5 Music Videos that Make Us Go “WTF?”
Once upon a time, music videos were just that: a video to go along with a song, but over the past few years, music videos have gone from simple, low-budget, dance-along clips to 10 minute long mini-movies complete with deep plots, intense battle scenes, and A-list actors. Although I’ve come to prefer the latter, I think we can all agree that music videos are no longer cute, little visuals to play in the background of parties, but feature-length films that require popcorn.
In honor of the upcoming 2011 VMA’s, let’s check out some recent videos that made us all make the “WTF” face.
1. Beyonce feat. Lady Gaga – Video Phone
This video is basically five minutes of Beyonce and Gaga chair dancing, hanging out with dudes who have cameras for heads, wearing multicolored costumes, and shooting plastic guns at each other. Kind of a crazy concept for a song that’s more or less just about letting some guy videotape you. Sidenote, Gaga looks really… pretty in this video — not weird or obscene, just pretty.
2. MGMT – Kids
I didn’t even think this was legal, but apparently it’s perfectly fine to scar a baby for life by pretending to be a monster for 6 minutes. I know it’s supposed to have some deep, philosophical meaning about how adults act towards children, but all I can think after the first 30 seconds is how badly I want to punch monster/insect man in the face.
3. Lady Gaga feat. Beyonce – Telephone
If you haven’t seen this video, you’ve obviously been living under a rock for the past 2 years, but just in case you need a little refresher: Beyonce bails Gaga out of jail (where she was having fun hooking up with inmates and rocking cigarette glasses) and they drive to a diner where they proceed to kill everyone using poison sandwiches and maple syrup. I can tell you right now- if either of them ever opens up a restaurant, I’m staying FAR away.
4. Kanye West – Power
As if we didn’t already have enough proof of Yeezy’s humongous ego, we have this 2 minute gem where he just stands there… wearing a halo and having women worship him. Strangest part? It’s not even the whole song!
5. Black Eyed Peas – Meet me Halfway
When I first heard this song on the radio, I thought it was about two people in a relationship who weren’t cooperating, but man, was I wrong. Apparently, it’s the story of Wil.i.am (who rides an elephant on top of the moon while dressed like Aladdin) and how badly he wants Fergie: the princess of Fern Gully. And oh yeah, for some reason, Taboo is chilling in the sun… and somehow doesn’t die.
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