Generally taking under five minutes, a great music video has hyper-elements for your entertainment.
First: music. Music is the highest form of entertainment. It can have the lowest score in the “diminishing return” factor, meaning its ability to amuse you doesn’t diminish over time or over repeated consumption. You can usually listen to a piece of music more than once without losing interest. The exception to the rule is any song which gives you an earworm.
Second: eyecandy. If a music video has some eye-catching scenes, you can watch it repeatedly.
Third: brevity. It doesn’t use up a lot of your time. You can fit in several in one day, if you have more time.
Of course, none of this means every video is worthwhile. The following is a list of some from YouTube which contain all three of the elements mentioned. Look them up for some great and non-time consuming fun!
- Jack Johnson—At Or With Me
- The Cardigans—My Favorite Game “Stone Version”
- Beastie Boys—Body Movin’
- Skinny Puppy—Pro-Test (HD Version)
- Audioslave—Show Me How To Live
- Drake—God’s Plan
- Clutch—Ghoul Wrangler
- Front Line Assembly—Alone
- The Mess Hall—Pulse
- Royksopp—What Else Is There?