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    Wednesday May 2, 1:39 pm Eastern Time

    Press Release

    SOURCE: VH1

    VH1 Ranks Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' at the Top Of the '100 Greatest
    Videos' in New Special, Premiering May 7-11 at 10:00 P.M. (ET/PT)

    Chris Isaak Hosts Latest VH1 '100 Greatest' Five-Part Special, Featuring Exclusive New Interviews
    With Boy George, Alanis Morissette, Brian McKnight, Erykah Badu, L'il Kim, Pat Benatar, Lionel
    Richie, Sheila E., Stevie Nicks, Duran Duran's Simon LeBon and Nick Rhodes, and Many Others

    Fans on VH1.com Can Watch All '100 Greatest Videos' And Cast Their Vote for the Greatest Video
    of All-Time

    NEW YORK, May 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Michael Jackson's 1983 music video ``Thriller,'' a John Landis-directed mini-movie that
    propelled the album to the top of history's all-time best-seller list, sits at the top of VH1's ``100 Greatest Videos,'' premiering
    Monday, May 7, through Friday, May 11, from 10:00-11:00 p.m. (ET/PT) each night. Second on the roster of ``100 Greatest
    Videos'' is Madonna's ``Like a Prayer,'' followed by Peter Gabriel's ``Sledgehammer.'' Nirvana's ``Smells Like Teen Spirit'' and
    Guns N' Roses' ``November Rain'' round out the top five.

    Chris Isaak (``The Chris Isaak Show'') hosts the five-hour, five-night special, which counts down the most memorable, innovative
    and controversial music videos of all time. ``100 Greatest Videos'' follows in the tradition of VH1's critically acclaimed ``100
    Greatest'' hit specials, featuring unforgettable video clips and exclusive new interviews with the artists themselves. Boy George,
    Alanis Morissette, Brian McKnight, Erykah Badu, Bon Jovi's Richie Sambora, L'il Kim, Pat Benatar, Lionel Richie, Everlast,
    Herbie Hancock, Queen's Roger Taylor, Sheila E., Stevie Nicks, Duran Duran's Simon LeBon and Nick Rhodes, Foo Fighters'
    Taylor Hawkins and Carmen Electra are among those who talk about their personal-favorites of the past two decades. The ``100
    Greatest Videos'' were ranked by a panel of experts from VH1.

    In conjunction with the on-air special, VH1.com will launch a comprehensive area dedicated to VH1's ``100 Greatest Videos,''
    featuring clips from all 100 featured music videos and a complete recap of the entire list. In addition, fans on VH1.com will be able
    to cast their vote for the ``Greatest Video of All-Time'' and voice their opinion by participating in several of the message boards
    dedicated to the special.

    Highlighting VH1's "100 Greatest Videos":
    -- Made-for-video superstar Madonna leads all artists with six notches in
    the top 100, followed by Michael Jackson with five. Aerosmith, Janet
    Jackson, and Van Halen/David Lee Roth each placed three videos on the
    list.

    -- The oldest video on the list is Bob Dylan's pioneering 1965 film of
    "Subterranean Homesick Blues," directed by D.A. Pennebaker. The
    newest are Bon Jovi's "It's My Life," Red Hot Chili Peppers'
    "Californication" and Creed's "With Arms Wide Open," all from 2000.

    -- 53 of the videos on the list made their debuts in the 1980s -- when
    the growth of the art form exploded with the advent of MTV -- followed
    by 42 from the '90s. There is one video relic from each of the stone-
    age '60s ("Subterranean Homesick Blues") and '70s (Queen's "Bohemian
    Rhapsody").

    -- The top 100 is split even between videos featuring groups and those
    starring solo artists. There are also three videos featuring
    superstar duets, including "Walk This Way" (Run DMC and Aerosmith),
    "Whatta Man" (Salt-n-Pepa and En Vogue), and Michael and Janet Jackson
    in "Scream" -- also the most expensive video ever made.

