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* Music/{{BTS}}' music videos within the Music/BTSUniverse rarely are directly about the topic of the songs, though they do somewhat connect thematically and emotionally to the theme of its respective album while sticking to the main story of the seven boys:

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* Music/{{BTS}}' music videos within the Music/BTSUniverse rarely are directly about the topic of the songs, though they do somewhat connect thematically and emotionally to the theme of its respective album while sticking to the main story of the seven boys:


* Music/{{BTS}}' music videos within the Music/BTSUniverse rarely are directly about the topic of the songs, though they do somewhat connect thematically and emotionally while sticking to the main story of the seven boys:

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* Music/{{BTS}}' music videos within the Music/BTSUniverse rarely are directly about the topic of the songs, though they do somewhat connect thematically and emotionally to the theme of its respective album while sticking to the main story of the seven boys:


* Music/OfMonstersAndMen's ''LittleTalks'' is either about a woman speaking with her husband's ghost. The song is about five {{Steampunk}} explorers who discover a goddess who fights monsters for them.

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* Music/OfMonstersAndMen's ''LittleTalks'' ''Little Talks'' is either about a woman speaking with her husband's ghost. The song is about five {{Steampunk}} explorers who discover a goddess who fights monsters for them.

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* Music/{{BTS}}' music videos within the Music/BTSUniverse rarely are directly about the topic of the songs, though they do somewhat connect thematically and emotionally while sticking to the main story of the seven boys:
** "I NEED U" is about a relationship with a girl falling apart with the singer still desperately clinging to her, jumping back and forth between love and hate for her, while the video (which in its Original Version is the introduction of the BTS Universe as a whole) shows scenes of the boys suffering alone (through poverty, abuse, addiction, depression, [[spoiler:suicide, and murder]]) intercut with scenes of them happy together.
** "RUN" is (as a mirror to "I NEED U") about a DestructiveRomance where the singer can't fall out of love even though the relationship is doomed or already ending. In the video, we see the characters physically jumping back and forth between their moments of happiness and their dysfunctional present, seemingly losing sense of reality.
** "FAKE LOVE" is about a relationship that comes to a messy end because the singer can't stand hiding their true self and suffering from the other anymore. In the video, Jungkook goes through hallways in a mansion where each room has one of the other boys locked in, [[WhatDoTheyFearEpisode forced to face their fears and traumas]].


* "The Perfect Drug" by Music/NineInchNails is a mix of ObsessionSong and LoveIsADrug, with the theme of losing yourself. The [[SurrealMusicVideo music video]] is about Trent Reznor as a man mourning his dead son and going into an absinthe-induced breakdown, all taking place in an Edwardian setting.

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* "The Perfect Drug" by Music/NineInchNails is a mix of ObsessionSong and LoveIsADrug, with the theme of losing yourself. The [[SurrealMusicVideo music video]] is about Trent Reznor as a man mourning his dead son and going into an absinthe-induced breakdown, rampage, all taking place in an Edwardian setting.


* Music/AsianKungFuGeneration's "''Kimi No Machi Made''" is about a guy who wants to fly over to his lover's town like a bird. The music video, on the other hand, is about a synchronized swimming duo persevering despite [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments getting attacked by a giant lobster in the middle of a competition]].

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* Music/AsianKungFuGeneration's "''Kimi No Machi Made''" is about a guy who wants to fly over to his lover's town like a bird. The music video, on the other hand, is about a synchronized swimming duo persevering despite [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments getting attacked by a giant lobster in the middle of a competition]].competition.


* "The Perfect Drug" by Music/NineInchNails is a mix of ObsessionSong and LoveIsADrug. The [[SurrealMusicVideo music video]] is about Trent Reznor as a man mourning his dead son and going into an absinthe-induced breakdown, all taking place in an Edwardian setting.

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* "The Perfect Drug" by Music/NineInchNails is a mix of ObsessionSong and LoveIsADrug.LoveIsADrug, with the theme of losing yourself. The [[SurrealMusicVideo music video]] is about Trent Reznor as a man mourning his dead son and going into an absinthe-induced breakdown, all taking place in an Edwardian setting.

