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13 April 2005 — 622 Music Videos (10)

Somebody on Metafilter posted a link to a page compiling 622 music videos. There's some great stuff there, though there's some other stuff that's missing. To each his own, right? (I'd like to see a-ha's "Take On Me" and Dirty Vegas' "Days Go By" on the list, for example.)

(It's also worth noting that the above site — which apparently dabbles in all things naughty — includes an entry where one can download the unreleased Fiona Apple album if one has not already done so...)

I've taken the time to go through and cull a list of my favorite songs and videos. Over the next couple days, I'll download them from this list to my hard drive.

Air - Playground Love (dir. Sofia Coppola)
Fiona Apple - Criminal (dir. Mark Romanek)
Beastie Boys - Intergalactic
Beck - Jack Ass
Bjork - Army of Me (dir. Michael Gondry)
Blondie - Call Me
David Bowie - Modern Love
Johnny Cash - Hurt (dir. Mark Romanek)
Depeche Mode - Master and Servant
Depeche Mode - People are People
Depeche Mode - Personal Jesus
Devo - Whip It
The Donnas - Strutter
The Donnas - Too Bad About Your Girl
Dresden Dolls - Coin Operated Boy
Dresden Dolls - Girl Anachronism
Duran Duran - Careless Memories
Duran Duran - Come Undone
Duran Duran - Hungry Like the Wolf
Duran Duran - My Own Way
Duran Duran - Night Boat
Duran Duran - Rio
Duran Duran - Save a Prayer
Duran Duran - The Chauffer
Fatboy Slim - Weapon of Choice (dir. Mark Romanek)
Fugees - Killing Me Softly
Peter Gabriel - Big Time
Peter Gabriel - Biko
Peter Gabriel - Games Without Frontiers
Peter Gabriel - In Your Eyes (live)
Peter Gabriel - Shock the Monkey
Peter Gabriel - Sledgehammer
Peter Gabriel - Solsbury Hill
Garbage - Stupid Girl
Green Day - Boulevard of Broken Dreams
Guns 'n' Roses - Sweet Child O' Mine
Lauryn Hill - Doo Wop (That Thing)
Billy Idol - White Wedding
Iron Maiden - Flight of Icarus
Chris Isaak - Wicked Game (dir. David Lynch)
Michael Jackson - Thriller (dir. John Landis)
Wyclef Jean - Another One Bites the Dust
Wycle Jean - We Tryin' To Stay Alive
Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart
Madonna - Borderline
Madonna - Material Girl
Madonna - Papa Don't Preach
Madonna - You Must Love Me (dir. Alan Parker)
Massive Attack - Angel
Metallica - One
Kylie Minogue - Come Into My World (dir. Michael Gondry)
Moby - In This World
New Order - Bizarre Love Triangle
New Order - Blue Monday
New Order - Shellshock
New Order - The Perfect Kiss (dir. Jonathan Demme)
New Order - True Faith
Nine Inch Nails - Closer (dir. Mark Romanek)
Nine Inch Nails - Hurt (live)
Nirvana - Come As You Are
Nirvana - Heart Shaped Box
Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit
No Doubt - It's My Life
Sinead O'Connor - Fire on Babylon (dir. Michael Gondry)
Outkast - Hey Ya
Public Enemy - Fight the Power (dir. Spike Lee)
Rammstein - Du Hast
REM - Everybody Hurts
REM - It's the End of the World
Paul Simon - You Can Call Me Al
Smashing Pumpkins - 1979
Smashing Pumpkins - Disarm
Smashing Pumpkins - Tonight
The Strokes - Hard to Explain
The Strokes - Last Night
Sugarcubes - Birthday
Tricky - Makes Me Wanna Die
U2 - I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
U2 - With or Without You
U.N.K.L.E. - Rabbit in Your Headlights
The Verve - Bittersweet Symphony
The White Stripes - Fell in Love With a Girl (dir. Michael Gondry)
The White Stripes - I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself (dir. Sofia Coppola)

It's fascinating that certain directors — particularly Michael Gondry and Mark Romanek — seem to produce consistently excellent videos. I never knew the director of a music video played such a key role, but I guess it's so.

