Music videos can both heal or hinder, blasting a great song into even higher critical acclaim, or bringing a mediocre track plummeting back down to new lows. Whichever way you look at it, the music business has spent an insane amount of money across the years trying to turn many tracks into unstoppable chart hits. Using ridiculous locations, hilariously bonkers pyrotechnics and some of the strangest video concepts we’ve ever seen, here are the 10 most expensive music videos of all time.
10. 10. Backstreet Boys – Larger Than Life
The most recent thing that music video director Joseph Kahn has been involved in was an episode of the television show power rangers, so not much has changed in like 15 years. With a budget of $2.1million, the music video is undeniably awful and features the group dancing in robot costumes in front of terrible CGI backdrops and soaring through space on bright yellow surfboards.