Best Music Videos of All Time

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.

The top 10 should all be Michael Jackson's music videos.
Here is the perfect list of Best Music Videos of All Time:
1. Michael Jackson - Thriller
2. Michael Jackson - Smooth Criminal
3. Michael Jackson - Remember The Time
4. Michael Jackson - Bad
5. Michael Jackson - Black or White
6. Michael Jackson - You Rock My World
7. Michael Jackson - Earth Song
8. Michael Jackson - Beat It
9. Michael Jackson - They don't really care about us
10. Michael Jackson - Jam

Aha - Take On Me

Don't beat me but, this song has to be number one! because of it's great animation, message, beats, and acting. The 80s Music Videos would be called the golden age of music videos. - Connor4808

Animation is killer, and concept is easy to understand
Very entertaining

It looks good because it took a long time to make all those drawings

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!

Linkin Park - Breaking The Habit Linkin Park - Breaking The Habit Cover Art

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

Stairway to Heaven is cancer. Led Zeppelin sucks and are talentless hacks. Emo Nu Metal? Lol no. I'm pretty sure you only listened to a few of their songs. I agree with Michael Jackson, Mercury, Hetfield, and others EXCEPT Rob Plant.

Is and will be awesome

Best Of The Best Music & Music Video...

New this video would be really high up there. But Thriller having 3 times as many votes, really?

Michael Jackson - Smooth Criminal

Check out the Radio Edit version and the 2008 version on youtube, BETTER than the oringinal version

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

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

It's really cool! I love how a lot of MJ's music videos are like short musical films.

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

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.

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.

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..

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

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

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...

One thing I dislike about this song is how Eddie Van Halen got absolutely no recognition

Metallica - One

I hope when people vote for a video that isn't this very video, they understand the true meaning of this video. From the deep political, anti-war themes set over a dark horrifying atmosphere to the solemn and dreadful tones of one of the most influential bands at the very peak of there career. This video isn't even comparable to any other video on this list because of the sheer talent, emotion and history that was poured into it.

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.

Eminem - Stan

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. )

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.

More like a mini-movie than just a video.

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

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 is not the first video. This is mostly a performance video, and before Queen other artists already had music videos, like Billy Joel's piano man. - JoLeKosovo

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.

NOT the first, and DID NOT "popularize" music videos today.

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

The Newcomers

? The Dope Show - Marilyn Manson The Dope Show - Marilyn Manson Cover Art
? The Devil In I - Slipknot The Devil In I - Slipknot Cover Art

The Contenders

Evanescence - 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..

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

Shelter - Porter Robinson & Madeon
Green Day - Basket Case

It all keeps adding up it sucks that It's not top this site makes me annoyed Yeah yeah yeah! Should be so much higher so should boulevard of broken dreams, Wake Me up When September ends, and when I come around

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

Yeah

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)..

A work of art. Gaga not only reached the pinnacle of her career with this video, but the climax of her creativity and establishment of her artistry. With one of the best pop songs of the decade to accompany it, this will definitely go down in history as one of the greatest and iconic music videos of all time.

Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit

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 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

This video still sends chills down my spine like it did when I first saw it 22 years ago.

Why Is This Below Lady Gags what This Is One Of The Most Imperative Music Videos Of Music History

Gorillaz - Feel Good Inc.

This song and ESPECIALLY the video needs more attention.

Linkin Park - Waiting for the End Linkin Park - Waiting for the End Cover Art

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 song. best video

Best music video, thriller is overrated in my opinion.

Jonny 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

Trent Reznor/ Nine Inch Nails originally, however Cash made it his own and the video is incredibly moving. A must see even if your not into Cash

Korn - 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

One of the top five.

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

Linkin Park - Castle of Glass

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

This should totaly be #1 because this song is too awesome.

NO.

yas

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication

Good music video. It's sad to see it at 125

When I remix this list californication will be number 1

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!

Justin Timberlake - Mirrors
Panic! At the Disco - I Write Sins Not Tragedies

This is an amazing music video!

So hilarious!

#3 on MTVs list for greatest video of the 2000's. Plus Panic! At The Disco is my favorite band!

This is the best one on this list tbh

Linkin Park - Crawling

Chester had some sweet hair back in the day..

Great song, awesome video clip

Super cool song.. classic

NO.

Dire Straits - Money for Nothing Dire Straits - Money for Nothing Cover Art

Really?! 53?! It's easily Top 5. The creativity behind this video was ahead of its time.

What is this!
This music video is one of the first animated videos ever made if not the first. The animation looks horrible these days but was great back then. Should defiantly be top ten

Hmmm..simply,musically and conceptually the best..period.

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