Friday, March 20, 2015

My Top 100 Favourite Music Videos: #85

#85: "Life on Mars" - David Bowie
Release Date: 1973
Director: Mick Rock
Fun Fact: There are only two videos in this Top 100 list that are before 1979, this is one of them, and this is the oldest video in the list too!
Considering when this video was released, this video is absolutely amazing. "Promotional videos" were a relatively new concept at this point, and David Bowie's makeup looks absolutely fantastic.

The song, simply questioning life being on Mars, has David Bowie looking pretty damn adrogynous, and even almost alien-like. His makeup is so white and pale, he almost meshes with the background. The concept and visuals were almost never-seen before, at least for a music video. And the invisible piano at the end, always brings me back to my childhood. The video does in general. It's just a striking music video that looks just as good today as it did 42 years ago.

Here's the video for your enjoyment!

Click here to see #84 on the list or here for #86!

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