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Subject: Top 40 Greatest Music Video Stars of All Time

Written By: woops on 11/12/04 at 10:34 pm

Inspired (or ripped off) from an awful list from an MTV special last year...  :P

Mostly from the 1980's & 1990's. (The Golden Age, 1981 to 1990, & Silver Age, 1991 to 1998, of MTV)


1. Trend setters or pop cultural icons (like Whitesnake "Here I Go Again" for example)

2. Pushes the envelope (Either art or to grasp attention...)

3. Artistic Level

4. The charisma the band/artist has or had... or that they made great videos

(In No Particular Order, though there's more artists I would add...)

40. Paula Abdul
39. No Doubt
38. George Michael
37. Devo
36. INXS
35. Missy 'Midemeanor' Elliott
34. Pat Benatar
33. Dr. Dre
32. TLC
31. ZZ Top
30. Radiohead
29. Tom Petty
28. LL Cool J
27. Nine Inch Nails
26. Depeche Mode
25. Green Day
24. The Cars
23. Def Leppard
22. Foo Fighters
21. Aerosmith
20. Eminem
19. Tool
18. Beck
17. Red Hot Chili Peppers
16. Peter Gabriel
15. The Smashing Pumpkins
14. Beastie Boys
13. Bjork
12. Busta Rhymes
11. Talking Heads
10. Prince
9. Guns N' Roses
8. Nirvana
7. REM
6. Van Halen
5. Janet Jackson
4. U2
3. Duran Duran
2. Madonna
1. Michael Jackson

Several directors I like to mention:

3. Mark Romanek
Lenny Kravitz "Are You Gonna Go My Way", En Vogue "Free Your Mind", kd land "Constant Craving", and  Nine Inch Nails "Closer"

2. Michel Gondry
The White Stripes "Fell In Love With A Girl", Foo Fighters "Everlong", Bjork "Human Behavior", and The Chemical Brothers "Let Forever Be"

1. Spike Jonze
Beastie Boys "Sabotage", Weezer "Buddy Holly", Bjork "It's Oh So Quiet", and Fatboy Slm "Praise You"

What's Your Opinion: Good or Bad?

Subject: Re: Top 40 Greatest Music Video Stars of All Time

Written By: Tanya1976 on 11/12/04 at 11:41 pm

No disagreement here. I certainly agree with the directors, though you can add Hype Williams (use of fish-eye lens), Paul Hunter, and Michael Mann (who went from directing videos to movies).


Subject: Re: Top 40 Greatest Music Video Stars of All Time

Written By: woops on 02/26/05 at 10:58 pm


Though I could add Tom Petty, Outkast, and even Debbie Gibson or Kylie...  :D

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