When music video started hitting the scene music changed forever. No longer were listeners associating music to their own interpretation of the lyrics. Since then directors have more of a say in how people listen to music than the actual songwriters, which is kind of pathetic.
Everyone has their favorite videos though and while I'm not a big fan I don't hate them. I watched my share of MTV. Many times did I rock out to Headbanger's Ball.
No everyone has a memory associated with Alphaville's 'Forever Young'. Usually it's on the dance floor of a gymnasium or how that 20 something guy who kept hanging around your high school tried to convince you that he loved you, but few I know have ever seen the music video to this.
I watched it for the first time not to long ago. I kind of wish I hadn't. Creepy:
"If music be the food of love, play on." - William Shakespeare