...just happen to be the most awesome videos as well. Stolen from here - http://audio.tutsplus.com/articles/2...s-of-all-time/
Here's the Hoff's obligatory contribution - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJQVlVHsFF8
Jan Terri - Losing You - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLqvQUoxLFI (this one is awesome - the song is as good as the video)Germany loves The Hoff, and it’s easy to see why when you watch this video. It’s equal parts offensive (the scene with the African villagers), cheap (the horrific green screen effects) and awesome (the whole thing). At this point in the list, it might as well just be a five way tie for first place.
Billy Squire - Rock Me Tonight - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZvl2aqIyNgJust joking, this is actually the greatest video ever made. My personal favorite moment is when you realize that the frumpy woman in the back of the limo is actually the one who is singing. It’s been decades since Hollywood churned out a plot twist like that. There is nothing about this video that doesn’t scream “we couldn’t care less.” When Jan does finally start lip syncing, she does it with her head down and her hands in her pocket. From the sound of the vocals, I’m guessing she recorded the song in much the same manner. Pay close attention at the 2:35 mark when cameraman ennui finally takes hold and we’re treated to a tight close up of a stack of bricks that have nothing to do with anything. It’s magic.
Armi & Danny - I Want To Love You Tender - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kA5GkLM5C7MWhen it comes to music videos, there are good ones, there are bad ones, and then there are some so stunningly horrid that they are capable of silencing a career. Prior to releasing this video, Billy Squier had coasted through the dawn of the video era cranking out performance clips for his Camaro-worthy anthems like “Everybody Wants You”. But somewhere along the line, some ill-advised record exec probably demanded an actual music video, and this is what they got. People used to growing mullets and throwing devil horns to “My Kind of Lover” were aghast at the sight of Squier prancing around in pajama bottoms performing dance moves that make Richard Simmons look the baddest dude on Earth. Squier’s career never recovered. But “Everybody Wants You” is still the rock!
Heidi Montag - Higher - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHZYGrC40KoLet’s be honest, if this video was from Feist or OK Go or whatever, we’d be praising it as the most hilariously innovative video in years. But, as luck would have it, Armi and Danny are Scandinavian or some **** and therefore we jest. Remember that Raelian cult that claimed to have cloned a human a few years ago? If they ever made a music video, it would look exactly like this.
Without exception, every artist on this list could make at least some excuse for why their video is so horrible. Maybe it was the 80′s and dudes flailing around like a gayer Michael Stipe was just the style. Or maybe they were a struggling artist who couldn’t shell out millions for a world class video. But what’s going on here, there is absolutely no excuse for. Heidi Montag is the star of an MTV reality show. She’s got plenty of cash. There is no reason this video should be as horrid as it is. Anyone reading this could recreate this video using a moderately hot chick and a Rent-A-Center video camera. Once you have that in place, just read the video camera instruction manual up to the “make people look like they’re moving all herky jerky like the monsters in The Grudge” section and your job is done.