Best Literal Music Videos Of All Time
A friend of mine sent me a link the other day and got me into "literal music videos". If you're not familiar, it's basically a parody of an "official" music video, where the actual song lyrics have been replaced with lyrics that describe the visuals in the video. A guy named Dustin McLean officially started the genre in 2008, and there have been hundreds ever since. I plowed through hours of these things on YouTube - some hilarious, some that really suck. Save yourself time and check out the six that make up the cream of the crop below - leave a comment with your favorite, and let us know if we missed any. (Yeah, I know - who does "top 6" lists? In this case, 10 would have put a little chaff in the wheat, and 5 would have left out a good one.)
The only entry on the list that's not an 80's song. Enjoy.
Created by the same person that made another popular literal video (that didn't make the list) for Bonnie Tyler's "Total Eclipse Of The Heart".
Biz's 1989 classic holds the honor of being the first rap song to get the "literal" treatment. Not bad.
Created by Dustin McLean - the father of literal videos. Hilarious.
80's band on LSD, with plenty of midget-spanking, crazy women, and a Renaissance Fair from hell. Not to be missed.
Was tough to pick the absolute funniest - but this one probably deserves the top spot by virtue of the fact that like video #3, it's a Dustin McLean creation, the video that started it all, and the reigning literal video champion in terms of YouTube views (8 million).