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Top 100 Favorite Music Videos

#35) Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana/Smells Like Nirvana - “Weird Al Yankovic

Ha ha! For the people who know me as the Nirvana fanboy, they were probably expecting this to be my number 1, if not extremely close to the top. I DO love this video and I love Sam Bayer as a music video director, the tone and look of the video couldn’t be more fitting or affective. It’s influence and importance is something I could go on and on about, but not nearly Nirvana’s best video. I’m not not trying to bash it at all, because this is a genius and revolutionary piece of art work.

I would also like to tie this video with “Weird Al” Yankovic’s parody video “Smells Like Nirvana”, which I believe to be one of the funniest/if not the funniest music video of all-time. Shot for shot it’s perfect and the ending is laugh-out-loud irreverent chaos. There’s so much going on in the video, (a cow, a man on fire, Dick Van Patton, a man who gets his off ripped off, I basketball player who gets knocked out by a basketball, girl scouts selling cookies, it just goes on and on)  that you can honestly find something new laugh at even on your 500th viewing.

24 August 2011 sam bayer samuel bayer nirvana nevermind smells like teen spirit 1990s grunge top 100 top 100 music videos