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** The DisneyAnimatedCanon gives us ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}'', essentially a feature-length compilation of classical music videos.

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** The DisneyAnimatedCanon Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon gives us ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}'', essentially a feature-length compilation of classical music videos.
7th Dec '17 12:55:47 AM KYCubbie
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* [[Music/{{Aha}} A-ha]], "Take on Me". A blend of [[{{Rotoscoping}} rotoscoped]] animation done in a sketch-style, line drawing and live action, telling the story of a FantasticRomance between a GirlNextDoor (played by Morten Harket's then-girlfriend, actress Bunty Bailey) and a handsome BadassBiker (Harket himself). [[spoiler: [[StarCrossedLovers It ends]] [[DownerEnding badly]] in the video for "The Sun Always Shines On TV", though.]]

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* [[Music/{{Aha}} A-ha]], "Take on Me". A blend of [[{{Rotoscoping}} rotoscoped]] animation done in a sketch-style, line drawing and live action, telling the story of a FantasticRomance between a GirlNextDoor (played by Morten Harket's then-girlfriend, actress Bunty Bailey) and a handsome BadassBiker (Harket himself). [[spoiler: [[StarCrossedLovers It ends]] [[DownerEnding badly]] in the video for "The Sun Always Shines On on TV", though.]]



** Also notable was their video for "Wild Boys", where it's said that lead singer Simon Le Bon [[FatalMethodActing nearly drowned while filming]]. (Remember the bit where he's strapped to a windmill blade? According to some, at one point the wheel stopped turning while his head was underwater.) Le Bon has always denied the incident, tho.

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** Also notable was their video for "Wild Boys", where it's said that lead singer Simon Le Bon [[FatalMethodActing nearly drowned while filming]]. (Remember the bit where he's strapped to a windmill blade? According to some, at one point the wheel stopped turning while his head was underwater.) Le Bon has always denied the incident, tho.though.



** Plus their ferocious and hilarious criticism of Televangelism, "Jesus - He knows Me"
* GoldenEarring, "Twilight Zone," which went through heavy rotation during the early days of MTV.

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** Plus their ferocious and hilarious criticism of Televangelism, televangelism, "Jesus - He knows Knows Me"
* GoldenEarring, Music/GoldenEarring, "Twilight Zone," Zone", which went through heavy rotation during the early days of MTV.



** The documentary ''Scratch'', about "scratching," features several notable turntablists citing this video as ''the'' reason they took it up.
* Music/{{INXS}} generally made some good music videos, but the most "noteworthy" one was "Need You Tonight/Mediate," which won several MTV Video Awards in 1988 and combined various forms of animation and live-action, as well as an homage to Bob Dylan's "Subterranean Homesick Blues" (see above)

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** The documentary ''Scratch'', about "scratching," "scratching", features several notable turntablists citing this video as ''the'' reason they took it up.
* Music/{{INXS}} generally made some good music videos, but the most "noteworthy" one was "Need You Tonight/Mediate," Tonight/Mediate", which won several MTV Video Awards in 1988 and combined various forms of animation and live-action, as well as an homage to Bob Dylan's "Subterranean Homesick Blues" (see above)above).



** "They Don't Care About Us", which drew controversy over its antisemitic lyrics for the use of an infamous anti-Jew slur, has two equally stunning videos directed by Spike Lee. One was in black and white, staged in a prison; the other was full of color, filmed in front of a Brazilian ''favela''.

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** "They Don't Care About Us", which drew controversy over its antisemitic lyrics for the use of an infamous anti-Jew slur, has two equally stunning videos directed by Spike Lee.Creator/SpikeLee. One was in black and white, staged in a prison; the other was full of color, filmed in front of a Brazilian ''favela''.



** "You Rock My World": Features MJ, Chris Tucker, Creator/MarlonBrando, with a catchy song and arguably the best stomp performance in a music video. Ever.[[note]]Also, the last video made in his lifetime to star him. "Cry," from the same album, had a video consisting of footage of poor children.[[/note]]

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** "You Rock My World": Features MJ, Chris Tucker, Creator/MarlonBrando, with a catchy song and arguably the best stomp performance in a music video. Ever.[[note]]Also, the last video made in his lifetime to star him. "Cry," "Cry", from the same album, had a video consisting of footage of poor children.[[/note]]



** "Like A Prayer" from ''Music/LikeAPrayer'', with Madonna making out with Black Jesus, burning crosses, and stigmata wounds created a stir and cost her a lucrative Pepsi sponsorship deal, though the controversy helped make the video a worldwide hit.

