MTV Top 100 Videos of 1990

by shatterdaymorn | created - 04 Jul 2018 | updated - 10 Jul 2018 | Public

MTV's Year-End Top 100 Countdown of music videos from 1990.

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1. MC Hammer: U Can't Touch This (1990 Video)

4 min | Short, Music, Musical

MC Hammer performs in the music video "U Can't Touch This" from the album "Please Hammer, Don't Hurt 'Em" recorded for Capitol Records. MC Hammer sings the song and dances along with backup... See full summary »

Director: Rupert Wainwright | Star: M.C. Hammer

Votes: 291

2. Billy Idol: Cradle of Love (1990 Video)

5 min | Short, Music

Billy Idol performs in the music video "Cradle of Love" from the album "Charmed Life" recorded for Chrysalis Records. A businessman works on his computer and is visited by a teenager from ... See full summary »

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Billy Idol, Betsy Lynn George, Joshua Townshend-Zellner

Votes: 249

3. Madonna: Vogue (1990 Video)

5 min | Short, Music, Musical

Madonna pays homage to Hollywood's Golden Age via Harlem's "House Ball" Vogueing.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Madonna, Luis Camacho, Oliver Crumes Jr., Donna DeLory

Votes: 721

4. Aerosmith: Janie's Got a Gun (1989 Video)

5 min | Short, Music

A young girl murders her abusive father.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Aerosmith, Kristin Dattilo, Nicholas Guest, Tom Hamilton

Votes: 357

5. Paula Abdul: Opposites Attract (1989 Video)

4 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Paula Abdul and her hip animated talking feline friend MC Skat Kat joyfully dance in an alleyway, on a staircase and on a rooftop while playfully singing about how opposite they are of each other, and yet - opposites attract.

Directors: Michael Patterson, Candace Reckinger | Stars: Paula Abdul, Romany Malco, Derrick 'Delite' Stevens

Votes: 166

6. Sinéad O'Connor: Nothing Compares 2 U (1990 Video)

4 min | Short, Drama, Music

Sinéad O'Connor performs in the music video "Nothing Compares 2 U" from the album "I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got" recorded for Chrysalis Records. The music video features a closeup of ... See full summary »

Director: John Maybury | Star: Sinéad O'Connor

Votes: 417

7. Vanilla Ice: Ice Ice Baby (1990 Video)

4 min | Short, Music, Musical

A music video for Vanilla Ice's song 'Ice Ice Baby'.

Director: Greg Synodis | Stars: Dope Shay, Vanilla Ice

Votes: 91

8. Jon Bon Jovi: Blaze of Glory (1990 Video)

6 min | Short, Music

Jon Bon Jovi performs in the music video "Blaze of Glory" from the album "Blaze of Glory" recorded for Vertigo Records. Jon Bon Jovi plays guitar atop a desert Butte surrounded by the ... See full summary »

Director: Wayne Isham | Star: Jon Bon Jovi

Votes: 25

10. Mötley Crüe: Don't Go Away Mad, Just Go Away (1990 Video)

4 min | Short, Music

Mötley Crüe performs in the music video "Don't Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)" from the album "Dr. Feelgood" recorded for Elektra Records. The video opens with a woman on the sidewalk breaking ... See full summary »

Director: Mary Lambert | Stars: Tommy Lee, Mick Mars, Mötley Crüe, Vince Neil

Votes: 34

11. Poison: Something to Believe In (1990 Video)

6 min | Short, Music

Poison performs in the music video "Something to Believe In" from the album "Flesh and Blood" recorded for Capitol Records. The music video begins with Bobby Dall on the piano. Bret ... See full summary »

Director: Marty Callner | Stars: Poison, Bobby Dall, C.C. DeVille, Bret Michaels

Votes: 5

12. Wilson Phillips: Hold On (1990 Video)

3 min | Short, Music

Wilson Phillips performs in the music video "Hold On" from the album "Wilson Phillips" recorded for SBK Records. The music video begins with aerial shots of a mountain side. Wilson Philips ... See full summary »

Director: Julien Temple | Stars: Wilson Phillips, Chynna Phillips, Carnie Wilson, Wendy Wilson

Votes: 19

13. Skid Row: I Remember You (1989 Video)

5 min | Short, Music

Skid Row performs in the music video "I Remember You" from the album "Skid Row" recorded for Atlantic Records. The video begins with shots of the band as they play in a large room with a ... See full summary »

