Can You Share With Me A Music VIDEO That Totally Sucked You In The First Time You Saw It?

I am old enough to remember when MTV debuted, and I have logged more hours sitting and watching music videos than I care to think about.

Has there ever been a video for a song that just sucked you in and made you its slave the first time you saw it? I am including a link to mine. It was in fairly heavy rotation when it first came out, and it was played about once every 1 1/2 to 2 hours during the graveyard shift. I would literally sit up watching MTV all night long and go to work like a zombie the next day just so I could watch the video.

I think the thing that sucked me in was that great guitar riff, which is still one of my favorites. I also liked the fact that it was just a pretty basic, standard video, showing a band playing.

Ever had the same thing happen to you? Care to share your video and story?

Here's mine:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHjdmNLs0go

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  • 1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    Sinead O' Connor -Troy

    Her voice is haunting. Video is mesmerizing. It always came on late night because at the time Sinead was not popular in America. I believe the MTV show was 120 minutes. Anyone remember that?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hu7n0ccyywY

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  • MC BC
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Stabbing Westward's video for "Shame" was one that I remember watching constantly. I liked the suspense/thriller movie that goes on during the video, and the band members ditching the singer was amusing.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xkUhaeY4qY

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    I also remember watching The Offspring's "All I Want" video every morning, it was on heavy rotation for quite a while. I wasn't even that crazy about the song, but the fast paced video always caught my attention.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jnQ73w9giY

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  • 4 years ago

    Thank God and Greyhound I've made a small fortune and you squandered it all You shamed me till I feel about one inch tall But I thought I loved you and I hoped you would change So I gritted my teeth and didn't complain. Now you come to me with a simple goodbye You tell me you're leaving but you won't tell me why Now we're here at the station and you're getting on And all I can think of is thank God and Greyhound you're gone Thank God and Greyhound you're gone I didn't know how much longer I could go on Watching you take the respect out of me Watching you make a total wreck out of me That big diesel motor is a-playing my song Thank God and Greyhound you're gone. Thank God and Greyhound you're gone That load on my mind got lighter when you got on That shiny old bus is a beautiful sight With the black smoke a-rolling up around the taillight It may sound kind-a cruel but I've been silent too long Thank God and Greyhound you're gone. Thank God and Greyhound you're gone...

  • Cheese
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Back when they first came out, and still today, the twin Twisted Sister videos (We're not gonna take it, I wanna Rock) have always mesmerized me. The way they abuse that poor actor who plays the father/teacher makes laugh even now, after 20+ years and probably a thousand views. Even my kids are into those videos. Every time I pull them up on you tube we get to the part where the jerk father/teacher asks "What do you wanna do with your life?" Me and my kids all yell out at the same time..."I wanna rock!". Yeah...we're nerdy. But we have fun. And those videos transcend generational gaps.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Shame by Stabbing Westward and Letting the Cables Sleep by Bush. Love those videos!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I can't link it at work because YouTube is blocked...but I would say R.E.M.'s "Everybody Hurts" video. It was shot on the LA freeway during a traffic jam... the camera moves through the people sitting in their cars and shows you what they are thinking via subtitles. I though it was genious..and somewhat sad. It really fit the song though.

  • 1 decade ago

    When "Thriller" first came out (the long version...I think it was 17 minutes long), MTV played it every hour on the hour or something like that. My cousin and I were entranced and we sat and watched MTV for hours on end at our grandma's just so we could see "Thriller" over and over again. Hilarious.

  • sticky
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Seven nation army by the White Stripes. Awesome song and extrEMEly hypnotic vid. I've loved them since but I fell in love the moment I heard that riff. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buIkPVqys1U

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  • 1 decade ago

    my favorite music video is the one for Can't Stop by the Chili Peppers. it's so funny/awesome

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9ipa4cd410

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    either that or the video for Learn to Fly by the Foo Fighters

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BieVgyrfglQ

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Placebo- Nancy Boy

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