The 2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees
Next year, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame will be growing a little a larger with the inductees Radiohead, Janet Jackson, Stevie Nicks, Def Leppard, The Cure, Roxy Music and the Zombies. We’d like to celebrate the occasion by looking back on some of their most iconic music videos. You can view all of the videos below and build your own music video playlists by downloading the Edge Music Network app or this website.
With over 100 million albums sold and 5 Grammys, Janet Jackson has solidified herself as one of the most iconic pop music artists. Her mixture of upbeat pop music and socially conscience lyrics have always found a way to make people dance and reflect on society at the same time. No perfect example of this can be found in the song and music video for, “Rhythm Nation.” The black and white video for “Rhythm Nation” features Janet Jackson in a post apocalyptic warehouse while dancing with factory workers. Both the lyrics for the song and black and white filter promote a strong message for racial harmony.
Although Radiohead detests the concept of award ceremonies, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame still decided to name them as an inductee due to their historic impact in the rock industry. They have sold a total of 30 million albums worldwide and wrote one of the most popular rock songs, “Creep.” The video for “Creep” simply shows the band members performing on a stage.
Def Leppard’s no holds bar heavy metal sound led to their meteoric rise and prominence as one of the most influential heavy metal bands. They’ve sold an astonishing 100 million records and are one of only five rock bands with two original studio albums selling over 10 million copies in the U.S. The video for “Rock Brigade” displays Def Leppard rocking out while color effects appear periodically.