Director: Marc Reshovsky | Stars: Skid Row, Rob Affuso, Sebastian Bach, Rachel Bolan

Votes: 8

14. Nelson: Love and Affection (1990 Video)

4 min | Short, Music

Nelson performs in the music video "(Can't Live Without Your) Love and Affection" from the album "After the Rain" recorded for Geffen Records. The music video begins with Matthew and Gunnar... See full summary »

Director: James Yukich | Stars: Nelson, Judie Aronson, Gunnar Nelson, Matthew Nelson

15. Faith No More: Epic (1989 Video)

4 min | Short, Music

Faith No More performs in the music video "Epic" from the album "The Real Thing" recorded for Slash Records. Mike Patton sings while the band plays in front of a painting of storm clouds. ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Ziman | Stars: Faith No More, Mike Patton, Jim Martin, Billy Gould

Votes: 36

16. The B-52's: Roam (1989 Video)

4 min | Short, Music

The B-52's perform in the music video "Roam" from the album "Cosmic Thing" recorded for Reprise Records. Kate Pierson and Cindy Wilson sing and dance to the song. Meanwhile, the band ... See full summary »

Director: Adam Bernstein | Stars: Kate Pierson, Fred Schneider, Keith Strickland, The B-52's

Votes: 19

17. Slaughter: Fly to the Angels (1990 Video)

G | 5 min | Short, Music

Slaughter performs in the music video "Fly to the Angels" from the album "Stick It to Ya" recorded for Chrysalis Records. The video begins as the band arrives to an album signing to ... See full summary »

Stars: Blas Elias, Tim Kelly, Slaughter, Mark Slaughter

18. Janet Jackson: Black Cat (1990 Video)

5 min | Short, Music

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Director: Wayne Isham | Star: Janet Jackson

Votes: 76

19. Aerosmith: What It Takes, Version 1 (1989 Video)

5 min | Short, Music

Aerosmith performs in the first version of the music video "What It Takes" from the album "Pump" recorded for Geffen Records. Steve Tyler and the band record the song in the studio in a ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Torgoff | Stars: Aerosmith, Tom Hamilton, Joey Kramer, Joe Perry

Votes: 7

20. Bell Biv DeVoe: Poison (1990 Video)

5 min | Short, Music

Bell Biv DeVoe perform in the music video "Poison" from the album "Poison" recorded for MCA Records. Bell Biv DeVoe sing the song while walking the streets. The dance on brick streets with ... See full summary »

Director: Lionel C. Martin | Stars: Bell Biv DeVoe, Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, Ronnie DeVoe

Votes: 9

21. Mötley Crüe: Without You (1990 Video)

5 min | Short, Music

Mötley Crüe performs in the music video "Without You" from the album "Dr. Feelgood" recorded for Elektra Records. The video opens with an animated sequence of doors opening to a spinning ... See full summary »

Director: Mary Lambert | Stars: Tommy Lee, Mick Mars, Mötley Crüe, Vince Neil

Votes: 17

22. Roxette: It Must Have Been Love (1990 Video)

4 min | Short, Music, Romance

The music video was directed by Doug Freel and was shot in a warehouse. It included clips from Pretty Woman, with Fredriksson singing and playing piano and Gessle playing guitar between ... See full summary »

Director: Doug Freel | Stars: Marie Fredriksson, Per Gessle, Roxette

Votes: 139

23. MC Hammer: Pray (1990 Video)

5 min | Short, Music

MC Hammer performs in the music video "Pray" from the album "Please Hammer Don't Hurt 'Em" recorded for Capitol Records. The video opens with a choir of gospel singers singing in front of a... See full summary »

Star: M.C. Hammer

Votes: 12

24. Phil Collins: Something Happened on the Way to Heaven (1990 Video)

6 min | Short, Music

Phil Collins performs in the music video "Something Happened on the Way to Heaven" from the album "...But Seriously" recorded for Atlantic and Virgin Records. The music video begins with a ... See full summary »

Director: James Yukich | Star: Phil Collins

Votes: 8

25. Poison: Unskinny Bop (1990 Video)

5 min | Short, Music

Poison performs in the music video "Unskinny Bop" from the album "Flesh and Blood" recorded for Capitol Records. The music video begins with the band driving in cars and a motorcycle to the... See full summary »

