Here is a list of some of my favorite music videos. Keep in mind, this is not a comprehensive list. This is also NOT a list of the most popular videos of all time, or the most critically acclaimed. These are MY favorites. I like them all for different reasons. Here are some things I enjoy that might give you a clue as to my taste: theatricality, innovation, artistic styling, quirkiness, musicality or virtuosity, or just plain beautiful imagery. Enjoy. And you're welcome.
Warnings on: You know, whatever, all the reasons our grandparents didn't approve of rock and roll in general and then music videos specifically: language, violence, sexual situations, disturbing imagery, etc, etc, etc.
These are all relatively recent, so I haven't included Peter Gabriel's Sledgehammer, or Take On Me by A-Ha, or Thriller. (The title of each video will also be a link to that video, in case you are reading this blog post from a device that doesn't allow embedded vids.)
Walk Off The Earth - Little Boxes
Rob Dougan - Clubbed to Death
Bat For Lashes - What's A Girl To Do?
Coldplay - The Scientist
Korn - Freak on a Leash
My Chemical Romance - Helena
Fatboy Slim - Weapon of Choice
Radiohead - Street Spirit (Fade Out)
The Strokes - You Only Live Once
For Evanscence - Going Under
Imagine Dragons - Radioactive
Muse - Knights of Cydonia
Nickel Creek - When In Rome
OK Go - End Love