Welcome back to the Top 20 Music Video Countdown, where we are breaking down the best music videos of all-time. Again, no country videos in this countdown…1. Because I never watched CMC 2. Country music isn’t that great.
Previous blog of videos 20 – 16 HERE
Music video fun fact of the blog:
Chris Daughtry is the artist with the most weeks at #1 on the VH1 Top 20 Countdown. Daughtry kinda sucks right? He was always on the countdown and I never understood why. To each there own.
#15 – Yeah by Usher feat. Lil John and Ludacris released in 2004
Peace up, A-Town! The 2004 music video of the year has 417 million YouTube views. Yeah was also featured at #1 on the VH1 Top 20 Countdown for 3 weeks. Pretty awesome video with the perfect club atmosphere. I love how Lil John just jumps in and out for his parts and yells at the camera. Usher is obsessed with throwing his chain around in this video but I love it. And his dance moves are pretty sweet.
#14 – Crazy In Love by Beyonce feat. Jay-Z released in 2003
This video was pretty much the first time I was introduced to Beyonce and Jay-Z (I was 11) and she couldn’t look any better TBH. The best part is when all the flames and explosions happen and then Jay-Z comes out of nowhere spitting a fire verse. The video has 480 million views on YouTube and spent 3 weeks at the number 1 position in the Top 20 Countdown.
#13 – Stan by Eminem released in 2001
I just watched this video for the first time the other day….holy smokes what an emotional journey this is. If you have 8 minutes, I definitely think you should check it out. Stan has close to 300 million views on YouTube and was nominated for several awards including: video of the year, rap song of the year, best male video. Apparently there were a ton of politics involved with the video because it is such a dark video, so a lot of sensory and concerns over awarding a video when it depicts stalking, suicide and murder.
#12 – We Belong Together by Mariah Carey released in 2005
We Belong Together is an ultimate, classic love song by Mariah Carey that won video of the year in 2005. The video was the most expensive video at the time and costed $2.5 million to make. Kind of interesting I have her in the countdown right after Eminem who murders her on a diss track, but it is what it is. Freaking Michael Scofield and Eric Roberts (who is in a crap ton of music videos) are both in this.
#11 – Mr. Brightside by the Killers released in 2005
One of the greatest songs of all-time, but just outside of the top 10 in terms of music videos. Mr. Brightside is a Moulin Rouge type video in a burlesque setting and again features Eric Roberts from our previous video. On YouTube, the video has over 376 million views and spent 3 weeks at number 1 in the top 20 countdown.
Hope you enjoyed the countdown today! Top 10 coming next week, message me on Instagram @Simpsonati what you think. Have a great weekend.
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