10 Music Videos Better Than Their Songs

10 Music Videos Better Than Their Songs
Lady Gaga

One day, we'll all tell our children (and/or grandchildren) about why the 24-hour reality television channel is called MTV. We'll say something like "Sonny, there was once a time, when I was just a wee child, when that station played music videos."

"A music video on television? That's preposterous, grandpa/grandma. I thought those only ever existed on YouTube," our grandchildren will telepathically communicate to us via computer chips implanted in our brains.

We'll recall fondly how through the very beginning of the 21st century (or the "double-O's," as we'll hopefully call them), music videos actually mattered. We'll explain that relatively mediocre performers like R. Kelly and Lady Gaga could become huge stars thanks to elaborate music videos (and peeing on people).

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We might even tell them about how some music videos were far superior to the songs they represented. Here are 10 songs that we might mention when explaining that part.

10. "All the Small Things" - Blink-182 Blink-182 always had a knack for making memorable music videos. Whether they're streaking through Los Angeles ("What's My Age Again?"), wearing awesomely short shorts ("First Date"), or throwing cash off of rooftops ("The Rock Show"), Blink did better pop-punk videos than any of their competitors. Their flawless boy band parody video should go down as one of the funniest videos ever created, even if it's for (arguably) their most overrated song.

9. "Bad Romance" - Lady Gaga Let's be honest, "Bad Romance" isn't one of Gaga's worst songs, but it's definitely one of her best videos. We're not sure exactly who was on what drugs when this video was created, but there were clearly some mind-altering substances at work. This was really the video that took Gaga from "that one pop star who dresses really strange" to "what the hell is going on here?" In hindsight, it also might've been the moment that guaranteed she wouldn't be able to keep up that level of successful and bizarre art for more than a couple of records.

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