    -- Every music video has its maker, and a small royalty of 14 talented
    auteurs is responsible for over a third (38) of the top 100 videos.
    Tops on the list is Mary Lambert and Spike Jonze with four each, with
    seven other filmmakers notching three a piece, including Spike Jonze,
    Russell Mulcahy, and the team of former 10cc stars Godley & Creme --
    who also self-directed their own hit "Cry."

    -- Video artistry is not all bright flashy colors -- eleven are
    black-and-white gems like Madonna's "Justify My Love," Chris Isaak's
    "Wicked Game," The Police's "Every Breath You Take" and Metallica's
    "One," among others. And the form also injected new life into the art
    of animation, with five non-live action videos making the list,
    including A-ha's "Take On Me," Dire Straits' "Money For Nothing" and
    Korn's "Freak On A Leash."

    The complete list is attached.


    VH1's ``100 Greatest Videos'' premieres Monday, May 7, through Friday, May 11, from 10:00-11:00 p.m. (ET/PT) each night. On Tuesday-Friday, each new
    premiere installment will be immediately preceded by a repeat airing of the previous episodes. ``100 Greatest Videos'' will be repeated on Saturday, May 12 from
    1:00-6:00 p.m. (ET/PT). The complete schedule for VH1's ``100 Greatest Videos'':

    Monday, 5/7 10:00 p.m. # 100-81 (premiere)

    Tuesday, 5/8 9:00 p.m. # 100-81
    10:00 p.m. # 80-61 (premiere)

    Wednesday, 5/9 8:00 p.m. # 100-81
    9:00 p.m. # 80-61
    10:00 p.m. # 60-41 (premiere)

    Thursday, 5/10 7:00 p.m. # 100-81
    8:00 p.m. # 80-61
    9:00 p.m. # 60-41
    10:00 p.m. # 40-21 (premiere)

    Friday, 5/11 6:00 p.m. # 100-81
    7:00 p.m. # 80-61
    8:00 p.m. # 60-41
    9:00 p.m. # 40-21
    10:00 p.m. # 20-1 (premiere)


    ``100 Greatest Videos'' is a production of VH1. Executive Producers, Bill Brand, Shelly Tatro and Elyse Zaccaro. Supervising Producer: Meredith Ross.

    VH1 produces and programs a wide variety of music-based series, specials, live events and acquisition-based programming that keep viewers in touch with the
    music they love. VH1 is a registered trademark of MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom Inc. MTV Networks owns and operates the cable television programming
    services MTV: Music Television, MTV 2: Music Television, Nickelodeon/Nick at Nite, TV Land and VH1 as well as The Suite from MTV Networks, a package of
    ten digital services, all of which are trademarks of MTV Networks. MTV Networks also has joint ventures, licensing agreements and syndication deals whereby its
    programming can be seen worldwide.

    VH1's "100 Greatest Videos"

    HOUR 5 / 20-1
    Rank Artists Videos Director
    1. Michael Jackson Thriller John Landis
    2. Madonna Like A Prayer Mary Lambert
    3. Peter Gabriel Sledgehammer Stephen Johnson
    4. Nirvana Smells Like
    Teen Spirit Samuel Bayer
    5. Guns N' Roses November Rain Andy Morahan
    6. Pearl Jam Jeremy Mark Pellington
    7. Madonna Justify My Love Jean-Baptiste Mondino
    8. A-ha Take On Me Steve Barron
    9. Michael/Janet
    Jackson Scream Mark Romanek
    10. Herbie Hancock Rockit Kevin Godley/Lol Creme
    11. Run DMC/Aerosmith Walk This Way Joe Small
    12. George Michael Freedom 90 David Fincher
    13. Chris Isaak Wicked Game Herb Ritts
    14. Jamiroquai Virtual Insanity Jonathon Glazer
    15. Queen Bohemian Rhapsody Bruce Gowers
    16. Beastie Boys Sabotage Spike Jonze
    17. Prince When Doves Cry Larry Williams
    18. Alanis Morissette Ironic Stephane Sednaoui
    19. R.E.M. Losing My Religion Tarsem (Tarsem Singh)
    20. Foo Fighters Learn To Fly Jesse Peretz

