Best Music Videos of All Time

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

Legendry song by Legendry King of POP MICHAEL JACKSON

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2 Aha - 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

The first great video and still the greatest

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3 Michael Jackson - Smooth Criminal

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

If we are going by truth, most of Michael's music videos should be on here..

Coolest dance moves in the music video..

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4 Linkin Park - Breaking The Habit Linkin Park - Breaking The Habit

The best song, from the best band, sung by the best singer, in the best video. Truly the best - lukestheman4

Best Of The Best Music & Music Video... - RaminLp

This is the best song I have ever heard and seen
Linkin Park RULES!

I do love linkin park but I hate this song and the music video - Th3Zm0nst3r

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5 Lady 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)..

This is the best music video ever

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6 Michael 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

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

Oh ya this was a great video... for sure of all time... beside Thriller... love it... - love4mjj

Of course beat it should make this it should be in top 5 for dancing

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7 Guns 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..

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.

One cold November while driving this broke my heart over an ex so much I had to call her to rekindle our relationship... But nothing lasts forever as Axl says! Unfortunately. Still hurts when I listen all these yrs later. And more so in November such as it is right now ( time of posting! ) awesome video to spectacularly well composed track and lyrics. Fits so perfectly into many peoples lives

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8 30 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

22? At least deserves to been in the top 5

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9 My 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!

It's a masterpiece. A beautiful beautiful song and video

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10 Metallica - 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

Do you know the impact Thriller was? It basically started the whole music video and telling a story theme. It's legendary. If anything, no doubt most of Michael's music videos should be consecutively at the top.

Though I love linkin park, the breakin the habit was dull, boring. This is better

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The Newcomers

? Weird Al Yankovic - White & Nerdy
? No Love - Eminem No Love - Eminem V 1 Comment

The Contenders

11 Evanescence - Bring Me to Life

Amy lee is enough for being best... - Belder

This is a very good video, when I first saw the video I downloaded it. laugh out loud..

Laugh out loud, best music video ever. Very action and ultimate EPIC

I don't care what everyone else says this video deserves number one.

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12 Lady Gaga Ft. Beyoncé - Telephone Lady 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 was absolutely amazing and fabulous

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13 Green Day - Basket Case

people this is the best music video of all time. Show some respect to REAL MUSIC

So funny and amazing. It's their best song. Billie, Tré and Mike really rock this

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14 Green Day - Jesus Of Suburbia

such a good music video the best they have ever done plus JOS is my all time fave song - idolangelx13

Amazing, it's not on the top for one reason, the rest of the voters haven't seen this...

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.

This song tells such an amazing story

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15 Michael Jackson - Earth Song

Michael Jackson's best Music Video after Thriller, tied up with Black or White and Remember the Time. - malamJONES

This music video is amazing because it has extremely meaningful lyrics and doesn't make you regret watching it.

Best real life song ever and great music video

Amazing, No message could have been any CLEARER

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16 Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody

This is in the 300s? Really? This is the first music video. Every other music video would not be on here if not for this music video. Could we at least bring this into the top 50?

And by the way, why are there such a large number of horrible choices near the top of this list? You know who I'm talking about.

This should be number one in my opinion, or at the very least in the top five. Anyone who knows anything about music knows this video.

This music video may not be the first but it definitely inspired and popularized music videos today

Love this video, even if it does seem a bit simple now.

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17 Bon 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.

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18 Linkin Park - Castle of Glass

But I'm only a crack,... in this castle of Glass!

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19 Madonna - 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.

A truly iconic video for so many reasons.

20 Waiting 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

Best music video, thriller is overrated in my opinion.

One of my all time favourites, Linkin Park does heaps of songs, all just as good as the rest!

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