The music video is the epitome of an open canvas. While you might think that your song is one of the best things ever created, putting it to a video is what can really bring it over the top into classic territory. However, that visual accompaniment can also end up being your Achilles heel sometimes.
As the medium has progressed, artists have used the visual medium to tell thought-provoking stories...but you won't be seeing any of that here today. These are the kind of music videos that have made audiences reel back in disgust at what they just witnessed.
But what kind of things provoke this harsh a response? Well, most of the time it comes down to either something incredibly ugly on screen, from terrible graphics to one of the worst scenarios imaginable. On the other hand, if the music at hand just isn't good, that's normally enough to make the public at large yell "get this away from me."
Even though some music videos have ended up saving songs, if the music is bad, it doesn't have a prayer once it's in front of a camera. They may have their share of defenders, but these videos have caused many to run away in fear.