January 09 2015
From low budget shoots, to big buck music videos, dance music videos have come along way over the last 30 years. Stepping back to when dance music was breaking into the charts, there were a number of club tracks that featured some absolute memorable film clips. So memorable that sometimes the videos are more popular than the song itself.
No one can deny how effective music videos are in the forever evolving landscape of dance music. Although trends have changed from synchronized dance videos to booty shaking, and sexual innuendo videos, it is the music video that helps the song stand the test of time. Although in this case the definition of 'classic' spans within a decade or so, it depicts how far and fast dance music has gone.
With so many classic music videos in mind, here is a selection of our top 10 at MOS HQ.
10. Mason vs. Princess Superstar - Perfect (Exceeder)
Who would think that sex sells in music videos. Literally taking gymnastics to new heights, Perfect Exceeder offers enough thrusting to give you some serious head spins
9. Armand Van Helden - My My My
New York City house legend Armand Van Helden dominated the noughties with a string of club tunes. None of their film clips beat this 2005 jam My,My,My. One of the most recognisable artists who has successfully crossed club anthems into radio charts, Armand Van Helden changed the game when it comes to the commercialisation of dance music.
8. Basement Jaxx - Wheres Your Head At
Rewind to 2002 when Basement Jaxx were breaking into the charts with what is a video that is as notable as the song. Basement Jaxx left a strong impression with a clip that features a lab full of music playing monkeys that go on to run amok. Where's Your Head At is a genuine classic that gets heavy club rotation still to this day.
7. Fedde Le Grand - Put Your Hands Up For Detroit
Put Your Hands Up For Detroit was probably one of the biggest crossover pop songs that truly established the career of Fedde Le Grand. They don't make videos like this anymore.
6. Boogie Pimps - Somebody To Love
I don't even…..Parachuting babies, that is all….
5. Daft Punk - Around The World
Not only is this this on of the best electronic tracks, but its weirdly sophisticated film clip is something next level. Fun fact: Each group of four people actually represent the different instruments used in Daft Punk's Around The World. If you haven't noticed, prepare to be mesmerised.
4. The Chemical Brothers - Galvanize
Remember that time you were underage, snuck into a nightclub and showed everyone up in a dance battle?.....
3. Benny Benassi - Satisfaction
We couldn't put together a classic track playlist without adding this little gem. And who doesn't like watching half naked women operating power tools and heavy machinery. Satisfaction is over 10 years old and still packs a punch to this day, especially after receiving new life with remixes from Afrojack, RL Grime and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike.
2. Fatboy Slim - Weapon Of Choice
Another artist from the UK offering something that has never been done before and who would of thought that a dancing, levitating and twirling Christopher Walken would compliment one of the best electronic songs of its time. Directed by the legendary Spike Jonze, it is no surprise that this is one of our favourites.
1. Eric Prydz - Call On Me
Eric Prydz has been building his legacy for many years with massive timeless anthems and an EPIC live show. Taking it back to one of his most successful tunes, Call On Me is one of the sauciest and most memorable tunes that immediately comes to mind when putting this list together. Backed up by one of the best songs in the Prydz discography, Call On Me offers THE dream gym workout.