The videos were selected by a panel of music video experts and the goal was to assemble a definitive list that would represent the state of the art for the 1990s, Tierney explains.
The following is a list of the top 10 videos of the 90 selected:
|TOP 10 VIDEOS|
|1.||Nirvana||"Smells Like Teen Spirit"|
|2.||R.E.M||"Losing My Religion"|
|3.||Madonna||"Ray of Light"|
|5.||George Michael||"Freedom '90"|
|6.||Guns 'N Roses||"November Rain"|
|7.||Sinead O'Connor||"Nothing Compares 2 U"|
|9.||Chris Isaak||"Wicked Game"|
Hit song:The song should have had major impact or strong influence on the music of the decade.
Great video: The video should have had impact for any of several reasons:
- Technical achievement: Served as creative breakthrough, moved along the art form.
- Storytelling: Reinforced or accentuated the message and emotional element of the song.
- Image making: Communicated the personality and charisma of the artist.
- Unit shifting: Achieved the videos' most basic purpose: selling records.
Madonna appears on VH1's list of 90 videos the most with five videos:
- "Ray of Light"
- "Justify My Love"
- "Take a Bow"
- "Beautiful Stranger"
Tied with three videos each on the list of 90 are Janet Jackson and Aerosmith.
|"Scream"||"Janie's Got a Gun"|
|"Love Will Never Do (Without You)"||"Crazy"|
|"Got Til It's Gone"||"Cryin'"|
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