May 2, 2001 -- VH1 has put together yet another list.
This one is the 100 Greatest Videos Of All Time. In at number one is a no-brainer. Michael Jackson's "Thriller" continues to be considered the greatest video ever by just about everyone, however, you gotta wonder if it even belongs on a list of videos. After all, "Thriller" is a short-film, twenty minutes long.
The rest of the items on the list are traditional 4- or 5-minute videos.
The Rest of the Best
Madonna's "Like A Prayer" is in at number two. It was considered controversial and blasphemous back in 1989. Now, it's a mere curiosity.
Peter Gabriel's truly innovative "Sledgehammer" combined computer and traditional animation. It's number three on the list.
In anyone's book, Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" deserves praise just for being released. 'Nuff said. It's number four.
Rounding out the top five is the bombastic "November Rain" by Guns n' Roses.
It's actually a relatively varied list with songs from all over the musical map. Chris Isaak's "Wicked Game" is right up there with Metallica's "Enter Sandman" and "Video Killed the Radio Star" by The Buggles.
VH1 will roll out the 100 videos over five consecutive nights, beginning on May 7th.