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Worst pop video ever made
« on: November 03, 2013, 10:38:47 am »
Watching this week's TOTP 1978, it occurs to me that the video for Rod Stewart's Do Ya Think I'm Sexy? is in the top three worst videos ever made.

Your suggestions?
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Re: Worst pop video ever made
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2013, 12:07:40 pm »
Rah Band, Clouds Across the Moon, not only for the tinfoil, but also for the idea of a Mars transport that features cast iron, concrete and conical bras.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cXqHWur5Uk

Re: Worst pop video ever made
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2013, 01:24:07 pm »
I think Kelly Marie deserves an hon. mention.
http://youtu.be/WR03E91J_uA
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Re: Worst pop video ever made
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2013, 02:54:50 pm »
I can't decide whether this falls into the category of 'atrocious' or 'so bad its brilliant'

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/EfpgE1EoOjs&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/EfpgE1EoOjs&rel=1</a>
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Re: Worst pop video ever made
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2013, 03:56:08 pm »
I think there should a special lifetime achievement award for Legs & Co's often overly literal and just plain bizarre interpretations.

MacArthur Park, feat. Grayson Perry

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/VJk9Kr8nQsc&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/VJk9Kr8nQsc&rel=1</a>

Or how about this all-expense spared interpretation of the Carpenters' Calling Occupants  [notice how they managed to subtly weave the 'pants' in Occupants into the narrative]? Warning, contains traces of Dave Lee Travis.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/CPQSvbczjY8&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/CPQSvbczjY8&rel=1</a>

Or for the truly bizarre, a realisation of O Superman that Laurie Anderson probably had in mind when she wrote it:

http://legsandco.blogspot.co.uk/2010/11/zoo-o-superman.html

Re: Worst pop video ever made
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2013, 06:45:03 am »
The Cheeky Girls' Cheeky Song (Touch My Bum).  They are not easy on the eye.
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Re: Worst pop video ever made
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2013, 09:21:33 am »
Total Eclipse of the Heart.

wtf is with the choirboys with the glowing eyes? They look like the midwich cuckoos
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Re: Worst pop video ever made
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2013, 09:47:34 am »
Nice Video (Shame About The Song) - Not!

Certain styles of video were produced purely to gain maximum airplay on MTV.  Lots of colour, effects, and a baffling storyline seemed de rigueur
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Re: Worst pop video ever made
« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2013, 10:10:21 am »
Which leads us nicely on to Safety Dance by Men Without Hats.
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Wascally Weasel

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Re: Worst pop video ever made
« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2013, 10:11:57 am »
Total Eclipse of the Heart.

wtf is with the choirboys with the glowing eyes? They look like the midwich cuckoos

Yes but it becomes a total work of genius when you add in the literal translation:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsgWUq0fdKk

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Re: Worst pop video ever made
« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2013, 10:39:14 am »
I think there should a special lifetime achievement award for Legs & Co's often overly literal and just plain bizarre interpretations.

MacArthur Park, feat. Grayson Perry

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/VJk9Kr8nQsc&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/VJk9Kr8nQsc&rel=1</a>

Or how about this all-expense spared interpretation of the Carpenters' Calling Occupants  [notice how they managed to subtly weave the 'pants' in Occupants into the narrative]? Warning, contains traces of Dave Lee Travis.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/CPQSvbczjY8&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/CPQSvbczjY8&rel=1</a>

Or for the truly bizarre, a realisation of O Superman that Laurie Anderson probably had in mind when she wrote it:

http://legsandco.blogspot.co.uk/2010/11/zoo-o-superman.html

To be fair to Legs & Co.  they seem to have a better special effects team than "Blake's 7" in that 2nd routine.

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Re: Worst pop video ever made
« Reply #11 on: November 04, 2013, 11:32:13 am »
Total Eclipse of the Heart.

wtf is with the choirboys with the glowing eyes? They look like the midwich cuckoos

Yes but it becomes a total work of genius when you add in the literal translation:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/fsgWUq0fdKk&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/fsgWUq0fdKk&rel=1</a>

Finally, this video makes sense.
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tiermat

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Re: Worst pop video ever made
« Reply #12 on: November 04, 2013, 02:32:54 pm »
November Rain by Gun'N'Roses must be up there.

