MTV Top 100 Videos of 1988

by shatterdaymorn | created - 09 Jun 2018 | updated - 29 Jun 2018 | Public

MTV's Year-End Top 100 Countdown of music videos from 1988.

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1. Guns N' Roses: Sweet Child O' Mine (1988 Video)

5 min | Short, Music

Official music video for "Sweet Child O' Mine" by Guns N' Roses.

Director: Nigel Dick | Stars: Guns N' Roses, Steven Adler, Mandy Brix, Erin Everly

Votes: 702

2. Def Leppard: Pour Some Sugar on Me, Version 2 (1988 Video)

PG-13 | 5 min | Short, Musical

Official Def Leppard's video "Pour Some Sugar on Me", taken from album "Hysteria" (1987).

Director: Wayne Isham | Stars: Def Leppard, Rick Allen, Stephen Clark, Phil Collen

Votes: 346

3. INXS: Need You Tonight/Mediate (1987 Video)

6 min | Short, Music

The music video for the INXS number one single "New Need You Tonight" segued with "Mediate", both from "Kick", their most successful album.

Director: Richard Lowenstein | Stars: Garry Beers, Andrew Farriss, Jon Farriss, Tim Farriss

Votes: 73

4. Aerosmith: Rag Doll (1988 Video)

5 min | Short, Music

Aerosmith performs in the music video "Rag Doll" from the album "Permanent Vacation" recorded for Geffen Records. Aerosmith plays the song at a concert at the Freedom Hall Civic Center in ... See full summary »

Director: Marty Callner | Stars: Aerosmith, Tom Hamilton, Joey Kramer, Joe Perry

Votes: 64

5. Michael Jackson: Man in the Mirror (1988 Video)

G | 5 min | Short, Music

A montage of images depicting suffering and injustice throughout history, set to the No. 1 smash hit 'Man In The Mirror' by Michael Jackson.

Director: Don Wilson | Stars: Michael Jackson, Ashley Wilson

Votes: 1,051

6. The Escape Club: Wild, Wild West (1988 Video)

PG-13 | 4 min | Short, Music

The Escape Club performs in the music video "Wild, Wild West" from the album "Wild Wild West" recorded for Atlantic Records. Trevor Steel sings and the band sings while mirrors are used to ... See full summary »

Stars: John Christoforou, The Escape Club, John Holliday, Trevor Steel

Votes: 5

7. Bon Jovi: Bad Medicine (1988 Video)

G | 5 min | Short, Music

The music video for the song "Bad Medicine" by the American rock band Bon Jovi from the 1988 album "New Jersey".

Director: Wayne Isham | Stars: Bon Jovi, Jon Bon Jovi, David Bryan, Sam Kinison

Votes: 203

8. George Harrison: Got My Mind Set on You, Version 2 (1987 Video)

4 min | Short, Music

George Harrison performs in the second version of the music video "Got My Mind Set on You" from the album "Cloud Nine" recorded for Dark Horse Records. Harrison sings and plays his guitar ... See full summary »

Director: Gary Weis | Star: George Harrison

Votes: 27

10. George Michael: Father Figure (1987 Video)

6 min | Short, Music

George Michael performs in the music video "Father Figure" from the album "Faith" recorded for Columbia Records. George Michael plays a cab driver who is in a relationship with a ... See full summary »

Directors: George Michael, Andrew Morahan | Stars: Tania Coleridge, Kathy Foy, George Michael

Votes: 59

11. Steve Winwood: Roll with It (1988 Video)

4 min | Short, Music

Steve Winwood performs in the music video "Roll with It" from the album "Roll with It" recorded for "Virgin Records". Steve Winwood sings the song and plays keyboards with his band while in... See full summary »

Director: David Fincher | Star: Steve Winwood

Votes: 61

12. Whitney Houston: So Emotional (1987 Video)

4 min | Short, Music

Video promo for Whitney Houston: So Emotional.

Director: Wayne Isham | Star: Whitney Houston

Votes: 23

13. U2: Desire (1988 Video)

3 min | Short, Music

A promotional video for U2's 1988 single "Desire."

Directors: Troy Davies, Richard Lowenstein, Lynn-Maree Milburn | Stars: Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge, Larry Mullen Jr.

Votes: 24

14. Bruce Springsteen: Tunnel of Love (1987 Video)

5 min | Short, Music

Bruce Springsteen performs in the music video "Tunnel of Love" from the album "Tunnel of Love" recorded for Columbia Records. Springsteen plays guitar and sings in the Casino building in ... See full summary »

Director: Meiert Avis | Stars: Bruce Springsteen, Patti Scialfa

Votes: 15

15. Cheap Trick: The Flame (1988 Video)

G | 5 min | Short, Music

The music video for "The Flame" performed by the group Cheap Trick.

