George Michael - Outside
This is so naughty. So very, very naughty. There's nothing really all that special about this video, except that it's a great big 'ner ner ner ner ner'. I confess that this is one of my favourite tracks to dance to.
Blur - Coffee and TV
Nice idea executed beautifully. I'd never really liked Blur until this song. The video made me open up my eyes and my ears and give them another go. I still don't quite get all the hype, but they do have some fantastic tracks.
Erasure - Take a Chance On Me
Cross-dressing, self-mocking! Homage! I remember watching this as a child and not entirely 'getting' it. I think my mum was a bit worried at the time.
New Order - Here to Stay
John Simm is impossibly hot in this video. Mmm, mmm. In fact, he's the only reason this video is in this collection, otherwise I would have gone for one of the many awesome Beck tracks.
Actually, fuck it;
Here's Beck with Sexx Laws (directed by Beck himself.) Notice Jack Black. The video is as odd as the song.
And 'Cellphone's Dead' (directed by one of my favourite directors, Michel Gondry.) Meanwhile, this song reminds me of the music from Wire in the Blood.
Queen - I Want to Break Free
Another cross-dressing video. I'm sensing a pattern. The thing that scares me here is how seriously close to hot Roger Taylor looks as a teenage girl. I wish the whole video had just been the domestic scene, although the lights are kind of awesome. I had a major crush on Freddie when I was a kid.
Kylie Minogue - Put Yourself in my Place
Ah yes, a tribute to that iconic sequence in Barbarella. I know lately I've been having to explicitly state that I am straight, but I promise I am. I just find this really, really hot (and hilarious) for some inexplicable reason. I have a (not so secret) admiration of and respect for Kylie that goes quite against my usual leanings.
Björk - It's Oh So Quiet
Admittedly, I love the song, but I probably wouldn't have noticed it had it not been for this video, directed by Spike Jonez.
Coldplay - The Scientist
Okay, so, the thing is - I genuinely like around 5 Coldplay songs. I listen to them often. But I do not get any of the hype they receive, at all, and therefore find myself far more likely to want to throw them off a cliff. However, this video is wonderfully realised.
Weird Al Yankovic - Amish Paradise
Long before Coldplay did a video in reverse, Al did a section of this one... in reverse. You get my drift. Also, Florence Henderson and suggestive butter churning.
Supergrass - Pumping on your Stereo
Puppets! I really like how this one suits the ambiance of the song.
Steriogram - Walkie Talkie Man
Awesome, awesome concept. Frenetic and just a little insane.
Radiohead - Street Spirit (Fade Out)
The photography techniques in this are just stunning. Also, that boy looks eerily like one of my past students. Like, identical, only slightly older at time of shooting. And the song is one of the most haunting I have ever heard.
And, tied for first place:
Fatboy Slim - Weapon of Choice
Another Spike Jonez vid. Chrisopher Walken is an absolute legend.
OK Go, Here it Goes Again
The video that took over the internet for a few months.
Common themes in music videos I like are; crazy dancing, puppetry or animation, cross-dressing, innovative camerawork/editing and great amounts of crack.