Music has a way to move people with heart-warming lyrics and melodies that really take your breath away. But just like any other form of art, music also comes with another layer of artistry— music videos. When an artist announces a music video for their song, fans rejoice, knowing that their favorite music will now be getting a whole new perspective.
It’s safe to say that music videos are quite important for shaping the narrative, building up, and marketing songs. Believe it or not, there are some songs from the ’90s that are better-known because of their creative music videos.
If you want to know about these ‘90s music videos then keep one reading!
Here are some of the music videos that are going to make you miss the ‘90s.
1. “Scream” by Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson
The Jackson family oozed talent and musical excellence and their music video for “Scream” is the perfect example of this. The music video also happened to be one of the most expensive videos of its time, racking up an astonishing budget of $7 million. The futuristic style, black and white visuals, and dance breaks bring together a video that later went on to influence the boy band and the pop princess era of the music industry of the ‘90s.
2. “Waterfalls” by TLC
When you think about ‘90s music, you instantly think about TLC, which happens to be one of the most prominent musical bands of this era. From hits like “Scrubs” and “Red Light Special,” the girl band totally ruled during the ‘90s and conquered the world of R&B hip hop with its members’ soulful voices and enigmatic personalities. The music video for their song “Waterfalls” was no ordinary video either. It touched upon important subjects such as illegal drugs and the HIV/Aids epidemic.
3. “Tonight, Tonight” by The Smashing Pumpkins
Released in 1996, the music video for “Tonight, Tonight” by the Smashing Pumpkins does not receive much credit but the video challenged the status quo by giving their fans a whole new visual experience and a new take on storytelling.
Have you seen these iconic music videos? If not, head on to YouTube right now for a refreshing ’90s experience.