A Kind Of Magic - This was the first video I saw, rather unexpectedly on TV, after purchasing Classic Queen, the first Queen tape I ever owned. It was the great to finally SEE the band I had just discovered and what a great video to be introduced to them with. It had a bit of a story, costumes, great set (I'm a theatre person, these things appeal to me) and was a lot of fun.
The Invisible Man - One of the last Queen videos which was "new" to me, not having seen it before. It wasn't on the US VHSs of Classic Queen or Greatest Hits, so it took the internet, years later, before I saw this. Much like the Magic video, it was fun, had a bit of story and wasn't just them live on stage (like FBG or AOBTD). And band really look like they're enjoying themselves.
Bicycle Race (Restored DVD Version) - Nude women on bicycles...what's not to love? Like Roger said in the commentary," would've been nice to be there!" No kidding.
One Vision (Extended Vision) - You'd think this would be the most boring video, of the band just in the studio, but the fun they seem to be having really shows, especially in the Extended parts, where they get downright crazy (why is John playing drums? Who cares!).
Breakthru - My dad was into trains and through my teen years I slowly molded him into a Queen fan. He especially liked Queen's '50s and '60s covers, but also really liked songs like, " '39", "Crazy Little Thing," "Rhapsody", and "Somebody To Love". We bonded over this video ("Dad, check this out! Queen on a train!") and I always think of him when I see it.
I'm Going Slightly Mad
These Are The Days Of Our Live (Animated)
The Show Must Go On
These last five, for me, are so perfectly aligned with their parent album's themes, artwork (JJ Grandville) and motifs that they are almost an abstract tone-poem when taken together. Here we glimpse behind the lush velour curtain and see that the magic onstage is nothing compared to the madness lurking among the sets and old props.
Mother Love (Film): from Made In Heaven: The Films, this clever sci-fi short turns the song right on its ear! Talk about playing against type. It takes what could have been a sacchrine or melodramatic epitaph and turns the song itself into film score. It doesn't matter that the lyrics don't perfectly match. The mood and emotion carry this piece of art to where it needs to go. Outstanding! If you haven't seen this short film, youtube it right now.
Here's the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLtcwROuMOI