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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.


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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