My 30 Favorite Videos of MTV’s 30 Years.

By no means a perfect nor comprehesive list.  These are merely my picks for the best, most memorable, ground breaking, often played, original, innovative etc videos played on MTV over its 30 year life.  You can debate and argue all you want.  I welcome it!  This is merely my thoughts upon waking up today and realizing its been 30 years since I first wanted my MTV.

No artist listed twice.

In random order:

1. Michael Jackson “Thriller”

2. Fatboy Slim “Weapon of Choice”

3. Gorillaz “Clint Eastwood”

4. Weezer “Buddy Holly”

5. Faith No More “Epic”

6. Blind Melon “No Rain”

7. Poison “Every Rose Has Its Thorn”

8. Twisted  Sister “We’re Not Gonna Take It”

9. No Doubt “Don’t Speak”

10. DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince “Parents Just Don’t Understand”

11. Beck “Loser”

12. Marilyn Manson “Sweet Dreams Are Made of This”

13. The Cranberries “Zombie”

14. Pearl Jam “Jeremy”

15. Nirvana “Smells Like Teen Spirit”

16.  Metallica “One”

17. Guns N Roses “Welcome to the Jungle”

18.  Public Enemy “Fight the Power”

19. Run DMC and Aerosmith “Walk This Way”

20.  Madonna “Vogue”

21. OutKast “Hey Ya”

22. Dr. Dre (with Snoop Doggy Dogg) “Nothin But a G Thang”

23.  Eminem “Stan”

24. Beastie Boys “(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (to Party)”

25. Jay-Z and Alicia Keys “Empire State of Mind”

26.  Kanye West “Through the Wire”

27.  Janet Jackson “That’s the Way Love Goes”

28.  Britney Spears “Hit Me Baby One More Time”

29.  Lauryn Hill “Doo Wop (That Thing)”

30.  TLC “No Scrubs”

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