EW 1000: Music

25 of Michel Gondry's Favorite Videos

The French-born director of acclaimed offbeat movies has also directed numerous groundbreaking videos for Bjork, the White Stripes, and more. Here, he offers his picks of the best videos of the past 25 years

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. Börk, ''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 featuring 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)

Originally posted Jun 17, 2008
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