Top 10 Best Foo Fighters Videos

Script written by Mark Sammut This Seattle band has been rocking for more than two decades, and show no sign of slowing down. Welcome to WatchMojo.com and today we’ll be counting down our picks for the Top 10 Foo Fighters Music Videos. For this list, we are focusing exclusively on the videos, but make sure to check out our video for the Top 10 Foo Fighters Songs if you haven’t already! Special thanks to our user Conor Wade for suggesting this idea, check out the voting page at http://WatchMojo.comsuggest/Top+10+Foo+Fighters+Songs
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Top 10 Foo Fighters Music Videos




This Seattle band has been rocking for more than two decades, and show no sign of slowing down. Welcome to WatchMojo.com and today we’ll be counting down our picks for the Top 10 Foo Fighters Music Videos.


For this list, we are focusing exclusively on the videos, but make sure to check out our video for the Top 10 Foo Fighters Songs if you haven’t already!

 

#10: “Monkey Wrench” (1997)

 
Besides being a fantastic songwriter, drummer, singer, and guitarist, Dave Grohl’s directing debut showed that he also knows his way around a camera. This simple but surreal video begins with Grohl arriving home to find his apartment door unexpectedly latched. A quick glance through the peephole reveals the Foo Fighters, who have taken over and are rocking out to Monkey Wrench, the lead single from the band’s sophomore record. Despite the simple premise, the fisheye lens point of view created by the peephole combines well with the aggressive red and black color scheme of the apartment to create a truly striking visual.
 
 

#9: “Run” (2017)

 
With their latest video, Foo Fighters show that age is nothing more than a number. Paying homage to classics like One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Cocoon, Run takes place in an oppressive nursing home run by a sadistic Nurse Ratchet type. Practically unrecognizable beneath the impressive makeup, the band uses their energetic music to instigate a revolt against the staff. Impressively directed by Dave Grohl at an abandoned hospital, the concept for the video arose from the Foo fighters wanting to show that they are far from too old for this shit.
 




#8: “The Pretender” (2007)

An explosive video for an explosive song. The foremost single from their 2007 album, “Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace,” the video for The Pretender is shot in a single location, an airplane hangar, as the quartet rock out while a massive red screen looms behind them. Reflecting the aggressive and kinetic nature of the track, director Sam Brown employs a variety of zoom and tracking shots, as Grohl, Hawkins, Mendel, and Shiflett are slowly approached by a line of riot officers. Just as the final chorus hits, the screen erupts, spewing a red substance over everything in sight.




#7: “Breakout” (2000)

Now, that is how to handle a bad date. Since "Breakout" was featured in the Jim Carrey movie, “Me, Myself, And Irene,” the video promoted the band’s album and also the movie. Featuring Traylor Howard, from “Two Guys and a Girl” fame, as Grohl’s date, they go to a drive-in where the film happens to be showing. As he struggles to entertain her by copying Carrey’s antics, Grohl is sent to buy some popcorn and ends up in a fight with drummer, Taylor Hawkins. Covered in mustard, Grohl finally loses it after discovering Traylor getting it on with Tony Cox.


#6 “White Limo” (2011)

What happens when two icons join forces? White Limo happens, that’s what. Shot in VHS, or at least made to look like it, this video is instantly propelled to superstardom with the enigmatic presence of Lemmy Kilmister. The sorely missed Motorhead front-man lives up to his name, as he drinks whiskey and smokes cigarettes while driving around in the rad title car. Along the way, he picks up the Foo Fighters and welcomes them to the party. Exhausted after a wild day of drinking, the younger musicians fall asleep in the back of the limo, while Lemmy drives them all off a cliff. Honestly, we cannot think of a better way to go.




#5: “Walk” (2011)

If the band’s videography suggests anything, is that they know their film. Inspired by “Falling Down”, “Walk” sees a frustrated Grohl do his best Michael Douglas impersonation, as he struggles through his worst day ever. Stuck in a traffic jam on his way to a rehearsal, the eccentric front-man abandons his car and decides to walk it instead. Along the way; he almost gets mugged, gets a plunger shoved in his face by an obnoxious store clerk, and steals a golf cart, before getting arrested and receiving a good old tasing. 



#4: “Long Road to Ruin” (2007)

We tried to come up with an opening joke, but nothing could be funnier than this music video. Dave Grohl stars as Davy Grolton, a 1970s medical soap opera star who dreams of breaking into the music business. After taking the plunge, Grolton becomes an overnight sensation and the obsession of every teenage girl in America. In the meantime, the remaining band members, who form part of the soap opera’s cast, ridicule the shallow rock star as he signs autographs and performs at the local mall. The latter ended up being so hilarious, that a full music video for the performance was shot and released.
 

#3: “Big Me” (1996)

Only the band’s second music video, this spot-on parody of the infamous Mentos commercials took home the ‘Best Group Video’ award at 1996’s MTV Video Music Awards. Even for those who did not grow up with the ads, “Big Me” can be enjoyed for its ‘so bad its good’ acting and the hilarious scenarios portrayed. Although the Foo Fighters’ first video, “I’ll Stick Around,” is by no means bad, this follow up proved crucial in cementing their goofy but charming public persona. “Big Me” foreshadowed why the band would eventually become so well known for their music videos. 




#2 “Everlong” (1997)

Including multiple dream sequences, characters, and set pieces– more happens in this short film than most feature length productions. Directed by Michel Gondry, who was a few years away from producing cinematic gems of his own, Everlong follows a couple - Grohl and Hawkins, in drag - as their dreams are invaded by the evil Teddy Boys. Desperate to save both of them, Grohl uses the power of his imagination to fight off the thugs. With skilled directing and references to the horror classic “The Evil Dead,” “Everlong” is absurdly unique.


Before we unveil our top pick, here are a few honorable mentions.
 
 “My Hero” (1998)    
 
 “DOA” (2005)  
 
 “Low” (2003)   




#1: “Learn to Fly” (1999)

Parodying films such as “Airplane!” and “Airport 1975”, each band member appears as themselves, while also taking on multiple characters: including a baby, a fan girl, and the incompetent pilots. If that wasn’t enough, the villains are portrayed by Tenacious D, who end up spiking everyone's coffee with sleeping powder. Foo Fighter’s only music video to win a Grammy, “Learn to Fly” is a tour de force and one of the most recognizable music videos of all time.



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