Musical Musings… Videos That Are Better Than Their Songs

MTV may no longer be Music Television, but that doesn’t mean videos no longer exist.  I know, right?

Today I present some videos that are, in my opinion, better than the songs they’re meant to showcase.

(I didn’t include any 80’s songs such as A-Ha’s Take On Me or Genesis’ Land of Confusion due partially to the fact that back then MTV still meant Music Television, and also… songs from the 80’s are still good in a kitschy sort of way.)

  • The White Stripes – Fell in Love with a Girl

A very simple song with a very simple message in a very simple – but quite time-consuming to make – video.

  • Fall Out Boy – Sugar, We’re Going Down

This could have been a movie, me thinks.  An independent film, of course.  A pretentious one.

  • Nickelback – Savin’ Me

The concept doesn’t fully kick in until 1:30 minutes in, but this video is certainly worth the watch.

  • OK GO – This Too Shall Pass

If you haven’t seen this yet, here ya (OK) go.

  • Prodigy – Smack My Bitch Up

You may argue that the song is good, but I’d still argue the video is better.  For the (mostly) uncut version, click here.  (I say mostly uncut because this is still missing the heroin and pedestrian hits… intense video, eh?)