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Best Music Videos

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What is the best music video? Links would be nice. Discuss

 
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Really depends on personal taste. There are short ones, long ones, stories, dances, and more. I suppose I will hit a few big ones here.

One of the first (best?) story form music videos was Michael Jackson’s Thriller:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtyJbIOZjS8 (embedding disabled by poster, live with it).

There is also an abundance of newer story form videos, although they are generally far shorter and highlight specific events rather than keep to the full story. Lupe Fiasco is an example of this form.

<embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/i3Z4K_WWeBA&amp;hl=en&amp;fs=1" height="344" width="425"></embed>

There are also the ‘older’ hits whose video’s were mainly just the band playing. I usually find these rather bland; I mean why bother watching a video if it isn’t anything special? One exception would be classical music, especially orchestra pieces or dual works.

<embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/MpveI7WjczI&amp;hl=en&amp;fs=1" height="344" width="425"></embed>

Humor pieces are always fun, the best of which I believe is Weird Al.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xEzGIuY7kw (again, disabled by request).

Finally we have the dance crap. It annoys me, but some like it. Madonna pretty much created this one, and we all see how well that turned out (Britney and company, for those of you who have been spared this nonsense).

[Compilation of crap]

<embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/jsU25c7fFJA&amp;hl=en&amp;fs=1" height="344" width="425"></embed>

 
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I like heartless by Kanye west. Its just a cartoon which hasn’t been attempted by an rap artist. The song wasnt half bad either.