Director: James Yukich | Stars: Cheap Trick, Bun E. Carlos, Peggy McIntaggart, Rick Nielsen

Votes: 8

16. Def Leppard: Love Bites (1988 Video)

6 min | Short, Music

Video clip for "Love Bites" by Def Leppard from the album Hysteria. It is Def Leppard's only number-one single on the Billboard Hot 100 to date.

Directors: Doug Freel, Jean Pellerin | Stars: Def Leppard, Rick Allen, Stephen Clark, Phil Collen

Votes: 21

17. INXS: New Sensation (1988 Video)

4 min | Short, Music

INXS performs in the music video "New Sensation" off their album "Kick" recorded for Atlantic Records. Michael Hutchence sings and the band plays the song at night on a city rooftop. The ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Lowenstein | Stars: Garry Beers, Andrew Farriss, Jon Farriss, Tim Farriss

Votes: 83

18. Van Halen: When It's Love (1988 Video)

6 min | Short, Music

Van Halen performs in the music video "When It's Love" from the album "OU812" recorded for Warner Brothers Records. The music video starts with the bar with the band playing as the waitress... See full summary »

Director: Jeremiah S. Chechik | Stars: Van Halen, Michael Anthony, Sammy Hagar, Alex Van Halen

Votes: 10

19. Michael Jackson: Dirty Diana (1988 Video)

5 min | Short, Music

Michael Jackson stars in 'Dirty Diana', the short-film for his hit single of the same name.

Director: Joe Pytka | Stars: Lisa Dean, Michael Jackson, Jaime Monroy, Steve Stevens

Votes: 847

20. Poison: Every Rose Has Its Thorn (1988 Video)

5 min | Short, Music

Poison performs in the music video "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" from the album "Open Up and Say - Ahh!" recorded for Enigma and Capitol Records. The music video opens with Bret Michaels ... See full summary »

Director: Marty Callner | Stars: Poison, Bobby Dall, C.C. DeVille, Bret Michaels

Votes: 19

21. Guns N' Roses: Welcome to the Jungle (1987 Video)

5 min | Short, Music

A music video for Guns N' Roses's song 'Welcome to the Jungle'.

Director: Nigel Dick | Stars: Guns N' Roses, Steven Adler, Duff McKagan, Axl Rose

Votes: 658

22. DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince: Parents Just Don't Understand (1988 Video)

5 min | Short, Music

Official music video for "Parents Just Don't Understand" by DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince.

Director: Scott Kalvert | Stars: DJ Jazzy Jeff, DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, Will Smith

Votes: 58

23. UB40: Red Red Wine (1983 Video)

3 min | Short, Music

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Director: Bernard Rose | Stars: Ali Campbell, UB40

Votes: 26

24. Billy Ocean: Get Outta My Dreams, Get into My Car (1988 Video)

5 min | Short, Music

Billy Ocean performs in the music video "Get Out of My Dreams, Get Into My Car" from the album "Tear Down These Walls" recorded for Jive Records. The music video opens with Billy Ocean ... See full summary »

Director: Terence Bulley | Star: Billy Ocean

Votes: 13

25. Elton John: I Don't Wanna Go on with You Like That (1988 Video)

G | 5 min | Short, Music

Video promo for Elton John's "I Don't Wanna Go on with You Like That" from the album Reg Strikes Back.

Director: Russell Mulcahy | Star: Elton John

Votes: 11

26. Aerosmith: Angel (1988 Video)

5 min | Short, Music

Aerosmith performs in the music video "Angel" from the album "Permanent Vacation" recorded for Geffen Records. Members of the band play their instruments in a variety of different settings ... See full summary »

Director: Marty Callner | Stars: Aerosmith, Tom Hamilton, Joey Kramer, Joe Perry

Votes: 53

27. Rod Stewart: Lost in You (1988 Video)

5 min | Short, Music

Rod Stewart performs in the music video "Lost in You" from the album "Out of Order" recorded for Warner Brothers Records. The music video opens with Rod Stewart passing a woman as he is ... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Kaplan | Star: Rod Stewart

Votes: 6

28. Joan Jett & the Blackhearts: I Hate Myself for Loving You (1988 Video)

5 min | Short, Music

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts perform in the music video "I Hate Myself for Loving You" from the album "Up Your Alley" recorded for Blackheart Records. The music video begins with Joan Jett... See full summary »

Director: Doug Freel | Stars: Joan Jett, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts

Votes: 14

29. George Michael: One More Try (1988 Video)

6 min | Short, Music

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Director: Tony Scott | Star: George Michael

Votes: 20

30. Def Leppard: Hysteria (1987 Video)

6 min | Short, Music

Music video for Def Leppard: Hysteria.

Directors: Doug Freel, Jean Pellerin | Stars: Def Leppard, Rick Allen, Stephen Clark, Phil Collen

Votes: 24

31. Foreigner: Say You Will (1987 Video)

4 min | Short, Music

The music video for the song "Say You Will" by the English-American rock band Foreigner from the 1987 album "Inside Information".

