OK Go – Here It Goes Again
OK Go is a brilliant band. Their music is good, but their marketing techniques are outstanding. The music video for Here It Goes Again includes an amazing dance sequence done on a sequence of eight treadmills. What makes the music video even more amazing is that it is all filmed in one take with one stationary camera. It’s a truly amazing video than anyone of any age will enjoy. OK Go has made a great niche for themselves with their outstanding music videos. I would suggest checking some of their other videos out while you’re at it.
The Beatles – I Am The Walrus (1967)
This song is weird. The video is equally weird. If you thought the jumbled lyrics were confusing, try deciphering the video. The video is full of strange creatures and mascots. The music video fits perfectly though with The Beatles psychedelic phase.
Foo Fighters – Learning To Fly (1999)
The Foo Fighters usually make entertaining music videos, starring only themselves. This music video goes along with that premise. They wear different outfits and costumes. The band is on a plane full of strange people, all of which are played by the band. The pilots and stewardesses are all played by the band. There’s even a baby in the video, played by Dave Grohl. When someone laces the coffee with some sort of drug, it’s up to the members of the Foo Fighters to land the plane and Learn To Fly. It’s pretty literal.
Jack Johnson – Sitting, Waiting, Wishing (2005)
This is another one of those awesome music videos you can watch over and over again without getting tired of it. It features reverse narration. It’s just one of those you need to see for yourself, but I’ll try to describe it. It’s all filmed in one take. For this music video, Jack Johnson learned to sing the entire song backwards. Then they filmed him singing the song backwards while multitudes of strange things occur. In the music video we see, everything happens in reverse except for his singing. It really is fun to watch.
Muse – Knights of Cydonia (2006)
Besides being a great song, Knights of Cydonia features a music video directed by Joseph Kahn that is one of a kind. It takes place in an old western town that looks like something out of the movie Tombstone. The only difference is that it includes samurai cowboys, metal clad maidens, unicorns, and laser guns. This is a one of a kind music video.