Classic Videos

Highlighting some of the most memorable music videos and live performances, as well as pop culture favorites

Shocking Blue Score With ‘Venus’

When the Dutch rock band replaced its male lead vocalist with a 21-year-old female, they enjoyed an out-of-this-world smash which sold a reported 7.5 million copies

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Billy Joel Surprise Performance With Tribute Band

So you’re a Long Islander out for a night at an area nightclub to hear Big Shot do their well rehearsed covers. Then the man himself appears

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Rick Wakeman, Chris Hadfield Perform Space Oddity

Some visionary rock musicians and scientific minds celebrate astronomy, space exploration and music. Watch the keyboardist and the astronaut-singer-guitarist play the Bowie hit

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Lemmy Kilmister in ‘Airheads’

Lemmy Kilmister made several feature film cameo appearances including this memorable scene in a 1994 comedy cult classic

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Watch: Bowie, Belew Wail on ‘Pretty Pink Rose’

In 1990, Adrian Belew served as musical director for David Bowie’s Sound+Vision tour. Bowie gave him two songs for his album; this live version from the Tokyo Dome absolutely wails

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Massive Crowd Sings ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

Ever wonder what it would sound like if 65,000 people broke out into a spontaneous sing-along of the Queen classic? Give a listen!

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Blondie’s ‘Rapture’ Earns Unlikely Distinction

The band began as a cross between new wave and punk but earned chart success in other genres. One wild fact about “Rapture” can win you a lot of bar bets.

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Watch: Queen Concert Footage From 1976

An audience member at the band’s concert in NYC used a windup 8mm movie camera to shoot some tantalizing footage of a band on the rise

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Rolling Stones Rice Krispies TV Spot

In 1964, they were a band on the rise and were chosen by the cereal’s UK ad agency to write and perform an original song touting the brand’s Snap, Crackle Pop good taste

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Liam Neeson’s Taken Phone Speech

We will never, ever get tired of watching Liam Neeson deliver the Taken phone speech. Previous generations may have had their Oliviers and Gables. But no one says BAMF like Neeson.

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