    HOUR 4 / 40-21
    Rank Artists Videos Director
    21. Michael Jackson Beat It Bob Giraldi
    22. Korn Freak On A Leash Jonathan Dayton
    Valerie Faris
    Todd McFarlane
    Graham Morris
    23. Aerosmith Crazy Marty Callner
    24. Van Halen Jump Julien Temple
    25. Dire Straits Money For Nothing Steve Barron
    26. TLC Waterfalls F. Gary Gray
    27. Weezer Buddy Holly Spike Jonze
    28. Bob Dylan Subterranean
    Homesick Blues D.A. Pennebaker
    29. Smashing Pumpkins Tonight, Tonight Jonathan Dayton
    Valerie Faris
    30. Robert Palmer Addicted To Love Terence Donovan
    31. Duran Duran Hungry Like The Wolf Russell Mulcahy
    32. Metallica Enter Sandman Wayne Isham
    33. The Police Every Breath You Take Kevin Godley/Lol Creme
    34. Michael Jackson Billie Jean Steve Barron
    35. Red Hot Chili
    Peppers Californication Jonathan Dayton
    Valerie Faris
    36. Billy Joel We Didn't Start
    The Fire Russell Mulcahy
    37. Janet Jackson Rhythm Nation Dominic Sena
    38. Michael Jackson Black Or White John Landis
    39. Godley & Creme Cry Kevin Godley/Lol Creme
    40. Madonna Ray Of Light Jonas Akerlund

    HOUR 3 / 60-41
    Rank Artists Videos Director
    41. David Lee Roth California Girls Pete Angelus
    David Lee Roth
    42. DJ Jazzy Jeff &
    The Fresh Prince Parents Just Don't
    Understand Scott Kalvert
    43. Tom Petty &
    The Heartbreakers Don't Come Around
    Here No More Jeff Stein
    44. D'Angelo Untitled (How Does
    It Feel) Paul Hunter
    Dominique Trenier
    45. Cyndi Lauper Girls Just Want
    To Have Fun Edd Griles
    46. Twisted Sister We're Not Gonna
    Take It Marty Callner
    47. Jane's Addiction Been Caught Stealing Casey Niccoli
    48. Aerosmith Janie's Got A Gun David Fincher
    49. Cher If I Could Turn
    Back Time Marty Callner
    50. Bjork It's Oh So Quiet Spike Jonze
    51. Van Halen Hot For Teacher Pete Angelus
    David Lee Roth
    52. Lenny Kravitz Are You Gonna Go
    My Way Mark Romanek
    53. Don Henley The Boys of Summer Jean-Baptiste Mondino
    54. Madonna Material Girl Mary Lambert
    55. Billy Idol White Wedding David Mallet
    56. Sinead O'Connor Nothing Compares 2 U John Maybury
    57. Beck Loser Steve Hanft
    58. Guns N' Roses Welcome To The
    Jungle Nigel Dick
    59. MC Hammer U Can't Touch This Rupert Wainwright
    60. Duran Duran Rio Russell Mulcahy

