History Main / MusicVideoOvershadowing

23rd Mar '18 5:42:28 PM Prfnoff
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In short, Music Video Overshadowing is when the music videos contrast with the songs themselves to the point where they begin to supplant the parent. Most music videos with a storyline are an example of this, especially when the song itself has no real subtext beyond 'Party with me' or 'I don't like you anymore', and a lot of the time the band itself will create videos like this to interest the audience. The only problem with this is discussions about song meanings usually devolve into arguments between 'This is what the words say' and 'This is what the video shows' groups.

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In short, Music Video Overshadowing is when the music videos contrast with the songs themselves to the point where they begin to supplant the parent. Most music videos with a storyline are an example of this, especially when the song itself has no real subtext beyond 'Party with me' or 'I don't like you anymore', anymore' or IntercourseWithYou, and a lot of the time the band itself will create videos like this to interest the audience. The only problem with this is discussions about song meanings usually devolve into arguments between 'This is what the words say' and 'This is what the video shows' groups.
8th Mar '18 11:07:58 AM Angeldeb82
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* "The Last In Line" by Ronnie James Dio. Song: We're the trodden-upon ButtMonkey's of the world and things aren't getting better for us. Video: A teenage boy gets trapped in a falling elevator and ends up enslaved in an underground CrapsackWorld, where only Dio can save him.

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* "The Last In Line" by Ronnie James Dio. Song: We're the trodden-upon ButtMonkey's [[ButtMonkey Butt-Monkeys]] of the world and things aren't getting better for us. Video: A teenage boy gets trapped in a falling elevator and ends up enslaved in an underground CrapsackWorld, where only Dio can save him.



* "Black Widow" by [[Music/IggyAzalea Iggy Azalea]] and Rita Ora. Song: The singer despairs that the man she's in love with is no longer emotionally invested in her, and vows to make him love her so hard he'd be willing to die for her. Video: A Quentin Tarantino pastiche that begins with Michael Madsen stepping into a diner with girlfriend Rita and ordering a bacon-and-cheese sandwich. When the waitress, Iggy, fails to deliver a sandwich that's cheesy enough for his tastes, an overbearing manager sends her back to make a new one - and while chopping lettuce for the sandwich, she descends into a ''Film/KillBill''-esque fantasy sequence wherein she and Rita become ninja assassins and infiltrate a nightclub in order to assassinate Madsen.

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* "Black Widow" by [[Music/IggyAzalea Iggy Azalea]] Music/IggyAzalea and Rita Ora. Song: The singer despairs that the man she's in love with is no longer emotionally invested in her, and vows to make him love her so hard he'd be willing to die for her. Video: A Quentin Tarantino pastiche that begins with Michael Madsen stepping into a diner with girlfriend Rita and ordering a bacon-and-cheese sandwich. When the waitress, Iggy, fails to deliver a sandwich that's cheesy enough for his tastes, an overbearing manager sends her back to make a new one - and while chopping lettuce for the sandwich, she descends into a ''Film/KillBill''-esque fantasy sequence wherein she and Rita become ninja assassins and infiltrate a nightclub in order to assassinate Madsen.




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* "Like a Prayer" by Music/{{Madonna}}. Song: A passionate young girl is in love with {{God}} the Almighty as if he were the male figure in her life. Video: A young woman sees a clan of white gang members assaulting a white woman and stabbing her to death while a black man tries to stop it and gets framed and arrested in the process. In despair, the woman runs off to a small church and prays for guidance to a black saint (inspired by St. Martin de Porres), who comes to life from the cage and tells her to do the right thing and to [[ClearTheirName clear the name of the innocent man]]; all the while she is having visions of stigmata, an all-black choir, her hanging out with and caressing the saint, and burning crosses in a WorldOfSymbolism. (BTW, this video drew protests from the religious right, including St. John Paul II, due to its symbolic "controversial" nature.)
1st Mar '18 10:33:25 PM lakingsif
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* "Always", by Music/{{Erasure}}. Song: Love ballad wherein the singer wishes to forever be with the one he loves. Video: In a Japanese garden in the winter, a man swears everlasting love to his woman, and ThePowerOfLove melts the snow and brings on spring. A demon attacks, returning the snow and freezing the two in ice, but his love remains so strong that he melts the ice and defeats the demon. [[SugarWiki/RobotUnicornAttack Video game adaptation courtesy of Adult Swim:]] A cybernetic unicorn dashes endlessly through a rainbow-colored dreamscape, accompanied by singing dolphins.

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* "Always", by Music/{{Erasure}}. Song: Love ballad wherein the singer wishes to forever be with the one he loves. Video: In a Japanese garden in the winter, a man swears everlasting love to his woman, and ThePowerOfLove melts the snow and brings on spring. A demon attacks, returning the snow and freezing the two in ice, but his love remains so strong that he melts the ice and defeats the demon. [[SugarWiki/RobotUnicornAttack [[VideoGame/RobotUnicornAttack Video game adaptation courtesy of Adult Swim:]] A cybernetic unicorn dashes endlessly through a rainbow-colored dreamscape, accompanied by singing dolphins.
24th Feb '18 10:44:16 AM nombretomado
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* "Always", by Music/{{Erasure}}. Song: Love ballad wherein the singer wishes to forever be with the one he loves. Video: In a Japanese garden in the winter, a man swears everlasting love to his woman, and ThePowerOfLove melts the snow and brings on spring. A demon attacks, returning the snow and freezing the two in ice, but his love remains so strong that he melts the ice and defeats the demon. [[RobotUnicornAttack Video game adaptation courtesy of Adult Swim:]] A cybernetic unicorn dashes endlessly through a rainbow-colored dreamscape, accompanied by singing dolphins.

