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Posted Jan 30, '14 at 10:27am

MattEmAngel

MattEmAngel

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Here's the scene: You hear an awesome song on the radio, in a restaurant, on Pandora, etc. You search for it on Youtube and find out it has an official music video. Your reaction can be summed up with this sentence: What did I just watch?

This is for those music videos that:
1. Have nothing to do with the song.
2. Are creepy and/or disgusting.
3. Would make sense if you were on drugs.

Or any combination of the above.

No "Mystery Box" links. You must post the name of the song and the artist each time.

Feel free to discuss them or try and figure them out, but remember that this is an opinion-based thread. If you think the video applies to one of those three, post it (and a link, if you want)!


last edited May 01 2014 12:48 pm by MattEmAngel
 

Posted Jan 30, '14 at 10:36am

MattEmAngel

MattEmAngel

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I'll post two to start this off. I think at least a few of you have seen these.

1.  Radioactive by Imagine Dragons. The music video is about an illegal high-stakes arena death match...for stuffed animals. And one wins with pink laser beam eyes and what looks like Ryu's Hadouken!! No idea how that relates to a song about some kind of nuclear apocalypse (as it is speculated to be).

3.  Little Talks by Of Monsters and Men. Seriously, what the heck. My brother literally said "Dude, check this video out. It's probably the closest thing to being high without actually using drugs." This applies to 1. as well because the video has NOTHING to do with the song. Not even close. One segment is (no, seriously) a space alien goddess who kills the kraken with an exploding mouth fireball.

 

Posted Jan 30, '14 at 1:46pm

pangtongshu

pangtongshu

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No idea how that relates to a song about some kind of nuclear apocalypse (as it is speculated to be).

Both the video and the song are a metaphor for Jesus.

 

Posted Jan 30, '14 at 3:34pm

MattEmAngel

MattEmAngel

5,074 posts

Both the video and the song are a metaphor for Jesus.

Actually, it's not. The song, according to Dan Reynolds (lead singer and musician of Imagine Dragons), said "That's basically a song about my struggle with anxiety and depression. It's about becoming self-empowered and rising above that. I wanted to write a masculine and primal song about conjuring and rising above human weakness." He told MTV News that "it's a song about having an awakening; kind of waking up one day and deciding to do something new, and see life in a fresh way."

So it has nothing to do with Jesus, and the video certainly has nothing to do with the meaning. Stuffed animals killing each other does not relate to masculinity or human weakness, especially since the humans aren't even fighting. There's a slight resemblance in that the monster stuffed animal kills a whole bunch of other people (maybe other people suffering from anxiety/depression and losing), then having him show up and defeat it, but if so, it implies that he has killed anxiety and depression forever and now it can never hurt anyone again, along with...the evil mastermind behind the whole thing? If depression is the monster, who is controlling it or organizing the fights? It's not a supernatural being because it implies that that being has been defeated by a single man and killed by people it brought suffering to, which STILL doesn't express "an awakening" or "seeing life in a fresh way."

Plus the cowboys that got fried into skeletons by pink laser beams. Not sure how that related to anything. Why would other people be betting on a fight between a man and his inner depression?

I dunno. Have you seen any bizarre music videos?

 

Posted Jan 30, '14 at 9:14pm

MacII

MacII

1,369 posts

It's probably the closest thing to being high without actually using drugs."

Your brother should recheck his illegal substances supply routes ;)

 

Posted Jan 30, '14 at 10:08pm

MattEmAngel

MattEmAngel

5,074 posts

Here's a 2: Fish Heads by Barnes and Barnes. Don't watch this if you're going to sleep tonight, because this is nightmare-inducing.

 

Posted Jan 30, '14 at 10:11pm

xeano321

xeano321

2,598 posts

Knight

While it's not necessary to mention, We can't stop by Miley Cyrus.

 

Posted Jan 30, '14 at 10:19pm

MattEmAngel

MattEmAngel

5,074 posts

While it's not necessary to mention, We can't stop by Miley Cyrus.

OH WHY DID YOU DO THIS TO ME. WHY.

By the way, post which number the video applies to. "We Can't Stop" falls nicely into both 2. and 3. and maybe 1. Actually it applies to all three of them. But number it anyway.

 

Posted Jan 30, '14 at 10:20pm

HOBCOP

HOBCOP

30 posts

I FINK U FREEKY by Die Antwoord. Nuff said.

 

Posted Jan 30, '14 at 11:36pm

xXxDAPRO89xXx

xXxDAPRO89xXx

4,366 posts

Chinese Food by Alison Gold. It creeps me out that a grown black man (not being racist but he is black and we can't change that) is at a teen girl's sleepover. Is it just me or does that cross the pedophile line at all?

Also, Wrecking Ball by Miley Cyrus. Everytime I see that it's like I went to watch small boobs porn accidentally. Just no.

 
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