On February 3, 1959 Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and The
Music videos are a dying form of entertainment, but maybe that’s a good thing? Over the years, musicians have been experimenting with the structure of the music video. Some just focus on the artist dancing around and singing, while others attempt to tell a story. Most of the time they are cookie cutter but sometimes you get videos like these…
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, “Mary Jane’s Last Dance”
Somehow a song about drugs turned out a video about necrophilia starring Kim Basinger?
Maroon 5, “Animals”
Adam Levine is hott, but I don’t think that’s enough to making stalking okay…
Aphex Twins, “Rubber Johnny”
Until I started doing my research for this list, I always thought Johnny was an alien. It turns out he is actually supposed to be a deformed teenager, which is so much creepier.
Nine Inch Nails, “Help Me I’m In Hell”
I could have easily put every NIN video on this list, but I decided on this one. This video is not for those with weak stomachs and an aversion to flies, so be warned. Also, this is just one of the 4 music videos that is featured in the unreleased film Broken, which was created by NIN frontman Trent Reznor. It was deemed “too graphic” to be formally released.
Die Antwoord, “I Fink U Freeky”
I can’t help but dance to this song, but the video is just plain strange…but I also kind of love it. Fun Fact: Die Antwoord is South African
Dokken, “Dream Warriors”
Alright, this isn’t creepy in the way the others are, but I’m including it. A Nightmare on Elm Street: Dream Warriors is my favorite Nightmare on Elm Street sequel and the song isn’t bad either. Fun Fact: There are a total 3 songs made for Elm Street sequels. THREE! The others are “Are You Ready For Freddy” by The Fat Boys and “I’m Awake Now” by the Goo Goo Dolls.