NME names Johnny Cash’s ‘Hurt’ the greatest music video of all time

Late folk legend finishes ahead of Radiohead, Foo Fighters and The Prodigy
Johnny Cash‘s video for his Nine Inch Nails cover of ‘Hurt’ has been named the greatest music video of all time by NME.

The clip came top of 100 classic music videos on NME‘s newly launched video site The American rock’n’roll and country music legend’s 2002 promo finished ahead of Radiohead‘s ‘Just’ and Chris Isaak‘s ‘Wicked Game’.

Also in the Top Ten were The Prodigy with ‘Smack My Bitch Up’, Weezer‘s ‘Buddy Holly’ and Foo Fighters‘s 1997 hit ‘Everlong’.


The full list can be seen here.

The Top Ten is as follows:

10. ‘Smack My Bitch Up’ – The Prodigy
9. ‘Vidrar Vel Til Loftarasa’ – Sigur Ros
8. ‘Sabotage’ – Beastie Boys
7. ‘Buddy Holly’ – Weezer
6. ‘Everlong’ – Foo Fighters
5. ‘All Is Full Of Love’ – Bjork
4. ‘Black Hole Sun’ – Soundgarden
3. ‘Wicked Game’ – Chris Isaak
2. ‘Just’ – Radiohead
1.’Hurt’ – Johnny Cash is a stand alone site featuring exclusive interviews with artists, live sessions and a huge collection of music videos, as well as all the juicy content that NME has nabbed from this summer’s festivals so far, including Glastonbury, Download and Isle of Wight Festival, with plenty more to come.

As well as bang up to date video exclusives, also gives users access to NME‘s video archive, which dates back over 15 years and features revealing footage and interviews with the likes of Coldplay, Kasabian, Muse and Arctic Monkeys from their early years.

Video content will still continue to feature on NME.COM‘s regular sections, but will host all video in one place.

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