The longest ever music video? It features the four minute track, played on loop times, with various people including Pharrell himself at the top of every hour dancing and singing along. So, now you'll never have to shrug, "It's probably Michael Jackson" when that question comes up at the pub quiz. And yet neither video has made it onto this list. What follows is our pick of the best music videos of all time. Don't see your favourite? Chuck a comment at the end of the piece — you probably won't change our mind, but we do so love a good music video.
Take On Me by A-Ha (1985)
44. "Man's World" by MARINA
Music videos used to be the lifeblood of MTV and pop culture. While videos on YouTube are still wildly popular, the art form has suffered over the past decade as MTV and VH1 have moved away from showing them. Frankly, I miss when music videos were important. Good ones told a story that connected a song's lyrics to the audience through a visual medium. With that in mind, we at The Big Lead wanted to rank the top 50 music videos of all-time. A quick note on the criteria we worked off of. Most importantly, the song had to be good. If a great video was matched with a bad song, what was the point?
Skip navigation! Story from Music. Few things are as necessary as immediate mood-boosters, and songs are the easiest pick-me-ups around. Nothing has as much power as a feel-good song , which can transform any mundane task into an epic feat worthy of a montage. Luckily, even if you tire of one song, there is always another that will lift your spirits. Here are the happiest songs we know that will always put you in a good mood. Blast these while driving down a highway in a convertible. Lip sync to them in your room with a hair brush.
You might think viral clips rule YouTube —the " Keyboard Cats " and " Charlie bit my fingers " of the world. Sure, they spread across the web like wildfire, dominating your feeds and hijacking your attention. But earworm-y pop songs? Those hits you end up wanting to wipe from your memory forever? Their visuals are the real Scrooge McDucks of the site, gleefully swimming in millions upon millions upon millions of Vevo views. In fact, Psy's "Gangnam Style," long-reigning king until recently , became so pervasive in it forced YouTube to rewrite the code for its play counter. Now the site boasts an expanded metric for chronic popularity and an ever-changing batch of insanely popular music vids, so we're taking a look at the current most-viewed music videos from recording artists. Meaning, we're excluding songs produced by children's music companies like Pinkfong Kids and Cocomelon—so, sorry to "Baby Shark Dance," which is actually No. Below, find the reigning 15 vids. Major Lazer — "Lean On" Views: 3 billion The sets, background choreography, and cinematography here are all beautiful.