Ah, the world of music videos. Remember The MTV show completely dedicated to music videos, TRL? Remember MTV? Remember when they used to actually focus on all things music and not just repeat episodes of Teen Mom? Yes, those were the days. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, I truly feel old.
Music videos are a spectacular form of media but music videos with dogs in them? There is nothing better. That’s why I created this must read list. Watch and learn.
- Tegan and Sara – “100X”
This music video with indie pop twins, Tegan and Sara features a variety of dogs getting their perfectly groomed hair blown out in slow motion. The idea came from the wildly popular Instagram account @JessRonaGrooming, whose specialty is posting videos of freshly washed dogs getting a blow dry while music plays in the background.
- Weezer – “Island in the Sun”
Weezer, the American rock band famous for songs like “Beverly Hills” and “Say it Aint So” shows a softer side in this animal-filled music video. Warning: there are cats in this video but if you fast-forward to 2:02 you’ll see puppies and monkeys and puppies playing with monkeys.
- Mayer Hawthorne – “Her Favorite Song”
If Mayer Hawthorne is a name unfamiliar to you, don’t stress, they’re not a massive mainstream band, but this music video should make them one. The video is about a band made up entirely of dogs and they’re cute as f*ck.
- OK GO – “White Knuckles”
OK Go is more popular for their music videos than their actual music at this point but we still love them for it. Although their treadmill dancing video, “Here it Goes Again”, is one of their finest, we love this video below a whole lot more. It’s shot in (their signature) one long take and the dogs don’t miss a single beat. Oh, and their tricks are extraordinary. Impressive pups.
- Julian Lynch – “North Line”
Although you’ve probably never heard of Julian Lynch, this music video puts her on our map. It’s a simple premise but you can’t beat the slow-mo shots of dogs sticking their heads out the window watching the world wiz by. The wordless music is hypnotic too.