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* "The Perfect Drug" by Music/NineInchNails is a mix of ObsessionSong and LoveIsADrug. The [[SurrealMusicVideo music video]] is about Trent Reznor as a man mourning his dead son and going into an absinthe-induced breakdown, all taking place in an Edwardian setting.


* Music/BritneySpears: "Break the Ice" has a sci-fi {{animeque}} music video inspired by ''Ghost in the Shell'', which has nothing to do with the love song (and IntercourseWithYou-laden) lyrics of the song.

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* Music/BritneySpears: "Break the Ice" has a sci-fi {{animeque}} {{animesque}} music video inspired by ''Ghost in the Shell'', which has nothing to do with the love song (and IntercourseWithYou-laden) lyrics of the song.

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* "We're All To Blame" by Music/Sum41 is a song about war, greed, fear and the power of corporations, amongst other troubles happening in 2004. The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUultIb2pPc music video]] decides to ignore all of that and instead focus on the band appearing on Solid Gold, complete with dancers and other wacky editing effects.

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** "Doing It All For My Baby": A casual day for a couple, where the singer simply expresses his love for his partner. The video has the band getting caught by Dr. Frankenstein and Huey is turned into a FrankensteinMonster so he can be made a mate for the [[Film/BrideOfFrankenstein Bride]], who screams in horror when Huey's true face is revealed.


* Music/BarenakedLadies' cover video for "Lovers in a Dangerous Time". The song, originally written by Bruce Cockburn, contrasts new love with the (then-probable) Cold War. The video is about two women (who may or may not be lovers) running across Scarborough to get to a meet-and-greet with the band, who are driving through the city making all kinds of [[CanadaEh joking references to Canadian life]].



* Music/{{Cake}}:
** "Love You Madly" depicts an ''Series/IronChef''-style cooking contest.
** "Short Skirt/Long Jacket" shows the reactions of people listening to the song on headphones.



** "Keep a Lid on Things": A CallAndResponseSong where the singer asks a number of questions to a second person ("Who put your granny in the granny house?[=/=]Who put whitey in the White House?"), while also asking them to keep their responses to themselves. The music video is... not that. Lead singer Brad Roberts is a human-like robot being piloted by a miniature version of himself. When the Brad-Robot's battery runs low, the miniature version must fly out in a jetpack and secure a 9-volt replacement, moving past other fallen "robots" (the other band members) on his way. Upon replacing the battery, all of the band member "robots" get back up and continuing walking awkwardly down the street.

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** "Keep a Lid on Things": A CallAndResponseSong where the singer asks a number of questions to a second person ("Who put your granny in the granny house?[=/=]Who put whitey in the White House?"), while also being portrayed as a hypocrite (and asking them the other person to keep their responses to themselves.things quiet while they're gone). The music video is... not that. Lead singer Brad Roberts is a human-like robot being piloted by a miniature version of himself. When the Brad-Robot's battery runs low, the miniature version must fly out in a jetpack and secure a 9-volt replacement, moving past other fallen "robots" (the other band members) on his way. Upon replacing the battery, all of the band member "robots" get back up and continuing walking awkwardly down the street.








* Music/CrashTestDummies' cover of "The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead" is about a martyr in Italy who discredits the Vatican by coming into town and spreading wealth and generosity around, which eventually results in him being crucified on television. The music video (a tie-in to ''Film/DumbAndDumber'') follows Jeff Daniels' Harry, who's visiting Canada, stopping a robbery at a church and getting unfairly blamed for it. He then gets locked up and tried in court before being visited by an angel and hanged (and falling to the ground unhurt before fleeing the crowd). Notably, this mismatch is highlighted in the video - guest vocalist Ellen Reid sings "Peter Pumpkinhead was too good, had him nailed to a chunk of wood" before panning the camera over from the tied-up Harry to a noose.

