Hey, guys! So far in the short history of this still very new blog, my most popular post is Derek's Spring 2015 Playlist - Part I. I got a lot of fun messages from people who listened to my playlist and offered their own Spring picks.
I'm really excited to share more music with you, in the form of my five favorite music videos ever. Please check them out, and don't forget to comment here or on my Facebook page with YOUR favorite music video ever! You ready? WOO! Get psyched!
5. "Scream" by Michael & Janet Jackson
True story: this is THE most expensive music video of all-time. It cost $7 million to make in 1995, which equates to $10 million now with inflation. Hmm, don't know how they got that budget... maybe because it stars TWO ABSOLUTE LEGENDS, who happen to be siblings. This video was WAY ahead of its time, and still holds up today. Be prepared to experience the best of the best... the Jacksons in their prime.
4. "Frozen" by Madonna
Simple. Haunting. Gorgeous. It's my favorite Madonna video, and that's saying something, because the Queen of Pop has MANY standout videos.
3. "Tropico" by Lana Del Rey
It was hard to decide upon one Lana Del Rey music video for this list... so I cheated and picked three. "Tropico" is a longform music video featuring three songs from Lana's EP "Paradise." It's dark, it's sexy, it's twisted, it's shocking, it's sad, it's a little gangsta... it's poetic... it's... Lana.
2. "Supermodel (You Better Work)" by RuPaul
Come through, Mama Ru! This iconic work of 90's pop art features RuPaul in full Glamazon "Monster" mode, rampaging through photo studios and letting Mathu Anderson have it back stage. Can I get a YAAAS? Please, please watch this amazing video.
1. "I'm A Slave 4 U" by Britney Spears
Simple. Classic. Sexy. Britney. This is the perfect Britney Spears music video. It fits the song like a glove, her dancing is sick, and her makeup and overall look here are now iconic. I hesitate to say this was her prime, because I believe she, like Madonna, reinvents herself very well... but this was definitely a high point!