Director: Marty Callner | Stars: Poison, Bobby Dall, C.C. DeVille, Bret Michaels

Votes: 6

26. Heart: All I Wanna Do Is Make Love to You (1990 Video)

6 min | Short, Music

Heart performs in the music video "All I Wanna Do Is Make Love to You" from the album "Brigade" recorded for Capitol Records. The music video features the band performing on a stages as ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Morahan | Stars: Heart, Ann Wilson, Nancy Wilson

Votes: 14

27. Jane Child: Don't Wanna Fall in Love (1990 Video)

4 min | Short, Music

Jane Child performs in the music video "Don't Wanna Fall in Love" from the album "Jane Child" recorded for Warner Brothers Records. Jane Child sings as she walks through New York City. ... See full summary »

Director: Derek M. Allen | Star: Jane Child

28. Aerosmith: The Other Side (1990 Video)

5 min | Short, Music

Aerosmith performs in the music video "The Other Side" from the album "Pump" recorded for Geffen Records. Steve Tyler and the band are removed from storage cases by roadies before a concert... See full summary »

Director: Marty Callner | Stars: Aerosmith, Tom Hamilton, John Kalodner, Joey Kramer

Votes: 32

29. Glenn Medeiros Feat. Bobby Brown: She Ain't Worth It (1990 Video)

4 min | Short, Music

Glenn Medeiros performs with Bobby Brown in the music video "She Ain't Worth It" from the album "Glenn Medeiros (1990)" recorded for MCA Records. The music video opens with a woman in a ... See full summary »

Stars: Glenn Medeiros, Bobby Brown

30. Depeche Mode: Enjoy the Silence (1990 Video)

5 min | Short, Music

"Enjoy the Silence" is a song by Depeche Mode, taken from their seventh studio album, Violator. The single is Gold certificated in the US and Germany. The song won Best British Single at the 1991 BRIT Awards.

Director: Anton Corbijn | Stars: Depeche Mode, Andrew Fletcher, David Gahan, Martin Gore

Votes: 213

31. Mötley Crüe: Same Ol' Situation, S.O.S. (1990 Video)

5 min | Short, Music

Mötley Crüe performs in the music video "Same Ol' Situation (S.O.S.)" from the album "Dr. Feelgood" recorded for Elektra Records. The video opens with the band landing by helicopter in ... See full summary »

Stars: Tommy Lee, Mick Mars, Mötley Crüe, Vince Neil

Votes: 38

33. Rod Stewart: Downtown Train (1989 Video)

5 min | Short, Music

Rod Stewart performs in the music video "Downtown Train" from the album "The Best of Rod Stewart" recorded for Warner Brothers Records. The music video opens at a train station and a moving... See full summary »

Director: Amy Goldstein | Star: Rod Stewart

34. Bell Biv DeVoe: Do Me! (1990 Video)

5 min | Short, Music

Bell Biv DeVoe perform in the music video "Do Me!" from the album "Poison" recorded for MCA Records. Bell Biv DeVoe sing and dance in a variety of settings including train tracks, a parking... See full summary »

Stars: Bell Biv DeVoe, Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, Ronnie DeVoe

Votes: 5

35. Jon Bon Jovi: Miracle (1990 Video)

5 min | Short, Music

Jon Bon Jovi performs in the music video "Miracle" from the album "Blaze of Glory" recorded for Vertigo Records. The video opens with Jon Bon Jovi on a motorcycle passing a police officer ... See full summary »

Director: Wayne Isham | Stars: Jeff Beck, Jon Bon Jovi, Matt LeBlanc

Votes: 21

36. Phil Collins: I Wish It Would Rain Down (1990 Video)

8 min | Short, Music

This music video for Phil Collins' hit ft. Eric Clapton presents a theatre director (played by Jeffrey Tambor) worried about his current musical play after the absence of his lead singer ... See full summary »

Director: James Yukich | Stars: Phil Collins, Jeffrey Tambor, James Cagney, Ralph Chelli

Votes: 44

37. INXS: Suicide Blonde (1990 Video)

4 min | Short, Music

INXS performs in the music video "Suicide Blonde" from the album "X" recorded for Mercury Records. The music video starts with a brief interview segment before moving to a hairstyle salon. ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Lowenstein | Stars: INXS, Garry Beers, Andrew Farriss, Jon Farriss

