Music Video Templates

It's not often that I have some form of music TV on in my house. Mainly, because they tend to play the same crap every hour and it gets duuuuuull. However, last night I managed to watch a few hours afore-mentioned TV, and have come up with very interesting observation. Edit: As admitted in the comments, this was a joint effort between me and Miss Lane who is, as she mentions, a "good catholic girl" which the jury is still debating on.

I also suspect some of this list has to do with the "It's 3am and we're still watching even though it's crap" effect.

Every R&B/Rap/HipHop style music video is different only thanks to the music. Everything else is the same format, and once I realised this, I couldn't help BUT watch just to see how accurate my theory was.

Now, don't get me wrong, I cannot 99% of this style music and to be honest, I wasn't even listening to it, but if you find yourself at a loose end, give it a try with this handy-dandy list!

The Bling:
The large stone earring, the thick necklace/bracelet, the medallion, the rings, or just the gem-encrusted everyday object.

The Cars:
High performance sports cars, stretched anything, the hummers, the Bentley's - bonus points for the bouncing cars.

The Girls:
Seperate from the later-mentioned Entourage, these are the girls that are present for looking good, wearing very little and dancing in a very odd manner.

The Hand Gestures:
No other way to explain it really, other than lots of strange gesturing.

The Famous Guest:
Movie Stars, Retired Rappers, Sports Heroes, and not forgetting the "Featuring" guest.

The Entourage:
No one worth their salt travels without their pack, crew, posse or whatever.

The Tattoos:
Arm tattoos, neck tattoos, back tattoos, lower-back tattoos, chest/breast, neck... Extra points for religious tattoos.

The 'Hood:
Showing "where they come from" clearly forms an integral part of any R&B/Rap video, chain link fences and suchlike...

The Alcohol:
Singing and Dancing with champagne (Cristal), various shots and spirits, all the way through to beer from a can.

The Headgear:
Baseball caps, beanies, scarves, and what appears to be part of a stocking. Bonus points for two or more items being worn at the same time.

The Token Fat Guy:
He might be at the front of the Entourage, he might be a body guard, he might be lurking at the back of the crowd, but trust me, he's there.

The Kids
The little cherubs appear very often in the videos - and as Lane said, they could be babies, they could be 8-year olds in the Gangs/Entourage/Playing in the Hood, but they are there!

The Police
The are the *enemy* but they still appear in their videos just to show how cool they really are, that they are not all that bothered about them really.

The Token "Dude"
Again he is there either at the front or the back but this fella can not dance to save his life and yet here he is in the music video. This fella was always picked last for gym and was highly picked on. Bet his mates wish they had his life now.

The Extras:
Whole Entourage singing, nudity, swearing, a budget to shame most Hollywood productions, animals (especially if wearing The Bling)...
Now, the only reason I've chosen this particular genre of music is because there was an incredible amount of Rap music videos on last night. I considered doing it for Country & Western videos, but realised I would probably throw myself out the window just to stop the pain!!

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4 Responses to “Music Video Templates”

Me said...

You just noticed? XD

Lane said...

hey hey hey lets put this into prospective here! This list ladies and gentleman was thought up by urs truely AND Dan.

Not to mention he has also forgotten other categories

KIDS

They are there somewhere. Could be a baby could be and 8 years old gang in the hood but they are there.

POLICE CARS/POLICE

The are the *enemy* but they still appear in their videos just to show how cool they really are, that they are not all that bothered about them really.

THE TOKEN DUDE

Again he is there either at the front or the back but this fella can not dance to save his life and yet here he is in the music video. This fella was always picked last for gym and was highly picked on. Bet his mates wich they had his life now.


So Mr please add these to your list and make the point of saying this was a joint effort with my fabulous brains and the fact you kept me up most of the night whilst we double checked our theories (oh the things we must do). And being the good catholic girl that I am I just had to help. xx

Dan said...

I only just noticed because I don't tend to watch TV. Ever. Plus if I am on channel surfing duty and hear that music - I keep on surfin'

And Miss Lane, yes, yes, you are correct - I will edit the post accordingly ;)

lane said...

the jury have decided i am right mr dan and ur not. now what shoukd be ur punishment hmmmm?