Top 10 most expensive music videos

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There was a time that a song was played on the radio and people clung together to dance on the music that was broadcasted. The Beatles started to integrate video and music for promotional purposes in 1965. It wasn’t until the 1980’s that music videos became popular, when MTV built a format around this medium. And although MTV isn’t that popular anymore due to the internet, video clips still are. That’s why a lot of money is spent on production of video clips. Here’s a top 10 most expensive music videos!

Top 10 most expensive music videos

  1. Mariah Carey, Heartbreaker, 1999 – $3,48 million
  2. Victory, Puff Daddy, 1998 – $3,84 million
  3. What’s It Gonna Be?, Busta Rhymes, 1999 – $3,97 million
  4. Too Legit to Quit, MC Hammer, 1991 – $4,14 million
  5. Bad, Michael Jackson, 1987 – $4,50 million
  6. Estranged, Guns N’ Roses, 1993 – $ 6,44 million
  7. Black or White, Michael Jackson – $6,82 million
  8. Die Another Day, Madonna, 2002 – $7,75 million
  9. Express Yourself, Madonna, 1989 – $9,37 million
  10. Scream, Janet & Michael Jackson, 1995 – $10,67 million

nb production costs are inflation adjusted
Source: Wikipedia

Further reading: I Want My MTV: The Uncensored Story of the Music Video Revolution

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