Much like we tend to remember pop songs by their hooks, we tend to remember music videos for a single shot that captures the essence of the video. Some friends and I discussed our favorite music video moments the other day, and these are the ones we came up with. Which of these are your favorite, and what are the ones we left out?
Guns N' Roses, "November Rain" - Slash storms out of the church and rips a mournful guitar solo:
Dr. Dre, "Ain't Nuthin' But a G Thang" - The D.O.C opens up a refrigerator full of forties:
Daft Punk, "Around the World" - Entire video.
Madonna, "Like A Prayer" - Black Jesus sheds a single tear of blood:
Bonnie Tyler, "Total Eclipse of the Heart" - Ninjas doing ballet, gay swimmers being doused in water, leather jacket greasers dancing on the stairs of a British boarding schools, and all of the other crazy non-sensical shit that happens in that video:
Laura Braningan, "Self Control" - The futuristic dystopia that spontaneously turns into a dance party on what appears to be a gymnastics mat
The Thermals, "Pillar of Salt" - Random breakdancer guy and the nun outfits