History

When MTV went on the air in 1981 with Video Killed The Radio Star, the music video was already able to look back on a long and varied history, deeply linked to artistic innovation and popular culture. From live orchestral accompaniments for silent movies, to the triumphant progress of the talkie (and the soundtrack), music became intrinsically linked with the immersive new media of film. This section assembles many of the most famous "promo films", to show the lasting influence of the music video's historical connection to film, and considers the potential future for the genre.

List of works
Pet Shop Boys - Go West (1993)
Man Ray - Emak Bakia (1926)
Duke Ellington - Black and Tan (1929
Fred Astaire - Top Hat (1935)
Bjork - It's Oh So Quiet (1998)
White Stripes - Fell In Love With A Girl (2001)
Len Lye - Rainbow Dance (1936)
Freddy Martin - Bumble Boogie (1948)
Nina Simone - My Baby Just Cares For Me (1987)
The Beatles - Strawberry Fields Forever (1967)
Brigitte Bardot/Serge Gainsbourg - Comic Strip (1967)
The Kinks - Dead End Street (1966)
Bob Dylan - Subterranean Homesick Blues (1967)
Jonny Cash - Hurt (2002)
The Buggles - Video Killed the Radio Star (1979)
Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody (1975)
Godley & Crème - Cry (1985)
Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Power of Love (1984)
Peter Gabriel - Sledgehammer (1986)
Nirvana - Heart Shaped Box(1993)
Joy Division - Atmosphere (1988)
Madonna - Bad Girl (1993)
The Prodigy - Smack my bitch up (1997)
Richard Ashcroft - A Song For The Lovers (2000)
Gorillaz - Clint Eastwood (2001)
YMCK - Magical 8Bit Tour (2004)
Bjork - All Is Full Of Love (1998)
Autechre - Second Bad Vilbel (1995)
Arcade Fire - The Wilderness Downtown (2010)
Robyn - Killing Me (2010)
ro.me - 3 Dreams of Black (2011)

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