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** "Like A a Prayer" from ''Music/LikeAPrayer'', with Madonna making out with Black Jesus, burning crosses, and stigmata wounds created a stir and cost her a lucrative Pepsi sponsorship deal, though the controversy helped make the video a worldwide hit.



** "Erotica" and "Justify My Love" , both were banned by MTV due to their sexual content (with Erotica featuring Madonna in S&M gear and other footage from the making of her "Sex" book).
*** The controversy over MTV's ban led to 20/20 covering "Erotica" and ending the show with the video's American broadcast debut. To avoid this with Music/TheProdigy's "Smack My Bitch Up," it was shown just once, late at night.
** Her video for "Die Another Day", the theme song for the Film/JamesBond film [[Film/DieAnotherDay of the same name]] is second only to "Scream" for the most expensive music video of all time.

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** "Erotica" and "Justify My Love" , Love"; both were banned by MTV due to their sexual content (with Erotica "Erotica" featuring Madonna in S&M gear and other footage from the making of her "Sex" ''Sex'' book).
*** The controversy over MTV's ban led to 20/20 ''[=20/20=]'' covering "Erotica" and ending the show with the video's American broadcast debut. To avoid this with Music/TheProdigy's "Smack My Bitch Up," it was shown just once, late at night.
** Her video for "Die Another Day", the theme song for the Film/JamesBond film [[Film/DieAnotherDay of the same name]] name]], is second only to "Scream" for the most expensive music video of all time.



** It would be subsequently parodied by everyone from rapper [=Tone-Loc=] ("Wild Thing"), to Music/ShaniaTwain ("Man, I Feel Like a Woman"), to Ingrid Michaelson ("Girls Chase Boys"). Even "Music/WeirdAlYankovic" got in the act with the them song for ''Film/{{UHF}}''
* Music/PetShopBoys' "It's A Sin" -- one of the highest-budget music videos of the mid-'80s. Directed by art-film auteur Derek Jarman, this little period drama includes [[[[http://www.geowayne.com/newDesign/lists/vidguests.htm Geena Davis's]] IdenticalStranger as [[SevenDeadlySins Pride]], and was filmed in the same warehouse used in ''Film/FullMetalJacket''.

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** It would be subsequently parodied by everyone from rapper [=Tone-Loc=] [=Tone-Lōc=] ("Wild Thing"), to Music/ShaniaTwain ("Man, I Feel Like a Woman"), to Ingrid Michaelson ("Girls Chase Boys"). Even "Music/WeirdAlYankovic" got in the act with the them song for ''Film/{{UHF}}''
''Film/{{UHF}}''.
* Music/PetShopBoys' "It's A a Sin" -- one of the highest-budget music videos of the mid-'80s. Directed by art-film auteur Derek Jarman, this little period drama includes [[[[http://www.geowayne.com/newDesign/lists/vidguests.htm Geena Davis's]] IdenticalStranger as [[SevenDeadlySins Pride]], and was filmed in the same warehouse used in ''Film/FullMetalJacket''.



* [[Music/TomPetty Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers]]' "Don't Come Around Here No More" raided ''Literature/AliceInWonderland.'' It served to establish Petty's "mad-hatter" persona and was one of the first videos to resemble an LSD trip.
* Music/PinkFloyd 's ''Music/TheWall''. Can be summed up with "Telephone is for Lightweights." Can also be summed up with "Terrifying".

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* [[Music/TomPetty Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers]]' "Don't Come Around Here No More" raided ''Literature/AliceInWonderland.'' ''Literature/AliceInWonderland''. It served to establish Petty's "mad-hatter" persona and was one of the first videos to resemble an LSD trip.
* Music/PinkFloyd 's ''Music/TheWall''. Can be summed up with "Telephone is for Lightweights." Lightweights". Can also be summed up with "Terrifying".



