David Fincher

His 10 Most Genius Music Videos


BY: Michael Perris and Liz MacDonald

Way back in the 80’s, David Fincher essentially created MTV. He’s since become legendary for directing films like Se7en, Fight Club, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Gone Girl, and he’s earned an Academy Award nomination for The Social Network. But before that, his signature precision and drama brought substance to a brand-new genre that was about to transform the music industry. The David Fincher music video, instantly recognizably and the very definition of 80’s style, was at the very center of that visual and musical revolution. Watch ten of his best creations, below.


The Hooters: “Johnny B”


Sting: “Englishman in New York”


George Michael: “Freedom! ’90”


Madonna: “Express Yourself”


Paula Abdul: “Straight Up”


Aerosmith: “Janie’s Got a Gun”


Billy Idol: “Cradle of Love”


Madona: “Vogue”


Nine Inch Nails: “Only”


Justin Timberlake: “Suit & Tie ft. JAY Z”