Sing Along: The Most Stylish Music Videos Of All Time

“Without music, life would be a mistake.”
Friedrich Nietzsche

Some things in life are common to everybody, like music. One who doesn’t love music is so rare, it’s almost an anomaly. You may like the classics or be a pop addict, folktronica follower or opera lover—there’s a right kind of music for everyone. And not merely food for the ears, visually spectacular videos make music a sight for sore eyes as well. From David Bowie to Beyoncé, some of the most iconic videos have also been the most fashionable. On the occasion of World Music Day, we have our favourite stylish music videos of all times.

“Life on Mars” by David Bowie

Ziggy Stardust aka David Bowie’s exceptional music was matched by his arresting style persona. Think flaming hair, face paint, and sparkling outfits.

“These Boots Are Made For Walkin’” by Nancy Sinatra

Sinatra’s teeny sequinned black ensemble and those high boots are as relevant today as they were in the Seventies.

“Thriller’ by Michael Jackson

The King of Pop’s status as a style icon was established with this thrilling video. Jackson’s red jacket is also one of the world’s most expensive memorabilia.

“Vogue” by Madonna

The pop star channelled Marilyn Monroe in this black and white video, adding a badass rockstar vibe to the iconic look.

 “Smells like Teen Spirit” by Nirvana

Kurt Cobain never took the style icon tag seriously, yet Nirvana’s dishevelled appearance from their breakout hit set the tone for a new kind of style.

“Jenny From The Block” by Jennifer Lopez

Epitomizing her high-flying lifestyle, this video brought fur, tracksuits, and Manolos all together in perfect harmony (pun intended).

“Who Run the World” by Beyoncé

Queen Bey is a fashion sensation. Featuring  Alexander McQueen and Balmain outfits to Giuseppe Zanotti heels, this video is a high-octane style extravaganza.

“Bad Romance” by Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga’s hit single established her as the style icon for a new generation of music lovers. Her weirdly stunning red carpet ensembles only added to her stature.

“Runaway” by Kanye West

Hey there Yeezus! Kanye’s most stunning video isn’t just stylish, but also artistic. If the ballet dancers don’t hold your attention, the ‘bird lady’ costume certainly will.

“Blank Space” by Taylor Swift

While she croons angsty lyrics, the pop sensation changes into 20 different outfits for this video, including the likes of Elie Saab and Oscar de la Renta.

So here are team elanstreet’s pick of the most stylish music videos from each decade—we can’t have enough of watching these songs. Add these to your Youtube playlist and tell us which other music videos you love for their fashion statement.

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