History Of Music Videos

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  • The Little Lost Child

    The Little Lost Child
    This was an illistrated song a series of images on a screen simueouslous were displayed to keep the audience entertained. This was used to promote sales for the song over two million copies were sold.
  • The phonoscène

    This invention allowed the combation of sound recordings and lip synching to be put together. This was the earlier invention of a music video.
  • Marilyn Monroe - Diamonds Are A Girl's Bestfriend

    Marilyn Monroe - Diamonds Are A Girl's Bestfriend
    The song in this movie inspired many pop icons of today such as: Madonna and Nicki Minaj. Madonna based her Material Girl's video on the whole scene where Marilyn Monroe was performing the DAAGBF song, copying the choerography and wardroabe, of the song Madonna incorparated it into her video as well.
  • The Beatles

    The Beatles
    The Beatles filmed their first feature film called "A Hard Day's Night". They then used this as a base to make their other music videos
  • Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody

    Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
    This video was a promotional video used by Queen to be used in televised performances when they were unable to appear. The video was intially for Top Of The Pops. Promotional videos were a popular thing for artists of that time to do.
  • Michael Jackson - Thriller

    Michael Jackson - Thriller
    This music video is iconic and became one of the most influential music videos of all time. It had a massive effect on pop culture and paved the way for music video in modern culture like Kayne West Runway short film/music video. It was voted the most Successful music video and landed a spot in the Guinness World Records for selling over $9million copies.
  • Weird Al Yankovic - Eat It!

    Weird Al Yankovic - Eat It!
    He brought humor to music videos by doing parodies of popular songs. In some cases his pariodies charted higher than the orignal songs in some countries. His most famous (successful) pariodies are Eat It! paradody of Michael Jackson's Beat It! and White and Nerdy paradody of Chammilionaires Ridin' Dirty.
  • Run DMC ft. Aerosmith - Walk This Way

    Run DMC ft. Aerosmith - Walk This Way
    This music video rpresented the unity between the Hip Hop and rap genre. The music video was popular and became the first rap hybrid video to get a substantial rotation on MTV.
  • Massive Attack - Unfinished Sympathy

    Massive Attack - Unfinished Sympathy
    This is one of the earliest videos to use a continous shot, This video shows realism in urban america as: drink, drugs and other subjects are being protrayed in this music video.
  • Michael Jackson ft. Janet Jackson - Scream

    Michael Jackson ft. Janet Jackson - Scream
    This is the most expensive music video to date costing $7million
  • Britney Spears - Baby One More Time

    Britney Spears - Baby One More Time
    It has been voted number one iconic video by TRL on its final episode. The schoolgirl outfit Britney wears is also consided an iconic.
  • Eminem - Just Lose It

    Eminem - Just Lose It
    This was the first single off of Eminem's studio album. This video was branded controversial because of Eminem's portrayal of many artists in the video. This would include mocking Michael Jackson, MC Hammer, Pee Wee Herman, Madonna and the movie Bad Santa. The topic that got people talking was the fact that Eminem dressed as Michael Jackson and made fun of Michael Jackson's child molestation trial, plastic surgery and an incident in which Jackson's hair caught on fire.
  • Itunes Launch Music Videos

    Itunes Launch Music Videos
    2,000 music videos were available to download for the first time on iPods. This was successful as over 1 million music videos were downloaded a couple of days after the lauch. People can watch music videos whereever and whenever on their iPods.
  • VEVO Launched

    VEVO Launched
    This is a website owned by three major record companies: Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, and EMI. They are able to premier their artists music videos first through VEVO allowing them to rack up high views which encourages high end advertisers to advertise on VEVO's videos.
  • M.I.A - Born Free

    M.I.A - Born Free
    This music video is a 9 minute short film directed by Romain Gavras. This music video was branded controversial as it displayed a genocide agasint ginger haired people. Even though many people were shocked at the explicit nature of the music video. M.I.A was inspired by the violence in Sri Lanka towards tamil males and wanted to protray it by using normal people we usually see on the street. This Video was banned in the UK and US Youtube and music channels from complaints made by the public