Edge Music Video Wednesday
For Music Video Wednesday, we’ve have gathered up some of the most bizarre, classic, and heartwarming 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 Isaac Rentz
The video for “Hey Hey Hey” shows Katy Perry in a French 18th century comedic courtship. Throughout the video Katy Perry is shown on a date with a disgusting and misogynistic French nobleman from the 18th century. Katy Perry dons a litany of classic French clothing that ranges from a French noblewoman to even Katy Perry’s version of Joan of Arc. The video attempts to show how Katy Perry lives a life as a princess in real life, but has the spirit of warrior. The ending to the video is a little gruesome, however, it’s realistic to what consequences were like in 18th century French society.
Directed by Bob Giraldi
The classic video for “Beat It” follows the story of two gangs fighting each other through the method of dancing. While the gangs dance fight each other, the video periodically cuts to Michael Jackson dancing in his trademark red leather J. Parks brand jacket. The video eventually culminates into a choreographed dance routine led by Jackson in order to broker peace between both gangs.
Contrary to popular belief, the video is not based on West Side Story, but Bob Giraldi’s experience of growing up in a tough neighborhood. The video was filmed on Los Angeles’ Skid Row near the East 5th Street area.
Directed by Gil Green
The African themed video for “Oh Africa” features Akon singing in front of African images, people wearing African clothing, and Africa’s soccer team. The inspiration for the video primarily came from Akon’s childhood experience in Senegal, Africa. The video emphasizes that it’s important to explore and celebrate your heritage.