Interesting. I'll give it some thought , but the two that came to mind straight away when I saw the thread title, even before I opened it, were Peter Gabriel's Sledgehammer and A-Ha's Take on Me... which then both turned out to be among JJ's suggestions, so I guess I second their nomination!
Your friendly elf, currently drooling over...
1. Kylie Minogue
Anna Kournikova Claire Danes Emma Watson Emmy Rossum Jessica Alba Kristin Kreuk Sarah Michelle Gellar Summer Glau Vanessa Hudgens
Stabbing Westward - Shame Kings X - Its Love ZZ Top - Legs Dire Straits - Money For Nothing Aerosmith/Run DMC - Walk This Way Korn - Freak on a Leash Beastie Boys - Sabotage Beastie Boys - Intergalatic The Offspring - Pretty Fly (For a White Guy) Soundgarden - Black Hole Sun
Howlin' For You by the Black Keys - The whole thing is done like a fake movie trailer. And a convincing one at that.
Short Skirt/Long Jacket by Cake - Maybe "creative" is not the word, but it was original because I'd never seen it done before. Basically they just gave random people on the street some headphones to listen to the song and filmed their reactions to it and used it for the music video.
The Hell Song by Sum 41 - Filmed using toys and action figures, not in stop-motion and before Robot Chicken, and makes reference to some recent (at the time) news and media events while still being a video about the band playing with toys.
~ Zooey Deschanel ~ Taylor Swift ~ Emma Stone ~ Kristen Bell ~ Alison Brie ~ Victoria Justice ~ Jenna Fischer ~ Amy Adams ~ Amber Heard ~ Evan Rachel Wood