HIGH ‘PRAISE’ FOR FATBOY

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The Spike Jonze-directed classic is the top choice among watchers from the UK and Ireland...

FATBOY SLIM‘s ‘PRAISE YOU’ video has been voted the best video of all time by MTV viewers in the UK and Ireland.

It beat Michael Jackson‘s groundbreaking 1983 ‘Thriller’ video into second place in a poll to find out what their viewers’ 100 favourite videos are.

The poll is part of the 20th anniversary celebrations of the channel, which launched on August 1, 1981. The first video to be shown was Buggles’ ‘Video Killed The Radio Star’, which coincidentally scraped into the chart at Number 100.

A programme running down the 100 Top 10 videos will be shown in three parts tomorrow (August 1) and on Thursday and Friday.

The top 10 are:

1. Fatboy Slim – ‘Praise You’

2. Michael Jackson – ‘Thriller’

3. Eminem – ‘The Real Slim Shady’

4. Madonna – ‘Ray Of Light’

5. Beastie Boys – ‘Sabotage’

6. Weezer – ‘Buddy Holly’

7. Blur – ‘Coffee & TV’

8. Chemical Brothers – ‘Let Forever Be’

9. Jamiroquai – ‘Virtual Insanity’

10. Queen – ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’