4. Dire Straits - 'Money for Nothing'
It may not seem all that impressive now, but Dire Straits' "Money for Nothing" video was hugely groundbreaking in 1986. Keep in mind, they made it with less computer power than most toasters have these days. Steve Barron, the genius behind the "Billie Jean" and "Take on Me" clips, talked Mark Knopfler into the computer animation idea.
The video was created to go into heavy rotation on MTV. The song even repeatedly says, "I want my MTV," even if it's gently mocking rock stars and their fans. The video helped bring Dire Straits into stadiums all over America and it remains the most famous thing they ever did, even though their involvement was pretty minimal.