nothing

65Linkin 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..

66Black Veil Brides - Coffin

67U2 - Vertigo

68Pearl Jam - Jeremy
This should be ranked higher! This was very emotional and powerful. The pain on Eddie's face, the mental frustration of Jeremy, this was a great music video.
Young kid commits suicide in his Algebra class... Pretty dark stuff.

69Kevin Gates - Satellites

70Linkin Park - Numb
This is one of the greatest songs ever should be ranked higher

7130 Seconds to Mars - Kings and Queens

72Tom Petty - Don't Come Around Here No More

73Green Day - Boulevard of Broken Dreams

74Alice In Chains - Man In the Box

75Lana Del Rey - Born to Die

76Madonna - Justify My Love

77Lil Reese - Traffic

78Evanescence - Everybody's Fool

79Michael 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
This should be at the top of this chart it's an amazing film it's a music movie instead of video

80Linkin Park - Faint

81Madonna - Sorry

82U2 - Where the Streets Have No Name
I think this should be top ten; if people don't know why, then I'll tell you. U2 went (without permission) to a rooftop building. Which is already illegal. Then after pretty much finishing the song, the cops had to talk to them. U2 proceeded to make all of this footage the music video. Amazing the risk they took. Without a doubt, worth the reward.

83Madonna - Hung Up

84Faith No More - Epic

85Shakira - She Wolf

86Gucci Mane - Darker

87Madonna - La Isla Bonita

88Say Anything - X Japan

89Michael Jackson - Bad

90Britney Spears - Toxic
Queen of pop. That is all
Well, Madonna have a new rival.
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.

91Sublime - Santeria
RIP Lou dog and Bradley. They are dearly missed. Sublime lives on

92Madonna - Vogue
Nobody beats David Fincher. Nobody.
Oh it was 1990

93Avenged Sevenfold - Beast And The Harlot

94Taylor Swift - White Horse


95L'Arc~en~Ciel - Drink It Down
the best promotional video of the band besides finale and Kasou


96Kelly 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!

97Selena Gomez - A Year Without Rain

98Halestorm - Love Bites (So Do I)

99Madonna - Like a Prayer

100Kelly Clarkson - Go

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