September 20, 2008
‘Rio’ Voted the Best Ever Pop Music Video
Duran Duran's Rio (right) has been named the greatest music video of all time.
The 1982 video, featuring the band in suits on a Caribbean beach being teased by scantily-clad women, beat favourites like Michael Jackson's Thriller and Madonna's Like a Prayer. Bjork's video for her 1999 hit All Is Full of Love, where she played a robot in a steamy clinch with another robot, took second place.Take On Me, the 1985 video from A-Ha, where singer Morten Harket was a comic book character who comes to life, was third, followed by Jackson's famously spooky 1983 hit Thriller.
Icelandic group Sigur Ros's surreal video for Svefn-g-Englar was fifth in the MTV poll, followed by the gig scene in Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit (1991).
Radiohead's Just video (1995), featuring a man lying down in the street and Jamiroquai's Virtual Insanity (1996), where he danced on a moving floor, were next.
Around 40,000 MTV viewers voted for the poll and the results will be broadcast on Sunday.Top Ten: 1. Duran Duran - Rio; 2. Bjork - All Is Full of Love; 3. A-ha - Take On Me; 4. Michael Jackson - Thriller; 5. Sigur Ros - Svefn-g-Englar; 6. Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit; 7. Radiohead - Just; 8. Jamiroquai - Virtual Insanity; 9. Madonna - Like A Prayer; 10. OK GO - Here It Goes Again
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