The longest ever music video? It features the four minute track, played on loop times, with various people including Pharrell himself at the top of every hour dancing and singing along. So, now you'll never have to shrug, "It's probably Michael Jackson" when that question comes up at the pub quiz. And yet neither video has made it onto this list. What follows is our pick of the best music videos of all time. Don't see your favourite? Chuck a comment at the end of the piece — you probably won't change our mind, but we do so love a good music video. And it's now been remastered in stunning 4K, hasn't it? It's over 13 minutes and 40 seconds long, but Michael in both his werewolf and zombie guises and throwing all kinds of shapes simply can't be reduced down and packaged into a standard-length music video. Best bit: no sooner has Michael revealed himself as a zombie, the undead horde who'd looked pretty scary up 'til that point simply assemble in a perfect pyramid behind him.
Take On Me by A-Ha (1985)
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