Music Videos as Short Stories

There are a few music videos that I’ve seen that are almost short stories or short videos.

The first one that comes to mind is Katy Perry’s “Last Friday Night.”

As we see in the music video, it’s done in a flashback format where Katy’s character recants what happened the night before.  Although we really don’t see any pretext to where the music video starts, we do get a bit of a what happened after Katy waking up.

The other music video that comes to mind is One Direction’s Best Song Ever:

The reason why this video represents a short video/story is that we get to see some pretext before the actual music video starts.  This gives the music video something extra since it gives the guys something to do in the video as well as a promo for their movie.

What music videos come to mind to you?


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