Music plays a pivotal role in shaping moods oftentimes. And music videos are pivotal in shaping our pop-culture. So, today on International Music Day, let’s countdown some of the most successful music videos of all time. These music videos are in no particular order.
1. Uptown Funk (Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars)
Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars was an instant hit when it hit Youtube and other platforms in 2014. It is a simple video that stars Mark and Bruno dancing their heart out with their crews through the streets wearing bright jackets.
2. Thriller (Michael Jackson)
Just like the song, the video of Michael Jackson’s thriller is a masterpiece. It is a mini movie in its own right with some of the best horror aesthetics for the time. It won a Grammy
for the best long-form video.
3. Single Ladies (Beyonce)
Beyonce’s Single Ladies has a special place in the hearts of her fans. It is a simple black and white video starring Beyonce and a couple dancers grooving to the beats of the song. In an interview Beyonce said "Out of all my videos, it was the least expensive and took the least amount of time. And it ended up being the most iconic."
4. Baby One More Time (Britney Spears)
It was a tough call between Britney’s Toxic and Baby One More Time but the highschool setting and Britney in a school girl outfit won it by an inch. You gotta admit, everything about the music video is pure magic.
5. My Name Is (Eminem)
It can’t be an Eminem if some jibes aren’t thrown around. My Name Is by Eminem is no different, he impersonates numerous artists like The Brady Bunch, Marilyn Manson and many more in his video and also says a word or two about each of them in the lyrics.
6. U Can’t Touch This (MC Hammer)
MC Hammer’s U Can’t Touch This’ music video is as simple as it gets. It features him and a bunch of dancers performing his signature moves and the hammer dance. MC Hammer can be seen flaunting his iconic “Hammer Pants”
7. Never Gonna Give You Up (Rick Astley)
Never Gonna Give You Up star’s a young Rick Astley wearing a long overcoat and singing his heart out on various locations and various dancers dancing to his song in different settings. It's
a mesmerizing song with an equally captivating video.
8. Gangnam Style (PSY)
Being one of the most iconic and recognisable videos of the past few years and the highest viewed of its time on Youtube, Gangnam Style needs no introduction. It stars PSY performing various comedic theatrics
and signature horse dance.
9. Despacito (Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee)
It is the most viewed video on Youtube currently and is also one of the most successful songs of all time. The song is about ‘Love’ and features the beautiful beaches and small streets of Puerto Rico.
10. Cheri Cheri Lady (Modern Talking)
Cheri Cheri Lady by Modern Talking is an iconic song which not many would be aware about today. It stars the musical duo Modern Talking singing the mesmerizing song and making us their fans.