"Ashes to Ashes" (1980)
Bowie's "Ashes to Ashes" clip is not only a personal best but one of the Eighties' most iconic videos. At the time of its release at the beginning of the decade, "Ashes to Ashes" was the most expensive music video ever made. In the still fairly new medium of the time, Bowie showed off how ahead of the curb he was in all aspects with the futuristic clip that reflected on his own history and childhood loves, as seen in the gaudy Pierrot costume he wears throughout. He also takes advantage of advancements in special effects with scenes that cut between various coloring enhancements that create something truly stimulating.