TGWKE’s Favorite Music Videos of All Time

Or the ones that came to mind first..

In no order, they are:

1.Fatboy Slim- Weapon of Choice (2000)

Christopher Walken becomes Christopher Dancin’.

2.Moby – Run On 

You might want to watch this one twice.

3. Radiohead

Picking just *one* favorite from Radiohead was a toughie. I had to include at least two videos:

  • Just (1995)
  • Karma Police (1997)

4. David Bowie (ft. NIN)- I’m Afraid of Americans (1997)

I wouldn’t mind getting chased down the street by Trent Reznor. Just saying.

5. Gnarls Barkley- Going on (2008)

Would you?

6.Pink Floyd- Arnold Layne (1967)

A normal English afternoon, I suppose.

7. Coldplay:

  • The Scientist (2005)

Chris Martin had to learn to sing the song backwards for the video. Imagine that!

Fun fact: The video was directed by Jamie Thraves, same person who did Radiohead’s Just.

  • God Put a Smile upon Your Face (2005)

Another great one by the band everyone loves to hate.

8-The Beatles- I Am The Walrus (1967)

Favorite Beatles song. One hell of an acid trip.

9. Julia Boutros – Shee Ghareeb (1997)

If you’re a Magritte fan, then you’re in for a treat!

10. Oren Lavie‬ – ‪Her Morning Elegance (2009)

Words cannot do this video justice.

11. ‪Daft Hands – Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger‬ (2007)

Things I learned in 2007: Sharpie ink doesn’t come off easily.

12.‪Kate Bush Wuthering Heights (1978)

Don’t act like you never did this dance before.

13.David Bowie & Mick Jagger – Dancing In The Street (1985)

It’s like a train wreck. You just can’t look away.

14. Bob Dylan- Subterranean Homesick Blues (1965)

He made this for you, and he wants you to appreciate it.

15. OK GO- White Knuckles (2010)

Epic dog highfive at 2:29.

16. Sting- Russians (1985)

In Soviet Russia, Soviet Russia jokes are stil not funny.

17. Incubus – Drive (2000)

If M. C. Escher’s “Drawing Hands” was made into a music video

18. The Kinks – Dead End Streets (1966)

19. The Animals – House of the Rising Sun (1964)

20. The Robots – Kraftwerk (1977)

Way ahead of its time. This band got so much emotion.

Honorable Mention Goes To:

The Beatles- You Got to Hide Your Love Away (1965)

Gnarls Barkley- Crazy (2006)

M.I.A- Galang (2006)

‪Johnny Flynn – Kentucky Pill‬ (2010)

Pink Floyd- See Emily Play (1967)

Paul Simon- You Can Call Me Al (1986)

The Cure – Friday I’m In Love (1993)

A Flock Of Seagulls – I Ran (So Far Away) (1982)

Now tell me, what are your favorites?

  1. A very intriguing collection. I’m going to make a playlist out of these songs. Not familiar with too many of them, but I have been interested in some of these artists, so these give me a good starting point. I’d love it if you made lists of your top 5 songs from your favorite bands/artists.

    I would list some of my favorite music videos, but I fear they’re not sophisticated enough for this forum…

    Please blog more, as I really enjoy it when you do.

  2. Lulu said:

    Julia Boutros was my favorite growing up! Her songs were simply beautiful and graceful.
    I second Sarah, you must post more often.

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