The Beastie Boys’ “Sabotage.” Michael Jackson’s “Beat It.” Taylor Swift’s “Trouble.” Isn’t it funny that years after MTV abandoned music videos, they’re bigger than ever on YouTube?
If you grew up in the “I-Want-My-MTV” ‘80s, your favorite childhood songs are probably fused with those memories and more from Madonna’s “Vogue” or Journey’s “Separate Ways.” Now, you can share those and more with your kids (See, kids? This is what videos looked like in my day, heh.)
A super-cool, traveling art exhibit is giving music videos their due by showing over 300 of them along with props from some of the most iconic and outrageous.
The ship from Smashing Pumpkins’ “Tonight Tonight”? Yep. Even the drawings from A-Ha’s 80s anthem, “Take on Me,” are all on display in “Spectacle: The Music Video.” And we can only imagine what the interactive “exhibits” by Radiohead and Björk contain.
“Spectacle: The Music Video” is now showing through June 16 at New York’s Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria, New York. It started in Cincinnati and is curated by Jonathan Wells and Meg Grey Wells of the programming collective Flux.
So what do you think are the best music videos ever? Here are some groundbreaking ones, selected by our cloud-based music delivery service, MyMusicCloud, where you can store and play your favorite music and videos across almost any device.
Blackeyed Peas “Rock That Body”
Guns N Roses “November Rain”
OK Go “Here It Goes Again”