7. Don Henley - 'Boys of Summer'
"Boys of Summer" looked like nothing else on MTV in 1985. Don Henley hired French director Jean-Baptiste Mondino to create the work; drawing inspiration from French New Wave movies, he created a stark, black-and-white mini-movie about a man looking back at lost love. (Contrary to appearances, the guy at the desk isn't Glenn Frey.) It won Video of the Year and Best Direction at the 1985 Video Music Awards, and the real Glenn Frey passed out the statue.