1. Michael Jackson - 'Thriller'
What more is there to say about the video for "Thriller?" It's a video so iconic that 30 years later, people all over the world are still recreating the thing, from goofy white people at weddings to hundreds of inmates at a prison in the Philippines. The 13-minute video was directed by Jonathan Landis at a time when Thriller began falling down the charts. That stopped the second the video hit MTV. It captured the attention of the entire country and forever changed music videos. They were never again seen as simple clips meant to promote records: "Thriller" turned them into an art form.