#66: "Scream" - Michael and Janet Jackson
Release Date: 1995
Director: Mark Romanek
Fun Fact: At $7 million, this video is STILL the most expensive music video of all time. I'd say it's a record that's unlikely to be broken anytime soon.
When I say that it's unlikely that the World Record this video has for the most expensive music video of all time will be broken I mean it. Why? If you look at this list here, only 14 of the 50 most expensive videos have been made in the last 10 years. Only two of those videos have cost $2 million or more, which is not even half the budget for this video!
If you haven't watched the video recently, watch it again. This video is 20 years old now, and it looks just as good now as it ever did when it came out. 20 years of longevity in terms of quality of production is impressive. You can truly see where the money went when it comes to the production value. Not to mention they were in very safe hands with legendary director Mark Romanek; trust me, you'll see him in this list again!