I think I started consuming vast quantities of music videos during middle school. Not coincidentally, it was around that time that I really, really, really wanted to be a music video director when I grew up. I remember my mind being blown by the premier of the Smashing Pumpkins’ ‘Tonight, Tonight‘ video. (I mean, come on, that video was pretty epic).
But good thing I didn’t pursue music video direction as a career, because no one shows music videos anymore, amirite? Certainly not MTV, MTVs 2-10 or VH1.
BUT WAIT!! As it turns out, VH1 WILL start showing some videos again in the fall in the form of Pop-Up Video. Be still my heart, I was obsessed with that show. To a future music video director, it gave me all kinds of behind-the scenes revelations about how videos were made. As a budding smart-ass, it gave me all kinds of ideas on how to be snarky.
In celebration of the impending return of Pop-Up Video and the fact that today is my Friday (I’m off to Memphis tonight to be at the mercy of the Modern Mom and her to-do list for a few days as we try to wrap up the wedding arrangements), here are a few old Pop-Up Videos to waste your time …
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Oh the innuendo in Cher’s ‘If I Could Turn Back Time’
I was so relieved when I learned what word was used to dub ‘joint’ in Tom Petty’s ‘You Don’t Know How it Feels’
This song was a big-time favorite of mine in middle school. Oh the preteen hormones. (The pop-up video for ‘Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go’ is actually better, but I can’t find it).
You know how I’m so obsessed with choreographed dancing? This video is a big reason why. I know quite a bit of the choreography here.