1. Spike Jonze
Fatboy Slim/Praise You. To put himself in the starring role took something all by itself. And it was very timely, hitting in 1999, right before reality television took off.
Beastie Boys/Sabotage. He took the already cool Beastie Boys and made them cooler.
Fatboy Slim/Weapon of Choice. Two words: Christopher Walken. Two more words: Can Dance.
Foo Fighters/Everlong. This was the first time that I realized that Dave Grohl’s post Nirvana career was going to stick.
Daft Punk/Around the World
White Stripes/Fell In Love With A Girl. Brought Legos back before the Lego Star Wars games did.
3. Mark Romanek
NIN/Closer. Have I said enough about this video already? Then go here for a lesson on the inspiration.
Michael & Janet Jackson/Scream. This remains to be the most expensive video ever made.
Jay-Z/99 Problems. Keepin’ it controversial.
4. Sam Bayer
Nirvana/Smells Like Teen Spirit. His first video…
Garbage/Stupid Girl. She looks mad.
Marilyn Manson/Coma White. My favorite Manson line up, beautifully highlighted.
White Stripes/Seven Nation Army. Kaleidescope.
Air/Radio #1. Sometimes this is how I feel.
Kasabian/Shoot the Runner. What iPod commercials would be like if they were still cool.