Push Play: Revisiting 10 of the Greatest '90's Music Videos

Push Play: Revisiting 10 of the Greatest '90's Music Videos

George Michael. Madonna. Sade. See 10 of V's favorite music videos from the 1990s.

George Michael. Madonna. Sade. See 10 of V's favorite music videos from the 1990s.

Text: Christina Cacouris

The 1990s saw music and fashion colliding like never before, from model-filled music videos (like George Michael's "Freedom") to the Spice Girls defining an entire decade's sartorial aesthetic. For some major '90s nostalgia, read on to see ten of our favorite music videos from the decade:

Chris Isaak — Wicked Game

Shot by the legendary Herb Ritts and featuring Helena Christensen, Chris Isaak's sexy, sensual tune shows the supermodel romping around the beach under a black and white lens. The song's legacy with fashion continues even today; Tom Ford closed his London S/S 14 show with a haunting cover of the iconic song by London Grammar.

Primal Scream — Some Velvet Morning feat. Kate Moss

Lee Hazel and Nancy Sinatra's infamous duet was covered by punk rockers Primal Scream, flipping Hazel's baritone for Bobbie Gillespie's high whispers, and Sinatra's fluttering voice for Kate Moss's techno chants.

George Michael — Freedom

Linda, Naomi, Christy, Cindy and Tatjana—the big five who appeared on the now-infamous Vogue cover together—reunited for George Michael's 90's homage.

TLC — Creep

Talk of the '90s always conjures images of TLC, the quintessential girl band (of which the '90s saw lots of). Major silk pajama envy abounds in one of their most iconic videos, "Creep."

Spice Girls — Wannabe

No '90s list would be complete without the Spice Girls, whose crop tops and pigtails (and lyrics) inspired a generation.

The Smashing Pumpkins — Disarm

The Smashing Pumpkins brought gothic rock, heavy metal, and psychadellic tones to the otherwise grunge or pop-heavy '90s. Routinely hailed as "the next Nirvana," the band became icons in their own right.

Madonna — Vogue

The ultimate ode to fashion. Need we say more?

Pulp — Common People

Pulp brought the best of the 80's into the next decade, with their synth-disco hit "Common People," with their color-saturated and psychedelic video.

Nirvana — In Bloom

Back when MTV was all the rage, Nirvana was front and center. "Smells Like Teen Spirit" may be their most famous song, capturing the essence of the times, but the video for "In Bloom" took viewers back to another decade with their 1950s Buddy Holly-inspired look—an amusing contrast to their modern grunge-rock sound.

Sade — Smooth Operator

Sade bares her soul in a smoky club under the male gaze in one of her greatest hits, with a minimal beauty look—save for a major glossy red lip—that ruled the '90s.


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