* Music/{{Queen}}'s "I Want to Break Free" featured the band dressed in drag in a parody of the British Soap ''Series/CoronationStreet''. While reaching number three in the UK charts, the video is thought to have contributed to the songs [[AmericansHateTingle poor performance in the US]], and a subsequent decline in popularity of the band. The video was initially banned on MTV in the US.

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* Music/{{Queen}}'s "I Want to Break Free" featured the band dressed in drag in a parody of the British Soap ''Series/CoronationStreet''. While reaching number three in the UK charts, the video is thought to have contributed to the songs song's [[AmericansHateTingle poor performance in the US]], and a subsequent decline in popularity of the band. The video was initially banned on MTV in the US.



** "Fat," another direct parody of Jackson's song and video, and was especially notable for the makeup that turned Yankovic into a fat, white version of Jackson.

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** "Fat," "Fat", another direct parody of Jackson's song and video, and was especially notable for the makeup that turned Yankovic into a fat, white version of Jackson.



* Any Music/ZZTop video from their ''Eliminator'' era featuring the hot rod of the same name, especially those which include Three Hot Babes who rescue some sad sack from his or her ordinary life: "Give Me All Your Loving", "Sharp Dressed Man", "Legs" and others.

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* Any Music/ZZTop video from their ''Eliminator'' era featuring the hot rod of the same name, especially those which include Three Hot Babes who rescue some sad sack from his or her ordinary life: "Give Me "Gimme All Your Loving", Lovin", "Sharp Dressed Man", "Legs" and others.



** Also their early music video's for Mongoloid (TrueArtIsIncomprehensible) and Jocko Homo (just plain terrifying). Almost all of their videos were directed for the band.

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** Also their early music video's videos for Mongoloid "Mongoloid" (TrueArtIsIncomprehensible) and Jocko Homo "Jocko Homo" (just plain terrifying). Almost all of their videos were directed for the band.



* The music video to Music/{{Metallica}}'s ''One'' was the bands' first ever music video, after spending years proclaiming that they would never make a music video. Its horrific nature, with its amputation/war horror visuals and remix nature (as the band took the movie version of ''Literature/JohnnyGotHisGun'' and mashed up the song with clips from the movie to create a 10 minute "mini-movie" version of the film as the song's video), made it an instant classic. And while their second video "Enter Sandman" became an even bigger hit, for many fans of Metallica will contend that they haven't made a good video since "One", as well as opine that "One" was the moment in which the band jumped the shark via embracing the mainstream that they spent their early career avoiding like the plague.

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* The music video to Music/{{Metallica}}'s ''One'' was the bands' band's first ever music video, after spending years proclaiming that they would never make a music video. Its horrific nature, with its amputation/war horror visuals and remix nature (as the band took the movie version of ''Literature/JohnnyGotHisGun'' and mashed up the song with clips from the movie to create a 10 minute "mini-movie" version of the film as the song's video), made it an instant classic. And while their second video "Enter Sandman" became an even bigger hit, for many fans of Metallica will contend that they haven't made a good video since "One", as well as opine that "One" was the moment in which the band jumped the shark via embracing the mainstream that they spent their early career avoiding like the plague.



** The music video for "Big Me" is a 4-minute parody of Mentos commercials, which involves huge grins, the band moving a car, and Dave with pony tails and wearing a dress.

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** The music video for "Big Me" is a 4-minute 2-minute-plus parody of Mentos commercials, which involves huge grins, the band moving a car, and Dave with pony tails and wearing a dress.



* Music/TomPetty's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqmFxgEGKH0 iconic video for "Into The Great Wide Open"]], starring Creator/JohnnyDepp, was shot during a break in filming of ''Film/ArizonaDream'' and the version of the song is unusually longer than the album version in order to accomodate more footage.

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* Music/TomPetty's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqmFxgEGKH0 iconic video for "Into The the Great Wide Open"]], starring Creator/JohnnyDepp, was shot during a break in filming of ''Film/ArizonaDream'' and the version of the song is unusually longer than the album version in order to accomodate accommodate more footage.



