As of January 2018, “Scream” by Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson is the most expensive music videos worldwide, based on production costs. Of all the expensive music videos made over time, Michael Jackson’s Scream cost $7 million to produce.

This shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, most of the top 20 are created by only two artists: Michael Jackson (4 music videos) and Madonna (3 music videos).

Here’s a list of the top 20 most expensive music videos and what made them so unique, so special, and so costly.

Think you know what music videos broke the bank?

The top 20 most expensive music videos worldwide:

  1. “Scream” by Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson.
    Production cost: $7 million
  2. “Die Another Day” by Madonna.
    Production cost: $6.1 million
  3. “Express Yourself” by Madonna.
    Production cost: $5 million
  4. “Bedtime Story” by Madonna.
    Production cost: $5 million
  5. “Estranged” by Guns N’ Roses.
    Production cost: $5 million
  6. “Black or White” by Michael Jackson.
    Production cost: $4 million
  7. “Make Me Like You” by Gwen Stefani.
    Production cost: $4 million
  8. “Cartoon Heroes” by Aqua.
    Production cost: $3.5 million
  9. “Victory” by Puff Daddy.
    Production cost: $2.7 million
  10. “2 Legit 2 Quit” by MC Hammer.
    Production cost: $2.5 million
  11. “Heartbreaker” by Mariah Carey.
    Production cost: $2.5 million
  12. “Doesn’t Really Matter” by Janet Jackson.
    Production cost: $2.5 million
  13. “What’s It Gonna Be?!” by Busta Rhymes.
    Production cost: $2.4 million
  14. “It’s All Coming Back to Me Now” by Celine Dion.
    Production cost: $2.3 million
  15. “Bad” by Michael Jackson.
    Production cost: $2.2 million
  16. “Larger Than Life” by Backstreet Boys.
    Production cost: $2.1 million
  17. “Remember the Time” by Michael Jackson.
    Production cost: $2 million
  18. “Miami” by Will Smith.
    Production cost: $2 million
  19. “Freeek!” by George Michael.
    Production cost: $2 million
  20. “My Name’s Women” by Ayumi Hamasaki
    Production cost: $2 million

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