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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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Cartoon Music Video From the 90's with boy sitting on light pole

There is this song that I've seen only once in the 90's and I can't remember the gorup / singer or name of it. As far as I remember, the music video is a cartoon of a boy running away from something ...
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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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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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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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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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Early-2000s music video, triangle logo flying towards audience, appeared on “rage”, [closed]

Somewhere between 2001-2004, I was laying in bed one night, flipping through TV stations, when I came across rage (Australia's late night music show) who were playing a music video for a rather nice ...
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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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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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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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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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Song from dance video on Tudou

Here is the video link: http://www.tudou.com/programs/view/ellbyoTQbHw In this dance video, from 02:55 to 03:10, the most drastic part. I can recognize other parts of this dance, but here the speed ...
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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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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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“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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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, which I can't find at the moment. She sings the song while lying/sitting on stage. At the end, she rolls off the stage. It looks like ...
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Rapture-themed music video from the 90's

I'm trying to identify a music video I saw once in the 1990's. The song was fairly standard alternative rock --nothing about it is particularly memorable to me --but the video's imagery has stuck ...
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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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Video clip of a song in a beach, big guy with pink sunglasses

I've seen a video clip on VH1 a while ago, loved it and planned to download the song/clip, forgot about it, and now can't find it again. The video showed party on a beach, and what I remember most is ...
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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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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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Punk rock music video with exploding mailboxes

I think the genre is punk Very heavy bass The lead singer in a black hair girl. In the video she is walking down a street and as she passes mailboxes explode. I think bracelet and sitting/waiting on ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Identification of a song through a food fight

I have a distinct memory of a song with a strange sound for an Intro, can't remember the rest of it. However, I distinctly remember the music video being a muted food fight, and I remember someone ...
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I'm trying to identify a music video with repetitive dance choreography

I'm trying to identify a music video but I'm not sure what year it came out – (maybe early 90's – 2000's)? The genre of music is pop, I think. The video consists of one set – a multi – colored, multi- ...
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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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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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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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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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Identify pop-punk music video with costumes from american revolution

I'd like to identify a pop-punk song I've watched in YouTube some years ago. All I remember is that in the music video all the band members were dressed like The Founding Fathers (wigs, waistcoasts, ...
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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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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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Trying to identify 80/90s music video with woman in an old castle and locked in santa

I'm trying to identify a music video about which I have been thinking again lately. I watched this in my childhood and I'm afraid I only remember. a few impressions. The video itself was from the 80s ...
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Rap music video filmed from side of a car

I am looking for a music video that is filmed along the side of a car through the whole video. The video is about two men who rob different stores and in the end they are killed by men from another ...