For Flashback Friday, we’ve decided to revisit some of the most popular and “memeified” music videos ever made. You can view all of the videos below and build your own music video playlists by downloading the Edge Music Network app or this website.
Directed by Cho Soo-hyun
The video for “Gangnam Style” features Psy in a variety of comical situations while busting out his trademark invisible horse ride dance move. The original purpose of the video was to mock the type of culture that exists within Seoul’s trendy Gangnam district. Psy wanted to show the absurdity of people who claim that they know “gangnam style.”
The video ended up being a viral sensation and is currently ranked as the 4th most viewed video on YouTube.
Directed by Director X
One of the most “memed” music videos ever created is, “Hotline Bling.” In the video, Drake dances in his own unique style and ended up being mercilessly mocked for it. The video has garnered 1.3 billion views and is one of YouTube’s most 50 viewed videos.
Directed by Mark Romanek
The humorous video for “Shake it Off” shows Taylor Swift busting out a variety of wacky dance moves. Swift also wears certain clothing that’s stereo-typically associated with different music genres. Towards the end of the of the video, Swift decided to include her fans dancing in their own unique fashion. The video has received 2.5 billion views and is the ninth most viewed video on YouTube.