Flashback Friday Music Videos

For Flashback Friday, we’ve decided to bust out classic music videos made by some of the most legendary women in the music industry. All of the videos below are available to watch on the Edge Music Network app and this website.

Pat Benatar – Love is a Battlefield

Released: 1983

Directed by Bob Giraldi

The timeless video for “Love is a Battlefield” features Pat Benatar rebelling against her abusive father and dancing defiantly against a pimp hurting a woman. The ferocious dancing from the women in the video ends up overwhelming the pimp and shows the power of women in numbers. The video sends a strong message that we should treat women with respect rather than abuse.

The video for “Love is a Battlefield” was the first to feature the use of dialogue and was nominated for an MTV VMA award. It is also the only known remixed version of the song by Pat Benatar.

No Doubt – Just a Girl

Released: 1995

Directed by Mark Kohr

The “Just A Girl” music video shows Gwen Stefani being isolated from the other members of No Doubt in a bathroom. Gwen Stefani begins to sing by herself while the rest of the band rocks out in the boys bathroom. Eventually, the band members join Gwen Stefani and they all rock out together. The video tries to get across that being a girl shouldn’t segregate you in the music industry and society in general.

Ellie Goulding – Lights

Released: 2011

Directed by Sophie Muller

In the music video for “Lights”, Ellie Goulding is shown in various outfits while playing drums. As she’s playing drums, a dazzling display of lasers shoot in every direction. Despite the bounty of colorful lasers, the video is more known for its “bullet time” video effect. The camera will periodically freeze and slowly move across Goulding to capture the bullet like speed of the lasers.