A peek into Michel Gondry’s perversity

A perverse and almost deliberately naive list in equal measures of Michel Gondry’s Top 25 classic music video picks. It is almost nonsensically random, even though it gives decent credit to first-gen pioneers like Pope, etc – can only think this was deliberately for the EW audience.

Michel Gondry picks 25 classic music videos:

  • Michael Jackson, ‘Billie Jean’ (1983)
  • Peter Gabriel, ‘Sledgehammer’ (1986)
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers, ‘Give It Away’ (1991) d. Stephane Sednaoui
  • Beastie Boys, ‘Sabotage’ (1994) d. Spike Jonze
  • Björk, ‘It’s Oh So Quiet’ (1995)
  • Herbie Hancock, ‘Rockit’ (1983) d. Godley & Creme
  • Jean-Luc Ponty, ‘Individual Choice’ (1983)
  • Talking Heads, ‘Burning Down the House’ (1983)
  • Téléphone, ‘Un Autre Monde’ (1984) d. Jean-Baptiste Mondino
  • The Cure, ‘Close to Me’ (1985) d. Tim Pope
  • New Order, ‘Perfect Kiss’ (1985) d. Jonathan Demme
  • Beastie Boys, ‘Fight for Your Right to Party’ (1986)
  • Run DMC featuring Aerosmith, ‘Walk this Way’ (1986)
  • Paul Simon, ‘You Can Call Me Al’ (1986)
  • Michael Jackson, ‘Leave Me Alone’ (1987)
  • Madonna, ‘Like a Prayer’ (1989) d. Mary Lambert
  • Tone Loc, ‘Wild Thing’ (1989) (Robert Palmer parody)
  • Young MC, ‘Bust a Move’ (1989)
  • Massive Attack, ‘Unfinished Sympathy’ (1991) d. Baillie Walsh
  • Lenny Kravitz, ‘Are You Gonna Go My Way?’ (1993) d. Mark Romanek
  • Jamiroquai, ‘Virtual Insanity’ (1996) d. Jonathan Glazer
  • The Pharcyde, ‘Drop’ (1996) d. Spike Jonze
  • Aphex Twin, ‘Come to Daddy’ (1997) d. Chris Cunningham
  • Devendra Banhart, ‘A Ribbon’ (2004) d. Lauri Faggioni
  • R. Kelly, ‘Trapped in the Closet’ (2005) d?!!

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