Great Songs with Terrible Videos, Anyone?

Not a "bad" video. I mean a stinking, horrid, facepalm in embarrassment for the artist(s) video.

My submission, and the inspiration for this thread, is Big Audio Dynamite's "Medicine Show," which I just stumbled across. I've loved the song for a long time. Now I'll never be able to dissociate it from the close-ups of Mick Jones' teeth, which pretty well doom the entire video to failure from its inception:

“Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'
- Isaac Asimov

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  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 3,021
    Dire Straits - Money for Nothing
    Fantastic song, terrible video. IMO
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  • gmcmangmcman Posts: 1,445
    Cool thread...this comes to mind as I just watched it a few days ago. Great tune, especially for the era but the video was pretty bad.

    Man....I miss these times....esp late night Headbangers Ball

  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 3,385
    joecoulson wrote: »
    Dire Straits - Money for Nothing
    Fantastic song, terrible video. IMO

    When I started reading this thread this very video came to mind.

    Do they still make videos or is it a thing of the past, sorry I'm out of the loop.
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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 13,524
    edited August 2018
    la2vegas wrote: »
    joecoulson wrote: »
    Dire Straits - Money for Nothing
    Fantastic song, terrible video. IMO

    When I started reading this thread this very video came to mind.

    Do they still make videos or is it a thing of the past, sorry I'm out of the loop.

    Well first MTV would have to play music!!

    AGAIN!
  • stretchlstretchl Posts: 1,294
    joecoulson wrote: »
    Dire Straits - Money for Nothing
    Fantastic song, terrible video. IMO

    Interesting how differently the same thing can hit different people. I love that video! :)
    “Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'
    - Isaac Asimov

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    Cabling by Groneberg
    Visuals
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  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 3,021
    I figured I would be 50/50 on the Dire Straits one..

    To me, the best videos of that decade or two were Sledgehammer (Peter Gabriel) and Sober (Tool)
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  • Tony MTony M Posts: 8,148
    Here's one;
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
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