Viewers had the chance to request five songs and possibly have their playlist on national TV.
Everyone has a random dream job; mine is to program Rage so this competition was right up my alley.
I just needed to be able to program the whole night to fit all my favourite videos in!
There have been some incredible and iconic film clips in the past 30 years — the dance in Beyonce’s Single Ladies clip can be seen on dancefloors around the world.
It famously caused Kanye West’s outburst at the VMA awards, where he jumped onstage to let Taylor Swift and the world know Single Ladies should have won best music video.
In fairness, Kanye was right — no one remembers the Love Story clip but Bey’s dance is still a phenomenon.
Sinead O’Connor’s raw film clip in which an unscripted tear rolls down her cheek in Nothing Compares 2 U, Nirvana’s Smells Like Teen Sprirt which is shot in a gym full of sweaty teens, perfectly encapsulating the angst their music describes, and the ingenious choreography of four men on treadmills in Here It Goes Again by Ok Go are some of the many iconic clips which have graced the screens.
These are classics and there are many more where they came from which is why I have decided to choose the film clips I love the most rather than the five I think are the most iconic.
My top five film clips:
- 1. Lemonade — Ok so this is a whole album. Beyonce was already the queen of music videos but her visual album raised the bar so much higher. She’s got an incredible voice and equally incredible moves.
- 2. Freedom 90 — George Michael. Five supermodels, blue lighting, ripper song = a mesmerising clip.
- 3. Not Giving In — Rudimental feat. John Newman and Alex Clare. The stunning cinematography and storyline earned this video a guernsey.
- 4. The Greatest — Sia feat. Kendrick Lamar. It was very hard to choose which Sia video to include but all the incredibly talented children in this clip and clever choreography and camera movement make it a winner.
- 5. Praise You — Fatboy Slim. In a word, this clip is hilarious. The clip was directed by Spike Jonze and features an amateur dance troop pulling some of the finest moves you’ll ever see.
Notable omissions: Sorry, Justin Beiber; Wicked Game, Chris Isaak; Can’t Get You Out Of My Head, Kylie Minogue; every Sia clip starring Maddie Ziegler; every Beyonce clip ever made; and so many more!