Votes: 7

38. Wilson Phillips: Release Me (1990 Video)

4 min | Short, Music

Wilson Phillips performs in the music video "Release Me" from the album "Wilson Phillips" recorded for SBK Records. The black and white music video begins with shots of someone swimming in ... See full summary »

Director: Julien Temple | Stars: Wilson Phillips, Chynna Phillips, Carnie Wilson, Wendy Wilson

Votes: 6

39. Snap!: The Power (1990 Video)

4 min | Short, Music

Snap. performs in the music video "The Power" from the album "World Power" recorded for Ariola and Arista Records. The music video opens with a black and white speaker making an ... See full summary »

Stars: Snap!, Turbo B., Penny Ford, Jackie Harris

Votes: 13

40. Warrant: Sometimes She Cries (1990 Video)

G | 5 min | Short, Music

Warrant performs in the music video "Sometimes She Cries" from the album "Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich" recorded for Columbia Records. The video begins with walking alone in a field ... See full summary »

Stars: Joey Allen, Jerry Dixon, Jani Lane, Steven Sweet

Votes: 5

41. George Michael: Freedom! '90 (1990 Video)

7 min | Short, Music

For George Michael's song Freedom '90, he does not appear in the music video. Instead, five female models and five male models lip sync the lyrics to the song.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: George Michael, Scott Benoit, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford

Votes: 321

42. Winger: Miles Away (1990 Video)

5 min | Short, Music

Winger performs in the music video "Miles Away" from the album "In the Heart of the Young" recorded for Atlantic Records. The music video features the band performing in front of a ... See full summary »

Stars: Winger, Reb Beach, Rod Morgenstein, Paul Taylor

43. Janet Jackson: Love Will Never Do (Without You) (1990 Video)

6 min | Short, Music

Janet Jackson performs in the music video "Love Will Never Do (Without You)" from the album "Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814" recorded for A&M Records. Wearing a black top and blue jeans... See full summary »

Director: Herb Ritts | Stars: Janet Jackson, Djimon Hounsou, Antonio Sabato Jr.

Votes: 75

44. Alannah Myles: Black Velvet (1990 Video)

5 min | Short, Music

Alannah Myles performs in the music video "Black Velvet" from the album "Alannah Myles" recorded for Atlantic Records. Alannah Myles sings the song while standing on the porch of a log ... See full summary »

Director: Doug Freel | Star: Alannah Myles

Votes: 33

45. Tom Petty: Free Fallin' (1989 Video)

Not Rated | 4 min | Short, Music

In the official music video for Tom Petty's "Free Fallin'", a teenage girl is seen at a 1960s pool party and then at a 1980s skateboarding park.

Director: Julien Temple | Stars: Devon Jenkin, Tom Petty

Votes: 28

46. Roxette: Dangerous (1989 Video)

4 min | Short, Music

Video promo for Roxette: Dangerous.

Director: Doug Freel | Stars: Marie Fredriksson, Per Gessle, Roxette

Votes: 17

47. Kiss: Forever (1990 Video)

4 min | Short, Music

Kiss performs in the music video "Forever" from the album "Hot in the Shade" recorded for Mercury Records. The music video features the band performing in a large room illuminated by sun ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Rezyka | Stars: KISS, Eric Carr, Bruce Kulick, Gene Simmons

Votes: 9

48. Depeche Mode: Policy of Truth (1990 Video)

G | 4 min | Short, Music

"Policy of Truth" is a song by English electronic band Depeche Mode, released in May 1990 as the third single from their seventh studio album Violator (1990). Although the song was less ... See full summary »

Director: Anton Corbijn | Stars: Depeche Mode, Andrew Fletcher, David Gahan, Martin Gore

Votes: 104

49. Damn Yankees: High Enough (1990 Video)

5 min | Short, Music

Damn Yankees performs in the music video "High Enough" from the album "Damn Yankees" recorded for Warner Brothers Records. The music video opens with police cornering a man at a rural house... See full summary »

Director: Larry Jordan | Stars: Damn Yankees, Jack Blades, Michael Cartellone, Ted Nugent

Votes: 6

50. Technotronic: Get Up! (Before the Night Is Over) (1990 Video)

6 min | Short, Music

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