Sams Video Vault

 

You've heard them on the radio, now see them on your screen! We continually compile some of the best, and most influential music videos from our on-air playlist. Check back often for new entries, and if you have a suggestion of a clip for us to highlight here, send it along to Social@WRHN.com.


 


Kiss Them For Me
Siouxsie and the Banshees

Released in 1991 as the first single on their 10th studio album (Superstition), "Kiss Them For Me" was a departure from the bands traditional sound. This cut was much more pop-orientated and was produced as an ode to actress Jane Mansfield, who starred in the 1957 theatrical production of the same title, alongside Cary Grant.

Praise You
Fatboy Slim

Produced in 1999 before the popularity of flash-mobs and camera phones, this one may be the greatest "Official Music Video" ever created. Shot on location in front of an unsuspecting crowd, producer Spike Jonze (who also plays the lead dancer) created this gem for a total cost of under $1000. The best part is at about the two minute mark when a bystander walks up and shuts off the radio to put onlookers out of their misery.

Sledgehammer
Peter Gabriel

For the 1986 Sledgehammer video, Peter Gabriel endured laying under a sheet of glass for over 16 hours, a series of electric shocks while wearing a Christmas tree costume, and starred along side two headless rotisserie chickens. What did he end up with after enduring all that? A video which won 9 MTV Video Music Awards (more than any other video.... ever). Was it worth it? You be the judge.

Take On Me
a-ha

The second of two videos shot for this 1984 song, this video uses the technique of "rotoscoping" and at the time was cutting edge animation for the music video industry. The video went on to receive 6 VMA's in 198, and was nominated for the "Video of the Year" award. In the past few years it has gone on to inspire a wide array of internet memes, and has been used as a basis for several commercial television spots.

Buddy Holly
Weezer

Another Spike Jonze production, this 1994 clip portrays the band performing at Al's Drive-In of Happy Days fame (if you are too young to remember that show... look it up!). The video won 4 awards at the 1994 MTV Music Video Awards, and is included in the permanent music exhibit at the New York City Museum of Modern Art.

Should I Stay Or Should I Go
The Clash

Originally released in 1981, this single didn't chart until a decade later.... where it reached #1. The backing vocals were sung in spanish and were a last minute addition during the original recording session. Oh... and they are sung in Ecuadorian Spanish.... just so you know.

   
   
   
   

 

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