5 music videos which don’t take themselves too seriously

Since MTV started in 1981 with Video killed the radio star, music videos have been a big part of musical culture. It’s a shame when they’re just 3 minutes of someone singing into a microphone, so here’s five that stand out for me for making the most of the opportunity and not taking themselves too seriously.

LMFAO – Sexy and I know it


There’s a censored version on VidZone with smiley faces covering the speedos which I think is an improvement, but I can’t seem to find it online.

Foo Fighters – Big Me


The Foo Fighters often make excellent video, and it was a tough call to pick this or Learn to Fly.

DJ Format featuring Jurassic 5 – We know something you don’t know


Rappers in animal costumes break dancing. What more could you want?

Utah Saints – Something good ’08


The origins of the Running Man dance, in Wales. Who’d have thought it?

Blink-182 – All the small things


I could create a new post just about mocking music videos but Blink-182 do a nice summary here.

Honorary mention to Rizzle Kicks cover of Price Tag for flashing a Cafe Nero card to show how big they are.

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