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Dennis Elliott, Foreigner, Lou Gramm, Mick Jones

Votes: 36

32. The Bangles: A Hazy Shade of Winter (1987 Video)

4 min | Short, Music

The Bangles perform in the music video "A Hazy Shade of Winter" from the original motion picture soundtrack Less Than Zero (1987). The band plays in a darkened room illuminated by moving ... See full summary »

Director: Jim Shea | Stars: The Bangles, Susanna Hoffs, Debbi Peterson, Victoria Peterson

Votes: 23

33. Cinderella: Don't Know What You Got (Till It's Gone) (1988 Video)

6 min | Short, Music

Cinderella performs in the music video "Don't Know What You Got (Till It's Gone)" from the album "Long Cold Winter" recorded for Mercury Records. The music video opens with Tom Keifer ... See full summary »

Director: Nick Morris | Stars: Cinderella, Tom Keifer

Votes: 10

34. Cheap Trick: Don't Be Cruel (1988 Video)

G | 4 min | Short, Music

Music video for "Don't Be Cruel" performed by Cheap Trick.

Stars: Bun E. Carlos, Rick Nielsen, Tom Peterson, Robin Zander

35. INXS: Devil Inside (1988 Video)

6 min | Short, Music

INXS performs in the music video "Devil Inside" off their album "Kick" recorded for Atlantic Records. Michael Hutchence sings and the band plays the song at a seedy dark California ... See full summary »

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Garry Beers, Andrew Farriss, Jon Farriss, Tim Farriss

Votes: 27

36. Michael Jackson: The Way You Make Me Feel (1987 Video)

7 min | Short, Music

A promotional video for Michael Jackson's 1987 hit single "The Way You Make Me Feel."

Director: Joe Pytka | Stars: Michael Jackson, Sean Cheesman, La Toya Jackson, Joe Seneca

Votes: 1,050

37. Richard Marx: Hold on to the Nights (1988 Video)

G | 5 min | Short, Music

Richard Marx performs in the music video "Hold on to the Nights" from the album "Richard Marx" recorded for EMI Records. The music video begins with Richard Marx playing the piano while ... See full summary »

Star: Richard Marx

Votes: 6

38. Poison: Nothin' But a Good Time (1988 Video)

4 min | Short, Music

Poison performs in the music video "Nothin' But a Good Time" from the album "Open Up and Say - Ahh!" recorded for Enigma Records. The music video opens with a man washing dishes at a ... See full summary »

Director: Marc Reshovsky | Stars: Poison, Bobby Dall, C.C. DeVille, Bret Michaels

Votes: 15

39. Rick Astley: Never Gonna Give You Up (1987 Video)

4 min | Short, Music, Musical

Music video for "Never Gonna Give You Up" by Rick Astley.

Director: Simon West | Stars: Rick Astley, Kristin Seifert-DeCarlo, Clive Clarke

Votes: 663

41. David Lee Roth: Just Like Paradise (1988 Video)

5 min | Short, Music

David Lee Roth performs in the music video "Just Like Paradise" from the album "Skyscraper" recorded for Warner Brothers Records. The music video begins with David Lee Roth climbing a ... See full summary »

Stars: David Lee Roth, Gregg Bissonette, Matt Bissonette, Billy Sheehan

Votes: 11

42. Belinda Carlisle: Heaven Is a Place on Earth (1987 Video)

4 min | Short, Music

In the official music video for her song "Heaven is a Place on Earth", Belinda Carlisle performs while we get glimpses of children in black masks holding glowing globes.

Director: Diane Keaton | Stars: Belinda Carlisle, Morgan Mason

Votes: 117

43. Information Society: What's on Your Mind? (Pure Energy) (1988 Video)

5 min | Short, Music

Information Society performs in the music video "What's On Your Mind? (Pure Energy)" from the album "Information Society" recorded for Tommy Boy Records. The video begins with the band ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Pellington | Star: Information Society

Votes: 8

44. Terence Trent D'Arby: Wishing Well (1987 Video)

Unrated | 4 min | Short, Music

The music video for the song "Wishing Well" by an American singer Terence Trent D'Arby from his 1987 debut album "Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent D'Arby".

Directors: Vaughan Arnell, Anthea Benton | Star: Terence Trent D'Arby

Votes: 46

45. Phil Collins: A Groovy Kind of Love (1988 Video)

4 min | Short, Music

Phil Collins performs in the music video "A Groovy Kind of Love" from the original motions picture soundtrack for the film Buster (1988) recorded for Atlantic Records. Phil Collins sings ... See full summary »

Director: James Yukich | Star: Phil Collins

Votes: 10

46. Eddie Money: Walk on Water (1988 Video)

5 min | Short, Music

Eddie Money performs in the music video "Walk on Water" from the album "Nothing to Lose" recorded for Columbia Records. The music video begins with shots of a woman walking near a wall with... See full summary »

Stars: Eddie Money, Blair Valk

Votes: 6