Favorite Music Videos

This page contains examples of the short film variation that is typically intended to promote a music release.

Music Videos


1960s


1961
?Hamilton, Chico: Drums West (Jim Henson; USA)

1962
?Hamilton, Chico: Shearing Animation (Jim Henson; USA)

1967
?Beatles, The: Strawberry Fields Forever (???; UK)


1970s


1977
?Bee Gees: Stayin’ Alive (???; Australia/UK/USA)
?Brady, Paul: Arthur McBride aka Christmas Morning (Tiernan McBride; Ireland)

1978
?Bush, Kate: Efteling TV Special (Rien van Wijk; UK/Netherlands)

1979
?Zappa, Frank: Baby Snakes (Frank Zappa; USA)


1980s


1981
?The Jacksons: The Triumph (Can You Feel It?) (Michael Gibson/Robert Abel; USA)

1983
?Jackson, Michael: Thriller (John Landis/Rick Baker/Elmer Bernstein; USA)
?May, Brian + Friends: Star Fleet (???; UK)
?McCartney, Paul & Jackson, Michael: Say Say Say (Bob Giraldi; UK/USA)

1984
?Killing Joke: A New Day (???; UK)
?Killing Joke: Eighties (???; UK)
?Suicidal Tendencies: Institutionalized (Bill Fishman; USA)

1985
?Bush, Kate: Cloudbusting (Julian Doyle; UK)
?Bush, Kate: Running up That Hill (David Garfath; UK)
?Killing Joke: Love Like Blood (???; UK)
?Prince: Raspberry Beret (Prince; USA)
***The Smiths: How Soon Is Now? (Paula Grief/Richard Levine; UK)

1986
?Bad Brains: Hired Gun (???; USA)
?Bad Brains: I against I (???; USA)
?Bowie, David: As the World Falls Down (Steve Barron/Jim Henson; UK/USA)
?Bowie, David: Underground (Steve Barron/Jim Henson; UK/USA)
?Bush, Kate: Big Sky (Kate Bush; UK)
?Bush, Kate: Experiment IV (Kate Bush; UK)
?Bush, Kate: Hounds of Love (Kate Bush; UK)
***The Smiths: The Queen Is Dead/Panic/There Is a Light That Never Goes Out (Derek Jarman; UK)

***The Smiths: Girlfriend In a Coma (Tim Broad; UK)

1988
?Cornwall, Hugh: Another Kind of Love (Jan Svankmajer; UK/Czechoslovakia)
?Enya: Orinoco Flow (Michael Geoghegan; Ireland/??)
***Morrissey: Every Day Is Like Sunday (Tim Broad; UK)

1989
?Aerosmith: Janie’s Got a Gun (David FIncher; USA)
?Bad Brains: Soulcraft (???; USA)
?Beastie Boys: Shadrach (Nathaniel Hornblower; USA)
?Bush, Kate: The Sensual World (Kate Bush/Peter Richardson; UK)
?Bush, Kate: This Woman’s Work (Kate Bush; UK)
?Jackson, Michael: Leave Me Alone (Jim Blashfield; USA)
?Madonna: Express Yourself (David Fincher; USA)
?Madonna: Like a Prayer (Mary Lambert; USA)
?Madonna: Oh Father (David Fincher; USA)
?Prince: Batdance (Albert Magnoli; USA)
?Prince: Partyman (Albert Magnoli; USA)
?The Sugarcubes: Regina (Oskar Jonasson/Porgeir Gunnarrson; Iceland)


1990s


1990
?Beach Boys: Problem Child (???; USA)
?Bush, Kate: Love and Anger (Kate Bush; UK)
?Madonna: Vogue (David Fincher; USA)

1991
?Bush, Kate: Rocket Man (Kate Bush?; UK)
?Enya: Caribbean Blue (Michael Geoghegan; Ireland/??)
?Infectious Grooves/Osbourne, Ozzy: Therapy (Mike Muir; USA)
?Megadeth: Go to Hell (Eric Zimmerman/Eric Koziol; USA)
?Megadeth: Hangar 18 (Pat Boyington; USA)
?Nine Inch Nails: Head Like a Hole (Eric Zimmerman; USA)

1992
?Alice in Chains: Them Bones (Rocky Schenk; USA)
?Beastie Boys: Jimmy James (Nathaniel Hornblower; USA)
?Beastie Boys: Pass the Mic (Nathaniel Hornblower; USA)
?Beastie Boys: So What’cha Want? (Nathaniel Hornblower; USA)
?Beastie Boys/Cypress Hill: So What’cha Want? (Soul Assassins Mix) (Nathaniel Hornblower/David Perez Shadi; USA)
?Body Count: The Winner Loses (???; USA)
?Enya: Book of Days (Michael Geoghegan; Ireland/??)
?Faith No More: A Small Victory (Marcus Nispel; USA/Germany)
?Megadeth: Sweating Bullets (Wayne Isham; USA)
****Morrissey: Tomorrow (Zach Snyder; UK/USA)
?Nine Inch Nails: Wish (Peter Christopherson; USA)
?Nirvana: Come As You Are (Kevin Kerslake; USA)
?Nirvana: In Bloom (Kevin Kerslake; USA)

