Music Videos with Pizzazz!

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!

  1. Jack Johnson—At Or With Me
  2. The Cardigans—My Favorite Game “Stone Version”
  3. Beastie Boys—Body Movin’
  4. Skinny Puppy—Pro-Test (HD Version)
  5. Audioslave—Show Me How To Live
  6. Drake—God’s Plan
  7. Clutch—Ghoul Wrangler
  8. Front Line Assembly—Alone
  9. The Mess Hall—Pulse
  10. Royksopp—What Else Is There?

Published by Kurt Gailey

This is where I'm supposed to brag about how I've written seven novels, twelve screenplays, thousands of short stories, four self-help books, and one children's early-reader, but I'd rather stay humble. You can find out about things I've written or follow my barchive (web archive, aka 'blog) at or follow me on twitter @kurt_gailey. I love sports and music and books, so if you're an athlete or in a band or you're a writer, give me a follow and I'll most likely follow you back. I've even been known to promote other people's projects.

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