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NME’s 100 Greatest Music Videos

To celebrate the launch of NMEVideo.com, NME put together a list of the 100 greatest videos of all time. While other publications’ countdowns have given props to groundbreaking-but-dated ’80s clips like “Thriller,” “Sledgehammer,” “Money For Nothing,” and “Take On Me,” the British rock mag eschews many obvious choices in favor of a thoroughly modern overview. Kanye West’s one-month-old video for “Monster,” for example, comes in at #35. Also notable is that, save for the #1 entry, every video in the top ten was released in the ’90s. Almost makes me feel less guilty for spending all those school nights watching Alternative Nation. No surprise too that the big winner here is Spike Jonze, with eight videos included on the list. Strangest inclusion must be Summer Camp’s “Round The Moon,” which just repurposes footage from the Swedish film En kärlekshistoria, and some curious omissions include “Losing My Religion” and “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” But don’t worry, there’s plenty of Radiohead. What else did they miss?

100 Michael Jackson – “Billie Jean”
99 Simian Mobile Disco – “Hustler”
98 Lykke Li – “Get Some”
97 Flaming Lips – “Watching The Planets”
96 Jay-Z – “Big Pimpin'”
95 Blur – “Parklife”
94 Radiohead – “Street Spirit (Fade Out)”
93 Janelle Monae – “Cold War”
92 Rage Against The Machine – “Sleep Now In The Fire”
91 Madonna – “Borderline”
90 Lauryn Hill – “Doo Wop (That Thing)”
89 Human League – “Don’t You Want Me”
88 Peter Gabriel – “Shock The Monkey”
87 Foo Fighters – “Learn To Fly”
86 UNKLE – “Rabbit In Your Headlights”
85 Bright Eyes – “First Day Of My Life”
84 Robyn – “Don’t Fucking Tell Me What To Do”
83 Jane’s Addiction – “Been Caught Stealing”
82 Pendulum – “Salt In The Wound”
81 Ratatat – “Drugs”
80 Summer Camp – “Round The Moon”
79 Sonic Youth – “Teenage Riot”
78 These New Puritans – “Elvis”
77 Aerosmith – “Janie’s Got A Gun”
76 Bjork – “It’s Oh So Quiet”
75 Rilo Kiley – “Silver Lining”
74 Bonnie Tyler – “Total Eclipse Of The Heart”
73 The Strokes – “You Only Live Once”
72 Guns N’ Roses – “Estranged”
71 Eminem – “My Name Is”
70 Queen – “Bohemian Rhapsody”
69 Outkast – “B.O.B.”
68 Klaxtons – “Twin Flames”
67 Daft Punk – “Da Funk”
66 Coldplay – “The Scientist”
65 R.E.M. – “Imitation Of Life”
64 The Pharcyde – “Drop”
63 Tori Amos – “Spark”
62 Bon Jovi – “Always”
61 Missy Elliott – “The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)
60 Blink-182 – “All The Small Things”
59 The Chemical Brothers – “Let Forever Be”
58 Arcade Fire – “We Used To Wait”
57 The Breeders – “Cannonball”
56 Pearl Jam – “Jeremy”
55 Eurythmics – “Beethoven (I Love To Listen To)”
54 Sinead O’Connor – “Nothing Compares To U”
53 Mark Ronson – “Somebody To Love Me”
52 Smashing Pumpkins – “Tonight, Tonight”
51 Aphex Twin – “Come To Daddy”
50 Nine Inch Nails – “Closer”
49 The Knife – “Pass This On”
48 Kate Bush – “Cloudbusting”
47 Pulp – “This Is Hardcore”
46 Depeche Mode – “Enjoy The Silence”
45 Talking Heads – “Wild Wild Life”
44 Judas Priest – “Breaking The Law”
43 Outkast – “Hey Ya”
42 PJ Harvey – “Down By The Water”
41 Major Lazer – “Pon De Floor”
40 The Replacements – “Bastards Of Young”
39 Radiohead – “Karma Police”
38 The Prodigy – “Firestarter”
37 The White Stripes – “Blue Orchid”
36 Prince – “Raspberry Beret”
35 Kanye West – “Monster”
34 Madonna – “Like A Prayer”
33 The Smiths – “Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before”
32 The Verve – “Bittersweet Symphony”
31 NWA – “Straight Outta Compton”
30 The Streets – “Fit But You Know It”
29 The xx – “Islands”
28 Nada Surf – “Popular”
27 Muse – “Knights Of Cydonia”
26 Wax – “California”
25 Metallica – “Turn The Page”
24 My Chemical Romance – “Helena”
23 Smashing Pumpkins – “1979”
22 Nirvana – “Heart Shaped Box”
21 No Doubt – “New”
20 Blur – “Coffee & TV”
19 Hot Chip – “I Feel Better”
18 The Cure – “Close To Me”
17 Lady Gaga (Feat. Beyonce) – “Telephone”
16 Fatboy Slim – “Praise You”
15 OK Go – “This Too Shall Pass”
14 Vampire Weekend – “A-Punk”
13 MIA – “Born Free”
12 The Horrors – “Sheena Is A Parasite”
11 Hole – “Doll Parts”
10 The Prodigy – “Smack My Bitch Up”

9 Sigur Rós – “”Viðrar Vel Til Loftárása”

8 Beastie Boys – “Sabotage”

7 Weezer – “Buddy Holly”

6 Foo Fighters – “Everlong”

5 Bjork – “All Is Full Of Love”

4 Soundgarden – “Black Hole Sun”

3 Chris Isaak – “Wicked Game”

2 Radiohead – “Just”

1 Johnny Cash – “Hurt”

Watch all the videos and get more details on each entry at NME.com. And keep an eye out for another cool Spike Jonze/Beasties collaboration.