May 30, 2020

Best music videos: The Art of Pop Video @FACT_Liverpool

The Art of Pop Video exhibition at FACT, Liverpool features more 100 videos that tell the story of the pop video, marking the medium’s substantial contribution to popular culture. Providing an insight into experimental approaches to pop video while also reclaiming it as an artistic medium, the exhibition looks at the evolution of the media over the decades – featuring everything from big-budget promos by Hollywood directors to examples of crowd-sourced, ‘DIY’ videos.

Hundreds of visitors to the exhibition and FACT’s website, Facebook page and Twitter feed were asked what they though were the best videos in a series of categories over six weeks. These included the funniest, most emotional, the best representation of youth culture, the most iconic, and most controversial videos of the show.

The video that makes you laugh:

Praise You – Fatboy Slim


Most iconic video:

Thriller – Michael Jackson


Best video representing youth culture – joint winners

Boombox 100: Ely Kim

Stress – Justice


The most controversial video – joint winners

Punk Prayer “Virgin Mary, Put Putin Away” – Pussy Riot

Smack My Bitch Up – The Prodigy


Best video representing emotion – joint winners

Hurt – Johnny Cash

Nothing Nothing Compares 2U – Sinead O’Connor



All the videos and the runners up in each category can be viewed through the FACT YouTube channel at, or by paying a visit to The Art of Pop Video, which is on at FACT until May 26.

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