It could be Paranoid Android by Radiohead.
The guy (cartoon) from the video sits on a light pole and an one helicopter flies around, and eventually rescues him, but it's not exactly at the end. Your memory may be tricking you.
The music video is for the Talking Heads song "Road To Nowhere". Here is the music video on Youtube. Talking Heads was an educated guess; I figured only David Byrne would feature a jogging man (himself) in front of a white background and a weird zoomed up shot of his mouth.
After some research (that is not really my kind of music ;)) i found this video:
Snoop Dogg - Doggfather Feat. Charlie Wilson (Official Video)
It is in black and white and has this typical 20s Prohibition-area-style like you describe in your question. Maybe this is it?
I was looking for a music video like this too...i found the one i was after....It's Morcheeba - enjoy the ride. It has much what you're describing (animated, cemetery, ghosts, wave etc) but its a wind wave they surf on at end. Youtube video here: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YUPA0C60YDE
Oh ya and it came out in 2010 following your timeline.
What about Daft Punk's Around the World music video?
The song features in their first album, "Homework", released in 1997, and was released as a single the same year.
According to your description, the "video consists of one set – a multi-colored, multi-tiered construction of steps".
It involves five groups of kind-of-dancers, each composed by four ...
Nagisa Shirai's 2001 rendition, choreographed by Angelin Preljocaj, may be a match.
Link to a video here. Clearly you may wish whether this is safe for work, depending on your IT department's policy on uneven surfaces.
The only video I have ever know to have a girl get hit by a car and plays backwards is "Easton Corbin - I Can't Love You Back" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rl1f0IBCTds
But sound wise I can not ever see it being confused with Interpol, which "Untitled" in fact is in black and white/Sepia and can be seen here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GixPQHAR8Ds
The music video you're looking for is the electronic music track Africa Shox by Leftfield & Afrika Bambaataa.
The video is not in black and white, but there is not much colours and shades are almost grey.
Main character is a black man with zombie glaze.
He gets hit by a car and is vaporised.
This is almost certainly Achy Breaky 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72WhEqeS6AQ
The original "Achy Breaky Heart" was a goofy country novelty song with an associated line dance that unexpectedly became a global crossover hit. The singer, Billy Ray Cyrus, is now best known as the father of the much bigger star, Miley Cyrus.
The recent hip-hop remake, ...
Duuuuude!!! I know exactly what song you’re talking about, and came across this blog while looking for it too, it’s too funny.
That song randomly played on my Pandora one day and I couldn’t believe it!
I was looking for this song for hours.
Here it is (notice that there is a featuring artist):
Kings of Summer (ft. Quinn XCII) - ayokay
Adults (two women ...
Is it possibly Madonna's controversy-courting "Like a Prayer" video? The time period and the style matches, and although the details are different, that could result from childhood misunderstandings.
The main clue is the man in the cage, not Santa in a castle, but a statue of a black saint in a church.
The only band I know with "Rusted" in the name is "Rusted Root". A quick search of their music videos turned up this video, including the hippies, the mountain and the magic door:
Send Me on My Way (1995)
The description fits Bad Rain by Slash. There's a an animated music video with a guy going into a bar
Watching long-haired, big-breasted stripper:
And she's later releasing a snake from a tattoo on her back (this part differs a bit from description as her hair doesn't actually transform; still a snake is a snake):
The video was released in 2012 and Slash ...
The poster of the video you link to is Jim Hicks who was the bass player of Romeo Jones, and as such is probably a leading authority of the band. Hicks is most likely correct that the name is indeed "I Can't Live Without You."
From his YouTube page:
This video was shot by Steve Hill at the 1988 Sonoma County Battle Of The Bands held at Grace Pavillion ...
Could it be this, a song called "Sing" by the group Travis:
I feel it ticks all the boxes; muted food fight, over five years old, thrown seafood and a weird noise at the start.
Sounds like Muse's Undisclosed Desires video and lyrics.
The word "heart" in the lyrics:
I want to reconcile the violence in your heart
(. . .)
I want to satisfy the undisclosed desires in your heart
You can also see the heart in the background.
This is the live version of the song "Never Let Go", from the DVD Camel: In From the Cold (2014).
In this YouTube video from the DVD ("Fox Hill"), the musicians, clothes, instruments, set, and lighting all look the same as in the OP video.
According to the above link to Discogs, the track list is:
1 The Great Marsh