3. A-ha - 'Take on Me'
The video for "Take on Me" wasn't created by computer animation, but rather a team that painstakingly rotoscoped sketch drawings frame-by-frame onto film. The entire thing took 16 weeks, but it was all worth it. The video swept the 1986 Video Music Awards and broke Norwegian pop band a-ha in America.
Ever wonder what happened to the guy and the girl after he broke free from the drawings? Check out the sequel video, "The Sun Always Shines on T.V." Hint: Things don't go very well, though the two actors did briefly date in real life.