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cover of "The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead" is about a martyr in Italy who discredits the Vatican by coming into town and spreading wealth and generosity around, which eventually results in him being crucified on television. The music video (a tie-in to ''Film/DumbAndDumber'') follows Jeff Daniels' Harry, who's visiting Canada, stopping a robbery at a church and getting unfairly blamed for it. He then gets locked up and tried in court before being visited by an angel and hanged (and falling to the ground unhurt before fleeing the crowd). Notably, this mismatch is highlighted in the video - guest vocalist Ellen Reid sings "Peter Pumpkinhead was too good, had him nailed to a chunk of wood" before panning the camera over from the tied-up Harry to a noose.noose.
** "Keep a Lid on Things": A CallAndResponseSong where the singer asks a number of questions to a second person ("Who put your granny in the granny house?[=/=]Who put whitey in the White House?"), while also asking them to keep their responses to themselves. The music video is... not that. Lead singer Brad Roberts is a human-like robot being piloted by a miniature version of himself. When the Brad-Robot's battery runs low, the miniature version must fly out in a jetpack and secure a 9-volt replacement, moving past other fallen "robots" (the other band members) on his way. Upon replacing the battery, all of the band member "robots" get back up and continuing walking awkwardly down the street.


* ''Music/FosterThePeople'' have three infamous songs where the videos do ''not'' mesh well with the band's NiceGuy motif or their sweet lyrics.
** "Don't Stop" is about [[AChildShallLeadThem what a child would do if he ruled the world]]; the video involves a con man [[PaperThinDisguise posing as a driving instructor with a fake mustache]] (Mark (Foster)) who fights with his student (Gabourey Sidibe), causing them to drive all over sidewalks and through buckets of paint, attracting the attention of police officers (Mark (Pontius) and Cubbie) who are after the con man and eventually [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere stranding them all in the desert]] with nothing but the police cruiser and all the presumably stolen money.
** "Helena Beat," as well, contrasting a [[OdeToSobriety song calling out denial of drug addiction]] and self-destructive tendencies with a video set AfterTheEnd in which a man (Mark (Foster)) gets kidnapped, severely beaten, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking separated from his]] [[PostApocalypticDog dog]] by a [[TeenageWasteland group of wild children]], strapped up to a machine with an older guy at the other end, and [[FountainOfYouth turned into a child himself]].
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ndzln1UEyf0 "Best Friend"]] is all about the singer vowing to be a true friend to the listener, who will support and comfort them no matter how bad things get. The video is about a crazy cannibal supermodel [[YouAreWhoYouEat devouring her fellow models to appropriate their best traits and make herself look better]]. [[spoiler: And then she gets a KarmicDeath when [[SpitOutAShoe she partially barfs up her last victim's dress on the runway]], and chokes to death.]]



* In Music/PoetsOfTheFall's "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ompevuR1644&list=PLjACqN5i5sDWjx8wkdUyCl4MjctV4SE6o Lift]]," the lyrics depict someone struggling to articulate both enthusiasm for and anxieties about their romantic relationship. The video follows a MadDreamer prisoner undergoing psychiatric evaluation. In a bit of LampshadeHanging, the psychologists transcribe the lyrics as his speech, and treat it in-universe as the rantings of a TalkativeLoon.



* Music/TheSmashingPumpkins, "Tonight Tonight". The video is essentially a shot-for-shot remake of the 1902 sci-fi short ''Film/ATripToTheMoon''.



