Questions tagged [music-video]

For questions about music videos: video clips usually used to promote a song. Do not use this tag to identify a music video, use the [identify-this-video] tag instead.

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What is considered to be the first music video?

Just as the title says. Who was the artist, what is the track called? Bonus points if the video is available online! I would say that silent film has the focus on the movie enhanced by the music. ...
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Who are those famous looking people in the video of Pink Floyd's brain damage?

While i am able to recognize some of them but most of them are unknown to me. Did Pink Floyd mocked those politicians and generals? Like in the line. The lunatic is on the grass. P.S. I am ...
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Panther sequence in Black or White by Michael Jackson

Why did Michael Jackson decide to end the Black or White music video (which otherwise talked about peace, love, fearlessness and harmony) with a black panther turning into Jackson and wrecking stuff?
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Why does the actor commit suicide at the end of the video to “You're Beautiful”?

In James Blunt’s song, You're Beautiful (album: Back to Bedlam) the actor commits suicide at the end. I never understood why did he does so. What is the meaning behind it?
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Was “Interstella 5555” the first film that visually realized an album?

The film Interstella 5555 – The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem (2003) is the visual realization of Daft Punk’s album Discovery: the film’s soundtrack consists of the album’s songs, i.e., watching ...
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What is Meaning of “Aerials” by System of Down song and music video?

This is one of my favorite songs. I listened to this thousand times, watched video several times but still cannot get the connection. What is the background story of this song? How the Music Video ...
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Where does the Y.M.C.A dance comes from?

Looking at the Village People's Y.M.C.A. music video, I don't see the well known dance with dancers shaping the letters with their arms... when comes the chorus, they just clap their hands above their ...
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Explanation of R.E.M.'s “It's the End of the World” video

R.E.M.'s song "It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)" was very catchy and appeared in the beginning of the original Independence Day movie, which I believe was mutually beneficial ...
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Stitches by Shawn Mendes

In the music video for Stitches by Shawn Mendes, He appears to be fighting/being beat up by someone or something. What is that?
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What is the name of the musical instrument shown on the video?

Here is the picture from the video: What is the name of the musical instrument shown there?
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Why was “Video Killed the Radio Star” picked as the first song on MTV?

It is widely known that "Video Killed the Radio Star" was the first song on MTV, but is there a reason why? Was the song picked specifically due to its content? Was it MTV saying "we are here and ...
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Can you identify the song from this video frame?

Apple recently launched Apple Music, in their "home for music" video: https://youtu.be/Y1zs0uHHoSw they show the following music video frame: http://imgur.com/iopwxnq The video appears to show some ...
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What is the name of the musical instrument being played on the video? and we hear usually in churches?

In the first minute of the video what is the name of this musical instrument that we hear usually in churches?
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Why does the music video of “Living Next Door to Alice” by Smokie seem happy?

The song "Living Next Door to Alice" tells (in my opinion) a bit of a sad story. The protagonist is talking about Alice leaving, how he won't be able to see her again and won't be able to ever tell ...
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Are the featured old people in Basement Jaxx's “Oh My Gosh” real?

I’ve wondered ever since I saw it if the two main old people (the lady and the man) in the video for Basement Jaxx’s "Oh My Gosh" are actually old or if they’re younger people in ageing makeup? They ...
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Why did Nas skip out “Bonjour” from his Nasir Film?

On Nas' latest album Nasir, I was wondering if the song Bonjour not featuring in the short film (also called Nasir) had to do with the rumoured copyright issue that delayed the release time or was ...
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Who was the guy in the B-52's video “Roam”?

In the music video Roam by the B-52's there appears to be an African American B-52 with large hair (not really an Afro but similarly large). Upon seeing that I though "Oh, cool, the B-52s were more ...
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The Dancing Dead

Music Fans Topic Challenge #2 - Dancing Michael Jackson's Thriller music video was arguably the most influential music video ever, and its iconic zombie dance has been widely imitated in popular ...
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“Mein Herz Brennt” - Rammstein, what's the point?

I have been listening to this song for quite a while, and I always have the same question in my head: What is happening in the video ? Where are they, what's the story, who's that weird monster, what'...
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Which concert(s) is featured in Aerosmith's “Crazy” videoclip?

In Aerosmith's Crazy videoclip, there are several scenes of the band playing live, which appear to be from the same concert. Yet, I am unable to find a proper reference for this concert. Wikipedia in ...
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Who Stol' the 'Lac?

Back in high school I was a huge fan of Dirty and their music video Hit Da Floe, which contained a skit titled "Who Stol' the 'Lac?". The music video explored 4 suspects in the theft of Big Pimp and ...
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Missy Elliot's “Work it” lyrics meaning

My English teacher constantly referring to this song as female empowerment and feminism. But I just don't see how. How does the popular song of 2002 Work It by Missy Elliot refer to feminism or ...
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What do the elements mean in Eurythmic's “Sweet Dreams?”

The Eurythmics are known for their odd music videos. In the videoclip for their song, Sweet Dreams, there are a few items that have no relation to the song. Can someone explain the reason as to why ...
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How can artists make money when their albums and videos are free on YouTube?

Remember, Thriller made by MJ, he never released for free. still It is in Guinness world records for Highest selling album. Music rappers like Taylor swift, Justin Bieber etc, releasing their albums ...
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Who are the dignitaries representing in the DJ Shadow / Run the Jewels 'Nobody Speak' video

The Music video for DJ Shadow Feat. Run the Jewels features two dignitaries at a political conference whose voices have been substituted for EL-P and Killer Mike. Both their placards have been ...
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What is the music for this scene in Street fighter II?

