These Are the Most Influential Music Videos Ever

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After the golden era of the radio, the birth of the television gave a new dimension in the music industry and allowed artists to complete their music with a stunning visual aspect. Since then, the industry has seen countless of innovative music videos, but here are a few which have stuck to generations of viewers’ minds like nothing else.


Michael Jackson was always known for his glamorous music videos that managed to surprise us every time. But the music video for his song “Thriller” really set new standards in the industry, becoming one of the most iconic and recognizable music videos of all time.

“Nothing compares 2 U

Sinead O’Connor really showed the world that sometimes the simplest approach is the best. In the music video for her song “Nothing compares 2 U” she managed to portray a multilayered emotional message only with a close up of her face.

“Smells Like Teen Spirit”

Maybe one of the most recognizable videos of the 90s, Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” impressed everyone with a unique feeling caused by the dark and aggressive setting. It managed to visualize the feeling of teenage angst, winning the hearts of millions of teenagers.