Transcript of "The 10 longest music videos ever made"
* 10. "Remember The Time" by Michael Jackson* Length: 9 minutes, 16 seconds* Set in ancient Egypt, a reincarnated Michael Jackson tries to win the heart of a woman (Iman) who was part of his past life. "Remember The Time" packs punch with John Singletons directing, Fatima Robinsons choreography, and an all star cast ranging from Eddie Murphy, Magic Johnson, Tom Lister Jr., Iman, Wylie Draper, to Iman.
* 9. "Been Around The World" by Puff Daddy featuring Mase and Notorious B.I.G.* Length: 9 minutes, 29 seconds* Just like Michael Jacksons "Remember The Time", Puff Daddys "Been Around The World" takes advantage of a complicated production and an all star cast that includes Wyclef Jean, Jennifer Lopez, Vivica A. Fox, and Quincy Jones. Directed by Paul Hunter, "Been Around The World" depicts Puff Daddy filling the shoes of Arnold Schwarzeneggers role in "True Lies" as a secret agent. Along with his partner in crime, Mase, the rap duo are chased by bad guys as they fly, sky dive, and travel across the blazing desert in order to save the Queen of Tunisia.
* 8. "Too Legit to Quit" by MC Hammer* Length: 9 minutes, 56 seconds* MC Hammer enlists the likes of many celebrity cameos, including James Brown, and way too many dancers. Also known as one of the most expensive music videos ever made, "Too Legit to Quit" is also famous for MC Hammers call out to Michael Jackson for a dance challenge in an attempt to claim his world famous glove.
* 7. "Smooth Criminal" by Michael Jackson* Length: 10 minutes, 38 seconds* Michael Jackson does it again with his hit song and music video, "Smooth Criminal", which has Michael battling gangsters with his entourage in this action-packed 1930s stylised music video.
* 6. "Speed Demon" by Michael Jackson* Length: 10 minutes, 47 seconds* Michael Jackson attempts to fool an army of fans who are in pursuit of him by making use of various celebrity disguises. And of course, theres an epic dance off along the way.
* 5. "You Rock My World" by Michael Jackson* Length: 13 minutes, 30 seconds* Michael Jackson and Chris Tucker follow an attractive woman (Kishaya Dudley) into a nightclub that is dominated by gang members, one of whom has already shown an interest in the lady (Michael Madsen). Michael engages in a dance off to impress the girl, attracting unwanted attention from Madsens thugs. Look for out Marlon Brandos appearance as the club owner.
* 4. "Thriller" by Michael Jackson* Length: 13 minutes, 43 seconds* "Thriller" is the king of all music videos as it was the first legendary video ever made that saw the merging of music and filmmaking as one creative art form. "Thriller" is a Halloween- themed extravaganza featuring zombies, cemeteries, and all sorts of spooky surroundings, complete with an innocent plot that transforms into something even more. If it wasnt for "Thriller", this list wouldnt have been made.
* 3. "Bad" by Michael Jackson* Length: 16 minutes, 23 seconds* Michael Jackson teams up with film director Martin Scorcese to bring this "West Side Story" inspired classic music video which has Michael Jackson playing a private school student who finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time when he arrives in a derelict subway station where he is influenced by a local troublesome gang and their adversaries.
* 2. "MTVs 25th Birthday Celebration" by The Streets* Length: 20 minutes* In order to celebrate MTVs 25th birthday, Mike Skinner from The Streets, director Alastair Siddons, and a group of 25 people from the United Kingdom piece together an epic record breaker of a music video which depicts five individual stories that were created by different people whom had only one week, a video camera, and bare creativity. Kidnapping, police trouble, childhood memories, local myths, stolen cars, freak accidents, and even Bigfoot participates in this video.
* 1. "Ghosts" by Michael Jackson* Length: 39 minutes, 31 seconds* Topping out at nearly forty minutes in length, Michael Jacksons "Ghosts" remains as the undefeated, crown-wearing champion of long music videos. Directed by special effects legend, Stan Winston, "Ghosts" tells the tale of a fearsome and all-powerful supernatural Maestro whos presence isnt welcomed by a small town and its authorities. "Ghosts" is packed with an onslaught of dance numbers by Jackson and his ghoul family. The songs featured in "Ghosts" were taken from Jacksons "Blood on the Dance Floor" and "HIStory" albums. Be on the look out for an early Mos Def cameo.
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