Can you believe it’s been almost 40 years since MTV began, raising the status of the music video to a fine art form?
Do you remember the first video that really caught your attention? Michael Jackson’s Thriller? Peter Gabriel’s Sledgehammer? Robert Palmer’s Addicted to Love? Or how about those startling sumo wrestlers in Weezer’s Hash Pipe, or the naked guys in Blink 182’s What’s My Age Again? All were at least great sources of inspiration for Halloween costumes back in the day.
For us at Really Rather, there are some unforgettable music videos that never cease to bring a smile to our faces and a snort laugh to our noses whenever we think of them, which is probably more often than we care to admit. The songs are not only ear worms, but the videos are eye worms, to coin a phrase. You just can’t unsee them.
We’ve come up with a collection of what we think are five of the funniest, weirdest music videos of all time, some of which you may have missed. We siphoned out the gory and gross, because, frankly, they scare us and stress us out.
Take a break, kick back and turn up the volume. We promise you’ll at least have fun watching them.
Really Rather’s List of the 5 Funniest, Weirdest Music Videos of All Time
(In no particular order)
Pico and Sepulveda, The Forbidden Zone
Maybe it’s just because we’ve driven all these streets so many times, but this music video really tickles our fancy. You may find yourself busting out in a one-person conga line after watching. No matter where you live, there’s probably an intersection near you that you can sub in. Beeman and Magnolia, anyone?
Hopeless Wanderer, Mumford & Sons
You generally wouldn’t classify Mumford & Sons as a bunch of wild and crazy guys, but they sure did blow up the comedy meter when they got funny guys Jason Bateman, Ed Helms, Will Forte and Jason Sudeikis to step in for them. Outrageous performances inspire outrageous laughs.
Weapon of Choice, Fatboy Slim
What could be funnier, or weirder, than seeing Christopher Walken dancing like Fred Astaire in a hotel lobby? Apparently there were no stunt or dance doubles used. Who needs more cowbell when you can hoof it like that?
Gangnam Style, Psy
It was between this one and Ylvis’ The Fox, but Gangnam won out basically because of that amazing dancing kid at the beginning, and the fact that with the movies Parasite and Minari, the hit novel If I Had Your Face, all things KPop and Bulgogi, we are crazy for Korean these days.
Fish Heads by Barnes & Barnes
Okay, this music video is a little on the creepy side, but you have to give Barnes & Barnes credit for their wild creativity, both in the song and the visuals. You’ll now find yourself singing the Fish Heads song at the oddest times for the rest of your life. You’re welcome.