During the ’80s, ’90s and early 2000s music videos were the highlight of the music industry, and their importance was recognized through various awards shows that gave credit to the many aspects that go into their production and development—the most famous, of course, being the MTV Video Music Awards. However, since the widespread adoption of music streaming and download services that enable us to listen to newly released music the day it’s available, it’s likely that the glory days of the music video are well behind us. But that doesn’t lessen the value of all those outstanding, ultra-high production value videos put out by artists like Madonna and Michael Jackson over the years. If anything, it just gives us a deeper appreciation for them. And for that reason we’d like to devote this list to some of the most amazing and amazingly expensive music videos that have ever been made.