Top 10 Most Expensive Music Videos

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Music videos have come a long way since [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Michael Jackson[/lastfm]’s Thriller premiered on MTV in 1983. Technology has given artists the ability to put cool visual effects to their music with CGI and high-tech editing software.

[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Britney Spears[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Kanye West[/lastfm], and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Lady Gaga[/lastfm] are famous for their over-the-top videos. While the videos today may look like they are expensive to make, even taking inflation into consideration, 9 of the Top 10 most expensive videos were made before 2000.

10. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Celine Dion[/lastfm], It’s All Coming Back To Me Now

1996 Production Cost: $2,300,000

Today’s Cost: $$2,999,929.36

9. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Busta Rhymes[/lastfm] (featuring [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Janet Jackson[/lastfm]), What’s It Gonna Be?

1999 Production Cost: $2,400,000

Today’s Cost: $3,002,131.03

8. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Mariah Carey[/lastfm] (featuring [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Jay-Z[/lastfm]), Heatbreaker

1999 Production Cost: $2,500,000

Today’s Cost: $3,127,219.83

7. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]M.C. Hammer[/lastfm], Too Legit To Quit

1992 Production Cost: $2,500,000

Today’s Cost: $3,623,793.76

6. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Puff Daddy[/lastfm] (featuring [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Notorious B.I.G[/lastfm] & [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Busta Rhymes[/lastfm]), Victory

1998 Production Cost: $2,700,000

Today’s Cost: $3,426,163.57

5. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Guns N’ Roses[/lastfm], Estranged

1993 Production Cost: $4,000,000

Today’s Cost: $5,550,000.00

4. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Madonna[/lastfm], Bedtime Story

1995 Production Cost: $5,000,000

Today’s Cost: $6,645,058.00

3. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Madonna[/lastfm], Express Yourself

1989 Production Cost: $5,000,000

Today’s Cost: $7,790,725.40

2. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Madonna[/lastfm], Die Another Day

2002 Production Cost: $6,100,000

Today’s Cost: $7,049,719.30

1. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Michael Jackson[/lastfm] & [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Janet Jackson[/lastfm], Scream

1995 Production Cost: $7,000,000

Today’s Cost: $9,700,000

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