Music videos are a great marketing tool for artists looking to push a new release. While some use it a little more artistically than others, the power of TV can be huge and even some of the worst songs have been saved by entertaining visuals.
Conversely, three minutes of televised rubbish can make a good tune average and a bad one the absolute s**ts. Regardless of which category you believe the ten offerings in this list fall under, they are certainly memorable... for wrestling fans at least.
Lou Albano was the first to make the jump when he appeared in Cyndi Lauper's video for "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun". The relationship spawned the 'Rock 'n' Wrestling Connection', leading to a link between WWE and the music industry that is still going strong today. Look no further than NXT's annual participation at Download Festival for proof of just that.
However, not all wrestling/music crossovers can have the seamless transition of Chris Jericho's career. Some collaborations have been awful at worst and confusing at best (see the Be A Man album by Randy Savage for further reading). Here's ten of the weirdest examples of when wrestlers have stepped into the world of music videos.
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