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“The first ever music video played on MTV was ‘Video Killed the Radio Star’ by The Buggles, at 12:01am on 1st August 1981—and we truly hope the irony of that title isn’t lost on you,” writes Becky Scarott at our sister site What Hi Fi?
“The longest ever music video? That’d be ‘Happy,’ by Pharrell Williams, certified by the Guinness World Records in November 2013 as 24 hours long exactly,” she continues. It features the four minute track, played on loop 360 times, with various people (including Pharrell himself at the top of every hour) dancing and singing along. So, now you’ll never have to shrug, ‘It’s probably Michael Jackson’ when that question comes up at trivia.
“And yet neither video has made it onto this list. What follows is our pick of the best music videos of all time. Watch and read more here, and watch a few below:
Just for a start:
“Don’t see your favorite? Add a comment at the end of the piece—you probably won’t change our mind, but we do so love a good music video,” Scarott concludes. Watch and read more here.