4. Guns N' Roses - 'November Rain'
Axl Rose spent five years tinkering with "November Rain" before he finally released Guns N' Roses' nine-minute, Elton John-inspired masterpiece in 1991, and he wanted to make sure the video was equally ambitious. Directed by Andy Morahan, the video cast Axl's real-life love Stephanie Seymour as his doomed girlfriend and (very briefly) wife. Nobody knows exactly how she dies in the video, but if you look carefully at her funeral scene, you can see a mirror by her face. That's often done to people who suffered some sort of facial trauma.
The song was inspired by a short story by Rose's friend Del James about a woman who kills herself, so it seems that's what happened to Seymour. It's part of a trilogy of videos that begins with "Don't Cry" and ends with "Estranged," but good luck trying to find the common threads.