Though it would be boring if all music videos were just shots of the band playing a song, sometimes directors get a little too creative when trying to stand out on YouTube. These six+ music videos are creepy, confusing, funny, and above all, very, very weird.
"Animals" by Maroon 5
If you think Adam Levine is dreamy, this might change your mind. In the music video for "Animals," the Maroon 5 frontman plays a blood-covered butcher who likes to hang out in a garage filled with cow carcasses. He stalks a customer, watches her window in the rain, follows her to a nightclub, and fantasizes about making out with her while blood rains down on them. Hey, anybody want to buy my tickets to their next show? I just decided I'd rather not see them in person after all.
"Dangerous (feat. Joywave)" by Big Data
So you're sitting on a bench, eating a hot dog and minding your business, when two psychotic runners disrupt your day by headbutting you to death. This is the plot of Big Data's video for "Dangerous," and it's pretty gory.
"Hooked On A Feeling" by David Hasselhoff
It's not clear whether David Hasselhoff lost a bet, or was doing some crazy drugs in the nineties. In front of a green screen, he rides a snowboard, stands on a motorcycle, flies with a flock of geese, eats a fish, and floats in the air with dachshund puppies and angels. All while staring intently into the camera, and your soul.
"Elastic Heart" by Sia
This video received some controversy soon after it was released. In "Elastic Heart" by Sia, A semi-naked Shia LaBeouf is trapped in a metal cage with the young Maddy Ziegler, and the two engage is some strange cage-fighting/dancing while wearing dirty, skin-colored underwear.
"PONPONPON" by Kyary Pamyu Pamyu
Don't let the pastel color scheme and Kyary Pamyu Pamyu's childish voice fool you- this video is basically a bad acid trip. Amongst the singer's cuteness, faceless dancers dance and multiply across the screen, animated skulls writhe in agony, and eyeballs come rolling out of a disembodied head. Don't say we didn't warn you.
Pretty Much Any Video by iamamiwhoami
From weird cardboard puppets, scary fur-covered dancers, or the nightmare of being turned into a salad, iamamiwhoami videos are the stuff that nightmares are made of.