Music videos really can play a massive part in how much influence
and popularity a song can have. All it takes is just a little bit of creativity,
maybe a narrative or a certain theme to give it that extra nudge.
Gaga’s song Telephone be just as popular if not for her extravagant music video? When you hear “Here it goes again” by Ok Go, do you not first think
of the dance on the treadmills? And as for some artists’ discography, their chart
toppers literally wouldn’t be successful if it didn’t have a short film to
accompany it (What Does The Fox Say for one).
Since music videos are about four to five minutes long on
average, you don’t really get to know what happened behind the scenes of making them. But in some cases, there is just one tiny change in detail during filming
which will have a domino effect without fans knowing. Other times, there may be a secret concealed within a music video which musicians don’t want their listeners
to know about.
This list is just ten examples (that we know of) where popular,
well-known music videos had an alteration to them at the eleventh hour.