* In Music/PoetsOfTheFall's "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ompevuR1644&list=PLjACqN5i5sDWjx8wkdUyCl4MjctV4SE6o Lift]]," the lyrics depict someone struggling to articulate both enthusiasm for and anxieties about their romantic relationship. The video follows a MadDreamer prisoner undergoing psychiatric evaluation. In a bit of LampshadeHanging, the psychologists transcribe the lyrics as his speech, and treat it in-universe as the rantings of a TalkativeLoon.
* ''Music/FosterThePeople'' have three infamous songs where the videos do ''not'' mesh well with the band's NiceGuy motif or their sweet lyrics.
** "Don't Stop" is about [[AChildShallLeadThem what a child would do if he ruled the world]]; the video involves a con man [[PaperThinDisguise posing as a driving instructor with a fake mustache]] (Mark (Foster)) who fights with his student (Gabourey Sidibe), causing them to drive all over sidewalks and through buckets of paint, attracting the attention of police officers (Mark (Pontius) and Cubbie) who are after the con man and eventually [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere stranding them all in the desert]] with nothing but the police cruiser and all the presumably stolen money.
** "Helena Beat," as well, contrasting a [[OdeToSobriety song calling out denial of drug addiction]] and self-destructive tendencies with a video set AfterTheEnd in which a man (Mark (Foster)) gets kidnapped, severely beaten, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking separated from his]] [[PostApocalypticDog dog]] by a [[TeenageWasteland group of wild children]], strapped up to a machine with an older guy at the other end, and [[FountainOfYouth turned into a child himself]].
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ndzln1UEyf0 "Best Friend"]] is all about the singer vowing to be a true friend to the listener, who will support and comfort them no matter how bad things get. The video is about a crazy cannibal supermodel [[YouAreWhoYouEat devouring her fellow models to appropriate their best traits and make herself look better]]. [[spoiler: And then she gets a KarmicDeath when [[SpitOutAShoe she partially barfs up her last victim's dress on the runway]], and chokes to death.]]



** "Hip to Be Square": The song lyrics have Huey rejecting a life of "cool" to be more normal, and realizing he doesn't care what other people think of him. The video is a performance piece, shot from the perspective of Huey's microphone, focusing almost solely on him the entire time as he mugs for the camera. He didn't cut his hair, either.

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** "Hip to Be Square": The song lyrics have Huey the protagonist rejecting a "cool and rebellious" life of "cool" to be more normal, and realizing he doesn't care what other people think of him. enjoys mediocrity. The video is a performance piece, shot from the perspective of Huey's microphone, focusing almost solely on him the entire time as he mugs and poses for the camera. He didn't cut his hair, either.








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* Pat Benatar, "Shadows Of The Night": she's a WWII flying ace. [[AllJustADream Or possibly just dreaming of being one]]
* Don Johnson, "Heartbeat". Don, a photographer, chases a beautiful figment of his imagination while rocking out with Dweezil Zappa.

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* Pat Benatar, "Shadows Of The Night": she's a WWII flying ace. [[AllJustADream Or possibly just dreaming of being one]]
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* Don Johnson, Johnson's "Heartbeat". The song is about a man who laments lost love, and is looking for someone who shares the same feeling he does. The video (cut down from an hour-long special to fit the length of the song) follows Don, a photographer, chases as he ponders whether he saw a beautiful figment of his imagination while rocking out woman in a war-torn country, and (maybe) has to deal with Dweezil Zappa.the local warlord before he can get back to the U.S. and examine the footage.


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** "Hip to Be Square": The song lyrics have Huey rejecting a life of "cool" to be more normal, and realizing he doesn't care what other people think of him. The video is a performance piece, shot from the perspective of Huey's microphone, focusing almost solely on him the entire time as he mugs for the camera. He didn't cut his hair, either.
** "The Power of Love", a.k.a. "IntercourseWithYou: The Song". The music video would otherwise be a standard "band plays in club" music video... but it also has a framing device with [[Film/BackToTheFuture Doc Brown]] parking the Delorean at a club where the band is playing, and then letting a pair of clubgoers drive it... which leads to them travelling in time (off-screen) and returning at the end of the video.
** "Stuck With You": Lyrics - a couple's relationship is on the rocks, but they both come to realize they have so many things in common (including friends and their mutual ages) that they'll be "stuck together" for the rest of their lives. The music video has Huey, who is attending a high-society party, taking a yacht ride with a beautiful woman and getting stranded on an island, then having to deal with all manner of natural dangers while Huey's bandmates attempt to rescue the pair.

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