Weapon of Choice - Best Music Video Ever?
According to a (albeit flimsy) BBC Radio1 article, Fatboy Slim's Video may be the best music video ever. Watch it here again.
Usually news reporting requires sourced information, or at least makes a reference to where a reporter got their info. This is what a recent BBC Radio1 article states:
"Fatboy Slim's 'Weapon of Choice' is the greatest video ever made, according to music industry experts.
The unusual promo, which features Hollywood star Christopher Walken dancing and flying around a hotel, beat classics such as Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' to the top of the VH1 poll.
Fatboy Slim's 'Praise You' video, which shows some bizarre dancing in a shopping mall, also made the Top 20. " 4/26/2002 - Radio1
What a stupid article! Source the information! Who are these industry experts?! Not that I disagree with the position that Weapon of Choice is one of the greatest pieces of video, but this kind of writing just is not appropriate for a news service. Hey, I think I'm somewhat of an expert, and I know Bjork's "The Hunter" video should be up there too.
Here's the full list as 'reported' by the BBC:
1. Fatboy Slim - 'Weapon Of Choice'
2. Beastie Boys - 'Sabotage'
3. Jamiroquai - 'Virtual Insanity'
4. Blur - 'Coffee & TV'
5. Radiohead - 'Street Spirit'
6. Michael Jackson - 'Thriller'
7. Björk - 'It's Oh So Quiet'
8. Madonna - 'Vogue'
9. Robbie Williams - 'She's The One'
10. Peter Gabriel - 'Sledgehammer'
11. Chemical Brothers - 'Let Forever Be'
12. Michael and Janet Jackson - 'Scream'
13. Nirvana - 'Smells Like Teen Spirit'
14. Massive Attack - 'Teardrop'
15. REM - 'Everybody Hurts'
16. Fatboy Slim - 'Praise You'
17. Queen - 'Bohemian Rhapsody'
18. Madonna - 'Justify My Love'
19. Red Hot Chilli Peppers - 'Californication'
20. A-Ha - 'Take On Me'
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