Best Storylines In Music Videos


The Top Ten

1 A Beautiful Lie - 30 Seconds to Mars

Mars makes the most powerful videos ever, what I like about they're videos is that they alway convey a certain massage. They definitely deserve the number one (and two) spot.

Jared makes amazing music videos. This music video, although has a story told in 5 minutes, the scenes are much better edited and show much more character development than all the very choppy, irrelevant and quick scenes full of weird filters that Jared had in Suicide Squad.

A great video, a great message. AWESOME {MARS IS COMING} - apocalypticsoldier95

2 Breaking the Habit - Linkin Park

I like the story and rhythym of the song

The storyline and animation are truly amazing and make this video deserve the Number 1 spot. The message is really deep since it relates to Chester's former substance addiction. This could probably even be the best music video of all time and it's definitely Linkin Park's best music video.
LP Soldiers, unite!

Laern england

3 Hurt - Christina Aguilera

Great song,

4 The Power of Good-Bye - Madonna

Fantastic song and video

It's so sad but it tells a great story. Queen of pop!

5 Bring Me to Life - Evanescence

It's a good song, and the song matches the music video, and very well vocals amy lee

6 Bad Romance - Lady GaGa

Its just Awesome

Yesss, that Russian slave storyline - Worksponge

7 Tears Don't Fall - Bullet for My Valentine
8 Beethoven (I Love to Listen To) - Eurythmics
9 The Unforgiven - Metallica

Awesong music video although I never really understood what it meant - Danielsun182

10 So Far Away - Avenged Sevenfold

R.I. P The Rev

R.I.P The Rev

The Contenders

11 Youth of the Nation - P.O.D.
12 Bad Girl - Madonna

All of Madonna's music videos are unique in their own way, and Bad Girl is not Madonna's best song or music video. But the concept and execution and direction of the plot is applaudable.

I thought it was soundtrack - looks like a real movie. Brilliant Video! - Irina2932

Incredible! Maybe with Substitute For Love, check this video

13 Take a Bow - Madonna
14 The Kill - 30 Seconds to Mars

Beautiful song with an amazingly put together storyline, and is incredibly thoughtful with how it's placed. Truly an amazing tribute to the original storyline.

15 Fear and Loathing - Marina and the Diamonds
16 Because of You - Kelly Clarkson

Got a good value on this music video... Growing up w/ a mom that really so weak & can't stand on her own... She grew almost like her mom, realizing that in the end she does blame her mom for everything...

I love this from Kelly Clarkson

17 November Rain - Guns N' Roses

Classic music with a great music video... this should be number one

Axl rose in a wedding ceremony with his wife, band, orchestra and other known pals, they enjoyed the wedding and the honeymoon and it just goes november rain having his spouse died and being buried. a nightmare - ronluna

Such a sad storyline, but very powerful. My dad always watched it and he told me he wanted this for his funeral. Now I understand it may be from the dramatic effect of the music video. It's purely beautiful.

Slash can't find the ring hahaha... but seriously, it has a great story. - fireinside96

1 Comment
18 The Diary of Jane - Breaking Benjamin
19 Stan - Eminem

Man this should be higher on the list... It has a disturbing crazy awesome storyline... I felt like I was watching a movie... Eminem is a musical genius

This should be on top 5 man I mean just watch the video it's really have storyline.. Peace

This should definitely be on top 5. Loved the concept behind the video! and to some extent (apart from the obsessive and psycho part) I'm sure a lot of us can relate to the story line

20 Cool - Gwen Stefani

Love this clip

21 The One That Got Away - Katy Perry

I'm crying every time I watch this music video

Such a great music video

I love this song

Love Katy perry

1 Comment
22 National Anthem - Lana Del Rey

Amazing video! A$AP Rocky and Lana Del Rey have a dymanic energy!

23 Falling Away From Me - Korn
24 We Belong To The Sea - Aqua
25 She Will Be Loved - Maroon 5

Good but weird story line..

26 All the Things She Said - t.A.T.u.

Lean Katina and Julia Volkova are the best.

27 Beautiful - Christina Aguilera
28 Everytime - Britney Spears

This probably has the BEST storyline. Even though the bathtub suicide scene was controversial, which I kind of see why it was, I still adored the video. It is such a beautiful song, with a FABULOUS video that goes with it.

I love britney video

29 Pieces - L'Arc~en~Ciel

hyde stabbed tetsu in the back, very dramatic video. a sharf weapon with a curse to kill people generation by generation - ronluna

dramatic videos are more entertaining than the video who just kiss, hug, show affection storyline - ronluna

30 Supreme - Robbie Williams

Most of his songs have interesting storylines though

31 Papa Don't Preach - Madonna
32 If I Were A Boy - Beyonce

Got good story line... And an unexpected Twist at end...
Song that deserve to be here are
Reason by Hoobastank
Kryptonite by Three Door Down - anandinvu00eectusu00d0

33 Cryin' - Aerosmith
34 Crazy - Aerosmith

This video has one of the best story line.

35 Waking the Demon - Bullet For My Valentine

its a good song and has a strong message - bearsarecool

Killer song

36 White Horse - Taylor Swift

Her lyrics tell a grate story!

This is so meaningful and extremely powerful. I'm not big on Taylor Swift, but this music speaks to me.

37 You Belong With Me - Taylor Swift

This video and song is so meaningful and it actually has a story going on with beginning and ending not like music videos today that make absolutely no sense. I'm not a fan of Taylor Swift, but I have to admit this video deserves to be No1 in this list.

This is the cutes video of all time! How is this not AT LEAST in the top 15?!

Brings me to tears! This video is beautiful!

This should be at least in the top 10.

38 Beautiful Liar - Beyoncé & Shakira
39 Hot N Cold - Katy Perry

I haven't enjoyed a music video so much in my life

This has a good storyline. - funnyuser

40 Misery Business - Paramore
41 Today the Sun's on Us - Sophie Ellis Bextor
42 Careless Whisper - George Michael

This is by far one of the greatest classics

This speaks to me so much WOW

A beautiful, sad romance

What an iconic legend

43 Something Beautiful - Robbie Williams
44 Sober - P!nk
45 Genghis Khan - Miike Snow

Love the theme and the dancing!

Really good storytelling, very witty and amusing.

46 One - Metallica
47 Born to Die - Lana del Rey
48 By Your Side - Sade
49 A Little Piece of Heaven - Avenged Sevenfold

One of my favorite music videos. - rexmar0207

50 Pagan Poetry - Björk
8Load More
PSearch List

Related Lists

Top Ten Video Games With the Creepiest Storylines Top 10 Video Games with Incredibly And/or Hilariously Weird Storylines Most Compelling Video Game Storylines Top 10 Video Games and Movies Whose Storylines Play Out Like a Hilariously Bad Fanfiction Top 10 Video Games With the Most Underrated Storyline

List StatsCreated 16 Oct 2008
Updated 15 Oct 2018

1,000 votes
165 listings
11 years, 37 days old

Top Remixes

1. The Power of Good-Bye - Madonna
2. Hurt - Christina Aguilera
3. Bad Romance - Lady GaGa
1. Breaking the Habit - Linkin Park
2. Bring Me to Life - Evanescence
3. Tears Don't Fall - Bullet for My Valentine
1. Bad Girl - Madonna
2. We Belong To The Sea - Aqua
3. Cool - Gwen Stefani


Error Reporting

See a factual error in these listings? Report it here.