Okay, so technically, this isn’t really a new find. Literal music videos — peculiar music videos, usually from the 1980s, in which the lyrics have been changed in order to better match the content of the video — have been around for a few years now, and I’ve really only seen a few. They aren’t even new for me…I think I first watched these about a year ago, give or take a few months. But I don’t care. They’re good for a quick laugh, and well worth sharing, just in case anyone reading this has never had the good fortune to watch them before.
I’ll only mention my two favorites. The first is a literal music video of “Total Eclipse of the Heart,” originally sung by Bonnie Tyler. It is also, by far, my absolute favorite.
The second is a literal music video of “Take On Me,” originally by A-Ha. This is my second favorite. I’ll also take a moment to confess that, when I was a kid, I thought the original music video had to be the most awesome thing ever. I still think it’s fun…but, I must admit, the literal version is too fitting and too funny not to like.