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    Top 50 Music Video's of the 1990s

    Someone have again made their list of what "they think" is the best, here it is the top 50 music video's of the 1990s- enjoy

    Unfortunately a few is blocked due to copyright bla bla bla in this country

    Link to all 50: - Pitchfork: Staff Lists: The Top 50 Music Videos of the 1990s


    "They were still a young art form when the 1990s began, but by the end of the decade music videos and video directors were arguably at their commercial and artistic peak. In 1999, MTV's "TRL" was launching teen pop stars and serving as a better barometer of what Generation Y was listening to than the Billboard charts. Meanwhile, Spike Jonze-- who almost single-handedly codified a generation's idealized music videos by artfully employing Gen X totems such as irony, 70s nostalgia, geek chic, intertextuality, and trash culture-- was being nominated for a best director Oscar for Being John Malkovich.
    Throughout the decade, MTV-- with a huge assist from Clear Channel-- glued together a pseudo-music monoculture in the U.S. like almost nothing before. Songs like Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit", Dr. Dre's "Nothing But a G Thang", and Britney Spears' "...Baby One More Time" altered the landscape of pop culture so quickly in large part because they were delivered to all corners of the U.S. simultaneously by MTV. It wasn't just inevitable hits whose influence was quickened by MTV either; oddities such as Folk Implosion's "Natural One" or Danzig's "Mother 93" (or, say, Green Jelly's "Three Little Pigs", to name just one of many execrable examples) became out-of-leftfield hits for almost no other reason than someone at MTV decided they should become Buzz Bin videos.
    MTV's ability to place a song and musician into the pop music conversation was unparalleled at the time, and by the end of the decade that meant absurd levels of both financial and creative commitment to music videos. Creatively, videos at the time were dominated by a handful of visionary directors-- Jonze, Michel Gondry, and Chris Cunningham-- and there's no getting away from that in our list of our top 50 videos of the 90s. (NB: Whenever possible we've chosen official videos to limit the chances those videos will be removed at a future date; the tradeoff is that those clips are more likely to have pre-roll ads.)
    As always with a list such as this, commentary is kept to a minimum; the fun and joy should be watching the clips, whether for the first time or the first time in years."


    A few samples-

    nr. 49

    nr. 48

    nr. 45

    nr. 43

    nr. 39

    And the top 2 -

    nr. 2

    nr. 1
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    Quote Originally Posted by larvidchr
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    Happy Days scene? I don't get it. Not a 1990s video. Happy Days TV series ended mid 80s.

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    ^^Oops. Never mind. I was tricked.

    The music video for "Buddy Holly" was directed by Spike Jonze and filmed at Charlie Chaplin Studios in Hollywood over the course of one full day of shooting.
    The video portrayed Weezer performing at the original Arnold's Drive-In diner from the popular '70s television show Happy Days. The video combined contemporary footage of the band with clips from the show. Happy Days cast member Al Molinaro made a cameo appearance in the video. Al plugs his hometown, Kenosha, Wisconsin, in the introduction. In the memorable climax, editing and a stunt double allowed Fonzie to dance to the band's performance. The video also features brief cameos by some members of the band as dancers at Arnold's. Initially, actor Anson Williams, who played Potsie on Happy Days, objected to footage of him appearing in the video, but relented after a letter from David Geffen, founder of Geffen Records.[3]
    The video was met with great popularity and heavy rotation on MTV.[4] The innovative video scored four awards at the 1995 MTV Video Music Awards, including prizes for Breakthrough Video and Best Alternative Video.[5]


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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by larvidchr
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    Happy Days scene? I don't get it. Not a 1990s video. Happy Days TV series ended mid 80s.
    I guess Weezer and Buddy Holly is just using an old TV series as background for their 1994 music vid.

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    ^^
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    Quote Originally Posted by larvidchr
    I guess Weezer and Buddy Holly is just using an old TV series as background for their 1994 music vid.
    Little late there Lars. In Thailand we call it incremental disclosure vs lying.

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