The 90s was an age of the most expensive music videos of all time. 10 of the 13 most expensive music videos of all time are from the 90s. Music channels like MTV was something like a hobby to the youths of the 90s. Since the fall of MTV, the record companies don’t spend as much money as in the 90s for the production of music videos anymore. We have collected for you the 10 most expensive music videos of the 90s. Take a look!
10. Backstreet Boys – Larger than life
The productions costs of the music video “Larger than life” ran up to 2,1 million USD and is reminiscent of science fiction classics like Star Wars.
9. Celine Dion – It’s All Coming Back To Me Now
The record company of Celine Dion spent 2,3 million USD for the production of the music video “It’s All Coming Back To Me Now”. The video begins with a heavy explosion resulting from a motorcycle accident.
8. Busta Rhymes feat. Janet Jackson – What’s it gonna be
The use of many special effects of the music video “What’s it gonna be” raise the production costs up to 2,4 million USD.
7. Mariah Carey feat. Jay-Z – Heartbreaker
No less than the famous movie director Brett Ratner was responsible for Mariah Carey’s and Jay-Z’s song “Heartbreaker”. The video play in a movie center in Los Angeles and cost 2,5 million USD.
6. MC Hammer – 2 Legit 2 Quit
The uncut version of the music video of MC Hammer’s song “2 Legit 2 Quit” has a length of almost 15 minutes and cost more than 2,5 million USD.
5. Puff Daddy feat. Notorious B.I.G. & Busta Rhymes – Victory
The music video “Victory” cost 2,7 million USD and includes cameos of well-known actors like Dennis Hopper and Danny DeVito.
4. Michael Jackson – Black or White
The “King of Pop” has always fascinated his fans with many costly music videos. The “Black or White” video cost 4 million USD and includes the famous scene of child star Macauly Culkin, who is setting up large speaker cabinets, strapping on a guitar and playing loud power chords.
3. Guns N’ Roses – Estranged
The music video of the power ballad o the Hard Rock band Guns N’ Roses cost more than 4 million USD. Andy Morahan, who directed the band’s “Estranged” music video also was responsible for the band’s music videos “Don’t Cry” and “November Rain”.
2. Madonna – Bedtime Story
In the career of Madonna an exclusive show and staging has always been very important to the Pop Queen. The artistically striking “Bedtime Story” music video cost incredible 5 million USD and was shot in the Universal Studios, California.
1. Michael Jackson & Janet Jackson – Scream
The music video of Michael’s and Janet’s song “Scream” is not only one of the most popular and most famous music videos, but with costs of 7 million USD the most expensive music video of all time.