The Top 100 Videos That Broke the Rules

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Get down! MTV is 25! That’s 25 years of legendary music, 25 years of amazing videos and 25 years of breaking the rules!

So it’s time we celebrated that fact. We’re gonna count down the Top 100 Videos That Broke The Rules.

We want to celebrate 100 clips that epitomize the various risk taking MTV generations as we highlight the videos that made Music Television an irresistible media force – and we've had your help.

You watched them, you loved them, and you bought the records and over 10,000 of you picked your number one favourite.

Each video in this chart is a rule breaker, whether it’s blown the budget, like Michael and Janet Jackson’s ‘Scream’ or whether it’s broken the rules of taste and decency like Robbie Williams peeling off his skin in ‘Rock DJ’. We have them all listed below, all you need to do is pick one and vote.

For the show itself, look out for all the artists we’ve made stars including Michael Jackson, Axl Rose, Lionel Richie, Madonna, Radiohead, Lauryn Hill, Bjork, Duran Duran and Victoria Beckham.

The 100 Videos That Broke The Rules premieres on MTV UK Tuesday 1 August at 3:30pm - make sure you don't miss it!

We'll also have repeats and highlights throughout the week, for the slackers including on our sister channels, so make sure you check out our schedules.

For a little reminder, here's the list (in alphabetical order so we don't give the game awya).
2Pac & Dr Dre - California Love (Mad Max)
Paula Abdul - Opposites Attract
A Ha - Take On Me
Adam Ant - Prince Charming
Aerosmith - Crazy
Christina Aguilera & Redman - Dirrty
Aphex Twin - Windowlicker
Band Aid - Do They Know Its Christmas?
Basement Jaxx - Where's Your Head At
Beastie Boys - Sabotage
Beastie Boys - Fight For Your Right To Party
Benny Benassi - Satisfaction
Bjork - It's Oh So Quiet
Blink 182 - All The Small Things
Blondie - Rapture
Bloodhound Gang - Bad Touch
Blur - Parklife
David Bowie - Ashes To Ashes
Buggles - Video Killed The Radio Star
Chemical Brothers/Noel Gallagher - Let Forever Be
Johnny Cash - Hurt
Cher - If I Could Turn Back Time
Coldplay - Yellow
Culture Club - Do You Really Want to Hurt Me
The Cure - Close To You
Daft Punk - Around The World
The Darkness - I Believe In A Thing Called Love
Dire Straits - Money For Nothing
Duran Duran - Girls On Film
Missy Elliott - Get Ur Freak On
Eminem - The Real Slim Shady
Eminem - Stan
Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams
Fat Boy Slim - Praise You
Fatboy Slim - Weapon Of Choice
Foo Fighters - Learn To Fly
Peter Gabriel - Sledgehammer
Godley & Creme - Cry
Gorillaz - Clint Eastwood
Green Day - American Idiot
Guns N Roses - November Rain
Herbie Hancock - Rockit
Paul Hardcastle - Nineteen (19)
Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
Michael Jackson - Thriller
Michael & Janet Jackson - Scream
Jamiroquai - Virtual Insanity
Elton John - I Want Love
Kelis - Caught Out There
Cyndi Lauper - Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Madness - House of Fun
Madonna - Like A Prayer
Madonna - Like A Virgin
Madonna - Material Girl
Madonna - Ray of Light
Madonna - Vogue
Marilyn Manson - The Dope Show
Massive Attack - Unfinished Sympathy
Meat Loaf - I Would Do Anything For Love
George Michael - Freedom 90
George Michael - Outside
George Michael/Mary J Blige - As
Milli Vanilli - Girl You Know Its True
Kylie Minogue - I Should Be So Lucky
Mylo - Musclecar
New Order - True Faith
Olivia Newton John - Physical
Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit
Sinead O'Connor - Nothing Compares 2 U
Robert Palmer - Addicted To Love
Pet Shop Boys - Go West
Prince/The Revolution - Kiss
Prodigy - Firestarter
Eric Prydz - Call On Me
Public Enemy - Fight The Power
Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
Queen - I Want To Break Free
Radiohead - Street Spirit
Radiohead - Just
Radiohead - Paranoid Android
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Give It Away
REM - Everybody Hurts
Run DMC & Aerosmith - Walk This Way
Scissor Sisters - Filthy Gorgeous
Sigur Ros - Untitled No. 1
Soundgarden - Black Hole Sun
Britney Spears - Baby One More Time
Spice Girls - Wannabe
The Streets - Dry Your Eyes
Supergrass - Pumping On Your Stereo
System of a Down - Chop Suey
Talking Heads - Once in a Lifetime
TLC - Waterfalls
U2 - Where The Streets Have No Name
U2 - Sunday Bloody Sunday
Verve - Bittersweet Symphony
Weezer - Buddy Holly
Kanye West - Jesus Walks Version 1
The White Stripes - The Hardest Button To Button
Robbie Williams - Rock DJ

Courtesy MTV.co.uk

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