1993
?Bad Brains: Rise (???; USA)
?Beastie Boys: Gratitude (David Perez Shadi; USA)
?Bjork: Human Behaviour (Michel Gondry; Iceland/France)
?Black, Frank: Los Angeles (John Flansburgh; USA)
?Cypress Hill: I Ain’t Goin’ Out Like That (F. Gary Gray; USA)
?Cypress Hill: Insane in the Brain (Josh Taft; USA)
?Cypress Hill: When the Ship Goes Down (F. Gary Gray; USA)
?Digital Orgasm: Time to Believe (Eric Goode/Serge Becker; Belgium)
?Hurricane/Beastie Boys: Stick ‘Em Up (???; USA)
?Madonna: Bad Girl (David Fincher; USA)
?Madonna: Fever (Stephane Sednaoui; USA/France)
?Tool: Sober (Adam Jones/Fred Stuhr; USA)

1994
?Beastie Boys: Sabotage (Spike Jonze; USA)
?Beastie Boys: Sure Shot (Spike Jonze; USA)
?Channel X: Take It to the Top (???; Belgium)
***Morrissey: The More You Ignore Me (Mark Romanek; USA/UK)
?Tool: Prison Sex (Adam Jones; USA)

1995
?Aphex Twin: Donkey Rhubarb (David Slade; UK)
?Bad Brains: God of Love (Samuel Bayer; USA)
?Beastie Boys: Root Down (Evan Bernard; USA)
?Bjork: Army of Me (Michel Gondry; Iceland/France)
?Bjork: Isobel (Michel Gondry; Iceland/France)
?Bjork: It’s Oh So Quiet (Spike Jonze; Iceland/USA)
?Chage & Aska: On Your Mark (Hayao Miyazaki; Japan)
?Cypress Hill: Illusions (McG; USA)
***Morrissey: The Boy Racer (James O’Brien; UK)
****Morrissey: Boxers (James O’Brien; UK)
***Morrissey: Dagenham Dave (James O’Brien; UK)
***Morrissey: Sunny (James O’Brien; UK)
?Ramones, The: I Don’t Want to Grow Up (Jonathan Dayton/Valerie Faris; USA)

1996
?Bjork: Hyperballad (Michel Gondry; Iceland/France)
?Ishii, Ken: Extra (Koji Morimoto; Japan)
?Tool: Stinkfist (Adam Jones; USA)

1997
?Aphex Twin: Come to Daddy (Chris Cunningham; Iceland/UK)
?Bjork: Bachelorette (MIchel Gondry; Iceland/France)
?Bjork: I Miss You (John Kricfalusi; Iceland/USA)
?Bowie, David: Dead Man Walking (Florida Sigismondi; UK/Canada)
?Bowie, David: I’m Afraid of Americans (Dom & Nic; UK)
?Bowie, David: Little Wonder (Floria Sigismondi; UK/Canada)
?Faith No More: Last Cup of Sorrow (Joseph Kahn; USA)
?Faith No More: Stripsearch (Philipp Stolzl; USA/Germany)
?Tool: Aenema (Adam Jones; USA)

1998
?Autechre: Come On My Selector (Chris Cunningham; UK)
?Beastie Boys: Body Movin’ (Nathaniel Hornblower; USA)
?Beastie Boys: Intergalactic (Nathaniel Hornblower; USA)
?Bluetones, The: 4-Day Weekend (Koji Morimoto; UK/Japan)
?Portishead: Only You (Chris Cunningham; UK)

1999
?Aphex Twin: Windowlicker (Chris Cunningham; UK)
?Bjork: All Is Full of Love (Chris Cunningham; UK)
?Glay: Survival (Koji Morimoto; Japan)


2000s


2000
?Cypress Hill: (Rock/Rap) Superstar (Dean Karr; USA)

2001
?Aphex Twin: Monkey Drummer (Chris Cunningham; UK)
?Rammstein: Ich Will (Heitmann; Germany)
?Rammstein: Sonne (Jorn Heitmann; Germany)
?Tool: Schism (Adam Jones; USA)

2002
?Madonna: Die Another Day (Traktor; USA)
?Tool: Parabola (Adam Jones; USA)

2003
?Boys Noize: Ich R. U. (Patrick Jean; Germany/France)
?Hamasaki, Ayumi: Connected (Koji Morimoto; Japan)

2004
?Beastie Boys: Right Right Now Now (Nathaniel Hornblower; USA)
?Rammstein: Amerika (Jorn Heitmann; Germany)
?Rammstein: Ohne Dich (Jorn Heitmann; Germany)

2005
?Aphex Twin: Nannou (Laurent Briet; UK/France)
?Aphex Twin: Rubber Johnny (Chris Cunningham; UK)
?Chthonic: Quasi-Putrefaction (???; Taiwan)
?Rammstein: Keine Lust (Jorn Heitmann; Germany)
?Utada, Hikaru: Passion (Koji Morimoto; USA/Japan)

2007
?Bad Brains: Give Thanks and Praises (???; USA)
?Bjork: Declare Independence (Michel Gondry; Iceland/France)

2008
?Bjork: Wanderlust (Encyclopedia Pictura; Iceland/USA)

2009
?Chthonic: 49 Theurgy Chains (???; Taiwan)


2010s


2010
?Rammstein: Haifisch (Heitmann; Germany)

2011
?Chthonic: Broken Jade (???; Taiwan)
?Chthonic: Takao (???; Taiwan)

2012
?Bjork: Mutual Core (Andrew Thomas Huang; USA)

2013
?Chthonic: Defenders of Bu-Tik Palace (???; Taiwan)
?Chthonic: Sail into the Sunset’s Fire (Span Studio/Lin Chun; Taiwan)
?Chthonic: Supreme Pain for the Tyrant (???; Taiwan)

2014
?Chthonic: Defenders of Bu-Tik Palace (Acoustic) (???; Taiwan)
?Chthonic: Kaoru (Acoustic) (???; Taiwan)

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