Remember when we could just listen to music? Now pop music is turning into a bubbly, colorful little empire. In the spirit of The Lonely Island’s new song, “Go Kindergarten” featuring Robyn and Sean Combs and Paul Rudd doing every single thing the song tells them what to do — from raising a glass to having a baby on the dance floor — here are some of the songs that probably inspired “Go Kindergarten” and have us concerned for humanity.
Today is Robyn's birthday, and in honor of the "Call Your Girlfriend" singer, we've got a gallery full of music videos featuring pop stars well, calling their girlfriends. Enjoy!
Musical acuity has always been augmented by stage presence, which some gloriously bring to a new level. Rock music took the stage and incorporated their own theatrics, a contemporary physical opera of sorts. In the throes of passion, with the help of a deftly timed camera, these musicians are forever frozen in a moment of near transcendence.
As Prince is a living legend who can play dozens of instruments, clearly he sets the bar high when it comes to musicianship and collaborators. So for him to make a conscious choice to work with female musicians and also sing about their prowess while also acknowledging misogyny is amazing. It makes me love him almost as much as I did when I heard "Little Red Corvette" for the first time.
Sarah Blasko's video for her new single, "All Of Me", almost makes you forget about the way in which female nudity or sexuality must always be exploited, scandalized and scrutinized.
This past week, a well-adjusted Courtney Love snuck onto the deck at Montauk's Surf Lodge, picked up a microphone, and with the accompaniment of an equally well-adjusted guitarist, played a short set of songs that included a Fleetwood Mac cover. But for some reason, her past bad behavior tends to precede her... and also make it difficult for people to think of her as anything other than batshit crazy. In defense of one's ability to change, as a reminder of her finer moments, and because Hole is about to go on tour, here are other occasions when Courtney Love behaved completely normally.
Here are 20 amazing (and occasionally surprising) other music video cameos.
For the music video aficionado there are probably more appropriate examples of the art form than the ones listed here, but this list isn’t tackling the daunting task of singling out the greatest music videos of all time. This list is the Top Twenty Music Videos Directed By Famous Filmmakers.