Completely pointless plot* - check
Gratuitous guitar solo - check
Way, way, way too long - check
Crap song - check.

I rest my case.

*Surely the silly woman who is bridesmaid at a number of the weddings would know how all his marriages end up, so why the grig does she marry him?
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Re: Worst pop video ever made
« Reply #13 on: November 04, 2013, 03:37:10 pm »
Anything by Adam and the Ants. I showed one of those  to my 14 yr old god daughter on YT. The pity in her look that I was alive during such dross was palpable.
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Wascally Weasel

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Re: Worst pop video ever made
« Reply #14 on: November 04, 2013, 05:12:19 pm »
November Rain by Gun'N'Roses must be up there.

Completely pointless plot* - check
Gratuitous guitar solo - check
Way, way, way too long - check
Crap song - check.

I rest my case.

*Surely the silly woman who is bridesmaid at a number of the weddings would know how all his marriages end up, so why the grig does she marry him?

This is the sort of thing that was sent up quite well on the joke TV Show 'Fame or Shame' (an X Factor type parody show, within the game GTA5) with a song called "This is just a Power Ballad".

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Re: Worst pop video ever made
« Reply #15 on: November 04, 2013, 05:26:50 pm »
Anything by Adam and the Ants.

So wrong!

You're confusing "low budget" with "lack of artistic merit" - they may have lacked the production values of Duran Duran's efforts, but that's part of the [post-]punk ethos, surely? Besides, Duran Duran never had Diana Dors as the fairy godmother, so in my book, Adam & The Ants win.

Re: Worst pop video ever made
« Reply #16 on: November 04, 2013, 06:00:51 pm »
Who could forget The Hoff's effort?
http://youtu.be/PJQVlVHsFF8


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Re: Worst pop video ever made
« Reply #17 on: November 04, 2013, 06:32:18 pm »
Anything by Michael Jackson...
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Re: Worst pop video ever made
« Reply #18 on: November 04, 2013, 06:52:59 pm »
Anything by Adam and the Ants.

So wrong!

You're confusing "low budget" with "lack of artistic merit" - they may have lacked the production values of Duran Duran's efforts, but that's part of the [post-]punk ethos, surely? Besides, Duran Duran never had Diana Dors as the fairy godmother, so in my book, Adam & The Ants win.

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Re: Worst pop video ever made
« Reply #19 on: November 04, 2013, 10:26:48 pm »
God, yeah,, 80s cheese.

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Re: Worst pop video ever made
« Reply #20 on: November 05, 2013, 06:27:51 am »
Which leads us nicely on to Safety Dance by Men Without Hats.
That's a great video.  A dwarf in long grass?  Win.  The trippy blonde dancer is now the editor of Cosmopolitan, apparently.
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Re: Worst pop video ever made
« Reply #21 on: November 06, 2013, 01:40:12 pm »
Which leads us nicely on to Safety Dance by Men Without Hats.
That's a great video.  A dwarf in long grass?  Win.  The trippy blonde dancer is now the editor of Cosmopolitan, apparently.

Great song.

Re: Worst pop video ever made
« Reply #22 on: November 07, 2013, 12:24:00 am »
Which leads us nicely on to Safety Dance by Men Without Hats.
That's a great video.  A dwarf in long grass?  Win.  The trippy blonde dancer is now the editor of Cosmopolitan, apparently.

Great song.

But for it's day it was absolutely fine, and better than most! They clearly weren't taking it too seriously, and therefor it's fine. For proper shit videos you need to go for the 'taking themselves way too seriously' angle.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/9G4jnaznUoQ&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/9G4jnaznUoQ&rel=1</a>Stewie says this is the gayest video ever. It's certainly the worst. Even at the time it made my skin crawl (and I used to like both the protagonists). It's amazing how people will abandon all dignity for a good cause ...
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Re: Worst pop video ever made
« Reply #23 on: March 08, 2014, 11:09:57 am »
I came across this while looking for something completely different.

I guess some 70s bands just didn't make the transition to video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UeigY-rzFk
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clarion

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Re: Worst pop video ever made
« Reply #24 on: March 08, 2014, 11:28:00 am »
See also: Slade videos.
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