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Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Your day is over

Pitchfork has perhaps the awesomest list ever created: 100 Awesome Music Videos with YouTube clips for each entry.

Don't dig into this thing unless you have a few hours to kill. It is incredibly addictive and watchable. Some of the videos are legitimately eye-catching, like The Decemberists' "16 Military Wives" and Elton John's "This Train Don't Stop" (featuring Justin Timberlake as a young Elton). The best videos, though, are the delectably cheesy ghosts of MTV's past. You got your Cyndi Lauper, your Go-Go's, your Duran Duran. But the pinnacle is Lionel Richie's hilariously overwrought "Hello," which tells the story of a professor (Richie) hopelessly in love with a blind sculptress. I'm weeping already.

After a quick scan of the list (quick as in 45 minutes) I've decided the most entertaining video of all-time is "Hot for Teacher" by Van Halen. And the most entertaining part of the most entertaining video ever is watching Alex Van Halen screw up his elementary dance moves.

3 Comments:

Blogger Olson said...

Whoa, Yes, very addicting. I thought Fat Boy Slim's "Save You" might make an appearance, but no luck. Its another crazy one directed by Spike Jonez, a dance group performing to the song right infront of a movie theater, hilarious.

3:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what page is "hot for teacher" on? i don't want to look through all that crap.

4:20 PM  
Anonymous gavin said...

Olson: "Praise You", eh?

I was hoping for Prodigy's "Smack My Bitch Up" (best video ever made), but I'd settle for Presidents of the United States of America's "Peaches"...

1:57 AM  

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