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* "Always", by Music/{{Erasure}}. Song: Love ballad wherein the singer wishes to forever be with the one he loves. Video: In a Japanese garden in the winter, a man swears everlasting love to his woman, and ThePowerOfLove melts the snow and brings on spring. A demon attacks, returning the snow and freezing the two in ice, but his love remains so strong that he melts the ice and defeats the demon. [[RobotUnicornAttack [[SugarWiki/RobotUnicornAttack Video game adaptation courtesy of Adult Swim:]] A cybernetic unicorn dashes endlessly through a rainbow-colored dreamscape, accompanied by singing dolphins.
13th Jan '18 11:24:29 AM nombretomado
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** Ditto for KatyPerry's "The One That Got Away".

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** Ditto for KatyPerry's Music/KatyPerry's "The One That Got Away".
15th Oct '17 1:00:46 AM RisefromYourGrave
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* "El Manana" by {{Music/Gorillaz}}. Song: A love song about feelings un-reciprocated. Video: [[spoiler: Noodle gets attacked by fighter jets who shoot down and blow up her floating island. She was presumed dead for a while, though this turned out to be untrue.]]

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* "El Manana" by {{Music/Gorillaz}}.Music/{{Gorillaz}}. Song: A love song about feelings un-reciprocated. Video: [[spoiler: Noodle gets attacked by fighter jets who shoot down and blow up her floating island. She was presumed dead for a while, though this turned out to be untrue.]]



* "Down Under" by Men at Work. Song: An Australian man travels the world, and keeps meeting people who are interested about his home country. Video: Similar, only it's set in the Australian desert and it focuses on the loss of Australian natural beauty (which, to be fair, sounds more like something from Music/MidnightOil).

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* "Down Under" by Men at Work. Music/MenAtWork. Song: An Australian man travels the world, and keeps meeting people who are interested about in his home country. Video: Similar, only it's set in the Australian desert and it focuses on the loss of Australian natural beauty (which, to be fair, sounds more like something from Music/MidnightOil).



* "Mr. Hurricane" by Beast. Song: An emotionally disturbed young woman loves someone she calls Mr. Hurricane, who is trying to help her. However she's also attached to her own rage, which she equates with the beast from What Rough Beast. Video: A man made out of bees. Bees. Beast. Get it? Get it? Don't mess with the "bees", Mr. Hurricane...

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* "Mr. Hurricane" by Beast. Song: An emotionally disturbed young woman loves someone she calls Mr. Hurricane, who is trying to help her. However However, she's also attached to her own rage, which she equates with the beast from What Rough Beast. Video: A man made out of bees. Bees. Beast. Get it? Get it? Don't mess with the "bees", Mr. Hurricane...
12th Jun '17 2:41:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* "I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)" by MeatLoaf. Song: A man swears to his lover that he'll always cherish her and never leave or be inconsiderate. Video: [[Literature/BeautyAndTheBeast The Beast]] runs down some cops on his motorcycle, leads the Beauty to his mansion where he wins her heart, and the two ride off into the sunset as the police show up to arrest him. Directed by Creator/MichaelBay, which pretty much says it all.

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* "I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)" by MeatLoaf.Music/MeatLoaf. Song: A man swears to his lover that he'll always cherish her and never leave or be inconsiderate. Video: [[Literature/BeautyAndTheBeast The Beast]] runs down some cops on his motorcycle, leads the Beauty to his mansion where he wins her heart, and the two ride off into the sunset as the police show up to arrest him. Directed by Creator/MichaelBay, which pretty much says it all.
30th Apr '17 10:55:43 AM nombretomado
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* "Mary Jane's Last Dance" by TomPetty. Song: A love song about leaving childhood behind, or perhaps marijuana. Video: [[MummiesAtTheDinnerTable A mortician takes home the corpse of Kim Basinger for a romantic dinner]].

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* "Mary Jane's Last Dance" by TomPetty.Music/TomPetty. Song: A love song about leaving childhood behind, or perhaps marijuana. Video: [[MummiesAtTheDinnerTable A mortician takes home the corpse of Kim Basinger for a romantic dinner]].
21st Apr '17 6:55:42 PM Golondrina
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** "Tonight, Tonight". Song; Time passes and the world changes, but your memories will never fade. Video; A Victorian couple (played by TomKenny and Jill Talley) travel to the Moon on a zeppelin and fight aliens. Influenced by the early silent film ''Film/ATripToTheMoon''.

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** "Tonight, Tonight". Song; Time passes and the world changes, but your memories will never fade. Video; A Victorian couple (played by TomKenny Creator/TomKenny and Jill Talley) travel to the Moon on a zeppelin and fight aliens. Influenced by the early silent film ''Film/ATripToTheMoon''.
18th Mar '17 7:51:40 PM mariic
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* "Ghost" by Music/MysterySkulls. Song: Man leaves his home and starts life anew. Video 1: Man tries [[spoiler: and fails]] to exorcise a spirit. [[WebAnimation/MysterySkullsAnimated Video 2:]] Kids and their dog explore haunted house in an AffectionateParody of Franchise/ScoobyDoo. [[spoiler: [[MoodWhiplash Then things get tragic.]]]]
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