Top Five Greatest Music Videos of All Time as Listed by MTV in 1999


How about some old school nostalgia for this week’s Top Five installment? On the eve of MTV’s 33rd anniversary, too!

The overall total of music videos ever made is innumerable so to be able to just stand out is definitely an achievement already. But to be recognized as one of the “greatest” and by the institution that is *MTV* itself? That’s just something else altogether!

In its more than three decade-history, MTV has been playing host to various music videos by artists from all genres imaginable. To commemorate its anniversary, we’ve backtracked to more than a decade ago, when MTV came up with the “100 Greatest Music Videos Ever Made” list, which you may view in its entirety here. In the meantime, sit back, turn up the volume, and enjoy the top five videos in this list!

5) “Walk This Way” by Run DMC and Aerosmith
Year: 1986 | Director: Jon Small

Video via RUNDMCVEVO on YouTube

4) “Sledgehammer” by Peter Gabriel
Year: 1986 | Director: Stephen R. Johnson

Video via Peter Gabriel on YouTube

3) “Smells Like Teen Spirit” by Nirvana
Year: 1990 | Director: Samuel Bayer

Video via NirvanaVEVO

2) “Vogue” by Madoona
Year: 1990 | Director: David Fincher

Video via madonna on YouTube

1) “Thriller” by Michael Jackson
Year: 1983 | Director: John Landis

Video via michaeljacksonVEVO on YouTube

Cover photo via Houston Press. Dates and directors’ names were sourced from Wikipedia (1, 2, 3, 4, 5).

Like this article? Check out our Top Five List series in the Lomography magazine!

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