Literal Music Videos are music videos in which the vocals are replaced with a Gag Dub describing the action occurring on the screen. Alternatively, a music video where the images literally display all of the action described in the lyrics.
- Attack on Titan opening theme
- Babs Seed
- Billie Jean
- Birdhouse In Your Soul
- Blue (Da Ba Dee)
- Non-video example: Lee Evans does a sketch to "Bohemian Rhapsody" in which he literally mimes the events described in the song as one of his signature pieces. He often performs it as his encore.
- Daydream Believer
- The YouTube channel Eddie at The LMV inverts the trope with their animated music videos. To name a few, there is She's Kinda Hot by 5 Seconds of Summer, Doo Wah Diddy Diddy by Manfred Mann, and Need You Now by Lady Antebellum.
- For The First Time In Forever
- Let It Go
- Like A Prayer
- Literal Pants
- Loser (creator Dustin McLean joked on his website that Beck created a video where the literal lyrics "almost make more sense than the original!")
- Love is a Battlefield
- Love Is an Open Door
- The Madness of Duke Venomania
- Making Love Out Of Nothing At All
- Never Gonna Give You Up (yes, there had to be a Rickroll)
- Safety Dance
- Separate Ways
- Smells Like Teen Spirit
- Stop The Bats
- Sunglasses At Night
- Take On Me (The Trope Maker)
- This Day Aria
- Total Eclipse of the Heart
- Under the Bridge
- Video Killed the Radio Star (inverted)
- The Way To Your Heart
- We Didn't Start the Fire
- We Made You (inverted)
- What My Cutie Mark Is Telling Me
- White Wedding
- With Arms Wide Open
- You're Beautiful
- Non-remix example: Dermot & Dave's Eurovision Song, whose lyrics consist entirely of Lampshade Hanging on songwriting clichés and random imagery ("Calculator Bear!")
- The Family-Ness: the entire theme song.
MacTout blows on his bagpipes,
whilst Elspeth & Angus watch those notes go floating across the waves.
- A gag in A Touch of Cloth II involves Jack going into a Bad-Guy Bar with cliched rap music playing on the soundtrack. The rapper, however, just describes what's going on as the characters Power Walk through the bar, even commenting on the Male Gaze sexism.
- Vance Joy has "Riptide", which portrays all of it's actions and even a Gag Sub to portray the Word Salad Lyrics to a T.
- Tobuscus gives us the literal Skyrim trailer.