Famous Directors Do Music Videos

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Famous Directors Do Music Videos

We may know them for their big-budget big-screen hits, but some notable A-list directors have also applied their talents to the small-screen. David Fincher, who directed Justin Timberlake in The Social Network, recently teamed up with him again on a new video, “Suit & Tie”. Before Bad Boys, Michael Bay spent his 20s working on commercials and music videos including the Divinyls’ “I Touch Myself”. And then there is Spike Lee’s fitting collaboration with Public Enemy on “Fight the Power”. Here, W counts down some of the most surprising—and fantastic—music video mash-ups.

“Suit & Tie”, Justin Timberlake, Directed by David Fincher

“Thriller”, Michael Jackson, Directed by John Landis

“Fight the Power”, Public Enemy, Directed by Spike Lee

“Under the Bridge”, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Directed by Gus Van Sant

“Martini Ranch”, Reach, Directed by James Cameron

“Gravity”, Michael Sembello, Directed by Ron Howard

“Sabotage”, Beastie Boys, Directed by Spike Jonze

“Heartbreaker”, Mariah Carey feat. Jay-Z, Directed by Brett Ratner

“I Touch Myself”, Divinyls, Directed by Michael Bay

“Touched by the Hand of God”, New Order, Directed by Kathryn Bigelow

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