The song Smack My Bitch Up was very controversial because its lyrics and music video were believed to promote violence against women. The band defended the song, saying that the lyrics were being misinterpreted as misogynistic and the song actually meant "...doing anything intensely..."
I like this music video because : ...of it's provocativeness and its intensity!
Featuring the band dancing on treadmills, the video became a staple on YouTube; it is one of the most watched videos, with over 49 million views. The music video of the song is an elaborate performance of the band dancing on treadmills in a single continuous take.
I like this music video because : of Ok Go's creative imagination! It also proves that there is no need to spend a lot of money to make something great!
Chester Bennington (singer of Linkin Park) described the track in a March 2007 interview with MTV:
“ Joe [Hahn] came up to Mike and me and asked us to take the whole idea of Minutes to Midnight and apply that to how the band has changed. So, in a way, it's us saying goodbye to how we used to be...The lyrics in the first verse are 'In this farewell, there's no blood, there's no alibi,' and right away, you'll notice that the band sounds different: The drums are much more raw, the guitars are more raw and the vocals aren't tripled. It's just us out there ... and that's how Rick Rubin (co-producer of the album) wanted it.
I like this music video because :...the concept, the images and the sound are stunning, real and strong.
Here are most of my favorite music videos. I like them for many different reasons. I'll keep updating this list each time I find a new one I love. Please feel free to share yours with me in the comments section! I hope you'll enjoy! :)