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Take On Me” was directed by Steve Barron, who took on A-ha‘s music video project soon after filming “Billie Jean” by Michael Jackson and “Money For Nothing” by Dire Straits. One of my favorite music videos, “Take On Me” was innovative for it’s time due to its use of rotoscoping, or using the combination of pencil-sketch animation and live action whereby real footage is traced over. “Take On Me” wasn’t just groundbreaking in its style, but it also had a cool little artistic storyline. A girl sitting in the café reading a comic book literally get’s dragged into a dangerous motorcycle race and becomes part of the story. A cute little side note – the girl was actually lead singer Morten Harket‘s girlfriend at the time.

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Can music videos get much more classic than Michael Jackson‘s? How about this one? Michael Jackson’s, “Thriller,” not only has classic zombie dance moves that have been repeated over and over again but it also has a pretty classic lineup of talent featuring Director John Landis fresh from An American Werewolf in London, Elmer Bernstein (who composed incidental music), makeup artist Rick Baker, and überghoul Vincent Price as narrator. Zombie music videos can’t get much better.