10 Songs That Have More Than One Music Video
One just wasn't enough for these famous tunes.
Ah, the music video; a chance for artists to express the emotions behind their biggest hits through film and a chance for horny teens across the land to watch something that won't be age restricted by their parents' internet.
You can trace the history of the format all the way back to the late 19th century, as musicians began to combine new moving picture technology with traditional sheet music. Although, for sake of everyone reading, today we're sticking with songs that are from the last fifty years or so.
A lot of time, effort, and money goes into making a music video and the medium has produced some of the greatest pop culture phenomenons the world has ever seen. But what if you aren't satisfied with the first effort? Or if you just have too many ideas for one video?
Well, you do what these guys did and you make multiple!
For one reason or another, these bands and artists all decided that the world needed multiple visual interpretations of their songs.
Generosity? Or just big headedness? Well, take a look at the follow examples, and then decide for yourself.
10. Got My Mind Set On You - George Harrison
In 1987, ex-Beatle George Harrison recorded and released a cover version of the James Ray song Got My Mind Set on You and, objectively, made it worse.
The original version has so much soul and fun about it, whilst Harrison's is bogged down by repetitive verses and stilted '80s production. It's still a fun song, but that's only because the song itself is inherently entertaining.
If this is your preferred version though, then you are spoilt for choice when it comes to music videos.
The first video is more story focused, as a young man attempts to win his lady love a ballerina figurine from one of those claw grabber machines at an arcade. The man in question is none other than Buffy the Vampire Slayer star Alexis Denisof in one of his very earliest roles.
As for version number 2, that was inspired by the recently released movie Evil Dead 2. In it, Harrison is sat in an armchair whilst a bunch of furniture and ornaments come to life around him, whizzing through the air.
It does not, unfortunately, end with the singer affixing a chainsaw to his mutilated arm.