Literal Videos = Awesome Entertainment

Alison Morris - October 18, 2008

Today’s fun is an 80’s flashback with a twist: Literal reinterpretations of classic music videos. With the help of a couple friends on back-up vocals, animator/singer Dustin McLean has taken two music videos that are well-known to members of my generation and rewritten the songs’ original lyrics to be literal, play-by-play accounts of what’s happening on screen. The bonus for those of us book-obsessed folks? Both of the Literal Videos McLean has so far produced have a library/books/comics theme. Totally radical!

Thanks to Lady Faces for calling these to my attention!

First, the Literal Video version of the Tears for Fears tune "Head Over Heels." (You can compare it with the original on YouTube.)

Next, the Literal Video version of A-Ha’s "Take on Me." (Again, you can also compare with the original on YouTube.)

Rock on, readers!

2 thoughts on “Literal Videos = Awesome Entertainment

  1. Cheryl Pickett

    It’s about time someone did something like this. I’m sure lots of us have wondered what some of those videos have to do with the song 🙂 Thanks for the post. Cheryl Pickett


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