You may be surprised to find that Miley Cyrus’s video for her new hit song, “Wrecking Ball” is listed at number ten on this list. And why shouldn’t you be? The sheer stupidity and freaky nature of the video trumped her controversial 2013 VMA performance in August, a feat that many thought was impossible. But the videos that ranked higher make Cyrus’s “wreck” look like a masterpiece. Let’s have a look:
10. “Wrecking Ball” – Miley Cyrus
In the last year, Cyrus has made every attempt to ditch the Hannah Montana image, and what better way than to swing away naked on a wrecking ball. I also thought the oral pleasure to the sledgehammer was a nice touch along with pretending to have an orgasm while rolling around on her back on the pieces of concrete.
I have to say, I’m disappointed by Cyrus and her desperation to escape her wholesome country girl Disney image. I’m even more upset that she doesn’t even realize that she already has. Miley, Hannah Montana is gone. You can drop the act.
9. “Lolly” – Maejor Ali feat. Justin Bieber & Juicy J
Sorry Bieber fans, but “Lolly” is not so sweet and way too sticky for my taste. Bieber looks clueless throughout the video, and his awkward dance moves only expose this. Juicy J. Ali looks focused and ready to go, but the video is overall tacky with the backup dancers performing the same dance moves, and girls holding up and licking lollipops every now and then. Such a cliché. All I can say is, great song, terrible video.
8. “Come & Get It” – Selena Gomez
This video just makes no sense to me whatsoever. Forgive me if I’m being ignorant, but what the hell is she doing? Is she a witch trying to cast some spell on someone? Then again, it would make sense. She had plenty of practice as a wizard on Disney. Ok, my cover’s been blown. I actually just like making fun of Disney stars. But still, this video is ridiculous if she thinks it makes her look sexy. I think the words, “sad” and possibly, “delusional” are a better fit.
7. “Ascension Millennium” – Corey Feldman
I love The Lost Boys. Corey Feldman is phenomenal and definitely has made a name for himself as an actor, but who would have thought he’s a musician too, and one with such a kick-ass music video. The video features Feldman dressed as an 80s bad boy wearing a black leather jacket and performing a variety of stereotypes associated with that era, including dancing like Michael Jackson, playing in a rock band and chilling at a pool party (a common feature in movies from the 70s and 80s). Yep, “Ascension Millennium” is proof that the 80s never really died, and Feldman still looks as good as he did back in the day.
6. “Stonehenge” – Ylvis
Again, I have to hand it to Ylvis brothers. I think my favorite scene of all is when the girl is going down on Vegard, and he pulls out a popup book of Stonehenge while singing the line, “all I think of is Stonehenge?” But what I love most is how Ylvis is able to take a dull and rarely thought of subject like Stonehenge (how long can you actually talk about a pile of rocks set up in a circle) and make fun of it to the point where it’s on your mind all day everyday.
5. “Badman” – DJ Humility Feat. Suga Boiz
Okay, this video is ridiculous…ridiculously awesome. A combination of street dancing, action and rhythm, the video’s lyrics and content depict a fearless, tough nature in the characters. I also love how the singers Nigerian accents, which along with the background in the video, create a distinction from American street life and hip hop.
4. Stupid People – Peter Prins
I just want to give a big shout out to this video, THANK YOU. Finally, something that successfully communicates what mankind has been trying to convey since the dawn of time. A creepy-looking puppet talking about just how stupid people really are. Who could ask for a better device to get the message across? Yes, the song is lame but it has an important message. If you’re too much of a dumbass to realize what it is, just look at the title.
3. “Magic Clap” – The Coup
You know a video’s going to be downright hilarious (and intentionally idiotic) when it features comedian Patton Oswalt in it. But “Magic Clap” ups the ante with Oswalt performing body signals while anti-government lyrics appear around him to clarify the symbolism of his motions. The song is the leading track to the political hip hop group’s album, Sorry to bother You, according to The Huffington Post.
2. “I Need You” – My Perfect Melody
Technically, this is not an official music video, but I just had to include it. This guy is a great actor and should be in movies…as the weirdo on the trains that everyone avoids. Also, I love videos where people terribly act out lyrics from the song. It’s bad enough that the song is horrible, but combined with poor acting, the whole video is twice as excruciating. But I feel so bad for this guy for some reason (no idea why? maybe we’re kindred spirits) that I just can’t help but find this video overall funny and amusing…out of pity.
1. “The Fox (What Does the Fox Say)” – Ylvis
What I love most about this video is its purpose: stupidity. And boy is Ylvis, a Norwegian band made up by comedy duo Bård and Vegard Ylvisåker, serious about that purpose. The video features a group of dancers performing in the woods with Bård dressed as a fox and making weird noises like Joff-Tchoff (I’m sure you can guess from the name what the noises answer).The cherry on top though is the fact that some are calling it the new “Harlem Shake,” the original of which has been tainted by people jumping up and down and doing it all wrong while thinking they’re doing it right.