Aphex Twin’s ‘Windowlicker’
In at number 29 is Aphex Twin’s ‘Windowlicker’ directed by Chris Cunningham in 1999. The controversial video including no less than 127 profanities was a parody of gangster hip-hop videos and features more than a few similarities to Lily Allen’s recently-released ‘Hard Out Here’.
George Michael’s ‘Outside’
The video for George Michael’s ‘Outside’ was a satirical comment on his arrest for ‘engaging in a lewd act’ in a California loo. Released in 1998 two male police officers arrest couples shown in surveillance footage getting up to all sorts. At the end of the video, however, the two officers, thinking that they aren’t being watched, start snogging, geddit?
‘Walk This Way’
The 1986 music video for ‘Walk This Way’ placed Aerosmith and Run–D.M.C. in a musical duel in neighbouring studios before Steve Tyler literally breaks through the wall that separates them. It was a symbolic moment in hip-hop/rock hybrids and has consistently performed well in Greatest Music Video polls ever since
Daft Punk’s ‘Around The World’
Famed director Michel Gondry made the mesmerising video for Daft Punk’s ‘Around The World’ in 1997. “I was sick to see choreography being mistreated in videos like filler with fast cutting and fast editing, really shallow. I don’t think choreography should be shot in close-ups,” he explained.