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jonas åkerlund's music video moments

You've already seen Jonas Åkerlund's music videos. The Prodigy's Smack My Bitch Up? That was him…. Blink 182's I Miss You? Amazing… Multiple videos for Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Britney, Christina Aguilera, N*E*R*D and Madonna? Jonas Åkerlund is a pop legend and here are his top music video moments.

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Text Jonas Åkerlund 

  • 5. lady gaga

    "For making it fun again."






  • 4. internet

    "The internet changed music videos forever. Young directors and popstars could once again be creative, think for themselves, not be dictated by rules, and give the censorship a big middle finger. It meant that my videos started to get a bigger audience too!" 





  • 3. madonna

    "Madonna called me in Stockholm in 1996 without warning and I thought someone was fucking with me so I hung up - twice. The call changed my life and resulted in all the videos we made together. I will love her forever."






  • 2. the prodigy, smack my bitch up

    "This is one of American TV censorship's lowest points. Kurt came on TV in the middle of the night to address the nation. He warned sensitive people to turn off the TV, blah blah blah. They showed the video for the Prodigy Smack My Bitch Up and the nation was in shock. Haha!"





  • 1. mtv

    "MTV USA Premiered on 1st August 1981. The first video ever on the new channel was Buggles, Video Killed The Radio Star. It changed the music business forever."