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8TsAh-zYFI "I'm Not Gonna Miss You"]], the final release by country-pop legend Glen Campbell a simultaneously touching and heart-rending account of his battle with Alzheimer's disease, combined with clips and stills from his half-century in music.

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8TsAh-zYFI "I'm Not Gonna Miss You"]], the final release recording (though not final release) by country-pop legend Glen Campbell a simultaneously touching and heart-rending account of his battle with Alzheimer's disease, combined with clips and stills from his half-century in music.
6th Oct '17 2:51:01 PM NotSoBadassLongcoat
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* Music/TomPetty's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqmFxgEGKH0 iconic video for "Into The Great Wide Open"]], starring Creator/JohnnyDepp, was shot during a break in filming of ''Film/ArizonaDream'' and the version of the song is unusually longer than the album version in order to accomodate more footage.
9th Sep '17 3:54:51 PM ProfessorDetective
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* Justice has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49esza4eiK4 "D.A.N.C.E."]] which plays around with various t-shirt design tropes, and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50BBNZ-ejjU "DVNO"]] which uses various [[VanityPlate broadcasting logo styles]] (mostly from TheEighties) to animate the songs lyrics. [=DVNO=] could probably fill a large trope page simply based on the references it makes.

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* Justice has [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49esza4eiK4 com/watch?v=sy1dYFGkPUE "D.A.N.C.E."]] which plays around with various t-shirt design tropes, and [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50BBNZ-ejjU com/watch?v=GiDsLRQg_g4 "DVNO"]] which uses various [[VanityPlate broadcasting logo styles]] (mostly from TheEighties) to animate the songs lyrics.lyrics of the song. [=DVNO=] could probably fill a large trope page simply based on the references it makes.
6th Sep '17 2:35:37 PM GrammarNavi
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** Their films ''Film/AHardDaysNight'', ''Film/{{Help}}'', and to a lesser degree, ''Film/MagicalMysteryTour'' and ''Film/YellowSubmarine'', went a long way towards codifying a lot of the visual techniques and tropes of music videos that dominated TheEighties music scene.

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** Their films ''Film/AHardDaysNight'', ''Film/{{Help}}'', and to a lesser degree, ''Film/MagicalMysteryTour'' and ''Film/YellowSubmarine'', ''WesternAnimation/YellowSubmarine'', went a long way towards codifying a lot of the visual techniques and tropes of music videos that dominated TheEighties music scene.
3rd Sep '17 4:54:12 AM GrammarNavi
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** Creator/SpikeJonze ("Praise You" and "Weapon of Choice" by Fatboy Slim, "Sabotage" by the Music/BeastieBoys, "Buddy Holly" by {{Weezer}})

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** Creator/SpikeJonze ("Praise You" and "Weapon of Choice" by Fatboy Slim, "Sabotage" by the Music/BeastieBoys, "Buddy Holly" by {{Weezer}})Music/{{Weezer}})
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* Music/GuardiansInferno
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* WesternAnimation/AHerbAlpertAndTheTijuanaBrassDoubleFeature


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* Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass, that perfect example of '60s kitsch, had two of their songs set to animation in ''WesternAnimation/AHerbAlpertAndTheTijuanaBrassDoubleFeature''. This largely forgotten little cartoon was a TropeMaker for the AnimatedMusicVideo, being made at the same time that acts like Dylan and the Beatles were making them in live-action.
10th Aug '17 5:56:26 AM jamespolk
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* The film ''Blackboard Jungle'' (1955) became a huge success when Bill Haley and his Comets' hit "Rock Around The Clock" was used as the opening theme. Teenagers just went to the film theaters to listen to this hit blasting out of the speakers at top volume.
** Music/ElvisPresley's films, especially ''Jailhouse Rock'', had the same effect.

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* The film ''Blackboard Jungle'' ''Film/BlackboardJungle'' (1955) became a huge success when Bill Haley and his Comets' hit "Rock Around The Clock" was used as the opening theme. Teenagers just went to the film theaters to listen to this hit blasting out of the speakers at top volume.
** Music/ElvisPresley's films, especially ''Jailhouse Rock'', ''Film/JailhouseRock'', had the same effect.
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