Pitchfork’s 100 Awesome YouTube Music Videos

So what does the Pitchfork staff do when it’s not throwing darts at a 10 point scale? Searching YouTube, obvs! Today the staff’s published a pretty awesome Best Of, so be prepared to kill some time at work.

The 100 Awesome Music Videos are all clips they simply find entertaining. Don’t read too much into it. Along with the preditable Amp’d fare and Wu-Tang love is some pretty funny commentary on cheese like Journey’s “Separate Ways” (“The guys playing air keys had to be in on the joke, but Steve Perry looks like he’s auditioning for On the Waterfront.” WATCH) and Lionel Richie’s “Hello” (“Every time Richie mimes ‘hello’ like it’s the most sincere hello ever offered in the history of hellos.” WATCH). And, thank God, Kidz Bop’s “Since U Been Gone” (“At the 2:37 mark is the greatest moment in the history of music videosWATCH).

They’re all embedded in the new and unimproved Pfork pages, but for a quick looksee here’s the complete list:

A-Ha – “Take on Me”
Adam & The Ants – “Stand And Deliver”
Air – “Kelly Watch The Stars”
Alex Gopher – “The Child”
Art Of Noise – “Close (To The Edit)”
The Avalanches – “Frontier Psychiatrist”
Basement Jaxx – “Where’s Your Head At”
Björk – “Triumph Of A Heart”
Blur – “Coffee & TV”
Boards Of Canada – “Dayvan Cowboy”
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony – “Tha Crossroads”
Boogie Down Productions – “My Philosophy”
Bronski Beat – “Small Town Boy”
Busta Rhymes – “Woo-Ha!! Got You All In Check”
Cee-Lo – “Closet Freak”
The Chemical Brothers – “Believe”
Chicago Bears Shufflin’ Crew – “Super Bowl Shuffle”
Cyndi Lauper – “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun”
D’Angelo – “Untitled (How Does It Feel?)”
Daft Punk – “Burnin'”
David Brent – “If You Don’t Know Me By Now”
David Hasselhoff – “Hooked On A Feeling”
David Lee Roth – “Just A Gigolo/I Ain’t Got Nobody”
The Decemberists – “16 Military Wives”
Dio – “Holy Diver”

DJ Shadow – “Six Ways”
Dr. Dre – “Nuthin’ But A G Thang”
Duran Duran – “Hungry Like The Wolf”
Electric Six – “Danger! High Voltage!”
Electric Light Orchestra – “All Over The World”
Elton John – “This Train Don’t Stop There Anymore”
The Eurythmics – “Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)”
Fiery Furnaces – “Tropical Iceland”
Frankie Goes To Hollywood – “Relax”
Freeway – “What We Do”
Ghostface Killah – “Cherchez La Ghost”
The Go-Go’s – “Our Lips Are Sealed”
Grace Jones – “Libertango (I’ve Seen That Face Before)”
The Greg Kihn Band – “Jeopardy”
Heltah Skeltah – “Operation Lockdown”
Herbie Hancock – “Rockit”
Ice Cube – “It Was A Good Day”
The Jacksons – “Can You Feel It”
Jason Forrest – “War Photographer”
Jay-Z – “Big Pimpin'”
Journey – “Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)”
Junior Senior – “Move Your Feet”
Juvenile – “Ha”
Kate Bush – “Wuthering Heights”
Kidz Bop – “Since U Been Gone”
KMD – “Peachfuzz”
Kraftwerks – “The Robots”
Lionel Richie – “Hello”
Ludacris – “Southern Hospitality”
M.I.A. – “Galang”
M83 – “Don’t Save Us From The Flames”
Madonna – “Material Girl”
Madvillain – “All Caps”
Missy Elliott – “Gossip Folks”
Musical Youth – “Pass The Dutchie”
My Bloody Valentine – “To Here Knows When”
My Chemical Romance – “Helena”
Nas – “One Mic”
Ol’ Dirty Bastard – “Got Your Money”
Outkast – “B.O.B.”
Ozzy Osbourne – “Bark At The Moon”
Pat Benatar – “Love Is A Battlefield”
Pavement – “Shady Lane”
The Pippets – “Your Kisses Are Wasted On Me”
The Postal Service – “We Will Become Silhouettes”
Sigur Ros – “Untitled”
Sinead O’Connor – “Nothing Compares 2 U”
The Smiths – “Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before”
Snoop Doggy Dogg – “Gin & Juice”
Sonic Youth – “Dirty Boots”
Sting – “Brand New Day”
Superwolf – “I Gave You”
Talking Heads – “Once In A Lifetime”
They Might Be Giants – “Ana Ng”
‘Til Tuesday – “Voices Carry”
Toni Basil – “Mickey”
2Pac And Dr. Dre – “California Love”
Twisted Sister – “We’re Not Gonna Take It”
Van Halen – “Hot For Teacher”
Village People – “Sex Over The Phone”
Vitalic – “Poney (Pt. 1)”
The White Stripes – “My Doorbell”
Wu-Tang Clan – “Triumph”
Yo La Tengo – “Sugarcube”

I’m sure I don’t have to ask, but what’d they miss? Keep in mind they have to be on YouTube and not part of the Director’s Label Series (’cause PFork thinks that would be “obvious”).

“Best to check these out early and often, then — it is possible that some record label funcrusher could come around and wrinkle his nose at us pointing you all to a commercial for his company’s product.”