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.

Posted by Michael Bordash on Mon Apr 29, 2002

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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