Pitchfork just released their list of the 50 Best Music Videos of the 1990s in honor of, I don’t know, the Ground Zero Mosque debates or something. Regardless of the context, it’s actually an excellent list, and while I’d rank some of the 50 higher based on personal preference and nostalgia, it’s a really comprehensive cross-section of awesome videos and a great way to waste a crappy Tuesday on the internet.
Which brings us to today’s simple question: What’s your favorite music video from the 90s? Leave your answers in the comments. Top Fives/Tens and explanations are also welcome.
Below, my personal favorite Top 10 videos from the 90s, including some notable omissions from the Pitchfork list:
10. Jamiroquai – “Virtual Insanity” (#28 on Pitchfork List)
9. Soundgarden – “Black Hole Sun” (Not on Pitchfork List)
Surprising omission, but one I’ll never forget as it gave my best friend a series of unshakable (and totally understandable) nightmares.
8. Green Jello – “Three Little Pigs” (Not on PF List)
This would’ve made my list of Top 10 Things In My Life Ever back when I first saw it, and even watching it now, I’m in happy disbelief that this thing ever actually existed.
7. The Pharcyde “Drop” (#24 on PF List)
I’d enjoy this video more if I could actually watch it without wincing for three minutes while imagining the process of shooting the entire thing backwards.
6. Smashing Pumpkins – “Tonight Tonight” (Not on PF)
“1979” was 29th on the Pitchfork list, and while that remains one of my favorite songs of all time, “Tonight Tonight” is clearly the much cooler video, if only for the presence of Tom “Spongebob” Kenny (plus Billy Corgan’s actually less creepy in this one).
5. Dinosaur Jr. – “Feel The Pain” (Not on PF)
Another personal favorite, though not a surprising omission, given Spike Jonze’s 30 or so other videos already on Pitchfork’s list.
4. Foo Fighters – “Everlong” (#17 on PF)
Bonus points for being more or less the best song ever.
3. Blind Melon – “No Rain” (Not on PF)
Not only super-memorable, but also remains almost overwhelmingly likable. Probably the most surprising omission on the PF list outside of “Jeremy” and “November Rain”.
2. Daft Punk – “Around The World” (#15 on PF)
No explanation needed.
1. Fatboy Slim – “Praise You” (#6 on PF)
Other favorites? More list omissions? Leave ‘em in the comments.