Let's just declare today music video day.
the Decemberists - Sixteen Military Wives
It pains my in my soul to agree with pitchfork, but I love this video, even if it does look an awful lot like it's shamelessly ripping off Rushmore. If I'd been more on top of things, I'd have gone as the United States from this video for Halloween after it came out.
Kidz Bop - Since U Been Gone.
Also from pitchfork's list, this one is just disturbing. I don't know if it's the walrus drummer, or the chorus of kids, or what, but it just doesn't work.
The Village People - In the Navy
There's gay, and then there's Village People gay. I mean, I know they were constructed by a marketing agency using gay stereotypes and subtexts to tap the newly-out and newly-lucrative gay market, but they're just so gleefully gay, you can't help but smile. Catchy song, though. The funny part is the Navy loaned them a destroyer thinking they were going to make a straight-forward (sorry) recruiting video.
the Smiths - This Charming Man.
Even gayer than "In the Navy."
Jawbreaker - Fireman
I just had to. You people know, or will know, about my feelings for this band.
My Chemical Romance - Helena
MCR disabled embedding for the Helena video, but I just have to say something about it, and that something is "at my funeral, everyone will be required to wear make up, and learn the choreography before there ceremony." Middling song, awesome idea for a send off.
Hold Steady - Chips Ahoy!
I'm posting this instead of "Stuck Between Stations" because that's just a poor excuse for seeing them live, but this is kind of cute.
Cake - Sheep Go to Heaven
For such a cute little cut-paper video, it's really bleak.
the Undertones - Teenage Kicks
The Weakerthans - Psalm for the Elks' Lodge Last Call.
If Canada were really this cute, there'd be no one left in America.
Ted Leo & the Pharmacists - Where have all the Rudeboys gone?
Poor Rudeboy hobos.
And, finally, I leave you with this. Enjoy. Be sure to click through and read the comments.