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Videos you like of songs you don't like


Peter Gabriel's Sledgehammer seemed IMO to be quite the pedestrian pop number, but all the stop animation in the video was pretty cool.

Always thought Sonic Youth's Teenage Riot was kinda drab, but the video, which had some admittedly stale stretches, features lots of neat cameo footage of luminaries from the late 70s/early/mid 80's underground/independent music scene - a sort of musical compendium of that time.

10CC's Cry didn't do a whole lot for me, but I like the video with all the morphing faces.

I'm sure there's more if I think of them.
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Old 09-02-2019, 04:13 PM
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I don't particularly like Alice in Chains' Rainier Fog, but the video amuses the heck out of me.

Same with Five Finger Death Punch's Sham Pain. (Actually, this one actually kind of annoys me, like most FFDP, but the video gives me the giggles.)

(To nitpick your OP...Cry wasn't 10CC, it was Godley and Creme's later project...Godley & Creme.)
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OK Go is the exemplar of this. Their music is generic pop. But they make great videos.
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I don't have Blurred Lines in my music collection, but it's one of my favorite music videos.
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Old 09-02-2019, 06:05 PM
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I don't have Blurred Lines in my music collection, but it's one of my favorite music videos.
How do you like the bluegrass version?
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How do you like the bluegrass version?
It feels like it's missing something...
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I'm not a big fan of the Beastie Boys song "Sabotage", but the video is pretty cool.
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Don't care for Michael Jackson, never have, but Thriller was fun.
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10CC's Cry
Just Godley and Creme.
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Old 09-03-2019, 07:24 AM
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Peter Gabriel's Sledgehammer seemed IMO to be quite the pedestrian pop number, but all the stop animation in the video was pretty cool.
This is what I came here to post when I saw the thread title. Since you've already covered it in your OP, let me instead nominate Charlift's Evident Utensil. I absolutely love how the video uses those trippy MPEG glitches for artistic effect, but the song itself is kind of meh.
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Benny Benassi's techno song "Satisfaction" is just another crappy techno song. But the video is fantastic.
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I am not really a fan of Michael Jackson after Thriller but I did like the video of Black or White.
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I wouldn't exactly say I dislike these songs, but I probably enjoy them more when I watch the music videos.
Sledgehammer, songs by Robert Palmer, Fish Heads, songs by Michael Jackson.

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Old 09-03-2019, 09:32 PM
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Good call with OK Go and Robert Palmer.
OutKast’s “Hey Ya” is a medium-good song, but a great video.
Certain early 80s new wave videos are amazingly atmospheric and creative, but the songs are meh. I’m thinking of The Tubes, and especially Gary Wright’s “Really Wanna Know You”: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ghEA62Wx71Y

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The video for Tom Petty's "Don't Come Around Here No More" (with the Alice in Wonderland imagery) is far more interesting than the song itself. [The record is solid, but far down my list of favorite Tom Petty songs.]
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"Baby Got Back" by Sir Mix-A-Lot is mildly amusing as a record, but the video is hilarious.
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Don't care for almost any of Aerosmith's post-70s output, but "Janie's Got a Gun" has an interesting video.
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Pick an Aphex Twin music video. Guaranteed to love the video over the song they use.
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Old 09-10-2019, 06:40 AM
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Pick an Aphex Twin music video. Guaranteed to love the video over the song they use.
Good example. "Come to Daddy" is unlistenable, unless you're watching the (very cool but horrific) video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZ827lkktYs
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