‘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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