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Our 15 Favorite Spike Jonze-Directed Music Videos

July 6, 2011  |  9:27am

Yesterday we brought you the news that the Beastie Boys are re-teaming with director Spike Jonze for a new music video.

We’ll have to wait and see whether the new video will reach “Sabotage” levels of awesomeness. The director’s delivered more than his share of entertaining music videos in the past, so we’re confident that he and the Beasties have something good up their sleeves. In the meantime, tide yourself over with 15 of our favorite Spike Jonze-directed music videos.

15. Weezer, “Island in the Sun”

Rivers Cuomo serenades a bear cub. The band flies kites. A chimp flies through the air. We all go, “Aww…”

14. Sonic Youth, “100%”

We could make an entire list of Jonze’s skateboard videos. In addition to an awesomely ‘90s sea of flannel shirts, this music video features a young Jason Lee cruising around on a skateboard.

13. The Chemical Brothers, “Elektrobank”

Sofia Coppola stars as a young gymnast who finds herself in a Kerri Strug-esque situation.

12. The Breeders, “Cannonball”

Kim Gordon co-directed this trippy video, which features Kim Deal singing underwater as a cannonball rolls down a suburban street.

11. Beck, Guess I’m Doing Fine

Beck – Guess I'm Doing Fine by mellow1_nate2

Leave it to Spike Jonze to get meta in a music video. Here, an angsty Beck gets interrupted by a kid with a soccer ball, telling him, “We’re shooting a video for a song I wrote.”

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