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Michael Jackson’s ‘SCREAM’ Costed A Whopping 45 Crore Rupees

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1Video and Music, when combined together, creates a beautiful piece of art. Right after the establishment of the music videos, they became an integral part of the entertainment industry. People often get galvanized with what they see and music videos are effective in galvanizing the audiences. So, many of the filmmakers use the music video as their first strategy for the promotion of the film by launching it on the social platform. Many of us have grown up watching different music videos but none of us ever give it a thought that how much would it cost to make a music video.

The video production costs a huge amount so as to meet the needs of the video maker and make a video worth watching. There are many well-known singers who have made many music videos and invested lakhs and crores of rupees in its production. If you are unaware of these music videos, you are in the right place. We have the list of 10 most expensive music videos in the World.

Let’s have a look at the most expensive music videos of all other music videos

10. MIAMI (1998)

‘Miami’ is one of the songs from the music album ‘Big Willie Style’ by Will Smith aka Mr. Hollywood. This song won an MTV video music award for the Best Male Video, the most interesting fact about this video is that it featured Eva Mendes in the clip who was starred with Mr. Smith in a movie named ‘Hitch’. This song cemented Smith as one of the most successful Hip-Hop acts of the late 90’s. Miami is a fun song to listen to just before you head to a night out with friends. The production of this song costed around $2,000,000 (Approx. 13 crore rupees).

Watch the music video here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwBS6QGsH_4

  1. VICTORY (1998)

‘Victory’ is one of the songs from the music album ‘No Way Out’ was written by The Notorious B.I.G., Jason Phillips and Steven Jordan. The American hip hop recording artist, ‘Puff Daddy’ recorded this song. The music video featured Danny Devito as the broadcaster and Dennis Hopper as the evil president. The production of this song costed around $2,700,000 million (Approx. 17 crore rupees).

Watch the music video here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hb0TQIduLbg

  1. TO LEGIT TO QUIT (1991)

‘Too legit to quit’ is the song from the music album ‘Too legit to quit’ by MC Hammer. It was Hammer’s fourth record and third official full-length studio album. It was recorded and released in 1991. The interesting fact about this video is that it featured many celebrities in it. The music video costed around $2,500,000 (Approx. 16 crore rupees).

Watch the music video here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFCv86Olk8E

  1. BAD (1987)

‘Bad’ is the song from the album ‘Bad’ by the American singer Michael Jackson. Jackson himself wrote and composed this song. The song was at number one position on the Billboard Hot 100 and remained at the top for two weeks becoming the album’s second number one single. The music video costed around $2,200,000 (Approx. 14 crore rupees).

Watch the music video here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsUXAEzaC3Q

  1. CARTOON HEROES (2000)

‘Cartoon Heroes’ is the song from the album, ‘Aquarius’ by the Danish-Norwegian dance-pop group Aqua. In Denmark, this music video debuted at number one and became the bestselling video of 2000, with sales of 32,765 copies. The video is all about human is space with some aliens. The music video cost around $3,500,000 (Approx. 22 crore rupees).

Watch the music video here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_LPJllaogU

  1. ESTRANGED (1994)

‘Estranged’ is the song from the music album, ‘Use Your Illusion II’ by Guns N Roses. Being on the list of most expensive music videos in the world, this is also one of the longest music video (9 minutes). As the name implies, the song is all about detachment and separation. In reality one of the band members named Alx Rose was going through the pain of separation with his girlfriend. The song costed around $4,000,000 (Approx. 26 crore rupees).

Watch the music video here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpmAY059TTY

  1. BEDTIME STORY (1995)

‘Bedtime story’ is the song from the music album, ‘Bedtime Stories’ by American singer and songwriter Madonna. The song featured surrealistic and new age imagery, with influences from artists such as Remedios Varo, Frida Kahlo, and Leonora Carrington. The music video received applaud from the critics and is permanently displayed at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. It costed around $5,000,000 (Approx. 32 crore rupees).

Watch the music video here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSaFgAwnRSc

  1. EXPRESS YOURSELF (1989)

‘Express Yourself’ is the song from the music album, ‘Like a Prayer’ by American singer-songwriter Madonna. The highlight of this song was that it was a tribute to American funk and soul band Sly and the Family Stone. The prime and central inspiration behind this song is female empowerment, urging women never to go for second-best and to always express their inner feelings. The video costed around $5,000,000 (Approx. 32 crore rupees) which made it one of the most expensive music video.

Watch the music video here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsVcUzP_O_8

  1. DIE ANOTHER DAY (2002)

‘Die Another Day’ is the song from the music album, ‘Die Another Day’ by American singer and songwriter Madonna. This song was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song and two Grammy Awards for Best Dance Recording and Best Short Form Music Video. ‘Die Another Day’ hit the top of the charts in Canada, Italy, Romania and Spain and top-ten in a number of countries worldwide. The video production costed around $6,100,000 (Approx. 39 crore rupees).

Watch the music video here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXXEpNa3CqQ

  1. SCREAM (1995)

‘Scream’ is the song from the album, ‘HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I’ by Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson. This video won three MTV Video Music Awards and the Grammy Award for Best Music Video. The video got featured in the Guinness World Records as the most expensive music video ever made as it costed a whopping $7,000,000 (Approx. 45 crore rupees).

Watch the music video here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0P4A1K4lXDo

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