In the European version of Streetfighter II Animated, what band/artist does the music for the opening scene with Ryu and Sagat?
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Which is the song on this cello tune video (《往事》)?

I've got the following music song which can be found in these videos at YouTube: a cello tune (大提琴曲 《往事》) learn from a cello tune (大提琴曲 《往事》 amateur violin) which my friend would like to learn to ...
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Why does Nancy Sinatra roll off stage at the end of “Bang Bang”?

There's a video version of "Bang Bang", sung by Nancy Sinatra. She sings the song while lying/sitting on stage. At the end, she rolls off the stage. It looks like it may have been for a live-in-...
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Adventure Of A Lifetime — is this an animated video clip?

I watched Coldplay's Adventure Of A Lifetime many times, yet was not able to decide whether it's animated, using some sort of "dummies", or combination. Can anyone tell the secret of those gorillas?
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Tune quoted in Jinkx Monsoon's “Cartoons & Vodka”

From 2:43 to 2:47 in Jinkx Monsoon's "Cartoons & Vodka", where is this tune from? It's so familiar, but I just can't place it.
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How do they prevent music leaking due to a music video shoot

The new DJ Khaled / Rihanna video came out today -- "Wild Thoughts". It was also the first time the audio was heard by the public. It has the catchy Carlos Santana - Maria Maria sample. What all ...
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Why is the Blue Neighbourhood trilogy called so?

As clear from the title, why is Troy Sivan's music video trilogy and album Blue Neighbourhood called so? Is it a reference to man's world? As blue represent men - or is there some other meaning?
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Where was this “Recovery” Music Video shot?

In the 1980's artist Olivia Newton John made a lot of music videos, especially for songs on her 1981 album, Physical. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZFO3WiBQDM One of my all time favorites is the ...
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What's with the abundance of black balloons in NF's videos?

Recently, I have been listening to a lot more NF, and sometimes watching the music videos that go with them. I've noticed that in some of his videos, including The Search, Real, Why, and various ...
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is there any particular reason why songs in spanish are taking over?

I was reading the charts for most viewed youtube songs for the years 2017/2018 . In it, 7 out of the 10 most viewed youtube music videos are in spanish. Notice this wasnt like this before, in years ...
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Identify Armenian romantic song by video?

I'm afraid I have almost no details. I saw a small part of an Armenian music video and really liked it, but because I don't speak Armenian I don't know how to locate it. The video was recent. It ...
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Who are the dancers in Nightcrawler's “Push the Feeling On”?

I have been trying to identify the dancers (except John Reid) in the music video Push the Feeling On, but without success. Any pointers?
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Bon jovi documentary

Hi I'm looking for a great Bon jovi / Rock and roll documentary I saw in England in the noughties. I vaguely remember it focusing on Bon jovi but it had other bands talked about. I specifically ...
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What are the words spoken at the start of “I'll Do the Talking Tonight” song (Russian language)?

The Bollywood Movie Agent Vinod (2012) has a song named I'll do the talking tonight. The song starts with some Russian lines. I searched everywhere in the internet but I didn't find a single article ...
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What kind of dancing style is shown on AronChupa's Little Swing video?

What kind of dancing style is shown on AronChupa's Little Swing music video?
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Movie with medley of love songs being watched in Veronica Faith video

Does anyone know the name of the music or movie :\ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnabcI4zQFA
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Video with Beyonce, students dancing at the canteen

I used to listen to a song from Beyonce but I don't remember it. In the video she was at the canteen and suddenly the students started dancing. That's pretty much the information I have but I don't ...
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Has there been any official word about the meaning behind the alligator in the video of OneRepublic's *Counting Stars*?

OneRepublic's hit song Counting Stars has a somewhat quirky music video. It features the band playing their song in a dilapidated basement with some sort of religious/therapy session simultaneously ...
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What is the meaning of the following line in the Jenniffer Lopez song “I'm into you”?

There is a strange line (well actually the whole song is quite weird) in the Jennifer Lopez song I'm into you: Sharpshooter you can call me the Zion Does anyone know what this actually means? Is ...
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Do karaoke machines have multiple music videos for the same song?

Do karaoke machines sometimes have multiple music videos for the same songs? Not as in different karaoke companies having different music videos, or even different machines, but the same machine ...
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Who are this 3 Judges in parody video of Bon Appétit?

Who are these 3 guys playing the Judges on this parody video, Katy Perry's Bon Appétit? I saw the original video, this guys are missing in it.
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Which country's culture is represented in “Gladiator” by Dami Im?

Dami Im was born in South Korea. However, many of the elements in the song's music video are reminiscent of Japan: 0:00: Chinese-style painting, plus faux Asian-style writing 0:17: A kimono-style ...
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Is any technology used to enhance the sound of the backup vocals in Twisted Measure's version of Sia's “Chandelier”?

Is any technology used to enhance the sound of the backup vocals in Twisted Measure's version of Sia's "Chandelier"? Are any particular effects or filters being used over the backup vocals? ...
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I can't remember a song, whose video clip is weird

I can't remember a song, the clip of which had some mannequins without faces in place of people. Some of them, for example, represented a family at home (father, mother and son) sitting around a table....
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Can somebody explain these specific moments of the musical short cartoon “Coal Black and de Sebben Dwarfs” (1943)?

Disclaimer: Some people probably might find this offensive, and so should not watch it, although I personally don't understand why, and find it to be a very funny and musically catchy cartoon from the ...