List your favorite music videos courtesy of Music Listography : Your Life In (Play)Lists

Editor’s Note :: Although I am much more of a music and album fan, I am a product of the MTV generation, and it did come around during my damn “formative years”. Also, I do love visual/cinematic with music. That said, this list could be long, so I am going to hold it at my Top 50 – there will be plenty left out.

1. Save a Prayer :: Duran Duran

directed by Russell Mulcahy

2. Coffee & TV :: Blur
directed by Hammer & Tongs

3. Ophelia :: Natalie Merchant
directed by Mark Seliger and Fred Woodward

4. Heart Shaped Box :: Nirvana
directed by Anton Corbijn

5. This is Hardcore :: Pulp
directed by Doug Nichol

6. Stand and Deliver :: Adam and the Ants
directed by Mike Mansfield

7. First Day of My Life :: Bright Eyes
directed by John Cameron Mitchell

8. Up the Bracket :: The Libertines
directed by Gina Birch

9. It’s Oh So Quiet :: Bjork
directed by Spike Jonze

10. Spark :: Tori Amos
directed by James Brown

11. Avalon :: Roxy Music
directed by Howard Guard

12. Jackson :: Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazelwood
directed by Torbjörn Axelman

13. Frontier Psychiatrist :: The Avalanches
directed by Tom Kuntz and Mike Maguire

14. I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself :: The White Stripes
directed by Sofia Coppola

15. Doll Parts :: Hole
directed by Samuel Bayer

16. Down by the Water :: PJ Harvey
directed by Tony Kearns

17. All These Things That I’ve Done :: The Killers
directed by Anton Corbijn

18. Last Dance With Mary Jane :: Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
directed by Keir McFarlane

19. Hurt :: Johnny Cash
directed by Mark Romanek

20. China Girl :: David Bowie
directed by David Mallet

21. New Art for the People :: The Indelicates
directed by WindowSlaws

22. Closer :: Nine Inch Nails
directed by Mark Romanek

23. Karmacoma :: Massive Attack
directed by Jonathan Glazer

24. Hurricane :: 30 Seconds to Mars
directed by Bartholomew Cubbins (Jared Leto pseudonym)

25. Who’s That Girl? :: Eurythmics
directed by Duncan Gibbon

26. Glory Box :: Portishead
directed by Theo Araujo

27. Wicked Game :: Chris Isaak
directed by Herb Ritts

28. Peek-A-Boo :: Siouxsie & the Banshees
directed by Peter Scammel

29. Europa & the Pirate Twins :: Thomas Dolby
directed by Thomas Dolby

30. Devil Inside :: Inxs
directed by Joel Schumacher

31. What’s a Girl to Do? :: Bat For Lashes
directed by Dougal Wilson

32. Don’t Stand So Close To Me :: The Police
directed by Stewart Copeland

33. Borderline :: Madonna
directed by Mary Lambert

34. Ziggy Stardust :: Bauhaus
directed by Christopher Collins

35. Stay (Faraway, So Close) :: U2
directed by Wim Wenders

36. Our Lips Are Sealed :: The Go-Go’s
directed by Chris Applebaum

37. Come Dancing :: The Kinks
directed by Julien Temple

38. The Emperor’s New Clothes :: Sinead O’Connor
directed by John Maybury

39. Islands :: The xx
directed by Saam

40. Ride :: Lana Del Rey
directed by Anthony Mandler

41. Aroused :: Tom Vek
directed by Saam Farahmand

42. New Romantic :: Laura Marling
directed by Tom Palliser & Ian Anderson

43. Neighbourhood #1 (Tunnels) :: Arcade Fire
directed by Josh Deu

44. Portions for Foxes :: Rilo Kiley
directed by Samuel Bayer

45. Cloudbusting :: Kate Bush
directed by Terry Gilliam & Kate Bush

46. Games Without Frontiers :: Peter Gabriel
directed by Anna Gabriel

47. Fake Plastic Trees :: Radiohead
directed by Jake Scott

48. Runs in the Family :: Amanda Palmer
directed by Michael Pope

49. Angel of Death :: honeyhoney
directed by Eric Wareheim

50. Our Deal :: Best Coast
directed by Drew Barrymore

4 thoughts on “You Are Home :: Video killed the radio star

  1. I like that China Girl and Closer made the list. Mine would have Queen’s I Want to Break Free and as far as more recent stuff goes Ellie Goulding’s Figure 8 video.

    1. Queen’s I Want to Break Free is a good choice. There are so many I could have added/thought about later, on my commute home..

      Thank you for sharing yours.

      I have not seen the Figure 8 video, I will have to take a look for it.

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