Sunday, July 19, 2009

The Joys of Literal Music Videos

Thanks to the power of Facebook, I recently found out about the literal music video. While many of them are really bad (just try sitting through the literal versions of "Girlfriend" or "Bye, Bye, Bye" on YouTube), here are three of my favorites.

"Total Eclipse of the Heart" - this is a very screwy video, and even without the rewritten lyrics, it is pretty laughable.

"I Would Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)" - words can't even begin to describe how awesome this literal version is. Meatloaf watching the girl in the cup, the Kool-Aid man reference, the shot at Herbal Essences - all of it is mocked here for your listening and watching pleasure.

"Making Love Out of Nothing At All" - this may be my favorite one (it is a toss up between this and the Meatloaf video). Besides the delightfully bad 80's fashion, the singing is actually pretty good and the lyrics are very funny. However, the real winner is the hysterical imagined dialogue.

My favorite pieces of dialogue:
"I'll come back when you put on a shirt!"
"Stupid, stupid non-magic photo!"