Chip and Cern tackle the top music videos of the 80’s , 90’s and 00’s. Chip missed out on most music videos in his youth, and has never seen the Thriller music video. They break down the top 10 videos for each decade to decide what needs to be seen for good cultural context and references.

Chip was getting into a big Weird Al kick and his wife said “this is just like the Beat It music video,” to which Chip had never seen that or Thriller. So Chip thought there is some iconic music videos that cannot be missed.

MTV was the birth of the music video which debuted on August 1st 1981. The first music video was Video Killed the Radio Star. The second was Pat Benatar, You Better Run. 

Cern has some great knowledge of these music videos because his dad would always watch MTV when Cern was in his youth.

80’s

10. "Rhythm Nation"Janet Jackson (1989)

9. "Every Breath You Take"The Police (1983)

8. "Walk This Way” RUN-D.M.C. and Aerosmith (1986)

7. "Hungry Like The Wolf” Duran Duran (1983)

 

6. "Sledgehammer"Peter Gabriel (1986)

 

5. "When Doves Cry” Prince (1984)

4. "Take On Me” a-ha (1985)

 

3. "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun"Cyndi Lauper (1983)

 

2. "Like A Prayer"Madonna (1989)

1. “Thriller" Michael Jackson (1983)

 

 

 

90’s

 

10. "Virtual Insanity"Jamiroquai (1997)

 

9. "November Rain” Guns N Roses (1992)

 

8. “Waterfalls" TLC (1995)

7. "The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)"Missy Elliott (1997)

6. "My Name Is"Eminem (1999)

 

5. "Smells Like Teen Spirit” Nirvana (1991)

 

4. "Freak On A Leash"Korn (1999)

 

3. "Vogue"Madonna (1990)

2. “Scream" Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson (1995)

1. "Baby One More Time"Britney Spears (1998)

 

00’s

 

10. "Get Ur Freak On” Missy Elliott (2001)

 

9. “Californication" Red Hot Chili Peppers (2000)

 

8. “Firework" Katy Perry (2010)

7. "The Real Slim Shady” Eminem (2000)

 

6. "Disturbia"Rihanna (2008)

 

5. "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)” Beyonce (2008)

 

4. "You Rock My World” Michael Jackson (2001)

3. "I Write Sins Not Tragedies” Panic! At The Disco (2006)

 

2. “Toxic" Britney Spears (2004)

1. "Bad Romance” Lady Gaga (2009)

https://youtu.be/qrO4YZeyl0I

 

 

Chip and Cern lost focus during a few of these music videos which their hormones took over for a bit. 

Chip and Cern call the end of TRL the end of music videos on TV. Now all music videos are on YouTube.

Chip asked Siri for some help during the show which Siri fucked up, but then was able to redeem herself.

They go off the rails once they got all worked up on the Britney Spears video and watch the Hips Don’t Lie.

Here is the final Top 10 Videos on TRL from Wikipedia

 

PositionYearArtistVideoDirector

11998Britney Spears"...Baby One More Time"Nigel Dick

22000Eminem"The Real Slim Shady"Dr. Dre/Philip Atwell

31999Backstreet Boys"I Want It That Way"Wayne Isham

42000'N Sync"Bye Bye Bye"Wayne Isham

52002Christina Aguilera"Dirrty"David LaChapelle

61999Kid Rock"Bawitdaba"Dave Meyers

72003Beyoncé featuring Jay Z"Crazy in Love"Jake Nava

82004Usher featuring Ludacris & Lil Jon"Yeah!"Mr. X

91999Blink-182"What's My Age Again"Marcos Siega/Brandon PeQueen

102003Outkast"Hey Ya!"Bryan Barber

 

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