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Top 10 Most Groundbreaking Videos Of All Time

Last updated on: May 3, 2010 12:37 IST

Top 10 Most Groundbreaking Videos Of All Time

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Michael Jackson's 1983 hit Thriller has been named the 'Most Groundbreaking Video Of All Time'.

 

The 14-minute zombie epic, directed by London filmmaker John Landis, topped a poll for MySpace UK.

 

Will Francis, site editor of MySpace UK, said modern videomakers could learn a lesson from the past.

 

'Only two of the top ten were made this century. Which shows despite massive advances in technology, a brilliant idea coupled with a great star is an unbeatable format,' Sky News quoted him as saying.


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2. Here It Goes Again -- OK Go (2006)

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Second in the list was Here It Goes Again by US act OK Go in which the band members perform a dance routine on treadmills.


Image: A scene from Here It Goes Again

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3.Baby One More Time -- Britney Spears (1998)

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Britney Spears' breakthrough hit, ... Baby One More Time -- which saw the then teenage singer dancing in school uniform -- finished in third position.


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4. Take On Me -- A-Ha (1985)

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A-Ha's animated promo for Take On Me, propelling the Norwegian trio to worldwide stardom -- was fourth.


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5. Hurt - Johnny Cash -- (2003)

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In fifth place was Johnny Cash's poignant black and white film for Hurt -- shot while he was in poor health just six months before he died from diabetes complications.


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6. Bohemian Rhapsody -- Queen (1975)

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The song and the ground-breaking video was a huge hit when it topped the charts in 1975 and gained popularity again after lead singer Freddie Mercury died in 1991.

Image: A scene from Bohemian Rhapsody

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7. Around the World -- Daft Punk(1997)

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There's not much to the song, which consisted of repeated phrasing of its title but the video featuring robots, floating heads, skeletons and women in swimsuits was something else.


Image: A scene from Around the World

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8. Weapon Of Choice -- Fatboy Slim (1999)

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The music video directed by Spike Jonze and featuring actor Christopher Walken dancing and flying around in an empty hotel won six MTV awards in 2001.


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9. Sledgehammer -- Peter Gabriel (1986)

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At number nine is the award-winning video featuring Gabriel, his daughters Anna and Melanie, several other women and headless turkeys.


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10. Sabotage -- Beastie Boys (1994)

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Rounding off this top 10 is the all white rapper group's homage and parody of 1970s crime drama television series like Hawaii Five-O, The Streets of San Francisco, S.W.A.T., Baretta, and Starsky and Hutch.


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