Spike Jonze's Top 9 Music Videos

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Beastie Boys, "Sabotage" (1994)

If you were watching MTV during this time, you probably caught this video at least once a day. It's entertaining, it's like a TV show; an homage to the 70's cop shows like Starsky and Hutch. In this video, the Beastie Boys all play roles in the "Sabotage" show. Danny Boyle, director of Trainspotting, credits his movie's opening credits video to Jonze's "Sabotage."

R.E.M., "Electrolite" (1997)

An ode to the end of the 20th century and the Los Angeles actors who helped mold it, "Electrolite" is one of Michael Stipe's favorite R.E.M. songs. While the video doesn't do much to incorporate the focus of the lyrics (Mulholland Drive), it does depict people in the city being chained to their activities. It also shows the band driving cars that resemble the one used in Jay-Z and Kanye's "Otis" video.

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