Music has been one of the most crucial elements of society if we broadly see music is present everywhere. At every celebration, festival, or party. Music brings every kind of emotion to humans, sorrow, happiness, etc.
The music industry started presenting its music in music videos to strengthen the connection between music and the audience. Music videos were introduced in 1894 and gained popularity like wildfire amongst the audience because music with video seemed like a bonus and added as an entertaining factor for the audience.
Music videos also gave the music a jump in recognition as they had colorful and creative videos and representations expressing a motive or emotion through the short film. The dance steps and choreography of the music made music household and popular among social gatherings.
Today music labels spend a large amount of their money on making their music video as good as possible so they can shine on the music charts of youtube. But over these years, a few music videos have only been so memorable that they have stuck in people’s minds even after their release.
SO HERE ARE THE TOP 10 MUSIC VIDEOS OF ALL TIME.
1.’Thriller’ by Michael Jackson
‘Thriller’ was destined to become one of the most renowned music videos from its release in December 1983. Even to modern eyes, some 40 years later, it continues to have a significant impact and be extraordinarily bold. Jackson’s 13-minute chiller blends creepy authenticity with campy fun to an astonishingly successful degree. It burnishes its pedigree with loving allusions to seminal horror films like director John Landis’ own then-recent hit An American Werewolf in London, Hitchcock’s Vertigo, and Romero’s Night of the Living Dead. How prosperous? The only music video now kept in the Library of Congress National Film Registry, its behind-the-scenes home video version has sold over 9 million copies. A pop star with M.J.’s vision could only have accomplished it.
2. ‘Runaway’ by Kanye West
The most ambitious example of the artist’s cosmic vision is this short-film music video, which gives Ye’s nearly universally acknowledged masterpiece, “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy,” a massive visual narrative. A large Michael Jackson bust, circus fireworks, interpretive ballet dancers supporting a lavish ballroom dinner party, and more can be seen in the movie, where Kanye develops an odd connection with a phoenix that crashes to Earth as a vast blazing meteorite. It’s breathtaking, dramatic, magnificent, and most importantly, it has a heartfelt quality that is as showy and excessive as the artist—an excellent example of what makes him so alluring.
3. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
The title track from 1991’s huge “Nevermind” was “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” and the music video for the song did much to establish Nirvana as The Only Band That Mattered. The action is set at a punk pep rally, complete with tatted cheerleaders bearing the anarchy symbol, and director Samuel Bayer successfully captures the band’s grungy, dirty look. Kurt Cobain’s unstoppable artistic talent also shines through; he re-edited this music video after being dissatisfied with Bayer’s initial version to add the iconic close-up of his trembling Joker smile, and it was on his instructions that filming came to a conclusion with a full-on mosh pit.
4.’Here It Goes Again’ by OK GO
This Chicago indie band “went viral” in 2006 when their video received close to a million views in a matter of days, which BTS or Billie Eilish could achieve in a matter of minutes nowadays. Even so, the band members’ flawless execution of carefully coordinated motions on six treadmills is mesmerizing in the video for their breakthrough hit. This popular music video, however, was a turning point in the evolution of amateur internet content and showed the enormous audience that even a hastily filmed DIY production can command in the Web 2.0 era. It wasn’t just about flashy footwork.
5.’Sabotage’ by Beastie Boys
The cheesy parody of Hawaii 5-0-style cop dramas by the Beasties turns 1994 into 1974. In this music video, MCA, Ad-Rock, and Mike D wear primo stashes while capturing evil men and indulging in donuts. Spike Jonze made his acting debut and later helmed critically acclaimed feature films like Adaptation and Her. Together, the song’s frenzied grunge-rap intensity and the bizarre video helped its parent album, “Ill Communication,” reach triple platinum status.
6. Harry Styles, “Watermelon Sugar.”
The opening title card of Harry Styles’ ultimate fruit-orgy of a music video shot at a Malibu beach just before the outbreak and features a few buddies and some sexily charged melons read, “This Music video Is Dedicated to Touching.” Something was moving about watching sensual party guests lustily fondle fruit (and each other) in the sunshine while grinding on the rinds by the time it made its debut to a world under lockdown. And he doesn’t mind what the melons are up to. The sexy-beach cliché has always been embraced in music videos. Harry declares himself the consent king of the Fructosexual Future, giving it a fresh vibe.
7. Beyoncé, “Formation.”
Beyoncé’s surprise release of the “Formation” video and subsequent album Lemonade cemented her place among the most excellent musicians of all time, if not the most significant. She collaborated with director Melina Matsoukas on a powerful reflection on pivotal times in black American history that drew inspiration from writers like Maya Angelou, Octavia Butler, and Toni Morrison. Beyoncé travels from a plantation-style home where the black residents are the masters rather than the slaves to the top of a police cruiser sinking in less than five minutes. Notably, she posted the video on the day between Sandra Bland’s and Trayvon Martin’s respective birthdays, which falls inside the first week of Black History Month 2016.
8. Madonna, “Vogue.”
Hands, please. Body. Face Madonna commands it, “Come on, vogue,” and the entire world pays attention. In the LGBT underground ballroom culture of New York, voguing was a bizarre, nonviolent form of “fighting.” Voguing was frequently more physical, incorporating contortions and martial arts elements. (See the seminal film Paris Is Burning by Jennie Livingston.) The dance was a sophisticated kind of feminist posturing and a declaration of sexual resistance in the video, Madonna’s third collaboration with director David Fincher and the follow-up to the similarly thrilling “Express Yourself.”
9. Beastie Boys, “Sabotage.”
The groovy “Sabotage” video by the Beastie Boys and Schoolhouse Rock! Rocks were just a few examples of the 1970s nostalgia that dominated popular culture in the 1990s. The clip, which is styled after the opening credits of a classic primetime T.V. show, shows the trio living out their cop-drama fantasies while donning fake mustaches, aviators, and ill-fitting Me Decade clothing, jumping an old sedan with a cherry light over the hill and between buildings, and stopping for doughnuts in between questioning criminals.
10. Guns N’ Roses, “November Rain.”
Someone enquired about Matt Sorum, the drummer for Guns N’ Roses, and his role in the making of “November Rain.” He responds, “I don’t know, man. “You must question Ax. He has the exclusive footage in his head. That’s not accurate, though, as Axl Rose largely based the clip on his friend Del James’ short novel “Without You.” The video, however, seems like a fever dream: Stephanie Seymour, Rose’s then-girlfriend, is the best man in a staged wedding. Slash forgets the rings, finest bassist Duff McKagan finds them on his leather-gloved pinkie, shreds in a churchyard, they all party at a reception, the event is rained out(! ), and somehow Seymour’s character passes away. Seymour throws her bouquet to the wedding guests in the most emotional sequence of the clip, and the flowers end up in her own coffin. Since it captures the tone of the music, none of it makes much sense and need not.