/List_of_most_expensive_music_videos

haji

lala
Some really really terrible videos and not even a single decent one/?
1"Scream" Michael Jackson & Janet Jackson1995$7,000,000
2"Die Another Day" Madonna2002$6,100,000
3"Express Yourself" 1989$5,000,000
"Bedtime Story" 1995$5,000,000
5"Estranged" Guns N' Roses1993$5,000,000
6"Black or White" Michael Jackson1991$4,000,000
"Make Me Like You" Gwen Stefani2016$4,000,000
8"Cartoon Heroes" Aqua2000$3,500,000
9"Rollin' (Air Raid Vehicle)" Limp Bizkit2000$3,000,000
10"Victory" Puff Daddy
(featuring The Notorious B.I.G. & Busta Rhymes)
1998$2,700,000
11"2 Legit 2 Quit" MC Hammer1991$2,500,000
"Heartbreaker" Mariah Carey (featuring Jay-Z)1999$2,500,000
"Doesn't Really Matter" Janet Jackson2000$2,500,000
14"What's It Gonna Be?!" Busta Rhymes (featuring Janet Jackson)1999$2,400,000
15"It's All Coming Back to Me Now" Celine Dion1996$2,300,000
16"Bad" Michael Jackson1987$2,200,000
17"Larger Than Life" Backstreet Boys1999$2,100,000
18"Remember the Time" Michael Jackson1992$2,000,000
"Honey" Mariah Carey1997$2,000,000
"Miami" Will Smith1999$2,000,000
"She's a Bitch" Missy Elliott1999$2,000,000
"Freeek!" George Michael2002$2,000,000
"My Name's Women" Ayumi Hamasaki2005$2,000,000
"Fairyland" 2005$2,000,000
24"Green" 2008$1,600,000
"Unpretty" TLC1999$1,600,000
26"November Rain" Guns N' Roses1992$1,500,000
"Girlfriend/Boyfriend" Blackstreet & Janet Jackson (featuring Eve & Ja Rule)1999$1,500,000
"Give Me All Your Luvin'" Madonna (featuring Nicki Minaj & M.I.A.)2012$1,500,000
29"Here Comes the Hammer" MC Hammer1990$1,000,000
"Ready or Not" Fugees1996$1,300,000
31"Work Bitch"[a] Britney Spears2013$1,200,000
"Stronger" Kanye West2007$1,200,000
33"Jewel" Ayumi Hamasaki2006$1,100,000
34"Party All Night" Yo Yo Honey Singh & Meet Bros2013$1,025,000
"Hurt" Oliver Tree2018$1,024,000
36"The Wild Boys" Duran Duran1984$1,000,000
"Dominion/Mother Russia" The Sisters of Mercy1988$1,000,000
"Love Is Strong" The Rolling Stones1994$1,000,000
"Waterfalls" TLC1995$1,000,000
"I Get Lonely" (remix) Janet Jackson1998$1,000,000
"L'Âme-stram-gram" Mylène Farmer1999$1,000,000
"Love" S.E.S.1999$1,000,000
"Thong Song" (remix) Sisqó & Foxy Brown2000$1,000,000
"Don't Say Goodbye" Paulina Rubio2002$1,000,000
"Toxic" Britney Spears2004$1,000,000
"Touch the Sky" Kanye West (featuring Lupe Fiasco)2006$1,000,000
"Call on Me" Janet Jackson & Nelly2006$1,000,000
"Virgin Road" Ayumi Hamasaki2010$1,000,000
"A New Day Has Come" Celine Dion2002$1,000,000
"Cry Cry/Lovey Dovey" T-ara2011$1,000,000
"The Ghost of You" My Chemical Romance2005$1,000,000

colossal waste of money
 

Leo

Well-known member
A bygone era, labels haven't forked over this kind of money in a long time.
 

maxi

Well-known member
busta 'what's it gonna be' is a good video. 90s liquid metal cgi and lots of tiny little busta rhymeses fall on janet jackson like raindrops its jokes
 

haji

lala
busta 'what's it gonna be' is a good video. 90s liquid metal cgi and lots of tiny little busta rhymeses fall on janet jackson like raindrops its jokes
yeah that's one of the few on that list that stuck in my mind, they spent millions on fx that you could do on a pc just a couple of years later
 

version

Well-known member
Hype Williams' Belly has been undergoing something of a reevaluation over the years. A bunch of people on Letterboxd have realised it's good too.

 

version

Well-known member
That article's from 2014, but yeah. Hopefully this means someone will do a decent Blu-ray of it eventually.
 

Leo

Well-known member
yeah, started in 1981 but they were still showing music videos through the 90s. we must have at least some 40-year olds here.
 

martin

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To be fair, some of 'Toxic' was shot in space. Black-hair Britney was worth it, anyway.

Think there was some serious money laundering going on with the MC Hammer vid. And $1 mil of the Mariah Carey vid cost was getting her to show up.
 
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