I'll have to use file-sharing to track down a few more videos that I'd like to have...

Pre-Crash Comments
On 13 April 2005 (02:19 PM), J.D. said:

If you've got a little time to spare and you're feeling adventurous, check out these videos: "Coin Operated Boy" by Dresden Dolls, "Army of Me" by Bjork, "I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself" by The White Stripes, "Come Into My World" by Kylie Minogue, "Weapon of Choice" by Fatboy Slim, and, of course, "Hurt" by Johnny Cash. The latter is amazing.


On 14 April 2005 (08:42 AM), Rich R said:

The way music videos usually work:

The band has a concept or the director presents a concept which the band approves. Once the concept is decided on, it is the director's vision and style that bring that concept to reality. Lots of times the director's role is much more important than the band's in determining what the final product is like.


On 14 April 2005 (05:47 PM), jeremy said:

Hurt!!!! Funny thing is, I downloaded this and watched it before I got to your comment.


On 17 April 2005 (09:04 AM), pinti said:

nirvana come as you are


On 17 April 2005 (09:04 AM), pinti said:

nirvana come as you are


On 22 April 2005 (05:57 AM), alex napster said:

green day homecoming


On 12 July 2005 (11:26 AM), Paulinho said:

acho o seu site uma bosta completa pois tudo que alguem precisa naum consegue...quer um conselho vai se ferrar.


On 19 July 2005 (01:17 PM), michael said:

i have to see u please u all am in love with u


On 20 July 2005 (09:58 PM), Littleboy said:

The site is fucking cool. Cash makes the diference here. but I like other things on the list. How about an Alice in Chains video? I´m not talking man in the box, ok? Thanx anyway and forgive these stupid brazilians.


On 20 July 2005 (10:01 PM), Littleboy said:

The site is fucking cool. Cash makes the diference here. but I like other things on the list. How about an Alice in Chains video? I´m not talking man in the box, ok? Thanx anyway and forgive these stupid brazilians.


On 26 August 2005 (04:54 AM), aleksandra said:

Alice in Chains songs, themes and feeling - come on people, Alice in Chains is classics - 100% should be included in every list of best piece of music ever - so do it, 10 titles should be !ok! for beginners who happen to explore music in the net - make them this voluptuous present - - - -Mkey!!
Take care!


On 29 August 2005 (07:58 AM), J.D. said:

Just found a page with a few more videos. Also, I love this video for Eurostar from Ye Ye.


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Comments
On 01 November 2005 (08:54 AM), melissa slone said:

This site bites. Where is the John Cougar, Bob Segar, or something besides this shit?


On 06 December 2005 (08:21 PM), BRANX said:

Loved Nirvana in crashing dress mode; this 'unedit' works so much better.
"Heart Shaped Box" is still the most impressive vid they ever came up with.

Next: How about some SONIC YOUTH vids (since their website is fer shit as far as the FVD -functioning video department- is concerned)?

Ghew.

BRANX


On 15 December 2005 (11:47 AM), julian said:

the site is cool i just like music a lot i like heavy meatal.i also love rammstein/du hast.


On 22 December 2005 (08:39 AM), tamires said:

hehehe


On 29 December 2005 (02:57 PM), J.D. said:

For your viewing pleasure, I present the top 50 videos of 2005.


On 06 January 2006 (03:25 PM), Renan said:

acho o seu site uma bosta completa pois tudo que alguem precisa naum consegue...quer um conselho vai se ferrar.


On 11 January 2006 (07:59 AM), Luke Henning said:

The original unreleased version of bitter sweet symphony has Richards having the crap beaten out of him by all the people he pissed off by just bumping into them.


On 19 January 2006 (08:01 AM), J.D. said:

Okay, all you random people who have made this entry the most popular at this site: here is a list of the top 65 music videos of 2005, including links to downloads. You'll probably like it.


On 24 February 2006 (12:18 PM), JSS said:

It's beautiful for me to see Joy Division here.
If you like to experiment the feelings that they express,see love will tear us apart.


On 06 March 2006 (04:01 PM), philip r said:

that granfaro list was stolen from othastar's Another Brick in the Wall. the original (still growing) is here.