Dance Dance for your Life: Top10 Music Videos Featuring Dance
4. Salyu – Lighthouse
We start to get into controversial territory because we’ve posted this music video before .
Also, this music video is gorgeous, featuring dancer Masako Yasumoto (康本雅子) in slo-mo backwards black and white footage directed by Fumiko Hirano (平野文子).
This is also a controversial pick because Lighthouse is shot so similarly to a dance version, and to top it all off, it’s a non-continuous reproduction of the choreography backwards. As far as concept videos based heavily on dancing, however, seems to fit the criteria almost perfectly.
I wonder how this video looks like played on its original direction? — Ghost
3. Janet Jackson – The Pleasure Principle
What’s a dancing music video list without Janet Jackson? Though, big brother Michael had always taken records and headlines, we actually were surprised to actually find out that Michael had never done a music video solely centered on dance. So Janet is taking a piece of our cake!
Directed by Dominic Sena, who also directed Rhythm Nation, the video for The Pleasure Principle doesn’t cross the fine line of dance music video, letting Janet command that apartment/stage with choreography by Paula Abdul — way before she sat her butt on that American Idol judge chair or was an arguable guest in the horrible Brüno.
The cherry on top of this video is that sequence with Janet dancing against the back-lit fence. – Amy