Most Expensive Music Videos Ever Made

Here are the most expensive music videos

Most Expensive Music Videos – Music videos can make a song even more popular and some songs take an extra mile with the budget.

In the history of music videos in the whole world, some productions spent millions to create an artistic outcome. Here are the most expensive music videos, based on the article in Prestige Online.

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10 – ‘Rollin’ by Limp Bizkit

This video had a budget of USD 4.6 million. It was shot in September 2000 atop the South Tower of the original World Trade Center and featured actors Ben Stiller and Stephen Dorff mistaking Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst for the valet and handing him the keys to their shiny Bentley Azure.

9 – ‘Victory’ by P. Diddy feat Notorious B.I.G and Busta Rhymes

A budget of USD 4.84 million was spent on this music video. The song was originally written by The Notorious B.I.G., Jason Phillips, and Steven Jordan and it featured the last verses recorded by Notorious, a day before his fatal shooting in 1997. Dennis Hopper and Danny DeVito had a cameo in this video.

8 – ‘Make Me Like You’ by Gwen Stefani

The music video of the No Doubt’s vocalist reached a budget of USD 4.87 million. It was filmed at the Warner Brothers lot during the live broadcast of the 58th Annual Grammy Awards. This helped Gwen Stefani get her first Bronze Lion at the 2016 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.

7 – ‘2 Legit 2 Quit’ by MC Hammer

USD 5.3 million budget was spent for this video. This music video is almost 15 minutes in length. Rupert Wainwright directed this music video of the iconic rapper. James Brown and Eazy-E to a long list of Hall of Famers, including David Robinson and Ricky Henderson, Mark Wahlberg, and Queen Latifah appeared in this video.

6 – ‘Bad’ by Michael Jackson

A total of USD 5.6 million was the budget for this music video. The 18-minute-long narrative in this video was inspired by the film ‘West Side Story.’ It was filmed in Brooklyn’s e Hoyt-Schermerhorn Street station.

5 – ‘Black or White’ by Michael Jackson

The King of Pop has many iconic music videos including this with a budget of USD 8.5 million. Directed by John Landis, this video witnessed a global premiere via MTV, BET, VH1, and Fox. It received the highest Nielsen ratings ever at that time.

4 – ‘Die Another Day’ and ‘Bedtime Story’ by Madonna

These music videos of Madonna had a USD 9.6-9.9 million budget. The ‘Bedtime Story was Directed by Mark Romanek over six days at Universal Studios, California. Die Another Day, which was part of the James Bond film, was directed by Traktor, a Swedish advertorial team.

3 – ‘Estranged’ by Guns N Roses

Reportedly, the band’s frontman Axl Rose penned the script of the nearly nine-minute-long video. It was directed by Andy Morahan and the production cost USD 10 million.

2 – ‘Express Yourself’ by Madonna

The music video which was worth USD 11 million was part of Madonna’s fourth studio album, Like a Prayer (1989). It was directed by Golden Globe-winning director David Fincher.

1 – ‘Scream’ by Michael and Janet Jackson

Directed by Mary Romanek, this music video featured a sci-fi setting, surrounded by cutting-edge special effects and sound design. When converted to the present value, this video is now USD 13 million.

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