Share with us what you consider to be a "groundbreaking" music video.

  • silverfox

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    Sep 15, 2009 7:10 PM GMT
    I am going to be home tonight and I would like to be entertained. icon_biggrin.gif
    After watching the MTV Video Awards show the other night, I started to wonder what you might consider to be a music video that was groundbreaking....and why.

    It can be popular, it can be obscure.
    I am not as interested in the song itself as I am interested in the production of the video....and what it might mean to you.

    What sets this video apart from the rest?

    Pick one....share the link if you can. I want a long list so don't embed just supply the URL like I am doing below and your thoughts as to why the video you have chosen is groundbreaking.....or why it was groundbreaking at the time it came out.

    If you can't find the URL just give me us the name of the video, the artist, and what makes it so special.

    Here is mine:

    Janet Jackson...."When I Think Of You"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwVVxlmYOok

    What makes it groundbreaking---
    This video was shot as one long continuous take.....no multiple cameras, no quick edits. Watch how the one camera pans through the action from beginning to end. I can only imagine how long it took to rehearse to make this look so effortless. Great video IMHO.


    How about you? A "groundbreaking" video you would like to share?
  • Timbales

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    Sep 15, 2009 7:43 PM GMT
    a-ha "Take on Me"
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    Sep 15, 2009 8:02 PM GMT
    All of Mylene Farmer's early music videos (directed/produced by Laurent Boutonnat) are the best I've ever seen. They are more like short movies. Many were filmed in widescreen in the 80's, before it became a worldwide popular format.

    I'm feeling this one at the moment (but they're all equally great):


    What sets this video apart from the rest? Watch it! It speaks for itself. icon_wink.gif
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    Sep 15, 2009 8:43 PM GMT
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    It's just a cute video and the 2nd dad bee at the end of the video is kinda hot.
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    Sep 15, 2009 9:03 PM GMT
    You Might Think by The Cars
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yf2WP6K1gQ
    Visually groundbreaking for its release in 1984.

    And
    Don't Come Around Here No More by Tom Petty
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7gWzWqJu1k
    Why? Entertainment value, marriage of video, song, and re-imagining of a classic story.
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    Sep 15, 2009 9:20 PM GMT
    Timberoo saida-ha "Take on Me"


    That was my choice too:

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    Sep 15, 2009 9:38 PM GMT
    I think Praise You by Fatboy Slim was a groundbreaking video. We're currently in an age of videos and marketing campaigns that are designed to be viral in nature, designed to look homemade, etc. This video was basically 10 years ahead of the current trend. Check out his background appearance towards the end.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiXg_70rMeM

    Technologically, Radiohead's House of Cards is one of the most incredible videos ever made. No cameras or lights were used. It's all 3D plotting data that was gathered and then rendered using different visualization techniques.

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    Sep 15, 2009 9:45 PM GMT
    Smashing Pumpkins 1979 video is pure nostalgia... I love it

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2snP7rGP6g

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  • GQjock

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    Sep 15, 2009 10:09 PM GMT
    Miss Jackson if you're nasty icon_cool.gif

    Love Will Never Do Without You How can you go wrong with Janet and Herb Ritts?

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  • silverfox

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    Sep 15, 2009 10:51 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 saidAnd my contribution:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2bfMqd32us

    Nice atmosphere and nice transitions between animated (hand drawn back in those days) and live action.


    Note from the OP:

    Oh Southbeach you have wrecked my image of the perfect Janet Jackson video!

    Just kidding icon_biggrin.gif

    But here is your choice in url form:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2bfMqd32us

    Thanks for sharing! Everyone thanks for sharing.....I like seeing a lot of different styles and the selections you guys are choosing are awesome!

