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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The only music video that made me thrilled!
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2Linkin 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!
[Newest]Best Of The Best Music & Music Video...

RaminLp

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3Aha - 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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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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5Guns 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!
[Newest]Axl is a very talented man! He wrote this all by himself and it took him years!
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6Madonna - 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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7Evanescence - Bring Me to Life
Amy lee is enough for being best...

Belder

In one word, a master piece.
This is a very good video, when I first saw the video I downloaded it. laugh out loud..
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8My 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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9Lady 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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Honestly this video should be in the first position, not only is the best work of gaga if not that is the greatest work that an artist ever do by the way that give to know a topic
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10Linkin Park - Crawling
Chester had some sweet hair back in the day..

Chickenlegs


The Contenders

11Waiting for the End - Linkin Park
Such An Epic Video
Best music video, thriller is overrated in my opinion.

12Michael Jackson - Earth Song
IN THE TOP TEN PLEASE

13Linkin 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!

1430 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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15Metallica - 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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16Michael 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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17Korn - 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

18Bon 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


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
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...
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It's THE GREATEST MUSIC VIDEO EVER!

mirzanissa

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20Linkin 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

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
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22Green Day - Basket Case

23Green 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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24Michael 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
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

25Bullet for My Valentine - Tears Don't Fall

26Lady 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 video is iconic
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27Jonny 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.
Just hope people don't think this is his song. He is not the original. I love his version, just below the original who is one of my favorites of all time. For those who don't know, it is Soundgardens song
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28Disturbed - Asylum

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

30Madonna - Vogue
Nobody beats David Fincher. Nobody.
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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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
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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

36Madonna - Hung Up

37Escape the Fate - Ungrateful

38Avenged 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.

39OK 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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40Slipknot - Psychosocial

41Shakira - Hips Don't Lie Listen to sample

42Lady Gaga - Alejandro

43My Chemical Romance - Teenagers

44Justin Timberlake - Mirrors

45Avenged 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...

46Metallica - The Unforgiven
This is a song that could change a persons life.

47System of a Down - Chop Suey!
Great video, especially as they filmed it at a hotel!
System of a Down lives

48Lil Wayne - Prom Queen Listen to sample

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

50Madonna - Sorry

51Chief Keef - Love Sosa Listen to sample

52Peter Gabriel - Sledgehammer
Most cute and inteligent music video ever made!

53Shania Twain - You're Still The One

54Michael Jackson - Who Is It

55Beyoncé & Shakira - Beautiful Liar

56Nelly - Stepped On My J'z Listen to sample

57Beat 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?
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58Linkin 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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59Black Veil Brides - Coffin

60U2 - Vertigo

61Kevin Gates - Satellites Listen to sample

62Amy Winehouse - Back to Black

63Tom Petty - Don't Come Around Here No More

64Madonna - Justify My Love

65Lil Reese - Traffic Listen to sample

6630 Seconds to Mars - Kings and Queens Listen to sample

67Green Day - Boulevard of Broken Dreams

68Evanescence - Everybody's Fool

69Gwen Stefani - Hollaback Girl

70Lindsay Lohan - Rumors

71U2 - Where the Streets Have No Name

72Faith No More - Epic

73Shakira - She Wolf

74Gucci Mane - Darker Listen to sample

75Michael 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

76Linkin Park - Faint

77Michael Jackson - Bad

78Britney 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

79Madonna - Take A Bow

80Stan - 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. )

izakronalddonnelly

Are you kidding me? Lady GAGA is better than this legend? This is the best Music video I've ever seen.. And the way it tells the story, It's far more better than Madona or Lady gaga!
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81Madonna - Like a Prayer

82Halestorm - Love Bites (So Do I) Listen to sample

83Kelly Clarkson - Go

84U2 - Sunday Bloody Sunday

85Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)

86Nicki Minaj - Anaconda Listen to sample

87Say Anything - X Japan Listen to sample

88Linkin Park - Numb
This is one of the greatest songs ever should be ranked higher
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89Foo Fighters - The Pretender Listen to sample

90Avenged Sevenfold - Beast And The Harlot

91L'Arc~en~Ciel - Drink It Down
the best promotional video of the band besides finale and Kasou

ronluna


92INXS - 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!

93Katy 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

94Kelly 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!

95Beyonce - If I Were a Boy

96Sandra - Nights In White Satin

97Love and Death - Meltdown

98Chief Keef - Morgan Tracy Listen to sample

99A-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

100Green 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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