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Bluefreedom's avatar

I think that the music video of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” was a great enhancement to the song itself and made it more popular and likeable.

Aethelwine's avatar

Easy…Thriller. :D

@Bluefreedom You beat me!

Bluefreedom's avatar

@jonsblond. We submitted our answers almost simultaneously. Great minds think alike. =)

augustlan's avatar

I came to say Thriller, too. Hmmm… how about Here it Goes Again? I mean, I like the song and all, but I love the video.

peedub's avatar

I don’t care much for Prodigy but this video is something. [not the full video?]

Kiev749's avatar

Time and Time Again by Chronic Future. you have to watch the video to get the song…

Lupin's avatar

Thriller. But I see it’s been said before. Should I pick something else? Nah, I’m sticking with Thriller.

Lupin's avatar

In second place for me is Robert Palmer’s Addicted to Love . That look still does it for me.
Patty Kelly, Julie Pankhurst, Mak Gilchrist and Julia Bolino with Kathy Davies at the back on drums.

evelyns_pet_zebra's avatar

@augustlan yeah, that video is pretty funny, but that guy in the white cowboy boots is a little strange. White cowboy boots? That’s just really odd.

I’ll have to go with Thriller, that one is pretty awesome.

evelyns_pet_zebra's avatar

@Lupin I agree, there’s something about that look that I can’t quite put my finger on. my whole hand maybe, just not my finger.

aprilsimnel's avatar

Come Into My World, sung by Kylie Minogue, directed by Michel Gondry. He seems to have a ourobouros fetish, or something because every video he’s done has that sort of imagery in it. The song is a passable dance tune, but the video is incredibly inventive.

janbb's avatar

I just read the question and “Thriller” jumped right into my mind. I guess I’m late to the party.

casheroo's avatar

Uh, Fergie’s Clumsy comes to mind. The concept of what she did is really cool, in my opinion.
I’m trying to think of others haha

flameboi's avatar

*rio by duran duran, girls and a yatch
*west end girls by the pet shop boys, that should be a ck ad campaign
*until it sleeps by metallica, the song is great but the video is out of this world, Samuel Bayer did a great job, it still scares me (a lot)
*Tonight Tonight by the smashing pumpkins, Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Farris made history that night at the video music awards, I can’t remember if they won 7 or 8 awards…
*Virtual insanity by Jamiroquai, that was definitely their big brake in the U.S.
*Cosmic Girl by Jamiroquai, is every man’s dream to race 3 hot cars with their pals in a desert highway
*Enjoy the Silence by the Depeche mode: Anton Corbjin + A king and a deck chair= One of the best videos ever
*Attitude by AAF, what can I say, I was a teenager and I just loved that song and the video
I have a bunch more examples but i really really nedd to go and take a shower and leave for lunch

aprilsimnel's avatar

@flameboi – Re Tonight, Tonight: I love that video. The song’s as good as the video to me. It’s so atmospheric-sounding. What a great homage to Melies’ Le Voyage dans la lune! And the travellers are played by Tom Kenny (SpongeBob!) and his wife, Jill Talley. They had only recently been married at the time and were working together on Mr. Show with Bob and David.

/film and TV major geekery

El_Cadejo's avatar

Take on me

@peedub hehe i love the original version of that vid. Great twist ending too. (great song as well though )

Lupin's avatar

@evelyns_pet_zebra Gee, 23 years later and that still looks hot. l wonder what it is, the short, tight black dresses, the black high heels, the hair, or maybe it’s the rhythmic motion and tongue licking that implies so much more going on down just out of camera range.
I remember when I first saw that on MTV. I almost fell off the couch!
Patty and Julie can have me. I’m sure my wife would understand. Just kidding, dear.

augustlan's avatar

RIP Robert Palmer :(

Lupin's avatar

@augustlan Sadly, it was not unexpected… Those women would give any red blooded male a heat attack.

evelyns_pet_zebra's avatar

@Lupin I think its the combination slicked back hair, the stark black and white make-up and the VERY RED lips. The slinky black dresses and long legs don’t hurt either. They aren’t really playing those instruments, but who cares?

Lupin's avatar

@evelyns_pet_zebra There are instruments??? What instruments??? I only saw gorgeous lips and legs!

filmfann's avatar

Anything by Madonna, Duran Duran, or Genesis. Am I showing my age here?

SeventhSense's avatar

Holy shit, that is the most ridiculous video and I admit barely a better song, but my God is that video bad..that video sucks so bad it makes the old Rick James videos seem like Academy Award winners. That video sucks so bad it makes C rated 1950’s Werewolf movies look like Citizen Kane in comparison…did I mention how bad it sucked…it sucks so bad that Michael Jackson is crawling out of the grave as we speak to destroy the copies..since he died he apparently gained some insight from conversations with Rick James.
IMHO He peaked at Billy Jean and that was when he actually still looked like a slightly altered version of himself. His music still had an edge and was relevant.
Sabotage cracks me up every time I see it. Those dudes are so funny.

Bluefreedom's avatar

@SeventhSense. Let’s take a closer look at the Thriller video…..

- Guinness World Records listed it in 2006 as the “most successful music video”, selling over 9 million units.

- Grammy Award, 1985, Best Video (Long Form)

- MTV Award, 1999, 100 Greatest Music Videos Ever Made (#1 on the list)

- MTV Award, 1984, Best Overall Performance in a Video

- MTV Award, 1984, Best Choreography

- MTV Award, 1984, Viewer’s Choice Winner

- The 14-minute video is regarded by MTV as the greatest music video of all-time

@SeventhSense. Holy shit, you’re right, it’s a ridiculous video and we all missed that. Didn’t do well at all. And barely a better song. Whatever you say Mr. Musically Challenged. If you ever consider being a music critic, you should probably just forget it and stick with your day job because your assessments of the song and video of Thriller are both laughable and sad.

filmfann's avatar

The last couple of weddings I went to had the song Thriller play during the reception. At both receptions, the bride, and several of the bm’s did the “Thriller dance”, exactly from the video. It was hysterical, and great fun.
Obviously, it had a great impact on them.

SeventhSense's avatar

It appealed to a mass audience. So does Wal Mart.
The same one that watches drivel like American Idol and Dancing with the Stars.
It doesn’t make it art.
It was a gravy train that everyone rode straight to the bank.

Bluefreedom's avatar

@SeventhSense. Still not a good explanation or answer on your part. Keep trying.

SeventhSense's avatar

I don’t need one.
As if I’m trying to change someone’s mind ~_~

Bluefreedom's avatar

@SeventhSense. I thought that was one of your main priorities here on Fluther – attempting to change minds and being contentious just for the purpose of being contentious. I’ll have to mull that over.

SeventhSense's avatar

Ask and you will receive.
Just sit there, eat your pork rinds and I’ll tell you what to listen to.

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