  • jrs1

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    Sep 15, 2009 11:04 PM GMT
    Mighty_Q said
    Timberoo saida-ha "Take on Me"


    That was my choice too:



    That was the first video that came to mind ... but I think this works:

    Incubus - Talk Show on Mute:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2hHRqF5zRM

  • ProveMe2010

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    Sep 16, 2009 1:12 AM GMT
    It is funny but Janet Jackson "Rock With U" was shot in one take: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFlSYezzxU4
  • creature

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    Sep 16, 2009 1:24 AM GMT
    Besides the obvious "Thriller," by the late Michael Jackson, I'll add "Fell in Love with a Girl" by The White Stripes.
  • islander24

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    Sep 16, 2009 1:28 AM GMT
    Timberoo saida-ha "Take on Me"


    One of my old favorites

    Here is a newer California group

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xu9Du7IVUoE

    Sherwood : A Song in My Head
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    Sep 16, 2009 1:29 AM GMT
    Cher- If I Could Turn Back Time

    It was censored in Canada, and the video was erotic in obvious and subtle ways. I always smile when this song plays on air.
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    Sep 16, 2009 1:31 AM GMT
    Express Yourself by Madonna - the most expensive music video ever made (budget of ~$5M) at the time, and still the third most-expensive today.

    http://music.aol.com/video/express-yourself/madonna/1102444
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    Sep 16, 2009 1:36 AM GMT
    BTW, here is Pitchfork's top 50 videos of the 2000s. Their #3 choice made me puke, but otherwise a pretty reasonable list.

    http://pitchfork.com/features/staff-lists/7695-the-top-50-music-videos-of-the-2000s/
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    Sep 16, 2009 1:48 AM GMT


    Kate Bush is inside her mother's womb, breathing in her nicotine, afraid to be born into a world of nuclear fallout. How's that for groundbreaking? icon_wink.gif
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    Sep 16, 2009 1:54 AM GMT
    For me it was 2 videos in the early 1980s, the likes of which had never been seen before. Not the best there have ever been since, but they were so attention-grabbing at the time, so radical & different, that they set the tone for all that followed. And these were done over 25 years ago. That's what I would call "groundbreaking" and not merely good, or what appeals to me personally.

    Embedding has been disababled for both videos, I could only post links. Here are Thriller and Simply Irresistible:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkjtctcuQ9Q

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQ-eisHzA84




  • cowboyathlete

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    Sep 16, 2009 2:06 AM GMT
    silverfox1 saidI am going to be home tonight and I would like to be entertained. icon_biggrin.gif
    After watching the MTV Video Awards show the other night, I started to wonder what you might consider to be a music video that was groundbreaking....and why.

    It can be popular, it can be obscure.
    I am not as interested in the song itself as I am interested in the production of the video....and what it might mean to you.

    What sets this video apart from the rest?

    Pick one....share the link if you can. I want a long list so don't embed just supply the URL like I am doing below and your thoughts as to why the video you have chosen is groundbreaking.....or why it was groundbreaking at the time it came out.

    If you can't find the URL just give me us the name of the video, the artist, and what makes it so special.

    Here is mine:

    Janet Jackson...."When I Think Of You"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwVVxlmYOok

    What makes it groundbreaking---
    This video was shot as one long continuous take.....no multiple cameras, no quick edits. Watch how the one camera pans through the action from beginning to end. I can only imagine how long it took to rehearse to make this look so effortless. Great video IMHO.


    How about you? A "groundbreaking" video you would like to share?
    As it turns out, that is one of my favorite music videos of all time, in any genre of music!
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    Sep 16, 2009 2:13 AM GMT
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    Sep 16, 2009 2:24 AM GMT
    BRO'S THIS VIDEO IS THE FUCKING BOMB!!!!

    LOVE ME GA GA







    ANOTHER AWESOME VERSION


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    Sep 16, 2009 2:32 AM GMT




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    Sep 16, 2009 2:38 AM GMT
    Amazing Video, Amazing Song.
    Enjoy icon_biggrin.gif



    This is how the video was made if you're interested. http://www.coldplay.com/newsdetail.php?id=448