    HOUR 2 / 80-61
    Rank Artists Videos Director
    61. Madonna Like A Virgin Mary Lambert
    62. Genesis Land Of Confusion Jim Yukich
    63. Fiona Apple Criminal Mark Romanek
    64. Faith No More Epic Ralph Ziman
    65. Talking Heads Once In A Lifetime Toni Basil/David Byrne
    66. Alanis Morissette Thank U Stephane Sednaoui
    67. Brian McKnight Back At One Francis Lawrence
    68. Eurythmics Sweet Dreams
    (Are Made Of This) Jon Roseman
    Chris Ashbrook
    69. Red Hot Chili
    Peppers Give It Away Stephane Sednaoui
    70. Devo Whip It Gerald Casale
    71. Sir Mix-a-Lot Baby Got Back Adam Bernstein
    72. Janet Jackson Love Will Never Do
    (Without You) Herb Ritts
    73. Pat Benatar Love Is A
    Battlefield Bob Giraldi
    74. Lauryn Hill Doo-Wop (That Thing) Big TV! (Andy Delaney
    and Monty Whitebloom)
    75. Bruce Springsteen Dancing In The Dark Brian De Palma
    76. The Cars You Might Think Charlex/Jeff Stein
    77. Shania Twain That Don't Impress
    Me Much Paul Boyd
    78. Fatboy Slim Praise You Spike Jonze/Roman Coppola
    79. The Buggles Video Killed The
    Radio Star Russell Mulcahy
    80. Dr. Dre Nothin' But A
    'G' Thang Dr. Dre
    HOUR 1 / 100-81
    Rank Artists Videos Director
    81. Prince 1999 Unknown
    82. Talking Heads Burning Down The
    House Julia Haywood/David Byrne
    83. Blind Melon No Rain Samuel Bayer
    84. Madonna Borderline Mary Lambert
    85. Ricky Martin Livin' La Vida Loca Wayne Isham
    86. Culture Club Do You Really Want
    To Hurt Me? Julien Temple
    87. Salt -n- Pepa/
    En Vogue Whatta Man Matthew Rolston
    88. INXS Need You
    Tonight/Mediate Richard Lowenstein
    89. Paula Abdul Opposites Attract Candace Reckinger
    Michael Patterson
    90. Britney Spears Baby One More Time Nigel Dick
    91. Blondie Rapture Keef, aka Keith MacMillan
    and John Weaver
    92. Creed With Arms Wide Open David Meyers
    93. USA For Africa We Are The World Quincy Jones
    94. U2 Where The Streets
    Have No Name Meiert Avis
    95. Mariah Carey Honey Mariah Carey/Daniel Pearl
    96. ZZ Top Legs Tim Newman
    97. Bon Jovi It's My Life Wayne Isham
    98. John Cougar
    Mellencamp Jack & Diane Bruce Gowers
    99. Metallica One Michael Salomon/Bill Pope
    100. Beastie Boys Fight For Your
    Right (To Party) Adam Dubin/Rick Menello

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    I think they should be ranked a little higher though....
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    Didn't "Right Now" win MTV video of the Year? How is that not on the list? What is so special about Jump? I think the song is making it more than the video.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Cabo1984:
    Didn't "Right Now" win MTV video of the Year? How is that not on the list? What is so special about Jump? I think the song is making it more than the video.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


    Jump came around about the time MTV was getting started. It was fun, cool, and everything rock embodied at the time. All the kids thought VH was it because of it. All the following rock bands and their videos followed the basic sound stage run around looking crazy video pattern, but VH was the originator.

    I believe afew years ago several of the old MTV vjs got together and Jump was named favorite all time video. VH created 80s rock with their flamboyance.

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    I just don't get VH1's pure obsession with Nirvana. Even list they have on there, Nirvana is top 5 ahead of VH and GNR. It truly pisses me off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabo1984
    Didn't "Right Now" win MTV video of the Year? How is that not on the list? What is so special about Jump? I think the song is making it more than the video.

    Indeed, "Right Now" won the MTV Video of the Year award at the 1992 MTV Video Music Awards. Not only that, but it was considered a "groundbreaking video" by just about everyone under the sun. Therefore, yes, it is really stupid that it's not included in the list...but oh well...

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    Thanks for the info!

    I agree that 'Right Now' should have been included. Yet, Nirvana is up in the top 10. Give me a break.
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    The real irony about Right Now is that the band hated the video, and then it wins awards. When I saw VH on that tour Sammy went on a tirade about how much they hated the video and were going to re-do it.
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