25 Music Videos That Michel Gondry Says You Must See

Director Michel Gondry, who made a name for himself making music videos for the likes of Chemical Brothers, Björk, Daft Punk and others, has compiled a list of 25 music videos that you should see, and it’s got some classics:

  1. Michael Jackson – ”Billie Jean” (1983)
  2. Peter Gabriel – ‘Sledgehammer” (1986)
  3. Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Give It Away” (1991)
  4. Beastie Boys – ”Sabotage” (1994)
  5. Björk – “It’s Oh So Quiet” (1995)
  6. Herbie Hancock – “Rockit” (1983)
  7. Jean-Luc Ponty – “Individual Choice” (1983)
  8. Talking Heads – “Burning Down the House” (1983)
  9. Téléphone – “Un Autre Monde” (1984)
  10. The Cure – “Close to Me” (1985)
  11. New Order – “Perfect Kiss” (1985)
  12. Beastie Boys – “Fight for Your Right to Party” (1986)
  13. Run DMC (Feat. Aerosmith) – “‘Walk this Way” (1986)
  14. Paul Simon – “You Can Call Me Al” (1986)
  15. Michael Jackson – “Leave Me Alone” (1987)
  16. Madonna – “Like a Prayer” (1989)
  17. Tone Loc – “Wild Thing” (1989)
  18. Young MC – “Bust a Move” (1989)
  19. Massive Attack – “Unfinished Sympathy” (1991)
  20. Lenny Kravitz – “Are You Gonna Go My Way?” (1993)
  21. Jamiroquai – “Virtual Insanity” (1996)
  22. The Pharcyde – “Drop” (1996)
  23. Aphex Twin – “Come to Daddy” (1997)
  24. Devendra Banhart, ”A Ribbon” (2004)
  25. R. Kelly, ”Trapped in the Closet” (2005)

There’s a lot of great, innovative stuff on Gondry’s list, but nothing is creepier than the video for Aphex Twin‘s Come to Daddy:

2 thoughts on “25 Music Videos That Michel Gondry Says You Must See

  1. Rubber Johhny is creeptacular – but I was just referring to the videos on this list.

    Got any other music videos you think should be on here?

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