Iconic Music Videos That Defined The Past Few Decades

“Nothing Compares 2U” by Sinead O’Connor (1990)

Sinead O’Connor’s emotional Prince cover went down in history as one of the most moving and impassioned performances of all time. The video mainly consists of a close-up shot of O’Connor’s devastated face. Toward the end, two real tears stream down her cheeks. The video earned three VMAs in 1990, including the title of Video of the Year.


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The More You Know

  • Metallica is the only band to perform on all seven continents.
  • Offspring’s guitarist Noodles was a school janitor who entered the band because he was old enough to buy alcohol.
  • Before they became (arguably) the biggest pop act of all time, The Beatles had a hard time convincing record labels to sign them. In 1962, they were rejected by Decca Records, whose boss said “guitar groups are on the way out.”
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd is named after a high school teacher, Leonard Skinner, who suspended students for having long hair.
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