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The Songfactors' Choice: Best Music Videos

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Well, this video has to be nominated eventually, so I might as well do it myself:

Learn To Fly - Foo Fighters

I haven't decided on my second nomination yet, but it could be yet another very popular video featuring Jack Black, Kyle Gass and Dave Grohl (unless someone else beats me to nominating it). :shades:

:rockon: :rockon: :rockon:

I've already posted my noms so it's all yours, brother Chris. :grin:

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My mind is ridiculously blank when it comes to this. So here's my first nom. It appeals to my cheesy romantic side. And she fingers some grapes, which is innocently disturbing.

1. Love Story ~ Taylor Swift

and my second... Not a particular favorite of mine song-wise, but the video is dreamily romantic. And Stevie Nicks does some bad ballet.

2. Gypsy ~ Fleetwood Mac

oh yeah... this was the very first "World Premiere Video" on MTV in '82. And it seems like I remember it winning a Best Video award that year, but I can't find any documentation... so disregard that part. :cool:

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if anyone is feeling that way they can PT me and I can give them some suggestions :shades: :D

Another good place to look is the MTV Video Music Award winners page.

BTW, how much longer do we have to put up nominations?

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  • You Might Think - The Cars (1984)
  • This was the first music video to use computerized graphics and it revolutionized visual effects, and was ahead of its time.
  • It won the first ever MTV Video Music Award for Best Video of the Year, beating out Michael Jackson's "Thriller" & many others.

Warner Bros. removed the video, so here's another link to the video.

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The videos from "Heartbeat City" (the album) are very good and very famous. "Drive" was directed by Timothy Hutton and "Hello Again" by Andy Warhol. In fact, I remember worked in TV by then and we had all those videos to air... I was sure Warhol directed some more...

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BTW, how much longer do we have to put up nominations?

Plenty of time, don't worry. I'm only just now able to Youtube, and I've got some deciding to do. This train isn't going anywhere without me along for the ride! ;)

Several that I'd thought of are already here. This is going to be tough, but fun.

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I thought this would be hard for me, but I've got too many. :P

This is not a nomination, but in researching this subject I found this one, that has been argued to be the "first" music video. Circa 1961, it was produced by Ozzie Nelson, for Ricky.

Travelin' Man

Edited by Guest
twas produced by dad, not directed

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Can somebody private me when nominations are within 24 hours of closing, so I can post my other nomination.

I've got it down from 30 to 20, thanks to people nominating videos that were on my list.

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This nomination is subject to change:

  • Rockit - Herbie Hancock (1983)
  • This music video features robot-like sculptures moving in synchronization to the music
  • "Rockit" was one of the first videos to feature African Americans on MTV
  • It won five MTV Video Music Awards in 1984, including Best Concept Video and Best Special Effects.

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If we include feature films, then I might have to re-think my noms...

A Hard Day's Night - The Beatles

You're Gonna Lose That Girl - The Beatles

But then I;d have to lose Jailbreak. AgghHHH!

LBB

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Do clips from feature rock films (e.g. Tommy or The Wall) count as music videos?

If we include feature films, then I might have to re-think my noms...

A Hard Day's Night - The Beatles

You're Gonna Lose That Girl - The Beatles

But then I;d have to lose Jailbreak. AgghHHH!

LBB

I don't think so

maybe we could do a special SF'sC for feature films sometimes...

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Do clips from feature rock films (e.g. Tommy or The Wall) count as music videos?

I think they should... I nominated "Help" which is considered like the first video in history... (I think "Subterranean Homesick Blues" must be the other "first video", I don´t know what video came first... amazing video by the way, which of course has my vote)

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I think they should... I nominated "Help" which is considered like the first video in history... (I think "Subterranean Homesick Blues" must be the other "first video", I don´t know what video came first... amazing video by the way, which of course has my vote)

Let's not forget the whole of A Hard Day's Night (eg I SHould Have known Better ) and then all the way back to Jailhouse Rock ;-)

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I had so many I wanted to nominate, but couldn't fit in.

I'd like to give an honorable mention to

This Note's For You - Neil Young Which I believe was the first video to be banned by MTV for it's anti-commercialism message, but incidentally won the 1989 MTV Video of the Year as a result.

Other Honorable Mentions:

Virtual Insanity - Jamiroquai

Jeremy - Pearl Jam

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