Our colleagues at Roadrunner USA contacted us recently to get some votes for their TOP TEN ROADRUNNER VIDEOS OF ALL TIME – and we duly obliged! Our Stateside cousins explain:
“Although the origins go back to the 1920s with the arrival of sound to motion pictures, music videos really came into their own in the 1980s when they had a television channel specifically formatted around the captivating medium.
“Sure, videos existed prior, and have extended onto the world wide web since, but from that first real launch pad on, music artists widely used this form to showcase their sound, demonstrate their song’s concept or explore their own mystique.
“And whether it was making memorable moments, pushing the envelope with explicit imagery, cinematic technology, or just telling the tale of well thought out storylines, music videos have always been a large part of fan consumption.
“From the late Peter Steele playing a stand-up bass at waist level with a guitar strap to Corey Taylor taking off his Slipknot mask to play the lead in a short film, we here at Roadrunner have churned out innumerous music videos in our nearly 30 year tenure, which is why we summoned the assistance of our global staff to pick our Ten Greatest Music Videos.”
Click here to check out the first half of the top ten, and check back shortly to see what made the top five!