For those who don’t know, I was a film major.  It was my dream to direct music videos.  I wasn’t even interested in feature films.  I thought I’d be happy doing just music videos.   Don’t get me wrong.  I love film and music.  With this countdown I combine both loves.

This MY TOP 10 features songs that either equaled or transcended the pop cultural significance of the films from whence they came.  It’s less about the movies and more about the songs.  I’m including 5 male and 5 female performers and alternating between them to keep things fair and balanced.  I’m starting off with a woman so a man can be on top. 

Just flipping the script from how I ran thangs with February’s MY TOP 10 (Sexiest Videos for those of you who don’t know) where a woman lead the pack.

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mib9. Will Smith “Men in Black” from Men in Black

I hesistated to include this one on the list because novelty/gimmick songs turn me off (same reason I have issues with “Like a Virgin” and I’m a Madonna fan).  That said, Will brought it and this was the song of the summer of 1997.  Guesting Tommy Lee Jones, flexing his acting muscles, and even dancing a little, this is a clever reworking of the Patrice Rushen classic, “Forget Me Nots.”  A slick video for a slickly produced song featuring a slick star.